The Easy Winners
Mar
19
7:00 PM19:00

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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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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of Rolling Thunder
Mar
22
8:00 PM20:00

of Rolling Thunder

Rolling Thunder brings an innovative appreciation of Bob Dylan.  Take mix of Dylan classics and Bootleg series gems, add a heaping spoon full of Grateful Dead essence, some Van Morrison passion, and a pinch of Dr. John cajun hot sauce.  Then shake it all up!  Ahhh….

You got it.  We take the songs of Dylan, the Dead and others and make them our own.  We promise to keep you movin’ and groovin’ throughout the show.

 

Multi-talented Berkeley singer Zoe Carter brings us delicious lead vocals and harmonies. Brian Bloom, lead vocals and some amazing guitar work.  Oakland’s Steve Capper (keys) and Martin Gran (guitar) bring the RnB and soul sensibilities.  Our S.F. bass and drum duo, Charlie McCoy and Joe Mockus, lock down the rhythm and keep the groove goin’ non-stop.  And finally, harmonica virtuoso Paul Herzoff and siren whistle savant John Bock bring divine color and texture. 

Come see (and taste) for yourself.

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

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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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Choro Sem Nome
Mar
25
7:00 PM19:00

Choro Sem Nome

Choro Sem Nome began when Ron Galen joined Aldo Mosca, Daniel Krakauer then added their former percussionist and began performing around the Bay Area in 2015. Since then they’ve added a reed chair and continue to enjoy exploring the vast and musically rich genre of Brazil’s vintage ragtime music, choro.

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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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The Clifton Street Regulars
Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

The Clifton Street Regulars

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

https://www.cliftonstreetregulars.com/home/

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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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Leavened Bread
Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

Leavened Bread

Leavened Bread plays an eclectic mix of blues, jazz and folk.  Nancy Colman (vocals/guitar), Bob Mannion (lead guitar) and Alex Reisman (bass) began their collaboration almost a decade ago and love to share their music at small Bay Area venues like Caffe Chiave. The band also enjoys performing as volunteers for local nonprofits, such as Bread & Roses.


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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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Ray Bierl
Apr
18
7:00 PM19:00

Ray Bierl

Ray Bierl has been performing songs from across the American landscape for well on to six decades. He’s a musical storyteller who draws on a wide range of genres and styles—cowboy ballads, vintage rock and roll hits, traditional folk songs, Tin Pan Alley songs and country classics. Plays a pretty mean fiddle too

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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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Max Newton, Carol Denney, and Wendell Wolff
Apr
25
7:00 PM19:00

Max Newton, Carol Denney, and Wendell Wolff

Wendell Wolff

Going solo tonight at Caffe Chiave, Wendell is half of MountainHouse, two guys who have been called "mystics in the mountain."  Music with an uplifting spiritual bent from prog rock to blues.  You'ill feel like you've been to the mountains. Refreshed, heartened and ready for life's next season.


Max Newton  
sings about love and other gushy stuff and outsiders and politics and losers and hope and cynicism and joy and triumph. Some protagonists have questionable moral fiber.  Some are noble and kind.  Some are only partly there...

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaJ04KVU0w6Ny61-2Cmwntg

Carol Denney
Award-winning activist songwriter whose work goes right off the edge featuring powerful personal and comic songs highlighted by a unique guitar style alternating with the English concertina. Carol Denney puts the WTF in sing-alongs.

The Cruel Lullaby: at http://youtu.be/mEAiTYOVDnI



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The Easy Winners
Apr
26
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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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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Hither
Apr
30
7:00 PM19:00

Hither

Hither is a San Francisco based duo featuring singer songwriter Suzanne Kramer (The Sugar Ponies, ♡ just Suzanne) with instrumentalist producer Mark Jeffery (The Mobile Homeboys, originator of ProTools).

Delicate and nuanced, their music blends traditional acoustic instruments with evocative electronic timbres.  Sultry vocals with rich harmonies evoke a sense of unabashed vulnerability and intimacy.

https://hithermusic.com/home

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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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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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The Easy Winners
May
24
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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The Clifton Street Regulars
May
25
8:00 PM20:00

The Clifton Street Regulars

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

https://www.cliftonstreetregulars.com/home/

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Sol-Setter
May
27
7:00 PM19:00

Sol-Setter

Sol-Setter is Manu Beker and Thor Sigurdsson's musical folk duo based in Los Angeles, California. Their style is best described as warm and cozy guitar based ballads accompanied by the duo's tight vocal harmonies in a combination that is sure to transport the listener into a nostalgic, open country soundscape. Some of Sol-Setters influences include: Feel Foxes, Hozier, Kings of Convenience, Tallest Man on Earth and Bon Iver.

https://solsetter.com

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Max Newton, Carol Denney, and Wendell Wolff
May
30
7:00 PM19:00

Max Newton, Carol Denney, and Wendell Wolff

Wendell Wolff

Going solo tonight at Caffe Chiave, Wendell is half of MountainHouse, two guys who have been called "mystics in the mountain."  Music with an uplifting spiritual bent from prog rock to blues.  You'ill feel like you've been to the mountains. Refreshed, heartened and ready for life's next season.


Max Newton  
sings about love and other gushy stuff and outsiders and politics and losers and hope and cynicism and joy and triumph. Some protagonists have questionable moral fiber.  Some are noble and kind.  Some are only partly there...

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaJ04KVU0w6Ny61-2Cmwntg

Carol Denney
Award-winning activist songwriter whose work goes right off the edge featuring powerful personal and comic songs highlighted by a unique guitar style alternating with the English concertina. Carol Denney puts the WTF in sing-alongs.

The Cruel Lullaby: at http://youtu.be/mEAiTYOVDnI



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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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The Easy Winners
Jun
14
8:00 PM20:00

The Easy Winners

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

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

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

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


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

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


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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

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The Inside Men
Jul
13
8:00 PM20:00

The Inside Men

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

http://www.theinsidemen.com/

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

Out of Town Couple

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

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WoodBarry
Jul
19
8:00 PM20:00

WoodBarry

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

We do not tweet; neither do we twerk…

http://woodbarry.com/

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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

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Jim Grantham
Aug
7
7:00 PM19:00

Jim Grantham

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

http://nightbirdmusic.com/

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 Bill Pettiti
Aug
8
7:00 PM19:00

Bill Pettiti

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

 https://billpetitti.com/

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Classical Revolution
Aug
13
7:00 PM19:00

Classical Revolution

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

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

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

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

http://www.classicalrevolution.org

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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. 


View Event →
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/

View Event →
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

View Event →
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

View Event →
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/

View Event →
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

View Event →
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/

View Event →
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

View Event →
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

View Event →
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/

View Event →
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.

View Event →
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/

View Event →
The David Jeffrey Jazz Fourtet
Nov
7
6:00 PM18:00

The David Jeffrey Jazz Fourtet

https://www.jazzfourtet.com/

Cory Wright - tenor sax   

 David Jeffrey - bass     

Chris Gamper - drums

 . . . are current core members of the Fourtet.

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

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

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

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

circle of music include: 

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

 Guitar: Cody Anderson and Ken Husbands

 Drums: Rick RiveraOtto Huber, and  Jon Arkin

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

The Inside Men

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

http://www.theinsidemen.com/

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

Classical Revolution

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

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

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

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

http://www.classicalrevolution.org

View Event →
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

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Classical Revolution
Dec
10
7:00 PM19:00

Classical Revolution

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

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

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

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

http://www.classicalrevolution.org

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Jim Grantham
Dec
11
7:00 PM19:00

Jim Grantham

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

http://nightbirdmusic.com/

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In the Swing
Dec
12
8:00 PM20:00

In the Swing

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

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

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

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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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Leilani and the Distractions
Mar
18
7:00 PM19:00

Leilani and the Distractions

Leilani Villamor:

Lead Singer of the San Francisco Bay area band Leilani & The Distractions. Showcases include on stage performances with band members from, Earth Wind & Fire, Malo, Was Not Was, George Michael, Chaka Khan, Eric Burden and Elton John. Former lead singer & songwriter for the LA band The Dodo Heads.

Hawaiian Native – Maui, Born October 17th, 1975.

Kids Incorporated – Disney Auditions 1988

Loyal Gardner Mother’s day Concert 1988 – Original Song Performed “Aloha Grandma”

Local Radio Station Airplay 1989 – Original Song “Let Us Help the Ones Who Are Needy”

Brown Bags to Stardom – Hawaii 3rd Place Original Song Performed “Coming Back”

American Idol Season 2 – Las Vegas, NV

American Idol Season 6 – San Francisco, CA

Published Songwriter for artist Billy Hufsey 2004 – Original Song Cowritten “I Always Knew”

Open Call Theatre Showcase 2005 McCallum Theatre – Original Song Performed “Tadpole” with the Dodo Heads

Desert Star KMIR 6 CBS – Round One: 1st Place 2007

Palm Springs Voice – Contestant 2012

The Voice - Open Call 2019


Ron Enos:

Native San Francisco musician who studied guitar in Reno, NV. Performances include the Jackson 5 and San Diego, CA area bands. He's currently touring with Michael Furlongs Tom Petty Tribute Band & Richie Baron.

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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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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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Hither
Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

Hither

Hither is a San Francisco based duo featuring singer songwriter Suzanne Kramer (The Sugar Ponies, ♡ just Suzanne) with instrumentalist producer Mark Jeffery (The Mobile Homeboys, originator of ProTools).

Delicate and nuanced, their music blends traditional acoustic instruments with evocative electronic timbres.  Sultry vocals with rich harmonies evoke a sense of unabashed vulnerability and intimacy.

https://hithermusic.com/home

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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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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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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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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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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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Choro Sem Nome
Feb
25
7:00 PM19:00

Choro Sem Nome

Choro Sem Nome began when Ron Galen joined Aldo Mosca, Daniel Krakauer then added their former percussionist and began performing around the Bay Area in 2015. Since then they’ve added a reed chair and continue to enjoy exploring the vast and musically rich genre of Brazil’s vintage ragtime music, choro.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Eli Wise
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Eli Wise

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.

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