A home on Inverness Ridge is a Bay Area jazz hot spot

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A house tucked into the hills of Inverness Ridge has become a destination for some of the world’s most illustrious and interesting musicians. Designed by Sea Ranch architect William Turnbull Jr. with 35-foot wood-paneled ceilings, the home of serial entrepreneur Camille LeBlanc is the venue for Every Blue Moon Concerts, an ongoing concert series whose roster of jazz, classical and experimental music reflects its host’s eclectic tastes.

The next show in the series features the Free Waves Trio, led by an unlikely luminary: Jaron Lanier, the computer scientist known as the “father of virtual reality,” who moonlights as a classical composer and collector of rare instruments. Lanier will be joined by Tim Jackson on flute and saxophone and Zack Olsen on drums at 4 p.m. April 7 at 15 Kehoe Way in Inverness.

Admission is $60. Get more information and buy tickets at everybluemoonconcerts.org or Eventbrite.

A healing community evening

Camille LeBlanc is behind Every Blue Moon Concerts. (Courtesy of Camille LeBlanc)
Camille LeBlanc is behind Every Blue Moon Concerts. (Courtesy of Camille LeBlanc) 

LeBlanc was born in Duxbury, Massachusetts, a seaside town southeast of Boston, and spent much of her life shuttling between New York and the Bay Area for her work in the tech industry. In 2004, she co-founded Roubini Global Economics, a macroeconomic firm. Later ventures included Blancspot, a news app that was once the No. 2 top-selling news app in the United States but ultimately folded earlier this year, and Juice Networks, a multi-channel gaming platform.

“I was bicoastal for 15 years,” LeBlanc says. “And then I decided to finally give up my New York affiliations and just really live out here.”

She now splits her time between Inverness, where she settled in 2012, and her main house in the Berkeley Hills.

LeBlanc began hosting the Every Blue Moon series in 2017 during a difficult time in her life.

“My mother was concluding her life on the East Coast, so I was spending a lot of time flying and sitting at her bedside,” LeBlanc says. “I couldn’t really accept dinner invitations, nor did I have the energy to host dinner parties. It was just an efficient way to have a healing kind of community evening. I wanted to get everyone in a room at once.”

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