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Today’s Birthday Celebrations

On Friday October 7th We Celebrate The Birthday Of

Yo Yo Ma the world’s best loved and multi-faceted cellist turns
67 years old

John Mellencamp one of the most successful mainstream rock singers of the 1980s and ’90s, with a heartland blend of hard rock and folk turns 72 years old

Uncle Dave Macon the supremely skilled banjo player who was influential in bridging the folk and vaudeville music of the nineteenth century and the more modern music of the phonograph record, the radio, and motion pictures was born 152 years ago

Jo Jones the drum anchor in the famous All American Rhythm Section with Count Basie’s band and is credited with the transfer of the essential pulse of jazz music from the bass drum to the hi-hat cymbal, influencing such modern drummers as Max Roach was born 111 years ago

Suggested Concerts & Shows For This Week

Friday October 7th

Yoshi’s 510 Embarcadero West Oakland 8:00 PM & 10:00 PM Showtimes Oakland based pianist, composer, emcee, producer, educator, and activist Kev Choice and his Kev Choice Ensemble, combines elements of Hip Hop, Jazz, soul, funk, and classical to create his own unique sound as a pianist and lyricist. Highly Recommended!!!! $25 Cover Charge Per Set

The Freight & Salvage   2020 Addison Street Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime.. American songwriter, folk singer, humorist, and actor Loudon Wainwright III career spans four decades and is highlighted by more than two dozen album releases. He is a great performer and story teller.  Highly Recommended!!!!!  $34 Cover Charge..

Mr. Tipples 39 Fell St, San Francisco 6:00 PM & 7:30 PM Showtimes Dynamic Bay Area Jazz singer Loretta Gooden and The SF Jazz Quintet draws its inspiration from the masters of the hard bop era: Hank Mobley, Art Blakey, Clifford Brown, Sonny Clark, and a host of other composers and performers of the era. The jazz quintet feature Greg Gotelli on drums, Sam Cady on piano, Charlie McCarthy on tenor sax, Joe Cohen on alto sax and Ari Munkres on bass. Highly Recommended!!!! $12-$20 Cover Charge Per Set

Ivy Room 860 San Pablo Avenue Albany 8:00 PM Showtime
The John Doe Folk Trio is the latest project from the X frontman. Formed in his home of Austin, TX, the trio recorded Doe’s latest album
“Fables In a Foreign Land”
and consists of Doe, bassist Kevin Smith (Willie Nelson) and drum Conrad Choucron (NRBQ). Opening up is Northern California based indie Americana singer/songwriter guitarist
Ismay.
Highly Recommended!!!! $30 Cover Charge


Bottom Of The Hill
233 17th St, San Francisco 8:30 PM Showtime
A great show in store featuring Austin, Texas based soul/funk, r&b and gospel singer/songwriter performer wild child Kelsey Wilson aka
Sir Woman. Also on the bill is Los Angeles based blues/rock & soul singer/songwriter musician Dylan Meek and opening the show is a retro rock/pop band from Point Reyes El Radio Fantastique. Sir Woman is definitely worth checking out.
Highly Recommended!!!!! $18 Cover Charge

Bird & Beckett 653 Chenery St, San Francisco 7:30 PM-9:30 PM Showtime Saxophonist/flutist/composer Jean Fineberg and her outstanding quartet featuring keyboardist Frank Martin, guitarist Nancy Wenstrom, bassist Marc Levine and drummer T. Moran. The ensemble will perform tunes from Jean’s latest album, Jean Fineberg & JAZZphoria. Highly Recommended!!!!
$25 Cover Charge

Tupelo 1337 Grant Street San Francisco 9:30 PM Showtime
Jinx Jones & The Kingtones will have the joint rockin’ this evening. “Jinx is a guitar virtuoso who seamlessly moves from rockabilly to jazz to twang and back again, sometimes in the same song. I highly Recommend seeing this band!!!! Highly Recommended!!!!! No Cover Charge

Curio’s Bar 775 Valencia San Francisco 7:00 PM 10:00 PM Showtime
Hobbs & Company featuring Jeff Hobbs, Tom Edler, and Ben Slater delve into a world of jazz and Grateful Dead-inspired tunes. Edler’s bass grooves are a perfect match with Slater’s classically trained, jazz-minded, and rock souled piano, all supported by a surprising auditory narrative played by multi-instrumentalist Jeff Hobbs. Highly Recommended!!!! N/C

Piano Flight 144 Taylor Street San Francisco 6:00 PM Showtime
Jazz blues pianist
Max Chanowitz continues his regular weekly
Friday Happy Hour set on Piano Flight’s
(digital) cabaret stage playing classics, originals, and a few spicy video game theme song covers.
Highly Recommended!!!!! N/C

Main Street Kitchen & Bar 1358 N. Main Street Walnut Creek 6:00 PM-9:30 PM Showtime … Robert Dellinger & the Alpha Rhythm Kings is one of the Bay Areas premier swing, vintage lounge and boogie-woogie bands. Highly Recommended.. N/C ‘

The Local Edition 691 Market Street San Francisco 8:30 PM-11:30 PM Showtime Oaklando is a Bay area band that has fused the danceable grooves of Afro-Peru with the experimental sounds of Oaktown!
Highly Recommended!!!!!! No Cover Charge

Saturday October 8th

Jerry Garcia Amphitheater 40nJohn F Shelley Drive McLaren Park
San Francisco 2:00 PM Showtime.. The Jerry Garcia Amphitheater Concert Series presents
The Due South Concert Series featuring Los Angeles bases Ozomatli .whose success is exemplified in an impressive variety of genres from classic to modern Latino, urban, hip-hop and other world styles. The “Dioses del Baile,” or “Gods of Dance,” have created one of the most exciting, captivating and flat-out fun live shows, forging new sounds that keep fans on their toes and the world dancing. Also performing is Oakland based La Misa Negra a 7-piece band known for their unique blend of heavyweight cumbia and high-energy, Afro-Latin music. This is a free event.

Piedmont Piano Company 1728 San Pablo Avenue Oakland 8:00 PM Showtime Russell Ferrante, through his solo projects and his work with the Yellowjackets, has been one of jazz music’s most innovative and original voices for over 40 years. He is on tour with his trio promoting is 2021 release Inflexion in early 2021. The band features Ferrante on piano, David Hughes on bass and Steve Schaeffer on drums. This is one show to definitely check out. Highly Recommended!!!! $30 Cover Charge

Saratoga Mountain Winery Concert Series 14831 Pierce Rd, Saratoga 7:30 PM Showtime One of the most influential new wave, pop ska punk bands in the 80’s is back together as Oingo Boingo Former Members featuring Johnny ‘Vatos’ Hernadez on drums, Steve Bartek on guitar, John Avila on bass, Sam ‘SLUGGO’ Phippson saxophone, Carl Graves on keyboards and Brendan McCreary on vocals. This should be a very fun show. Highly Recommended!!!!! $40-$185 Cover Charge

Amado’s SF 998 Valencia San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime
A great night of music featuring some up and coming talented musicians. Headlining is Los Angeles based jazz, pop/blues singer songwriter musician
Jess Best. The lineup also includes San Francisco based 6 piece funk/r&b pop band Sally Mango and opening the night isOakland based pop singer/songwriter multi-instrumentalist Lizzy Dutton. Jess Best is definitely worth checking out.. Highly Recommended!!!!! $20 Cover Charge

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison Street Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime.   Canadian based multiple JUNO Award-winning singer and composer Kiran Ahluwalia is an acclaimed musician with roots in Indian classical, Sufi, Ghazal, and Punjabi folk music, Ahluwalia’s free-ranging artistic curiosity can be clearly heard in her newest album, 7 Billion, a travelogue overflowing with the sounds of West African Blues, contemporary jazz, and American R&B. Supported by a five-piece ensemble led by her musical and life partner, the award- winning guitarist Rez Abbasi, and propelled by her enchanting voice and riveting compositions, Ahluwalia’s live shows are entertaining explorations across her creative world. Highly Recommended!!!!!
$30 Cover Charge

The Sound Room 3022 Broadway, Oakland 8:00 PM Showtime
Jazz icon
Michael O’Neill teams up with the lead vocalist from Santana,
Tony Lindsay
, and Latin Grammy winner Omar Ledezma for The Latin Band along with John R. Burr on piano, Dan Feiszli on bass, Jason Lewis on drums, and Erik Jekabson on trumpet to play Latin arrangements of tunes by Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Al Jarreau, Bill Withers, and some standards based on arrangements by the members of the band. This will be an amazing evening of music. Highly Recommended!!!! $25 Cover Charge

Bottom Of The Hill 233 17th St, San Francisco 8:30 PM Showtime
A great show in store featuring London based alternative new wave rockers
Sports Team. Rounding out the night is Oakland based indie punk rockers The Pleasure Routine and Walnut Creek based indie rockers Corey Duffel. Highly Recommended!!!!! $20 Cover Charge

Hopmonk Novato 224 Vintage Way Novato 6:00 PM Showtime
The John Doe Folk Trio is the latest project from the X frontman. Formed in his home of Austin, TX, the trio recorded Doe’s latest album “Fables In a Foreign Land” and consists of Doe, bassist Kevin Smith (Willie Nelson) and drum Conrad Choucron (NRBQ). Opening up is the powerful indie Americana singer/songwriter guitarist Megan Slankard. Highly Recommended!!!! $30-$48 cover Charge

The Sound Room 3022 Broadway, Oakland 8:00 PM Showtime
Bay Area based
The Mighty Mules Blues Band has been described as “infectiously grooving” and “a groove-laden crossroads where slinky
T-Bone Walker-esque West Coast shuffles, Stax soul scorchers and raucous Chicago blues all converge.” Band members include Kelvin Dixon on drums and vocals, Jeff Magidson on guitar and vocals, Mike Waters on saxophone, Isabelle Magidson on bass and vocals and Lee Bloom on piano and organ.
Highly Recommended!!!!! $23 Cover Charge

Tupelo 1337 Grant Ave, San Francisco 9:00 PM-1:00 AM Showtime..
If you don’t know
Johnny Z and the Camaros you haven’t been in San Francisco long enough. They played as the house band for over two decades at the old Gold Dust, seven nights a week. Talk about a music catalog.. They are such a fun rock and roll band. They will have Tupelo rockin’ out. Highly Recommended!!!!! N/C.

Curio’s Bar 775 Valencia San Francisco 12:00 PM 3:00 PM Showtime
Oakland based
Citizen’s Jazz is deeply rooted in the traditions of jazz, soul, funk, Latin, with an added level of experimentation. The band is led by upright & electric bassist Caroline Chung joined by Berkeley based guitarist Khalil Foal-Anthony. Highly Recommended!!!!! N/C

Curio Bar 775 Valencia San Francisco 7:00 PM 10:00 PM Showtime
The Curiosities Jazz Band is a tiny ensemble playing the standards of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. Inspired by the small group swing of Johnny Hodges, Mary Lou Williams, and Benny Goodman, the band focuses on developing a classic repertoire for listening or dancing. Highly Recommended N/C

The Liberties SF 998 Guerrero Street San Francisco 4:00 PM-6:00 PM Showtime. The great San Francisco ensemble Classical Revolution focuses on bringing live chamber music to fun neighborhood venues including restaurants, bars, and cafes. Highly Recommended!!! $5 Cover Charge

Main Street Kitchen & Bar 1358 N. Main Street Walnut Creek 6:00 PM-9:30 PM Showtime… Charles Wheal and his band play a variety of blues and roots music that has been winning fans since. This band is really good. Highly Recommended!!!!! No Cover Charge

Sunday October 9th

Hopmonk Novato 224 Vintage Way Novato 2:00 PM Showtime
American songwriter, folk singer, humorist, and actor
Loudon Wainwright III career spans four decades and is highlighted by more than two dozen album releases. He is a great performer and story teller.  Highly Recommended!!!!!  $40-$65 Cover Charge..

Bird & Beckett 653 Chenery St, San Francisco 5:00 PM Showtime
Nashville Honeymoon is the Bay Area’s First Couple of Rockabilly and Country Music! Honky-tonk sweethearts Hank and Lynne the classic country sounds of the 50s and 60s.  Their music is a modern reworking of the classic country sounds of the 50s and 60s drawing on country, rockabilly, and honky-tonk traditions. Highly Recommended!!! $20 Cover Charge

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison Street Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime Kurt Rosenwinkel has been at the forefront of the contemporary jazz music scene for more than two decades. Among his generation of jazz musicians he has been one of the most beloved guitarists due to his originality setting trends with new ideas about harmony and form. He will be performing with his quartet featuring Kurt on guitar, Taylor Eigsti on piano, Eric Revis on bass and Gregory Hutchinson on drums. This is a show definitely worth checking out.. Highly Recommended!!!!! $34 Cover Charge

The Back Room 1984 Bonita Avenue Berkeley 7:30 PM Showtime ..
Legendary jazz/soul guitarist
Calvin Keys performs as part of the “when lights are low” series. For the past 30 years Keys has established himself as one of the great swinging jazz guitarists who has performed with Ray Charles, Ahmad Jamal, John Handy, Bobby Hutcherson, Eddie Marshall, Sonny Stitt, Pharoah Sanders and Joe Henderson. He will be performing with his outstanding quartet featuring Keys on guitar, Joel Kruzic on bass Arthur Maxwell on saxes and flute and Jason Lewis on drums. This is a great intimate venue to see this master perform. Highly Recommended!!!!!!!
$25 Cover Charge..

The Palace Of Fine Arts 3601 Lyon St, San Francisco 7:00 PM Showtime Singer/songwriter, poet, humorist and entertainer Henry Rollins emerged as a post-punk renaissance man, without the self-conscious trappings that plague many ’80s artists is records are uncompromising, intense, cathartic fusions of hard rock, funk, post-punk noise and jazz experimentalism, with Rollins shouting angry, biting self examinations and accusations over the grind. He is one of a kind. Highly Recommended!!!!! $35-$160 Cover Charge

Ocean Ale House 1314 Ocean Avenue San Francisco 2:00 PM Showtime
A great afternoon of blues and traditional roots music featuring

Ragg & Norton
with Hans Ragg on vocals & guitar and Justin Norton on vocals & harmonica. Highly Recommended!!! No Cover Charge

Curio Bar 775 Valencia San Francisco 12:00 PM-3:00 PM Showtime
The New Moldy Figs explore a fresh perspective on classic mid-20th century jazz repertoire. The band features Paul Robinson guitar, Ned Boynton guitar, and Michael Price bass. Highly Recommended!!!! No Cover Charge

Concert Recommendation This Week

8:00 PM Sunday The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison Street Berkeley Kurt Rosenwinkel


Upcoming Concerts of Note

October 7th Yoshi’s Kev Choice Ensemble

October 7th Loudin Wainwright lll The Freight & Salvage

October 8th Ozomatli Gerry Garcia Amphitheater

October 8th-9th Spyro Gyra Yoshi’s

October 9th Henry Rollins Palace Of Fine Arts Theatre

October 11th Red Rum Club Cornerstone Berkeley

October 12th Masonic Auditorium Tom Jones

October 13th Nitty Gritty Dirt Band The Freight & Salvage

October 14th Sweetwater Music Hall Metalachi

October 14th Yoshi’s Kronos Quartet

October 14th Qwanqwa The Freight & Salvage

October 14th Todd Snider Great American Music Hall

October 15th & 16th Van Morrison Saratoga Mountain Wine Concert

October 16th John Hartford’s Fiddle Tune Project The Freight & Salvage

October 16th The Back Room Howell Devine

October 17th Kuumbwa Jazz Center Kenny Garrett

October 19th Hopmonk Novato Ron Artis ll

October 19th August Hall Louis Cole Big Band

October 19th Sophie B. Hawkins Yoshi’s

October 20th Sweetwater Music Hall Andrew Duhon, Tim Snider & Wolfgang Timber

October 21st Marley’s Ghost The Freight & Salvage

October 21st Yoshi’s Eddie Palmieri

October 22nd Yoshi’s Eddie Palmieri

October 22nd SF Jazz The Headhunters

October 23rd SF Jazz The Headhunters

October 23rd Yoshi’s Bob James Trio

October 23rd Sweetwater Music Hall Shovels & Rope

October 24th Kuumbwa Jazz Center Bob James Trio

October 25th Oumou Sangare The Freight & Salvage

October 26th Oumou Sangare The Freight & Salvage

October 27th Sweetwater Music Hall George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Partners

October 28th Sweetwater Music Hall George Porter Jr. & Runnin’ Partners

October 28th Yoshi’s Larry Carlton

October 29th Masonic Auditorium The B-52’s Final Tour

October 30th Masonic Auditorium The B-52’s Final Tour

November 3rd Lyle Lovett & John Hyiatt Frost Amphitheater

November 4th Sweetwater Music Hall Big Brother & The Holding Company

November 4th Dave Mason The Freight & Salvage

November 6th Dave Mason The Freight & Salvage

November 4th Yoshi’s Sergio Mendes

November 4th Dragon Smoke The Independant SF

November 5th Dragon Smoke The Independant SF

November 5h Yoshi’s Sergio Mendes

November 5th Marc Rebillet The Greek Theatre Berkeley

November 9th Black Opry Review The Freight & Salvage

November 10th Sweetwater Music Hall Will Bernard

November 11th Sweetwater Music Hall Bonnie Hayes

November 11th Yoshi’s Sheila E. & The E-Train

November 11th Bettye LaVette The Freight & Salvage

November 12th Bettye LaVette The Freight & Salvage

November 12th Sweetwater Music Hall Tommy Castro & The Painkillers

November 12th Yoshi’s Sheila E. & The E-Train

November 13th Yoshi’s Sheila E. & The E-Train

November 13th Bach Dancing & Dymamite Society Django Festival Allstars

November 13th Sweetwater Music Hall Jules Broussard

November 15th Yoshi’s Benny Green

November 17th SF Jazz Joe Lovano

November 17th Sweetwater Music Hall Bob Weir & Friends

November 18th Sweetwater Music Hall Garage A Trois

November 18th Yoshi’s Arturo Sandoval

November 18th SF Jazz Joe Lovano Classic Quartet

November 19th SF Jazz Joe Lovano Quartet & John Scofield

November 19th Sweetwater Music Hall Garage A Trois

November 19th Yoshi’s Arturo Sandoval

November 20th Yoshi’s Arturo Sandoval

November 20th SF Jazz Joe Lovano & dave Douglas Quintet

November 20th Bach Dancing & Dymamite Society John Scofield Solo

November 20th Sweetwater Music Hall Garage A Trois

November 21st Kuumbwa Jazz Center Joe Lovano & The Dave Douglas Quintet

November 25th The Freight & Salvage Tuck & Patti

November 28th Great American Music Hall Lemonheads

November 29th Great American Music Hall A John Waters Christmas

November 30th Sweetwater Music Hall Ramblin’ Jack Elliot

December 1st Blue Note Napa Watkins Family Hour

December 1st SF Jazz Jazz Mafia Holiday Heist

December 2nd SF Jazz Jazz Mafia Holiday Heist

December 2nd Bankhead Theatre Gabby Moreno Quartet

December 2nd The Freight & Salvage John Santos Sextet

December 3rd Hopmonk Novato Danny Click & The Hell Yeahs

December 3rd SF Jazz Jazz Mafia Holiday Heist

December 3rd SF Jazz Adam Shulman

December 4th SF Jazz Jazz Mafia Holiday Heist

December 4th Bach Dancing & Dymamite Society Tiffany Austin

December 8th The Freight & Salvage Jim Campilongo 4-Tet

December 8th SF Jazz Erik Jakabson Quintet

December 9th SF Jazz Erik Jakabson Quintet

December 9th The Freight & Salvage Booker T. Jones

December 9th Sweetwater Music Hall Anders Osborne

December 10th Sweetwater Music Hall Anders Osborne

December 10th The Freight & Salvage Booker T. Jones

December 11th Cornerstone Berkeley Squirrel Nut Zippers Christmas Caravan Tour

December 13th Sweetwater Music Hall Mark Hummel Band With Jr. Watson

December 14th SF Jazz Pink Martini

December 15th SF Jazz Pink Martini

December 16th SF Jazz Pink Martini

December 16th The Back Room Mark Hummel With Jr. Watson

December 16th Great American Music Hall The Mother Hips

December 17th Great American Music Hall The Mother Hips

December 17th SF Jazz Pink Martini

December 18th SF Jazz Pink Martini

December 18th Great American Music Hall The Mother Hips Acoustic Show

December 29th SF Jazz Monsieur Perine

December 30th SF Jazz Monsieur Perine

December 31st Sweetwater Music Hall Hot Buttered Rum

December 31st SF Jazz Monsieur Perine

January 1st SF Jazz Monsieur Perine

Turn Your Radio On……

Radio Programming Recommendations for Friday October 7th

If you are out and about today here a some great local radio programs worth checking out!!

KCSM 91.1 Without a doubt the preeminent 24 hour Jazz radio station in the world.

Other Radio Programs Of Note

6:00 AM-9:00 AM KPOO 89.5 FM The Emmett Powell Gospell Caravan hosted by Marcus Johnson

9:00 AM-Noon Cuba Canta KPOO 89.5 FM Jose Ruiz hosts a great salsa music program

8:00 PM-10:00 PM KPFA 94.1 FM La Onda Bajita.. Lowrider soul, with a mix of barrio oldies and raza knowledge

10:00 PM-Midnight KPFA 94.1 FM The History Of Funk. Two hours of the strongest, stankiest, uncut funk anywhere on the airwaves, hosted by Rickey Vincent.

If you able to stream my recommendation for great music programming throughout the day and evening is WWOZ. I recommend starting the morning off at 7:00 AM for a great two hours of music with Traditional Jazz With Keith Hill

Following Keith is three hours of funk, traditional jazz, blues, zydeco r&b and soul with the New Orleans Music Show With Black Mold Or Bill DeTurk .

Following Bill or Black Mold at noon is one of the best blues programs on the air this side of the Milky Way with The Blues Breakdown With Valerie “The Problem Child” Kacprzak .

Following Valerie at 2:00 PM is three hours of great jazz music with Jazz From The French Market With Charles Burchell

Following Vin at 5:00 PM is 3 hours of blues, rock funk and soul on Music Of Mass Distraction With Black Mold

Following Black Mold at 8:00 PM is two hours of great R&B with a little funk and mixed in with The Rhythm Room With Allan-Alski Lasky

Following Allan at 10:00 PM is a great three hours of blues, r&b/soul and rock n’ roll with The Midnight Cap With Jennifer Brady

Video Pick Of The Week

Stevie Ray Vaughan was rocking powerhouse of a guitarist who gave blues a burst of momentum in the ’80s, with influence still felt long after his tragic death. Vaughan emerged as one of the leading modern electric blues artists of his generation, helping to reignite interest in the genre from the ’80s onward. Vaughan drew equally from bluesmen like Albert King Otis Rush, and Muddy Waters and rock & roll players like Jimi Hendrix and Lonnie Mack, as well as the stray jazz guitarist like Kenny Burrell, developing a uniquely eclectic and fiery style that sounded like no other guitarist, regardless of genre. In celebration of Stevie’s 68th Birthday on Monday, I would like to highly recommend the outstanding 2014 documentary Rise Of A Bluesman: Stevie Ray Vaughan 1954-1983 which reveals and dissects the formative years of Stevie Ray Vaughan’s career – his influences and recordings – and traces the history of Texas blues itself, identifying Vaughan’s place within this larger tradition. Featuring rare archive footage, exclusive interviews and a host of other features which all at once provide the finest document on the celebrated guitarist yet to emerge.

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