CW Bayer
Sep
26
7:00 PM19:00

CW Bayer

CW learned to play the guitar back in the “folk scare” of the early sixties–when, for a time, it seemed simple acoustic music might be heard on mainstream radio. While many others worked at going electronic and being loud, CW moved off the desert to write cowboy songs. Now, returned to California, he plays mostly the honky tonk swing songs–originals and standards– he’s performed up in Virginia City, Nevada, for many years.

http://cwbayer.blue/

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Chappelle and Dave Holt
Sep
28
8:00 PM20:00

Chappelle and Dave Holt

Described as "The Jazzy Side of Americana" the music is a crossroads where original vocal jazz, blues, gospel & The Great American Songbook meet to create music both familiar & new. Their most recent CD, "Stone & Fire," had three songs in the top 20 on Roots Radio charts, two of which were in the top 5.

These interesting artists have earned awards in music, painting, textile arts, poetry, and are accomplished songwriters and teachers.

https://www.facebook.com/ChappellandDaveHolt/

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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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Twin Soles
Oct
3
7:00 PM19:00

Twin Soles

Twin Soles are exactly that: two shoes of a pair, two voices that sing as one and two hearts that found each other. With Cory Hervé on vocals and guitar and Shawna Hervé on vocals and keys, this pair of love birds is coming strong from the heart of Sonoma County. Both raised in Sebastopol California, Cory was a singing student of Shawna's for many years before they recognized the nature of their connection. 

Sometimes their voices are separate and you hear them as solo performers and other times their voices are joined and you can hear the natural yin-yang balance of their union. Both are singers, songwriters, instrumentalists and have that undeniable chemistry that engages and captivates audiences of all musical tastes. They share a passion for singing American styles such as blues, jazz, soul, folk and some of their own originals.

https://www.twinsolesmusic.com/

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The David Jeffrey Jazz Fourtet
Oct
4
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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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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Buddhist Squirrels
Oct
11
8:00 PM20:00

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
Oct
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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Karen Sudjian and Alex Markels
Oct
18
8:00 PM20:00

Karen Sudjian and Alex Markels


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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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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RAQIA Acoustic Trio
Oct
25
8:00 PM20:00

RAQIA Acoustic Trio

RAQIA is an instrumental trio from Los Angeles consisting of guitarist Tad Piecka (Beware of Safety, Petrychor, Wizzrobe), violinist Greg Allison (Eliza Rickman, Three for Silver), and keyboardist Jon Bernstein (Disparition, Welcome to Night Vale). Drawing influences from a wide array of genres including ambient, folk, world fusion, and jazz, RAQIA seeks to provide sanctuary and make connections with the natural world through music. Currently, they are in the final stages of developing a new album while preparing for an October tour of California, Oregon, and Washington.

https://raqia.bandcamp.com/releases

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Sauce Piquante
Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

Sauce Piquante

Sauce Piquante plays the traditional dance music of Southwest Louisiana. We strive to capture the authentic, impassioned sound of country dance halls, house parties, and church dances while appealing to contemporary dancers and listeners.

Sauce Piquante's high-energy dance tunes and French vocals are rooted in two musical traditions: Cajun and old-time Creole or, as some call it, early zydeco. We like to conjure up the spirit of the old days, when everyone just called it “French music.”

The band name was suggested by Danny Poullard, the renowned Louisiana-born Creole accordionist who was the guiding spirit of the San Francisco Bay Area's vibrant Louisiana French music community. Sauce piquante is a highly seasoned stew. An approach rather than an exact recipe. Just like our music!

Sauce Piquante played its first dance in 1999. Ever since, we have been performing regularly at festivals and venues in Northern California and beyond. But we also love a good jam session. If you are in the neighborhood, stop by!

http://www.saucepiquanteband.com/

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Cliff Moser
Oct
30
7:00 PM19:00

Cliff Moser

Cliff Moser began his love affair with the guitar at age 12 studying flamenco and classical. He plays many genres, performing with multiple bands, and going solo with Hot Jazz, Delta Blues, and classical guitar.

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The David Jeffrey Jazz Fourtet
Nov
1
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
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 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/

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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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 Buddhist Squirrels
Nov
15
8:00 PM20:00

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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 Cliff Moser
Nov
18
7:00 PM19:00

Cliff Moser

Cliff Moser began his love affair with the guitar at age 12 studying flamenco and classical. He plays many genres, performing with multiple bands, and going solo with Hot Jazz, Delta Blues, and classical guitar.

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Sauce Piquante
Nov
22
8:00 PM20:00

Sauce Piquante

Sauce Piquante plays the traditional dance music of Southwest Louisiana. We strive to capture the authentic, impassioned sound of country dance halls, house parties, and church dances while appealing to contemporary dancers and listeners.

Sauce Piquante's high-energy dance tunes and French vocals are rooted in two musical traditions: Cajun and old-time Creole or, as some call it, early zydeco. We like to conjure up the spirit of the old days, when everyone just called it “French music.”

The band name was suggested by Danny Poullard, the renowned Louisiana-born Creole accordionist who was the guiding spirit of the San Francisco Bay Area's vibrant Louisiana French music community. Sauce piquante is a highly seasoned stew. An approach rather than an exact recipe. Just like our music!

Sauce Piquante played its first dance in 1999. Ever since, we have been performing regularly at festivals and venues in Northern California and beyond. But we also love a good jam session. If you are in the neighborhood, stop by!

http://www.saucepiquanteband.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
6
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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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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Twin Soles
Dec
19
7:00 PM19:00

Twin Soles

Twin Soles are exactly that: two shoes of a pair, two voices that sing as one and two hearts that found each other. With Cory Hervé on vocals and guitar and Shawna Hervé on vocals and keys, this pair of love birds is coming strong from the heart of Sonoma County. Both raised in Sebastopol California, Cory was a singing student of Shawna's for many years before they recognized the nature of their connection. 

Sometimes their voices are separate and you hear them as solo performers and other times their voices are joined and you can hear the natural yin-yang balance of their union. Both are singers, songwriters, instrumentalists and have that undeniable chemistry that engages and captivates audiences of all musical tastes. They share a passion for singing American styles such as blues, jazz, soul, folk and some of their own originals.

https://www.twinsolesmusic.com/

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Buddhist Squirrels
Dec
20
8:00 PM20:00

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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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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Sauce Piquante
Sep
20
8:00 PM20:00

Sauce Piquante

Sauce Piquante plays the traditional dance music of Southwest Louisiana. We strive to capture the authentic, impassioned sound of country dance halls, house parties, and church dances while appealing to contemporary dancers and listeners.

Sauce Piquante's high-energy dance tunes and French vocals are rooted in two musical traditions: Cajun and old-time Creole or, as some call it, early zydeco. We like to conjure up the spirit of the old days, when everyone just called it “French music.”

The band name was suggested by Danny Poullard, the renowned Louisiana-born Creole accordionist who was the guiding spirit of the San Francisco Bay Area's vibrant Louisiana French music community. Sauce piquante is a highly seasoned stew. An approach rather than an exact recipe. Just like our music!

Sauce Piquante played its first dance in 1999. Ever since, we have been performing regularly at festivals and venues in Northern California and beyond. But we also love a good jam session. If you are in the neighborhood, stop by!

http://www.saucepiquanteband.com/

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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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Karen Sudjian and Alex Markels
Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

Karen Sudjian and Alex Markels


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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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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Cliff Moser
Sep
9
7:00 PM19:00

Cliff Moser

Cliff Moser began his love affair with the guitar at age 12 studying flamenco and classical. He plays many genres, performing with multiple bands, and going solo with Hot Jazz, Delta Blues, and classical guitar.

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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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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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Jennifer Blowdryer and Paul Pot.
Aug
30
8:00 PM20:00

Jennifer Blowdryer and Paul Pot.

Poet, writer, singer, songwriter, and actress Jennifer Blowdryer grew up in Berkeley and got her start as an obnoxious teen in the SF Punk scene. She moved to NYC and got skooled by a coupla jazz players. She has bi-coastal versions of her band, Blowdryer Punk Soul, to perform with in NYC and SF (perhaps even at this show.) Paul Pot is a singer/songwriter & visual artist. He moved to Berkeley from NY just past his teens. He had a local hit on KALX in 1980 called "Plastic TV Land on Acid". He is the guitarist/singer in THE HAPPY CLAMS and hosts the Missouri Lounge Wednesday Night Open Mic in Berkeley.

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Chappelle and Dave Holt
Aug
24
8:00 PM20:00

Chappelle and Dave Holt

Described as "The Jazzy Side of Americana" the music is a crossroads where original vocal jazz, blues, gospel & The Great American Songbook meet to create music both familiar & new. Their most recent CD, "Stone & Fire," had three songs in the top 20 on Roots Radio charts, two of which were in the top 5.

These interesting artists have earned awards in music, painting, textile arts, poetry, and are accomplished songwriters and teachers.

https://www.facebook.com/ChappellandDaveHolt/

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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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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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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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Clifton Street Regulars
Aug
15
7:00 PM19:00

Clifton Street Regulars

The Clifton Street Regulars are a jazz quintet that has been playing jazz around the San Francisco Bay Area since 2013.  Exploring swing, blues, latin and bop, the Clifton Street Regulars play a variety of songs from the jazz standards catalog.  

 Jeff Weiss - Saxophone

Paul Mathes - Piano/Keyboard

Patrick Kitchin - Drums

John Anderson - Bass

Jason Whiting - Guitar

https://www.cliftonstreetregulars.com

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Cliff Moser
Aug
14
7:00 PM19:00

Cliff Moser

Cliff Moser began his love affair with the guitar at age 12 studying flamenco and classical. He plays many genres, performing with multiple bands, and going solo with Hot Jazz, Delta Blues, and classical guitar.

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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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