Buddhist Squirrels
Jul
25
7:00 PM19:00

Buddhist Squirrels

The Buddhist Squirrels are an East Bay based Funky Jazz and Latin Quintet. We play a variety of Jazz Standards and Latin music with a side of Funky stuff thrown in. The Squirrels have been performing for audiences in the Greater East Bay for the last 3 years. Our music is audience and family friendly and danceable. We tailor our music to each audience and venue and enjoy entertaining our audiences first and foremost!

The Squirrels are:

Jessie Ortiz - Keyboard 
Enrique Salmon - Bass 
David Strong - Drums 
John Aczon - Saxophone 
Chris Cooper - Guitar

https://www.reverbnation.com/buddhistsquirrels9

https://www.facebook.com/BuddhistSquirrels/

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Dante Billeci Quartet
Jul
27
8:00 PM20:00

Dante Billeci Quartet

Dante Billeci is an alto saxophonist originally from San Francisco, California, where he led the SFJazz High School All Star Orchestra saxophone section from 2017 to 2018. Billeci has  performed at a variety of venues including the Monterey Jazz Festival with SFJazz and Carnegie Hall with the Honors Performance Series Symphonic Band. In addition to saxophone, Billeci doubles on clarinet and flute, and has performed with professional orchestra pits, including Broadway by the Bay and Hillbarn Theatre. Billeci has also taught saxophone privately and served as an assistant teacher for Murphy Music Camps in the Bay Area. He is currently studying saxophone with Professor Diego Rivera at Michigan State University, a program led by the bassist Rodney Whitaker, in order to obtain a B.M in Jazz Studies.

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 Rev Rabia
Jul
31
7:00 PM19:00

Rev Rabia

Rev. Rabia has been singing in the Bay Area for over 30 years . She hails  from Sacramento where she began learning guitar at age 14 when her friend taught her a few chords and loaned her a guitar. In the mid 80's , she moved to the Bay Area and started making the rounds as a singer/songwriter. For awhile she was a backup singer in the Afro Beat band, Bole Bantu. She briefly was a member of the Oakland Jazz Choir before taking a hiatus from musical pursuits to give birth to and raise her second child. In 1995, she happened to wander into a small cafe and hear her future mentors (Robert Lowery and Virgil Thrasher) performing raucous acoustic blues. Her life and music were sooned changed as she found her musical direction and inspiration. Since then, she has had the honor of performing at several festivals in California and touring southern Italy with Sonny Rhodes, opening for the late J.J.Cale and releasing two CD's. Rabia,  has started on a new venture: rehearsing with a trio which will be debuting later this year.

https://www.revrabia.com/

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The David Jeffrey Jazz Fourtet
Aug
1
6:00 PM18:00

The David Jeffrey Jazz Fourtet

https://www.jazzfourtet.com/

Cory Wright - tenor sax   

 David Jeffrey - bass     

Chris Gamper - drums

 . . . are current core members of the Fourtet.

As a quartet, the group features one of the following superb pianists:

Ken Cook, Simon Rochester, Jacob Smolowe, Steve Blum, and James Mitchell

The band's personnel may vary for any given performance depending on availability.

Some of the other great local players who contribute their talent and energy to the Fourtet's

circle of music include: 

Saxophones: Brendan BussJeff Derby, Michael Bello, or Jesse Sheehan

 Guitar: Cody Anderson and Ken Husbands

 Drums: Rick RiveraOtto Huber, and  Jon Arkin

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Midnight Kitchen
Aug
2
8:00 PM20:00

Midnight Kitchen

Midnight Kitchen is an East Bay / Northern California band serving up a mix of Chicago, New Orleans, and West Coast Blues and R&B, with sides of jazz and rock.  

Featuring  Jeanne Schuman‘s sultry vocals and Tim Ports’ penetrating guitar lines, with drummer Olivia Ports and bassist Rich Nosek holding down the groove, Midnight Kitchen will provide you the blues you can use to elevate your spirit!

https://midnightkitchenblues.com/

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Time Out Quartet
Aug
6
7:00 PM19:00

Time Out Quartet

The Time Out Quartet was form in 2005 by multi-instrumentalist Ken Sirchuk, and has become a Mainstay of the East bay Jazz scene. With three studio albums, including the latest Reflexions, The Timeout Quartet enlists the talent of many talented underground musicians. 

The Time Out Quartet and Urban Indigo Quartet includes Ken Sirchuk, East Bay woodwind instrumentalist (Soprano Sax, Tenor Sax, and Flute), accompanied by a full rhythm section of Piano/Guitar, Bass, and Drums and Vocalist; Time Out Quartet + 1.

Our Jazz repertoire includes standards, ballads, Jazz/Swing tunes, and Latin 

www.timeoutquartet.com

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Jim Grantham
Aug
7
7:00 PM19:00

Jim Grantham

Jim Grantham, saxophone stylist, bandleader and composer, plays tenor, soprano saxes and flute. Jim’s music springs from the tradition of melodic lyricism—Lester Young, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter. He has performed with many fine musicians including Bobby McFerrin, George Cables, Eddie Moore, Mark Isham, Ed Kelly, Gaylord Birch, Frank Tusa, Calvin Keys. He has recorded with Jessica Williams and Eddie Henderson. He is also a well-known jazz educator, and has authored a popular, in-depth text on jazz improvisation.

http://nightbirdmusic.com/

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 Bill Pettiti
Aug
8
7:00 PM19:00

Bill Pettiti

I started playing drums at the age of 10. I studied with various teachers in Chicago, my cousin Nick Petitti, in particular, who was a professional jazz drummer in the Chicago area and worked with world class jazz musicians.In Chicago, I worked as a drummer in a variety of musical settings and styles, which eventually led my taking up classical flute, jazz flute, and saxophone.
I attended Chicago's own Roosevelt University to study classical flute, and eventually found my way to Dick Grove School of Music in L.A.I studied many years with Larry Kassin in San Francisco, a wonderful classically trained flautist who hailed from Chicago as well.
Later, I studied for over five years with Jim Grantham in San Francisco, an incredible musician and Jazz educator!  I also played and studied  for twenty years with Lawrence "Larry" Cady, who’s worked with bassist Richard Davis, Josh Haden and Spain, John Coppola, Jimmy McCracklin among others.Over the years, I've played numerious gigs and sessions with world class musicians who have worked with jazz greats such as Joe Henderson, Sun Ra, Earl Fatha Hines, Bobby Hutcherson. I have had innumerable other musical influences and life experiences that have affected my approach to music.
Currently, I am fortunate to work with some of my favorite jazz musicians in a number of San Francisco-based music venues.

 https://billpetitti.com/

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Classical Revolution
Aug
13
7:00 PM19:00

Classical Revolution

Classical Revolution was founded in the fall of 2006 when several former and current San Francisco Conservatory of Music students met at Revolution Cafe in San Francisco's Mission District for public chamber music reading sessions.

In the 8+ years since, Classical Revolution has presented more than 1200 chamber music events in venues all around the SF Bay Area, with the goal of presenting high quality performances in locations that are publicly accessible.
The concept has spread to other cities, with chapters and offshoots currently active in Seattle, Portland, LA, Miami, Paris. Amsterdam, Detroit, Baltimore, Phoenix, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Madison, Washington DC, and more.

Over 800 musicians have participated in Classical Revolution events in San Francisco alone.
These musicians come from a variety of backgrounds, from members of major symphonies and international concert soloists to amateur musicians who have found an outlet for their love of chamber music, to jazz and folk musicians whom we collaborate and share ideas with.

Classical Revolution has been featured in various publications including San Francisco Chronicle, Strings Magazine, Airways - the American Airlines magazine, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones, and The New York Times.

http://www.classicalrevolution.org

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Yolanda and Petr
Aug
17
8:00 PM20:00

Yolanda and Petr

Guitar and vocal duo, Peter and Yolanda will present a captivating collage of songs, charming the audience into listening with emotional abandon.

 Their music is lyrical and deeply expressive, a blend of genres and styles borrowed from around the globe and from each other’s upbringing – Art songs, traditional folk, jazz, world, international standards and originals.

www.peterandyolanda.com

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Buddhist Squirrels
Aug
19
7:00 PM19:00

Buddhist Squirrels

The Buddhist Squirrels are an East Bay based Funky Jazz and Latin Quintet. We play a variety of Jazz Standards and Latin music with a side of Funky stuff thrown in. The Squirrels have been performing for audiences in the Greater East Bay for the last 3 years . Our music is audience and family friendly and danceable. We tailor our music to each audience and venue and enjoy entertaining our audiences first and foremost!

The Squirrels are:

Jessie Ortiz - Keyboard 
Enrique Salmon - Bass 
David Strong - Drums 
John Aczon - Saxophone 
Chris Cooper - Guitar

https://www.reverbnation.com/buddhistsquirrels9

https://www.facebook.com/BuddhistSquirrels/

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Out of Town Couple
Aug
20
7:00 PM19:00

Out of Town Couple

The Out of Town Couple showcases a variety of song styles: Jump Blues to Swing, Jazz to Country, and a sprinkling of original songs. The band brings together the strong rhythmic pulse of an upright bass (Leslie Thorne) and guitar (Roger Brown), and features sweet vocal harmonies. 


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Erika Anderson
Aug
31
7:00 PM19:00

Erika Anderson

Erika’s songs reflect her experiences as a musician and a human, focusing on themes from nature, relationships, and politics. Erika’s music is tuneful and eclectically influenced by early music, art song, jazz, Americana, musical theater, and 60s folk.

https://erikaanderson1.bandcamp.com/releases

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Jim Grantham
Sep
4
7:00 PM19:00

Jim Grantham

Jim Grantham, saxophone stylist, bandleader and composer, plays tenor, soprano saxes and flute. Jim’s music springs from the tradition of melodic lyricism—Lester Young, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter. He has performed with many fine musicians including Bobby McFerrin, George Cables, Eddie Moore, Mark Isham, Ed Kelly, Gaylord Birch, Frank Tusa, Calvin Keys. He has recorded with Jessica Williams and Eddie Henderson. He is also a well-known jazz educator, and has authored a popular, in-depth text on jazz improvisation.

http://nightbirdmusic.com/

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The David Jeffrey Jazz Fourtet
Sep
5
6:00 PM18:00

The David Jeffrey Jazz Fourtet

https://www.jazzfourtet.com/

Cory Wright - tenor sax   

 David Jeffrey - bass     

Chris Gamper - drums

 . . . are current core members of the Fourtet.

As a quartet, the group features one of the following superb pianists:

Ken Cook, Simon Rochester, Jacob Smolowe, Steve Blum, and James Mitchell

The band's personnel may vary for any given performance depending on availability.

Some of the other great local players who contribute their talent and energy to the Fourtet's

circle of music include: 

Saxophones: Brendan BussJeff Derby, Michael Bello, or Jesse Sheehan

 Guitar: Cody Anderson and Ken Husbands

 Drums: Rick RiveraOtto Huber, and  Jon Arkin

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Classical Revolution
Sep
10
7:00 PM19:00

Classical Revolution

Classical Revolution was founded in the fall of 2006 when several former and current San Francisco Conservatory of Music students met at Revolution Cafe in San Francisco's Mission District for public chamber music reading sessions.

In the 8+ years since, Classical Revolution has presented more than 1200 chamber music events in venues all around the SF Bay Area, with the goal of presenting high quality performances in locations that are publicly accessible.
The concept has spread to other cities, with chapters and offshoots currently active in Seattle, Portland, LA, Miami, Paris. Amsterdam, Detroit, Baltimore, Phoenix, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Madison, Washington DC, and more.

Over 800 musicians have participated in Classical Revolution events in San Francisco alone.
These musicians come from a variety of backgrounds, from members of major symphonies and international concert soloists to amateur musicians who have found an outlet for their love of chamber music, to jazz and folk musicians whom we collaborate and share ideas with.

Classical Revolution has been featured in various publications including San Francisco Chronicle, Strings Magazine, Airways - the American Airlines magazine, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones, and The New York Times.

http://www.classicalrevolution.org

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The Inside Men
Sep
14
8:00 PM20:00

The Inside Men

From the classic post–bop style to avant garde sensibility, the Inside Men bring their own thing to this art form called Jazz.  We are always finding new inspiration and originality in this powerful and profound music.  The Inside Men play inside, we play outside – and always with intensity and commitment.

http://www.theinsidemen.com/

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Time Out Quartet
Oct
1
7:00 PM19:00

Time Out Quartet

The Time Out Quartet was form in 2005 by multi-instrumentalist Ken Sirchuk, and has become a Mainstay of the East bay Jazz scene. With three studio albums, including the latest Reflexions, The Timeout Quartet enlists the talent of many talented underground musicians. 

The Time Out Quartet and Urban Indigo Quartet includes Ken Sirchuk, East Bay woodwind instrumentalist (Soprano Sax, Tenor Sax, and Flute), accompanied by a full rhythm section of Piano/Guitar, Bass, and Drums and Vocalist; Time Out Quartet + 1.

Our Jazz repertoire includes standards, ballads, Jazz/Swing tunes, and Latin 

www.timeoutquartet.com

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Jim Grantham
Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

Jim Grantham

Jim Grantham, saxophone stylist, bandleader and composer, plays tenor, soprano saxes and flute. Jim’s music springs from the tradition of melodic lyricism—Lester Young, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter. He has performed with many fine musicians including Bobby McFerrin, George Cables, Eddie Moore, Mark Isham, Ed Kelly, Gaylord Birch, Frank Tusa, Calvin Keys. He has recorded with Jessica Williams and Eddie Henderson. He is also a well-known jazz educator, and has authored a popular, in-depth text on jazz improvisation.

http://nightbirdmusic.com/

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The David Jeffrey Jazz Fourtet
Oct
3
6:00 PM18:00

The David Jeffrey Jazz Fourtet

https://www.jazzfourtet.com/

Cory Wright - tenor sax   

 David Jeffrey - bass     

Chris Gamper - drums

 . . . are current core members of the Fourtet.

As a quartet, the group features one of the following superb pianists:

Ken Cook, Simon Rochester, Jacob Smolowe, Steve Blum, and James Mitchell

The band's personnel may vary for any given performance depending on availability.

Some of the other great local players who contribute their talent and energy to the Fourtet's

circle of music include: 

Saxophones: Brendan BussJeff Derby, Michael Bello, or Jesse Sheehan

 Guitar: Cody Anderson and Ken Husbands

 Drums: Rick RiveraOtto Huber, and  Jon Arkin

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Classical Revolution
Oct
8
7:00 PM19:00

Classical Revolution

Classical Revolution was founded in the fall of 2006 when several former and current San Francisco Conservatory of Music students met at Revolution Cafe in San Francisco's Mission District for public chamber music reading sessions.

In the 8+ years since, Classical Revolution has presented more than 1200 chamber music events in venues all around the SF Bay Area, with the goal of presenting high quality performances in locations that are publicly accessible.
The concept has spread to other cities, with chapters and offshoots currently active in Seattle, Portland, LA, Miami, Paris. Amsterdam, Detroit, Baltimore, Phoenix, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Madison, Washington DC, and more.

Over 800 musicians have participated in Classical Revolution events in San Francisco alone.
These musicians come from a variety of backgrounds, from members of major symphonies and international concert soloists to amateur musicians who have found an outlet for their love of chamber music, to jazz and folk musicians whom we collaborate and share ideas with.

Classical Revolution has been featured in various publications including San Francisco Chronicle, Strings Magazine, Airways - the American Airlines magazine, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones, and The New York Times.

http://www.classicalrevolution.org

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Bill Pettiti
Oct
10
7:00 PM19:00

Bill Pettiti

I started playing drums at the age of 10. I studied with various teachers in Chicago, my cousin Nick Petitti, in particular, who was a professional jazz drummer in the Chicago area and worked with world class jazz musicians.In Chicago, I worked as a drummer in a variety of musical settings and styles, which eventually led my taking up classical flute, jazz flute, and saxophone.
I attended Chicago's own Roosevelt University to study classical flute, and eventually found my way to Dick Grove School of Music in L.A.I studied many years with Larry Kassin in San Francisco, a wonderful classically trained flautist who hailed from Chicago as well.
Later, I studied for over five years with Jim Grantham in San Francisco, an incredible musician and Jazz educator!  I also played and studied  for twenty years with Lawrence "Larry" Cady, who’s worked with bassist Richard Davis, Josh Haden and Spain, John Coppola, Jimmy McCracklin among others.Over the years, I've played numerious gigs and sessions with world class musicians who have worked with jazz greats such as Joe Henderson, Sun Ra, Earl Fatha Hines, Bobby Hutcherson. I have had innumerable other musical influences and life experiences that have affected my approach to music.
Currently, I am fortunate to work with some of my favorite jazz musicians in a number of San Francisco-based music venues.

 https://billpetitti.com/

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Hardly Strictly Jazz
Oct
19
8:00 PM20:00

Hardly Strictly Jazz

Jon Rubin began leading acoustic string duos/trios in 2009, developing an original sound based on fingerstyle guitar combining folk, blues, celtic, and jazz influences. He has 'honed the tone' in hundreds of performances from the Central Coast to San Francisco, with an evolving lineup incl. 2012 as Bright Side Band and 2013-present as Hardly Strictly Trad. and Hardly Strictly Jazz.  Jon has attended workshop/master classes with legendary fingerstyle players Martin Simpson, Woody Mann, Duck Baker, Rick Ruskin, Laurence Juber, Tony McManus, Alex deGrassi, Muriel Anderson and Al Petteway.

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Jim Grantham
Nov
6
7:00 PM19:00

Jim Grantham

Jim Grantham, saxophone stylist, bandleader and composer, plays tenor, soprano saxes and flute. Jim’s music springs from the tradition of melodic lyricism—Lester Young, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter. He has performed with many fine musicians including Bobby McFerrin, George Cables, Eddie Moore, Mark Isham, Ed Kelly, Gaylord Birch, Frank Tusa, Calvin Keys. He has recorded with Jessica Williams and Eddie Henderson. He is also a well-known jazz educator, and has authored a popular, in-depth text on jazz improvisation.

http://nightbirdmusic.com/

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The David Jeffrey Jazz Fourtet
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

The David Jeffrey Jazz Fourtet

https://www.jazzfourtet.com/

Cory Wright - tenor sax   

 David Jeffrey - bass     

Chris Gamper - drums

 . . . are current core members of the Fourtet.

As a quartet, the group features one of the following superb pianists:

Ken Cook, Simon Rochester, Jacob Smolowe, Steve Blum, and James Mitchell

The band's personnel may vary for any given performance depending on availability.

Some of the other great local players who contribute their talent and energy to the Fourtet's

circle of music include: 

Saxophones: Brendan BussJeff Derby, Michael Bello, or Jesse Sheehan

 Guitar: Cody Anderson and Ken Husbands

 Drums: Rick RiveraOtto Huber, and  Jon Arkin

View Event →
The Inside Men
Nov
9
8:00 PM20:00

The Inside Men

From the classic post–bop style to avant garde sensibility, the Inside Men bring their own thing to this art form called Jazz.  We are always finding new inspiration and originality in this powerful and profound music.  The Inside Men play inside, we play outside – and always with intensity and commitment.

http://www.theinsidemen.com/

View Event →
Classical Revolution
Nov
12
7:00 PM19:00

Classical Revolution

Classical Revolution was founded in the fall of 2006 when several former and current San Francisco Conservatory of Music students met at Revolution Cafe in San Francisco's Mission District for public chamber music reading sessions.

In the 8+ years since, Classical Revolution has presented more than 1200 chamber music events in venues all around the SF Bay Area, with the goal of presenting high quality performances in locations that are publicly accessible.
The concept has spread to other cities, with chapters and offshoots currently active in Seattle, Portland, LA, Miami, Paris. Amsterdam, Detroit, Baltimore, Phoenix, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Madison, Washington DC, and more.

Over 800 musicians have participated in Classical Revolution events in San Francisco alone.
These musicians come from a variety of backgrounds, from members of major symphonies and international concert soloists to amateur musicians who have found an outlet for their love of chamber music, to jazz and folk musicians whom we collaborate and share ideas with.

Classical Revolution has been featured in various publications including San Francisco Chronicle, Strings Magazine, Airways - the American Airlines magazine, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones, and The New York Times.

http://www.classicalrevolution.org

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Chora Roda
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Chora Roda

Chora roda is Brazilian Portuguese for a jam session and party. Choro is a fun acoustic instrumental style featuring intricate melodies, sophisticated harmonies, and great beats. It is an amalgam of African rhythms, classical harmonies and jazz. Tico Tico is a famous choro song you may have heard. Michael McMorrow and Laura Boytz started having rodas in public in 2016, to provide a forum for the many dedicated choro players in the Bay Area.

Choro is fun to listen to, and if you are bold, to play! It is a great adventure for all players, including jazz, classical, Latin, African and folk musicians. Common instruments include six- and seven-string guitar, mandolin, pandeiro (a kind of frame drum), cavaquinho (cousin of the ukulele), flute, saxophone, clarinet. But we have also had Portuguese guitarra, cello, violin, upright bass, accordion, trombone and melodica -- and even some singing -- at our rodas. We bring several binders with charts to share.


If you want to get an idea of choro, search for some of the following on You Tube.

  • Jacob do Bandolim

  • Pixinguinha

  • Waldir Azevedo

  • Altamiro Carrilho

  • Trio Brasileiro

  • Choro das 3


You can find some charts for some of the better known tunes here:

http://musicishealing.com/Bateria/Pagode/Library/ChoroFakebook.pdf

Have questions? Contact me at themichaelmcmorrow@gmail.com.

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Time Out Quartet
Dec
4
7:00 PM19:00

Time Out Quartet

The Time Out Quartet was form in 2005 by multi-instrumentalist Ken Sirchuk, and has become a Mainstay of the East bay Jazz scene. With three studio albums, including the latest Reflexions, The Timeout Quartet enlists the talent of many talented underground musicians. 

The Time Out Quartet and Urban Indigo Quartet includes Ken Sirchuk, East Bay woodwind instrumentalist (Soprano Sax, Tenor Sax, and Flute), accompanied by a full rhythm section of Piano/Guitar, Bass, and Drums and Vocalist; Time Out Quartet + 1.

Our Jazz repertoire includes standards, ballads, Jazz/Swing tunes, and Latin 

www.timeoutquartet.com

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The David Jeffrey Jazz Fourtet
Dec
5
6:00 PM18:00

The David Jeffrey Jazz Fourtet

https://www.jazzfourtet.com/

Cory Wright - tenor sax   

 David Jeffrey - bass     

Chris Gamper - drums

 . . . are current core members of the Fourtet.

As a quartet, the group features one of the following superb pianists:

Ken Cook, Simon Rochester, Jacob Smolowe, Steve Blum, and James Mitchell

The band's personnel may vary for any given performance depending on availability.

Some of the other great local players who contribute their talent and energy to the Fourtet's

circle of music include: 

Saxophones: Brendan BussJeff Derby, Michael Bello, or Jesse Sheehan

 Guitar: Cody Anderson and Ken Husbands

 Drums: Rick RiveraOtto Huber, and  Jon Arkin

View Event →
Classical Revolution
Dec
10
7:00 PM19:00

Classical Revolution

Classical Revolution was founded in the fall of 2006 when several former and current San Francisco Conservatory of Music students met at Revolution Cafe in San Francisco's Mission District for public chamber music reading sessions.

In the 8+ years since, Classical Revolution has presented more than 1200 chamber music events in venues all around the SF Bay Area, with the goal of presenting high quality performances in locations that are publicly accessible.
The concept has spread to other cities, with chapters and offshoots currently active in Seattle, Portland, LA, Miami, Paris. Amsterdam, Detroit, Baltimore, Phoenix, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Madison, Washington DC, and more.

Over 800 musicians have participated in Classical Revolution events in San Francisco alone.
These musicians come from a variety of backgrounds, from members of major symphonies and international concert soloists to amateur musicians who have found an outlet for their love of chamber music, to jazz and folk musicians whom we collaborate and share ideas with.

Classical Revolution has been featured in various publications including San Francisco Chronicle, Strings Magazine, Airways - the American Airlines magazine, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones, and The New York Times.

http://www.classicalrevolution.org

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Jim Grantham
Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

Jim Grantham

Jim Grantham, saxophone stylist, bandleader and composer, plays tenor, soprano saxes and flute. Jim’s music springs from the tradition of melodic lyricism—Lester Young, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter. He has performed with many fine musicians including Bobby McFerrin, George Cables, Eddie Moore, Mark Isham, Ed Kelly, Gaylord Birch, Frank Tusa, Calvin Keys. He has recorded with Jessica Williams and Eddie Henderson. He is also a well-known jazz educator, and has authored a popular, in-depth text on jazz improvisation.

http://nightbirdmusic.com/

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In the Swing
Dec
12
8:00 PM20:00

In the Swing

In the Swing is a dynamic, Berkeley based, vocal jazz ensemble that performs songs from the swing era bebop, Latin jazz, plus a whole lot more. We are influenced by the great vocal jazz groups, especially Lambert Hendricks and Ross, but are also fans of many iconic instrumentalists like Django Reinhardt, Dizzy Gillespie, Dave Brubeck, and Charlie Parker. The concept of the group was to build a hip vocal ensemble that would perform songs drawn from the rich history of jazz, and would feature solo singing, harmony vocals, and instrumental solos as well as scat vocal solos.

Consisting of Stacey Shulman-vocals, Barry Silverblatt-guitar and vocals, Alan Spector-guitar and vocals, and bassist Karl Hartman, In the Swing was formed in 2009. We have recorded two albums and perform frequently throughout the San Francisco Bay area.

More information can be found on our web site: www.intheswing.net

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Bill Pettiti
Dec
26
7:00 PM19:00

Bill Pettiti

I started playing drums at the age of 10. I studied with various teachers in Chicago, my cousin Nick Petitti, in particular, who was a professional jazz drummer in the Chicago area and worked with world class jazz musicians.In Chicago, I worked as a drummer in a variety of musical settings and styles, which eventually led my taking up classical flute, jazz flute, and saxophone.
I attended Chicago's own Roosevelt University to study classical flute, and eventually found my way to Dick Grove School of Music in L.A.I studied many years with Larry Kassin in San Francisco, a wonderful classically trained flautist who hailed from Chicago as well.
Later, I studied for over five years with Jim Grantham in San Francisco, an incredible musician and Jazz educator!  I also played and studied  for twenty years with Lawrence "Larry" Cady, who’s worked with bassist Richard Davis, Josh Haden and Spain, John Coppola, Jimmy McCracklin among others.Over the years, I've played numerious gigs and sessions with world class musicians who have worked with jazz greats such as Joe Henderson, Sun Ra, Earl Fatha Hines, Bobby Hutcherson. I have had innumerable other musical influences and life experiences that have affected my approach to music.
Currently, I am fortunate to work with some of my favorite jazz musicians in a number of San Francisco-based music venues.

 https://billpetitti.com/

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Hardly Strictly Jazz
Jul
20
8:00 PM20:00

Hardly Strictly Jazz

Jon Rubin began leading acoustic string duos/trios in 2009, developing an original sound based on fingerstyle guitar combining folk, blues, celtic, and jazz influences. He has 'honed the tone' in hundreds of performances from the Central Coast to San Francisco, with an evolving lineup incl. 2012 as Bright Side Band and 2013-present as Hardly Strictly Trad. and Hardly Strictly Jazz.  Jon has attended workshop/master classes with legendary fingerstyle players Martin Simpson, Woody Mann, Duck Baker, Rick Ruskin, Laurence Juber, Tony McManus, Alex deGrassi, Muriel Anderson and Al Petteway.

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WoodBarry
Jul
19
8:00 PM20:00

WoodBarry

WoodBarry is a group of Bay Area veteran musicians featuring an eclectic mix of music from the ’60s to the present. Nancy Hall (from the Curios and the Finger Puppets, as well as Neil Young’s touring company), Woody Trevorrow (from Hearts on Fire and Houston Jones) and Barry Silverblatt(from Hearts on Fire and other groups he won’t discuss) create complex instrumental interplay and soaring harmonies.

We do not tweet; neither do we twerk…

http://woodbarry.com/

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 Erika Anderson
Jul
17
7:00 PM19:00

Erika Anderson

Erika’s songs reflect her experiences as a musician and a human, focusing on themes from nature, relationships, and politics. Erika’s music is tuneful and eclectically influenced by early music, art song, jazz, Americana, musical theater, and 60s folk.

https://erikaanderson1.bandcamp.com/releases

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Out of Town Couple
Jul
16
7:00 PM19:00

Out of Town Couple

The Out of Town Couple showcases a variety of song styles: Jump Blues to Swing, Jazz to Country, and a sprinkling of original songs. The band brings together the strong rhythmic pulse of an upright bass (Leslie Thorne) and guitar (Roger Brown), and features sweet vocal harmonies. 

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Norman Baker
Jul
15
7:00 PM19:00

Norman Baker

Norman Baker is a Seattle based singer-songwriter rooted in Americana and Lumber Rock. When not touring with an acoustic guitar and 2 full length albums, he can be found helping other artists further realize their art by helping them record and perform music. Baker has played on over 30 albums and performs 200+ shows a year. His band Norman Baker & The Backroads double as backing band and session band for other acts. He’s touring the Western US throughout 2019 in support of releasing new music and has shared the stage with The Head and the Heart, Shooter Jennings, Father John Misty, Don Carlos, Robin Eubanks, Brandi Carlile, Quaker City Night Hawks, and Jerry Joseph & the Jackmormons. He’s also worked on recording projects with Doug Lancio (John Hiatt, Patti Griffin), Mike Coykendall (M Ward, She & Him, Sallie Ford, Bright Eyes), and Brad Pemberton (Ryan Adams, Willie Nelson, Minnie Driver, Steve Earle).

www.normanbaker.com

www.facebook.com/normanbakermusic

https://normanbaker.bandcamp.com

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The Inside Men
Jul
13
8:00 PM20:00

The Inside Men

From the classic post–bop style to avant garde sensibility, the Inside Men bring their own thing to this art form called Jazz.  We are always finding new inspiration and originality in this powerful and profound music.  The Inside Men play inside, we play outside – and always with intensity and commitment.

http://www.theinsidemen.com/

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LMNOP
Jul
12
8:00 PM20:00

LMNOP

LMNOP jazz trio brings a relaxed and eclectic mix of retrospectives, blues, Brazilian and originals to Chiave’s Bohemian atmosphere.  Featuring Lynn Murdoch on bass, Pat Mullan on trombone and David Uyeno on piano

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Chora Roda
Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

Chora Roda

Chora roda is Brazilian Portuguese for a jam session and party. Choro is a fun acoustic instrumental style featuring intricate melodies, sophisticated harmonies, and great beats. It is an amalgam of African rhythms, classical harmonies and jazz. Tico Tico is a famous choro song you may have heard. Michael McMorrow and Laura Boytz started having rodas in public in 2016, to provide a forum for the many dedicated choro players in the Bay Area.

Choro is fun to listen to, and if you are bold, to play! It is a great adventure for all players, including jazz, classical, Latin, African and folk musicians. Common instruments include six- and seven-string guitar, mandolin, pandeiro (a kind of frame drum), cavaquinho (cousin of the ukulele), flute, saxophone, clarinet. But we have also had Portuguese guitarra, cello, violin, upright bass, accordion, trombone and melodica -- and even some singing -- at our rodas. We bring several binders with charts to share.


If you want to get an idea of choro, search for some of the following on You Tube:

  • Jacob do Bandolim

  • Pixinguinha

  • Waldir Azevedo

  • Altamiro Carrilho

  • Trio Brasileiro

  • Choro das 3


You can find some charts for some of the better known tunes here:

http://musicishealing.com/Bateria/Pagode/Library/ChoroFakebook.pdf

Have questions? Contact me at themichaelmcmorrow@gmail.com

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Classical Revolution
Jul
9
7:00 PM19:00

Classical Revolution

Classical Revolution was founded in the fall of 2006 when several former and current San Francisco Conservatory of Music students met at Revolution Cafe in San Francisco's Mission District for public chamber music reading sessions.

In the 8+ years since, Classical Revolution has presented more than 1200 chamber music events in venues all around the SF Bay Area, with the goal of presenting high quality performances in locations that are publicly accessible.
The concept has spread to other cities, with chapters and offshoots currently active in Seattle, Portland, LA, Miami, Paris. Amsterdam, Detroit, Baltimore, Phoenix, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Madison, Washington DC, and more.

Over 800 musicians have participated in Classical Revolution events in San Francisco alone.
These musicians come from a variety of backgrounds, from members of major symphonies and international concert soloists to amateur musicians who have found an outlet for their love of chamber music, to jazz and folk musicians whom we collaborate and share ideas with.

Classical Revolution has been featured in various publications including San Francisco Chronicle, Strings Magazine, Airways - the American Airlines magazine, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones, and The New York Times.

http://www.classicalrevolution.org

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The David Jeffrey Jazz Fourtet
Jul
5
8:00 PM20:00

The David Jeffrey Jazz Fourtet

https://www.jazzfourtet.com/

Cory Wright - tenor sax   

 David Jeffrey - bass     

Chris Gamper - drums

 . . . are current core members of the Fourtet.

As a quartet, the group features one of the following superb pianists:

Ken Cook, Simon Rochester, Jacob Smolowe, Steve Blum, and James Mitchell

The band's personnel may vary for any given performance depending on availability.

Some of the other great local players who contribute their talent and energy to the Fourtet's

circle of music include: 

Saxophones: Brendan BussJeff Derby, Michael Bello, or Jesse Sheehan

 Guitar: Cody Anderson and Ken Husbands

 Drums: Rick RiveraOtto Huber, and  Jon Arkin

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Jim Grantham
Jul
3
7:00 PM19:00

Jim Grantham

Jim Grantham, saxophone stylist, bandleader and composer, plays tenor, soprano saxes and flute. Jim’s music springs from the tradition of melodic lyricism—Lester Young, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Miles Davis, Wayne Shorter. He has performed with many fine musicians including Bobby McFerrin, George Cables, Eddie Moore, Mark Isham, Ed Kelly, Gaylord Birch, Frank Tusa, Calvin Keys. He has recorded with Jessica Williams and Eddie Henderson. He is also a well-known jazz educator, and has authored a popular, in-depth text on jazz improvisation.

http://nightbirdmusic.com/

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Buddhist Squirrels
Jun
27
7:00 PM19:00

Buddhist Squirrels

The Buddhist Squirrels are an East Bay based Funky Jazz and Latin Quintet. We play a variety of Jazz Standards and Latin music with a side of Funky stuff thrown in. The Squirrels have been performing for audiences in the Greater East Bay for the last 3 years. Our music is audience and family friendly and danceable. We tailor our music to each audience and venue and enjoy entertaining our audiences first and foremost!

The Squirrels are:

Jessie Ortiz - Keyboard 
Enrique Salmon - Bass 
David Strong - Drums 
John Aczon - Saxophone 
Chris Cooper - Guitar

https://www.reverbnation.com/buddhistsquirrels9

https://www.facebook.com/BuddhistSquirrels/

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Erika Anderson
Jun
19
7:00 PM19:00

Erika Anderson

Erika’s songs reflect her experiences as a musician and a human, focusing on themes from nature, relationships, and politics. Erika’s music is tuneful and eclectically influenced by early music, art song, jazz, Americana, musical theater, and 60s folk.

https://erikaanderson1.bandcamp.com/releases

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Karen Sudjian
Jun
18
7:00 PM19:00

Karen Sudjian

Karen Sudjian is  an accomplished vocalist/songwriter born and raised in the Bay Area who sings in several languages. She has mastered the beautiful and intricate styles of Brazilian, Blues, and Jazz.

Alex Markels has been accompanying vocalists and  playing in jazz ensembles around the Bay Area for many decades. Alex’s passion for the art of accompaniment informs his arranging as well as his playing.

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The Wild Hymns
Jun
17
5:00 PM17:00

The Wild Hymns

www.thewildhymns.com

facebook.com/thewildhymns

instagram - @thewildhymns

Here is a bio:
A beautiful synthesis of neo-folk, pop, and Americana with elements of jazz, psychedelia and mellow rock and roll, The Wild Hymns are the original songs of singer/songwriter Megan Woodland Hewitt (née Donley) and her band with her husband, guitarist Jeff Hewitt. There is a tender sweetness to their sound as well as depth, mystery and an other-worldly quality; a blending of understated but wide-ranging, earnest and soulful female vocals with flowing and effortless guitar that evokes sounds from the folk-rock of the 60s as well as world, jazz and blues. The music and lyrics of The Wild Hymns are greatly influenced by human relationship, emotion, nature, and mysticism; they are reclaiming the word “hymn” as a song of praise to the natural world, the raw and wild human spirit, and universal/cosmic love.

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Dante Billeci Quartet
Jun
15
8:00 PM20:00

Dante Billeci Quartet

Dante Billeci is an alto saxophonist originally from San Francisco, California, where he led the SFJazz High School All Star Orchestra saxophone section from 2017 to 2018. Billeci has  performed at a variety of venues including the Monterey Jazz Festival with SFJazz and Carnegie Hall with the Honors Performance Series Symphonic Band. In addition to saxophone, Billeci doubles on clarinet and flute, and has performed with professional orchestra pits, including Broadway by the Bay and Hillbarn Theatre. Billeci has also taught saxophone privately and served as an assistant teacher for Murphy Music Camps in the Bay Area. He is currently studying saxophone with Professor Diego Rivera at Michigan State University, a program led by the bassist Rodney Whitaker, in order to obtain a B.M in Jazz Studies.

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The Easy Winners
Jun
14
8:00 PM20:00

The Easy Winners

The Easy Winners – Nick Robinson and Zac Salem – perform ragtime era music on mandolin, guitar and vocals.

With peppy rags, enchanting waltzes and haunting Latin melodies, the Easy Winners transport you 100 years back to the birth of American popular music from diverse cultures.

Nick Robinson has played mandolin with the Ragtime Skedaddlers string band at ragtime and roots music festivals throughout northern California. He produced their three CDs: Rag Time Skedaddlers, Mandolins at the Cake Walk, and The Latest Popular Mandolin and Guitar Music. Nick has also played Balinese gamelan, old time mandolin, and klezmer music.

Zac Salem has been performing ragtime in the USA and Mexico since the age of 16. He is a vocalist, pianist, and performer on various stringed instruments.


Contact: Nick Robinson | nicholaskeithrobinson@gmail.com | (510) 495-4268

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheEasyWinners.mandolinandguitar/


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 Paul Pot
Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Paul Pot

Paul Pot is a recording/visual artist from Berkeley, CA. As a DIY music maker he had a local hit on KALX in 1980 called "Plastic TV Land on Acid" which was played on Radio Free Europe's year end "Tops in Pops" show. From 1985 to 1997 he was in various, ill-fated punk bands: GAIL AND THE FUDGPACKERS, DON'T MIND US, and POOR IMPULSE CONTROL.  He is the guitarist/singer in his current band THE HAPPY CLAMS (who are loud) and plays quieter solo gigs on the side. He has hosted the Missouri Lounge Open Mic in Berkeley for the last 14+ years. His songs tend to be ironic, quirky, and anthemic. This will be one of those quieter things.

http://www.thehappyclams.com/paulpotmusic.htm

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Goldberg/Jung/Escobar/Cohen
Jun
12
7:00 PM19:00

Goldberg/Jung/Escobar/Cohen

Recent grads and current students from UC Berkeley and New School convene to play original tunes and personal favorites! Expect thoughtful and personal music grounded in the jazz and avant-garde traditions.

Daniel Goldberg - Saxophone

Brennan Jung - Drums

Joseph Escobar - Piano

Ryan Cohen - Bass

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Classical Revolution
Jun
11
7:00 PM19:00

Classical Revolution

Classical Revolution was founded in the fall of 2006 when several former and current San Francisco Conservatory of Music students met at Revolution Cafe in San Francisco's Mission District for public chamber music reading sessions.

In the 8+ years since, Classical Revolution has presented more than 1200 chamber music events in venues all around the SF Bay Area, with the goal of presenting high quality performances in locations that are publicly accessible.
The concept has spread to other cities, with chapters and offshoots currently active in Seattle, Portland, LA, Miami, Paris. Amsterdam, Detroit, Baltimore, Phoenix, Chicago, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Madison, Washington DC, and more.

Over 800 musicians have participated in Classical Revolution events in San Francisco alone.
These musicians come from a variety of backgrounds, from members of major symphonies and international concert soloists to amateur musicians who have found an outlet for their love of chamber music, to jazz and folk musicians whom we collaborate and share ideas with.

Classical Revolution has been featured in various publications including San Francisco Chronicle, Strings Magazine, Airways - the American Airlines magazine, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, Mother Jones, and The New York Times.

http://www.classicalrevolution.org

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