Out of Town Couple
Jan
24
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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Quake City Jug Band
Jan
29
7:00 PM19:00

Quake City Jug Band

Quake City Jug Band started out as an authentic jug band in the 1990’s San Francisco Folk Clubscene, but their sound and act has grown over the years to include snare drum, tap dancing, accordion, vocal harmonies, and feather boas. Their repertoire features 1920’s and 1930’s American blues, jazz and swing, a couple of songs in mediocre French, some very funny originals, and several covers of their favorite living jazz artists, Catherine Russell, Casey MacGill, The Squirrel Nut Zippers, and Pokey LaFarge.


The band’s core is a quartet of snare drum, mandolin, guitar, bass, and vocals. But they have a large roster of guest artists who often play with them. They are currently working up arrangements for The Quake City Big Jug Band, an expanded band to include a horn section and full drum kit.

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Chris Nauman
Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

Chris Nauman

Chris Nauman is an award winning singer/songwriter who pumps passion into his performance with his dynamic guitar work and expressive vocals.  He commands the stage with a keen sense of honesty and freshness. Drawing inspiration from Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Jeff Tweedy, Colin Meloy, (of course, Bob Dylan)  and many others, Nauman channels his mid Western sensibilities into a spirited blend of Americana/folk rock.   Sometimes caressing, sometimes kinetic, his music is always sure to please.

https://www.chrisnauman.com/bio

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Chora Roda
Jan
31
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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Erika Anderson
Feb
1
8:00 PM20:00

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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Time Out Quartet
Feb
5
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
Feb
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
Feb
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

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Erica and Friends
Feb
8
8:00 PM20:00

Erica and Friends

There is a new folk and traditional band that you really should hear if you get the chance. Erica and Friends is based in Berkeley and is putting out some great folk music, a mix of upbeat jigs and reels, pub songs and ballads from around the British Isles and Ireland.

Erica Hockett – Vocals/Bodhrán Erica Hockett grew up in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, nestled in the English Cotswolds, home of Fairport Convention. Growing up singing in the local pubs, Erica came to love folk music from the British Isles and Ireland, especially the tales of woe and the history embedded in the old ballads. After a stint in Tokyo doing electronica and backing vocals in a rock band, Erica arrived in the Bay Area in 2002, and has since performed in many bands and genres including including, rock, pop, EDM and drum and bass. She is a member of several Bay Area bands including Hardly Strictly Trad with Jon Rubin, Ya Elah, an Eastern European vocals and harp group, classical early music group Fweeter, and MacClain and Cole. Erica met Anne Goess while performing in The California Revels vocal ensemble.
Anne Goess – Violin/Vocals/Tin Whistle Fiddler Anne Bingham Goess has played for many a ceili, English Country and contra dance in the Bay Area, with The Raggedy Annes and Raven Hill, among other bands. She has also arranged instrumental music for several theater productions, including Bloomsday and a commemoration of the Easter Rising. When she's not fiddling, she's singing with the Christmas Revels and directing the Revels Solstice Singers, a traditional music vocal ensemble that entertains year-round.
Lucas Gonze – Mandolin/Guitar Lucas Gonze, mandolinist, plays traditional acoustic music on stringed instruments. He gigs steadily with The Joy Drops.
Chris Hammond a.k.a. Alonzo Garbanzo – Guitar/Vocals Chris Hammond’s first musical love is Bluegrass and Appalachian music. He plays a beloved guitar which was made in the 1930s and he loves to sing those high lonesome harmonies.
Troy Dillinger – Accordion/Vocals Troy Dillinger, tired of selling jeans in retail, took up the accordion in hopes of landing a job playing at the Macaroni Grill in Escondido, California. After many an evening of playing O Sole Mio to pasta-devouring patrons, Troy turned his sights to gypsy jazz and played with the illustrious quintet John Coffee & the Dark Roast. Most recently Troy has been studying the incorporation of piano accordion in traditional Irish music.

https://www.facebook.com/EricaandFriends/

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Jonah Cabral
Feb
9
8:00 PM20:00

Jonah Cabral

"Jonah Cabral is a Bay Area based saxophonist who resides in San Francisco,CA. He has performed with Jazz greats such as Carl Allen, Mike Clark, Andrew Speight, Nicholas Beard, Akira Tana, John Daversa and many more. Jonah currently holds First Chair in both San Jose States top Jazz Orchestra and Wind Ensemble. Jonah is on track to graduate with a Bachelors Degree in Music in both Jazz Studies and Classical Performance. One of his most recent achievements include being a finalist in the 2018 national competition held by the Northern America Saxophone Alliance and also 2019 finalist in Fremont Symphony's Young Artist Competition. In addition to teaching and having his own studio, Jonah is constantly performing at various venues around the Bay Area weekly."

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Gina Belliveau and Kristen Marlo
Feb
11
7:00 PM19:00

Gina Belliveau and Kristen Marlo

Gina Belliveau is a Tacoma-based musician who plays looped, percussive acoustic folk with an achilles heel for ridiculous pop cover tunes (www.reverbnation.com/ginabelliveau). Her ever expanding repertoire runs the gamut from Billie Holiday to Billie Jean.

With an adaptable sound to fit any room, she has played at raucous bars, mellow wineries, art auctions, as well as corporate events for Microsoft, Hard Rock Cafe, Wild Waves Theme Park, among others. Most recently, she worked on a couple cruise contracts with Holland America Line. Other places she's played include a hot tub in the middle of Mediterranean and a flea circus.

www.reverbnation.com/ginabelliveau 

Singer/songwriter Kristen Marlo began singing before she could talk, and hasn’t stopped since.

She is a classically trained vocalist and self-taught guitarist, but also an accomplished composer and lyricist. She is a United States Air Force veteran. Inspiration for her prolific songwriting comes from passion for new experiences; her work covers the full range of human emotion, from love and lust to rage and revenge.

The last few years have seen her touring the US extensively in support of two independently released EPs and a live LP. Her broad appeal is reflected in the eclectic list of internationally known American artists she’s opened for, including Sara Bareilles, Joshua Radin, Matt Hires, Eric Hutchinson, Allen Stone, April Smith, Fanfarlo, The Bravery, Gary Jules, folk singer Todd Snider, country artist Eric Church and others. Likewise, her music is featured on a score of compilations and her backing vocals can be found on dozens of other artists’ releases.

 www.kristenmarlo.com

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Classical Revolution
Feb
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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Eli Wise and Art Elliot
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Eli Wise and Art Elliot

Join us for an evening of sci-fi folk and post-apocalyptic pop music with collaborators Eli Wise and Art Elliot.


All artist tips will be donated to victims of the Camp Fire. Come show your support!

www.eliwise.com - 

Eli Wise writes about transitions, suburbia, distant planets, and current affairs, all shown through an emotional-personal lens. He created the genre Sci-Fi Folk to show the surreal in the ordinary.  He is a composer, performer, multi-instrumentalist, and educator.

www.artelliot.com - 

Art Elliot sings of apocalyptic futures, lost loves, ice ages and Depression-era folk art, among other topics. Born the second son of a carpenter and a singer during the height of The Catastrophe™, Elliot took to his iron horse and rode west at the age of 22. He currently dwells deep underground in a bunker near what was once known as Oakland, California.


https://www.facebook.com/events/2213403242214625/

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Bill Petitti
Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

Bill Petitti

Bill 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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The Easy Winners
Feb
15
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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Buddhist Squirrels
Feb
18
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
Feb
19
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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Sunfellow
Feb
21
7:00 PM19:00

Sunfellow

The San Francisco Bay Area band started out with singer/songwriter, Jeremy Swayne and bassist, Marcus Guerra in 2015, looking to perform their original material for anyone who would listen. Soon after, Jeremy's wife, Valerie Fife, joined on vocals and their sound evolved, reminiscent of classic pop rock from the AM era.

https://sunfellow.bandcamp.com/releases

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Handsome Hound
Feb
22
8:00 PM20:00

Handsome Hound

Handsome Hound is a folk rock group from Washington, DC, doing alright

Claire Daviss - vocals 
Cuchulain Kelly - vocals & guitars 
Allison Rosenberg - vocals & trumpet 
Ben Schifman - bass 
Andrew Northcutt - drums 
Linda Collins - alto saxophone 
Mike Dranove - trombone 

http://www.handsomehoundband.com/

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Lisa Andrea Torres
Mar
1
8:00 PM20:00

Lisa Andrea Torres

Offering a versatile repertoire in English, Portuguese and Spanish; jazz vocalist Lisa Andrea Torres a San Francisco Bay Area native, has been performing in the Bay Area, Miami, Brazil, Japan, Korea, China, Thailand, the Philippines, and Mexico for the past 25 years, five of which were spent in Rio and São Paulo, Brazil. Expressing warmth and versatility, Lisa’s vocal style and musical arrangements combine elements of contemporary jazz, Latin jazz, and Brazilian bossa nova and samba. During and while living/performing in Brazil and Miami for over thirteen years, she began singing on the Asia circuit doing 4 month-contracts in nightclubs and hotels.

Since 2010, Lisa has been appearing regularly at local venues, blending the richness and diversity of North and South American music with many of the top Bay Area straight-ahead jazz, Latin Jazz and Brazilian Jazz musicians.

Innovative and rhythmic, Lisa’s debut CD The Seventh Sense produced and recorded in Miami, offers a fresh take on classics like Burt Bacharach’s “The Look of Love”, Brazilian composer Jorge Benjor’s “Mas Que Nada”, and Milton Nascimento’s “Nada Será Como Antes”. These standards along with her original compositions, create a ‘chill-out’ blend of rhythm, lyric, and style.

http://lisaandreatorres.com/

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Jim Grantham
Mar
6
8:00 PM20:00

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
Mar
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

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Quake City Jug Band
Mar
8
8:00 PM20:00

Quake City Jug Band

Quake City Jug Band started out as an authentic jug band in the 1990’s San Francisco Folk Clubscene, but their sound and act has grown over the years to include snare drum, tap dancing, accordion, vocal harmonies, and feather boas. Their repertoire features 1920’s and 1930’s American blues, jazz and swing, a couple of songs in mediocre French, some very funny originals, and several covers of their favorite living jazz artists, Catherine Russell, Casey MacGill, The Squirrel Nut Zippers, and Pokey LaFarge.


The band’s core is a quartet of snare drum, mandolin, guitar, bass, and vocals. But they have a large roster of guest artists who often play with them. They are currently working up arrangements for The Quake City Big Jug Band, an expanded band to include a horn section and full drum kit.

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 Classical Revolution
Mar
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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Rev Rabia
Mar
15
8:00 PM20:00

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 Inside Men
Mar
16
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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Negative Hamster
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Negative Hamster

Steven Husted- Guitar/Bandleader-

Steven began his musical journey at the ripe old age of 6. From there he was always involved in everything musical from school band to private instruction to playing local parties for friends.
At age 15, Steven moved from Ct. to San Francisco, where he jumped head first into the study of jazz. By the time Steven was 23, he was one of the top call musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area, including 6 years teaching at the acclaimed Stanford Jazz Workshop.
Steven Has played with many jazz greats including Kenny Burrell, Billy Higgins, and Vince Wallace.
Now residing in Hayward, CA, Steven, as part of Negative Hamster, is taking jazz into the next century and beyond

 

Christopher Gamper-Drums-

In complete protest of all things boring and boredom related, Chris Gamper can be seen playing big drums, small drums, loud drums and quiet drums at a number of fine San Francisco Bay Area establishments. Christopher (Chris) Gamper is a busy working drummer in the San Francisco Bay Area. Take a listen to his current and most recent projects and you will hear recorded examples of Chris demonstrating his grooviness on a wide range of styles from straight ahead jazz (Chris Gamper Trio, Jazz Fourtet), funk and world beat (Standard Funk, Hop Sauce), alternative rock (Cure For Gravity), pop rock (Sugar Shack), party cover bands (Social Funktion). Check out Chris' live drumming regularly with these groups and many more at various clubs and restaurants around the Bay Area. Chris says "I am especially proud to be a part of bands and play with musicians that are writing, recording and performing original material and unique arrangements of other composers. I can create my own musical vocabulary by developing a sound and style just for that band. My passion for drums and new gear then allows me to really bring to life the sound I am envisioning." Chris would like to thank his many friends in the drum industry that have helped him to amass an arsenal of drums and percussion and is proud to have their support, especially, Canopus Drums and Aquarian Drum Heads who he is currently signed on with. Other supporters past and present include Mapex Drums, Bosphorus Cymbals, Amedia Cymbals, Crescent Cymbals, Ford Custom Drums, Gruv Gear, MCD Percussion. BM Degree in Percussion Performance and Jazz Studies from Central State University, Ohio Graduated with honors in 1995.

 

 Evan Ceremony-Bass-

Evan is a bassist from Castro Valley, CA. He has played various shows in the Bay Area and beyond with artist across all genres.

http://artistecard.com/negativehamster

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Out of Town Couple
Mar
21
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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Calle Ocho
Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Calle Ocho

Calle Ocho plays Cuban son, danzon, bolero & jazz. Kit Robinson, tres; Ismael Rodriguez, vocals, congas & percussion; Rita Hargrave, timbales & percussion; Suzanne Schrift, bass & vocals; Sara Herrera, violin & vocals; Ahni Robinson, flute.

https://www.reverbnation.com/calleocho

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Erika Anderson
Mar
27
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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Midnight Kitchen
Mar
31
5:00 PM17:00

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
Apr
2
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
Apr
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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The David Jeffrey Jazz Fourtet
Apr
4
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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Lowatters
Apr
5
8:00 PM20:00

Lowatters

The LoWatters are Ethan Okamura, Steve Trivelpiece, and Jason Loeks . The band formed in the fall of 2014 and almost immediately started performing intimate shows near their home in Northern California. In the summer of 2015 they recorded their debut album live at Skywalker Sound. The album was voted by the Marin Independent Journal as one of the top 10 local albums of 2016 . Their sound ranges from the high lonesome twang to the low down dirty roots and is inspired by classic Americana singer songwriters while still  retaining a unique sound all of it's own. 

https://www.lowatters.com/

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Classical Revolution
Apr
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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Bill Petitti
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

Bill Petitti

Bill 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
Apr
15
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
Apr
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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Hardly Strictly Jazz
Apr
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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Chris Diller
Apr
29
7:00 PM19:00

Chris Diller

The lead vocalist of Baltimore’s favorite local rock band has transitioned from big name music venues and local radio spins to nightly shows at bars and restaurants along the eastern seaboard. Experimenting with instrumentation and multiple stage plots, Diller’s signature setup now includes a kick drum, snare drum, tambourine, electric amps, harmonica and a crash cymbal triggered by a bicycle brake cable. It’s all heart playing music from head to toe.

The energetic one-man-band has been on the road since 2014 after the 
release of the self titled EP which includes the highly requested "Federal Hill." The music has found new life - the sound of a new wave of rock-folk 
and alt-country music buzzing in the Mid-Atlantic.

The soulful singer is ready to share a new record, Mother Nature Would Say, due May 25th 2018 and the single, “Three Hearts,” available everywhere now. Look out for Brian joining on bass guitar making The Diller Brothers. Keep a closer eye out for Skye, the loyal dog roadie.

http://www.chrisdillermusic.com

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Jim Grantham
May
1
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
May
2
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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WoodBarry
May
3
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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Classical Revolution
May
14
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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Rev Rabia
May
15
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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Chora Roda
May
16
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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Douye’
May
17
8:00 PM20:00

Douye’

“Jazz was the first music that I ever heard.  It was introduced to me by my Dad who always played jazz around the house. He regularly sat me down and told me to listen closely to the music, that jazz was life.” Her beloved father passed away when she was 11. “The last time I saw him, he was at the hospital, had me driven in, and he told me that he wanted me to promise him something. He wanted me to promise him that I would sing jazz after I became a woman. Years passed, life went on, and I became involved in performing and recording r&b. But when I was completing the second CD in 2013, I kept on thinking about my last conversation with my Dad. It was as if he was reminding me about my promise. I decided that I would see if I had what it took to sing jazz.”

Douye’ has since worked very hard at finding her own place in the jazz world. Rather than doing it halfway or merely copying the great jazz singers of the past, she was determined to study hard, learn a countless number of songs, and sing jazz in her own way. She paid close attention to the reactions of the audience and the musicians when she appeared at jazz jams at the World Stage in Los Angeles. “If I did not sound any good, they would certainly tell me! I gained the courage to give it a real try after getting some confirmation from the jazz crowd that I could do this.”

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The Inside Men
May
18
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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Out of Town Couple
May
21
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
May
22
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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Bill Pettiti
Jun
1
8:00 PM20:00

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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Time Out Quartet
Jun
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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Jim Grantham
Jun
5
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
Jun
6
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
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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Buddhist Squirrels
Jun
17
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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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/

View Event →
The David Jeffrey Jazz Fourtet
Jul
4
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
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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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

View Event →
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/

View Event →
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. 

View Event →
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/

View Event →
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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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

View Event →
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

View Event →
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/

View Event →
 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/

View Event →
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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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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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

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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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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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Buddhist Squirrels
Jan
21
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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Hardly Strictly Jazz
Jan
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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Briget Boyle
Jan
18
8:00 PM20:00

Briget Boyle

http://www.brigetboyle.com/

Briget Boyle is a folk-rock songwriter, vocalist, and guitar player based in Oakland, California. 

Growing up in Los Angeles, she sang backup for her mother, recording artist Karen Tobin, and worked with her father in Hollywood's film scoring studios. She began writing songs as a teenager. Currently, as part of a full schedule of performing, teaching, and touring, Briget released her second album. “The Next Line” has been hailed as “a thoroughly fascinating and gripping listen from Boyle" by Gabriel Aikins, Substream Magazine.

Briget has toured nationally and internationally with the renowned women's vocal ensemble Kitka and the Bay Area's premier Balkan brass band Brass Menažeri. In addition to being a featured soloist on a variety of Kitka recordings, she is also the featured vocalist on the song  "Crush," by Beats Antique.

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Handsome Hound
Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

Handsome Hound

Handsome Hound is a folk rock group from Washington, DC, doing alright

Claire Daviss - vocals 
Cuchulain Kelly - vocals & guitars 
Allison Rosenberg - vocals & trumpet 
Ben Schifman - bass 
Andrew Northcutt - drums 
Linda Collins - alto saxophone 
Mike Dranove - trombone 

http://www.handsomehoundband.com/

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Ariel Wang
Jan
15
7:00 PM19:00

Ariel Wang

An eclectic musician, Ariel Wang’s songs will bring you to the Appalachians and then throw you into a psychedelic trance.  Her music speaks of sadness and longing, love made and grown, tigers who come to play, and an ever longing to break any and all boundaries conceived.  Whether on the guitar or fiddle, banjo or foot-tapping, her tunes are refreshing yet timeless.  Sometimes she takes the stage with just her mandolin buddy Terrell Liedstrand, other times with a full band, but you can be sure she’s always got some surprise collaborators popping in.

https://arielwangmusic.com/

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The Inside Men
Jan
12
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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Octomalien
Jan
10
7:00 PM19:00

Octomalien

8 limbs, and all the feels! A two person super-group featuring Chris Jordan and Emily McVicker. Musical sound scapes, high energy pop and funk tunes and original music! iTunes: Mermaid Antidote

Octomalien: Emily McVicker and Chris Jordan. 8 limbs, and all the feels! Multiple instruments and a big sound, as if you were hearing a full 6 piece band! This show is dynamic, high energy and created completely live in front of your eyes. Fierce keyboards, vocals, percussion, bass, harmony, and live-looping!

https://www.facebook.com/pg/octomalien

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Classical Revolution
Jan
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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Jim Grantham
Jan
4
8:00 PM20:00

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/

View Event →
The David Jeffrey Jazz Fourtet
Jan
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

View Event →
Bill Pettiti
Dec
29
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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WoodBarry
Dec
28
7:00 PM19:00

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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Rev Rabia
Dec
22
8:00 PM20:00

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.

Keizo, a former session musician in Japan, brought his exensive rock music knowledege to create a perfect blend of Folk Rock and Americana.  He formerly was a studio musician in Japan before coming to the states in 1979 and becoming a rock photo journalist. He worked for the late Chet Helms and became friends with several of his rock heroes from the formative days of San Francisco music scene.

https://www.revrabia.com/

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Buddhist Squirrels
Dec
21
7:00 PM19:00

Buddhist Squirrels

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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