Paula Samonte with the Pierre Archain Concept at Tallman Hotel’s Dec. 12 Concert with Conversation

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UPPER LAKE, Calif. — The Tallman Hotel in Upper Lake continues its 2021-22 series of monthly informal “Concerts with Conversation” on Sunday, Dec. 12, with the great jazz trio, the Pierre Archain Concept, fronted by one of Northern California’s premier jazz and popular vocalists Paula Samonte.

These relaxing Sunday afternoon concerts run from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Riffe’s Meeting House next to the hotel.

Seating capacity has been reduced this year, so people are encouraged to purchase tickets as far in advance as possible.

Many concert-goers reserve for a late brunch or early dinner at the Blue Wing Restaurant next door.

“We’re really looking forward to this combination of musical talent,” said Tallman owner Bernie Butcher. “The group was scheduled to appear here just before we had to close down last year due to the pandemic. It’s great that we were able to reschedule.”

“All precautions have been taken to assure a safe and pleasant Sunday afternoon concert experience this year,” said Butcher. “Attendance has been limited to spread out the seating and all guests and performers must show proof of vaccination.”

The petite but vibrant vocalist Paula Samonte is a favorite in Lake and Mendocino counties and, among other honors, she has been a soloist with the symphonies of both counties.

The Pierre Archain Concept is an outstanding trio of veteran musicians with the French born Archain on bass, the outstanding Barney McClure on piano and Fort Bragg percussionist Gabe Yanez.

Tickets at $30 + tax are available online at Eventbrite.com or by calling the hotel at 707-275-2244, Extension 0. Coffee and cookies are served to guests and the Tallman is offering a 10% discount on hotel bookings that weekend for people purchasing concert tickets.

Here are the remaining concerts in the Tallman’s 2021-22 concert series:

Sunday, Jan. 23: Folk music singer, songwriter and guitarist Rita Hosking, backed by Sean Feder on banjo and dobro.

Sunday, Feb. 20: The dynamic pianist Steve Lucky and the vibrant guitarist, vocalist and entertainer Carmen Getit along with guest star Nancy Wright on sax .

Sunday, March 13: Jazz violinist Mads Tolling together with guitarist Jeff Massanari.

Sunday, April 24: Outside in the garden (weather permitting), this season-ending concert will feature the world-famous avant-garde jazz trio Charged Particles, with special guest Paul McCandless on reed instruments.