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Intune is a resource for live local music listings around the Bay Area. Find out what’s happening, whose playing music and the venues that feature live music!! Also let me what shows are coming up that you plan on attending as well as venues you like. Your feed back is important and very much appreciated.

Here are some upcoming suggestions for concerts, shows and festivals in the next few months

Festivals

Strawberry Music Spring Festival Nevada Fair Grounds Grass Valley May 25th -30th

Line up includes Sam Bush, Samantha Fish, David Bromberg Quintet, Watkins Family Hour

California Roots Festival Monterey Fairgrounds May 26th-29th

Line up includes Stephen Marley, Rebelution, Slightly Stupid, Ice Cube

Bottlerock Napa Valley May 27-May 29

Lineup includes Metallica, Pink, Pitbull, The Black Crowes, Luke Combs

Hog Farm Hideaway Black Oak Ranch Laytonville June 10-12

Lineup includes The String Cheese Incident, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Keller Williams

Stern Grove Festival San Francisco Every Sunday From June 12th-August 14th

Great Line up this year with Tower Of Power and Too Short kicking off the 85th Season

California Bluegrass Association Father’s Day Bluegrass Festival Nevada County Fairgrounds June 16th-19th

Lineup includes Della Mae, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, The Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band

Upcoming Concerts of Note

May 26th & May 27th David Bromberg Quintet The Freight & Salvage Berkeley

May 28th Suzy Boggus The Freight & Salvage Berkeley

June 9th & 10th Taj Mahal & Ry Cooder Great American Music Hall

June 10th Erykah Badu The Freight & Salvage Berkeley

June 10th & 11th The California Honeydrops The Fillmore

June 11th Alison Wonderland The Greek Theatre Berkeley

June 13th Bare Naked Ladies Saratoga Mountain Wine Concerts

June 15th Sara McLachan Saratoga Mountain Wine Concerts

June 15th & 16th Bireli Lagrenge The Freight & Salvage Berkeley

June 16th Sofi Tucker The Greek Theatre Berkeley

June 18th Brandi Carlile The Greek Theatre Berkeley

June 22nd Lyle Lovett Saratoga Mountain Wine Concerts

June 23rd Ed Cherry Trio Bird & Beckett San Francisco

June 24th Nora Jones The Greek Theatre Berkeley

June 25th Dave Alvin & Jimmie Dale Gilmore & The Guilty Ones The Guild Theatre

June 26th Carrie Rodriguez The Freight & Salvage Berkeley

June 28th Dave Alvin Jimmie Dale Gilmore With The Guilty Ones The Chapel SF

June 30th Femi Kuti & The Positive Force The Guild Theatre

July 1st Femi Kuti & The Positive Force The Independant SF

July 1st Bill Kirchen The Freight & Salvage Berkeley

July 5th-7th Jose Feliciano Yoshi’s

July 8th Scarface Yoshi’s

July 8th The Waybacks The Freight & Salvage Berkeley

July 13th Old Crow Medicine Show Saratoga Mountain Wine Concert

July 13th Lakou Mizik The Freight & Salvage Berkeley

July 15th Bombino The Guild Theatre

July 15th Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 The Independant SF

July 16th Bombino The Independant SF

July 19th Martha Redbone The Freight & Salvage Berkeley

July 22nd & 23rd Leo Kottke The Freight & Salvage Berkeley

July 23rd Slightly Stupid The Freight & Salvage Berkeley

July 23rd New Orleans Suspects Sweet Water Music Hall Mill Valley

July 27th Kamasi Washington The Guild Theatre

July 28th Les Claypool’s Bastard Jazz The Guild Theatre

August 4th-7th Nellie McKay SF Jazz Joe Henderson Lab

August 4th-7th Terrance Blanchard & The Turtle Island String Quartet SF Jazz

August 5th Punch Brothers Saratoga Mountain Wine Concert

August 6th Jake Shimabukuro Saratoga Mountain Wine Concert

August 18th John Fogerty Saratoga Mountain Wine Concert

August 19th George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic Saratoga Mountain Wine Concert

August 19th The Head & Heart The Greek Theatre Berkeley

August 20th Tedeshi Trucks Band & Los Lobos The Greek Theatre Berkeley

August 21st Robert Plant & Alison Krauss The Greek Theatre Berkeley

August 27th Elvis Costello Saratoga Mountain Wine Concert

August 27th Book T Jones Freight & Salvage

Suggested Concerts & Shows For This Week

Monday May 23rd

Madrone Art Bar 500 Divisadero Street, San Francisco 7:00 PM Showtime It’s Motown on Mondays where DJ Gordo Cabeza and weekly guests play originals, exclusive remixes and close relatives of your favorite Motown songs. Highly Recommended!!!!! $5 Cover Charge

Main Street Kitchen & Bar 1358 N. Main Street Walnut Creek 5:00 PM-8:30 PM Showtime The Vintage Jukebox Band is a 10 piece ensemble performing a wide variety of music that ranges from the 1920’s, swing, big band, vintage jazz, New Orleans Jazz, all the way to today’s current hits. Highly Recommended!!!!! N/C

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight Street San Francisco 8:00 PM-11:00 PM Showtime Westside Jazz Club, lead by the wonderful tenor saxophonist Scott Silverberg, is a collective of innovative jazz musicians performing jazz standards, challenging modern compositions and freshly-updated classics. . Highly Recommended!!! $5 Cover Charge

Tuesday May 24th

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight Street San Francisco 8:00 PM-11:00 PM Showtime The Kevin Gerzevitz B3B4 Organ Quartet is heavily steeped in blues and bop, featuring a diverse repertoire ranging with works from Billy Strayhorn and Jack McDuff, to Lee Morgan, James Brown and The Beatles. The members are Kevin Gerzevitz on organ, Tom Griesser on saxophone, Scott Foster on guitar and Daniel Foltz on drums. This is outstanding group of musicians, Highly Recommended!!!! $5 Cover Charge

Casements Bar 2351 Mission Street San Francisco 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

Wednesday May 25th

Bottom Of The Hill 233 17th St, San Francisco 8:30 PM Showtime A great night of music in store with Chicago based indie funk soul singer/songwriter Tasha headlining. She is on tour promoting her new album “Tell Me What You Miss The Most”. Opening the show is Oakland based indie alt funk/soul band Sour Widows. Highly Recommended!!!!! $20 Cover Charge

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight Street San Francisco 8:00 PM-11:00 PM Showtime The Buena Vista Jazz Band  follows the in the style and instrumentation of guitarist Eddie Condon’s classic bands of the 1950s: Bass, Drums, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Cornet, Trombone and Clarinet.The selections played by the Buena Vista Jazz Band are the classic songs of the New Orleans jazz age, along with selections from America’s blues and Tin Pan Alley traditions.  The Buena Vista Jazz Band features the vocals of Ms. Darlene Langston. Highly Recommended!!! $5 Cover Charge                    

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison Street Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime Minneapolis based Americana indie progressive bluegrass/jazz folk band Barbaro‘s musical vision explores their collective life experiences through intricate instrumentation and tight vocal arrangements. I really like this band.. Highly Recommended!!!! $20 Cover Charge

Club Fox 2209 Broadway Redwood City 7:00 PM Showtime Club Fox Blues Jam presents Anson Funderburgh & The Golden State Lone Star Revue featuring Mark Hummel. This will be a rocking night of West Coast blues with Anson bringing in some Texas style blues as well. This is a show not to be missed.. Highly Recommended!!!!!! $10 Cover Charge                                              Curio Bar 775 Valencia San Francisco 6:00 PM 9:00 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!!! N/C

Mr. Tipples 39 Fell St, San Francisco 6:30 PM-10:30 PM Showtime Accordion player and pianist Rob Reich is quintessentially what makes the San Francisco music scene a vibrant and vital mecca for independent music. He has become one of its stalwart underground artists. Ron will be performing with his outstanding quartet featuring Rob on accordion, Ben Goldberg on clarinets, Ila Cantor on guitar and Schuyler Karr on bass. Highly Recommended!!!!! $12 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..

San Francisco Golden Gate Park Bandshell Concert Series 4:30 PM Showtime The Bandshell Singer Songwriter Series presents San Francisco based producer, musician/artist Jonathan Burnside, San Francisco based singer/songwriter, musician Jason Crawford and San Francisco based power house rock cover group the Sammy Patrick Band. This is a free concert. The Bandshell is located at John F. Kennedy Dr and Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive San Francisco. Highly Recommended!!!!!

Thursday May 26th

Yoshi’s 510 Embarcadero West Oakland 8:00 PM Showtime The genius of New Orleans keyboardist, vocalist, composer and arranger Davell Crawford arises from his ability to play and sing the music of his passion the music of his life. Acclaimed as the “Piano Prince of New Orleans, his playing and singing is reminiscent of some of the great New Orleans pianists who influenced him like James Booker, Allen Toussaint, Professor Longhair and Dr. John, soaking up the surrounding rhythms and harmonies of both modern and classic jazz, rhythm and blues, funk, blues, gospel, soul, pop, American folk and touches of country-western. This is one pianist to check out!! Highly Recommended!!!!! $29/$69 Cover Charge

SFJazz 201 Franklin Street San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime Artemis  is a true all-star super band of modern jazz masters, each a major bandleader and composer. Named for the Olympian goddess of exploration, the hunt, and the wild, this superlative sextet is an international affair, with members hailing from the U.S., Canada, Israel, and Japan. Their repertoire ranges from new compositions written expressly for the ensemble along with a Lee Morgan classic and an arrangement of a Beatles song, captured on their self-titled 2020 Blue Note debut album. Artemis features pianist and musical director Renee Rosnes, clarinetist Anat Cohen, tenor saxophonist Nicole Glover, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, bassist Noriko Ueda, and drummer Allison Miller. Highly Recommended!!!!! $25/$35/$55/$75 Cover Charge

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison Street Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime David Brombergs incredible journey spans five-and-a-half decades, and includes – but is not limited to – adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia, and music and life lessons from seminal blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis, who claimed the young Bromberg as a son. A musician’s musician, Bromberg’s mastery of several stringed instruments (guitar, fiddle, Dobro, mandolin), and multiple styles is legendary, leading Dr. John to declare him an American icon. David is out on tour promoting his new album ”Big Road”. Performing with David are  Mark Cosgrove on guitar, mandolin, vocals, Nate Grower on fiddle, mandolin, guitar, vocals, Josh Kanusky on drums, vocals,  Suavek Zaniesienko on bass, vocals and keyboardist Dan Walker. This is a show not to be missed. Highly Recommended!!!!!! $39 Cover Charge

Moes Alley 1535 Commercial Way Santa Cruz 7:00 PM Showtime A great night of music with Anson Funderburgh & The Golden State Lone Star Revue featuring Mark Hummel. This will be a rocking night of West Coast blues with Anson bringing in some Texas style blues as well. This is a show not to be missed.. Highly Recommended!!!!!! $10 Cover Charge

Mr. Tipples 39 Fell St, San Francisco 6:30 PM-10:30 PM Showtime The Patrick Wolff Quintet is deeply rooted in the bebop tradition established by Bird, Clifford Jordan and Dexter Gordon. Patrick is absolutely my favorite Bay Area tenor player and he leads an outstanding group of musicians.. Highly Recommended!!!!!! $12 Cover Charge

Brick & Mortar 1710 Mission Street San Francisco 7:00 PM Showtime A real special event in store with The Nychillharmonic, Band Practice which is a female fronted, Brooklyn-based, 18 piece, progressive-rock orchestra. The music fuses multiple genres including rock, pop, and jazz, which ultimately creates an ensemble sound that acknowledges the tradition of jazz as much as it sonically embraces experimental textures, arrangements, and harmonies. I have followed thew band on Youtube and their energy reminds me of the Carla Bley bands of the late 70’s early 80’s. Should be a great show.. Highly Recommended!!!!! $20 Cover Charge

Tupelo 1337 Grant Ave, San Francisco 9:00 PM-1:00 AM Showtime.. Manny Berry & The Sweet Tarts is a band that definitely helps get your boogie on Ya’ll! This band plays a killer lineup of dope-ass Soul, R&B and grooves. Highly Recommended!!!!! No Cover

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight Street San Francisco 8:00 PM-11:00 PM Showtime The Seismics are an instrumental surf band from Ocean Beach, San Francisco performing music ranging from surf originals to 50+ classic 60’s surf covers. Highly Recommended!!!!! $5 Cover Charge

Curio’s Bar 775 Valencia San Francisco 7:00 PM 10:00 PM Showtime Bay Area singer/musician David Newman plays guitar and occasionally sings. With a rotating cast of guitarists and accordion players, he performs tunes from the golden age of jazz, the 60s, country, and rock songs. Highly Recommended!!!! N/C

Friday May 27th

SFJazz 201 Franklin Street San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime Artemis  is a true all-star super band of modern jazz masters, each a major bandleader and composer. Named for the Olympian goddess of exploration, the hunt, and the wild, this superlative sextet is an international affair, with members hailing from the U.S., Canada, Israel, and Japan. Their repertoire ranges from new compositions written expressly for the ensemble along with a Lee Morgan classic and an arrangement of a Beatles song, captured on their self-titled 2020 Blue Note debut album. Artemis features pianist and musical director Renee Rosnes, clarinetist Anat Cohen, tenor saxophonist Nicole Glover, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, bassist Noriko Ueda, and drummer Allison Miller. Highly Recommended!!!!! $30/$40/$60/$80 Cover Charge

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison Street Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime David Brombergs incredible journey spans five-and-a-half decades, and includes – but is not limited to – adventures with Bob Dylan, George Harrison, Jerry Garcia, and music and life lessons from seminal blues guitarist Reverend Gary Davis, who claimed the young Bromberg as a son. A musician’s musician, Bromberg’s mastery of several stringed instruments (guitar, fiddle, Dobro, mandolin), and multiple styles is legendary, leading Dr. John to declare him an American icon. David is out on tour promoting his new album ”Big Road”. Performing with David are  Mark Cosgrove on guitar, mandolin, vocals, Nate Grower on fiddle, mandolin, guitar, vocals, Josh Kanusky on drums, vocals,  Suavek Zaniesienko on bass, vocals and keyboardist Dan Walker. This is a show not to be missed. Highly Recommended!!!!!! $39 Cover Charge

SFJazz Joe Henderson Lab 201 Franklin Street San Francisco 7:00 PM & 8:30 PM Showtimes Mark Hummel & The Blues Survivors is lead by one of the most talented and consistently innovative blues harmonica players to follow in the footsteps of the giants of the postwar era. The Blues Surviviors combines a pair of Texas-reared masters from his Golden State-Lone Star Revue project with a pair of longtime California blues compatriots. The band features Mark Hummel on harmonica and vocals, Anson Funderburgh on guitar, Rusty Zinn on guitar, R.W. Grigsby on  bass and Wes Starr on drums. Highly Recommended!!!!! $30 Cover Charge Per Show

Yoshi’s 510 Embarcadero West Oakland 8:00 PM & 10:00 PM Showtimes The Stanley Clarke Band is lead by four-time Grammy award-winner Stanley Clarke who has attained “living legend” status during his over 40-year career as a bass virtuoso. He doubles on acoustic and electric bass with equal ferocity and is a trailblazing jazz-fusion bassist. Highly Recommended!!!!! $42/$89 Cover Charge Per Show..

Moes Alley 1535 Commercial Way Santa Cruz 7:00 PM Showtime Harry & The Hitmen serve up classic Motown and Soul with jovial professionalism. But don’t let the “suits” fool you, the band comes from an improvised rock tradition, and has years of experimentation behind their tight arrangements. Unearthing nuggets from the golden years of Motown and Stax records, the group also writes original “New Soul Classics”. Their special guests are the heavy metal hitters of the Santa Cruz mountains Mammautus. Highly Recommended!!!! $20 Cover Charge

Bottom Of The Hill 233 17th St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime 2022 US Air Guitar Regional Championship. Part rock show. Part comedy act. Part spectacle. US Air Guitar allows ordinary people to become ridiculous rock stars. Come watch the Bay Area’s finest battle it out for a shot at the US Air Guitar National Title! This is a really fun event.. Highly Recommended!!!!!! $15 Cover Charge

Mr. Tipples 39 Fell St, San Francisco 6:00 PM-8:00 PM Showtime One of the great jazz trumpeters the iconic Eddie Henderson leads an outstanding quartet featuring Henderson on trumpet, Peter Zak on piano, Marcos Varela on bass and Sylvia Cuenca on drums. This is a show to check out. Highly Recommended!!!! $12 Cover Charge

Mr. Tipples 39 Fell St, San Francisco 9:00 PM-11:59 PM Showtime Jacknife explores the music of the legendary post bop alto saxophonist Jackie McLean playing tunes from McLean’s seminal early- and mid-1960s Blue Note albums including Jacknife for which the grooup got its name. Jacknife brings together a formidable cast of rising talent including Steve Lugerner on alto, trumpeter JJ Kirkpatrick, drummer Michael Mitchell, bassist Josh Thurston-Milgrom and pianist Malcolm Campbell. Highly Recommended!!!!!!! $12 Cover Charge..

Curio’s Bar 775 Valencia San Francisco 7:00 PM 10:00 PM Showtime Best known for his unique, individual style and his skill in accompanying traditional gypsy singing, Keni El Lebrijano is well respected, in the US as well as within Spain’s Andaluz gypsy culture, for his ability to play true gypsy-style flamenco with integrity. Highly Recommended!!!!! No Cover Charge

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight Street San Francisco 3:00 PM-6:00 PM Showtime The Deep Basement Shakers  specialize in primal, joint-rocking boogie, barrelhouse, blues and early R&B. Vintage, foot-stomping American roots music designed for good times. Let’s get down! Highly Recommended!!!!! $5 Cover Charge

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight Street San Francisco 8:00 PM-11:00 PM Showtime Award-winning vocalist and songwriter  Roberta Donnay is that rare species of musician who almost lives in another time: she and her Prohibition Mob Band exist to revive the Jazz Age of America. Performing tunes reminiscent of Satchmo, Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith and more. Highly Recommended!!!!!!! $5 Cover Charge

Amado’s 998 Valencia Street San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime Louda Los Bad Hombres is a fusion of English and Spanish standards, with a vibrant modern twist. They are a blast of art, music and power surging from San Francisco. Instrumentation that includes acoustic bass, latin percussion and other eccentric sonic choices – the 6 piece band houses a signature bilingual sound blending Afro-Latin (Cumbia, Salsa, Samba) and American (Jazz, RnB) rhythms founded on performance excellence led by charismatic powerhouse vocalist, Louda. Highly Recommended!!!!! $20 Cover Charge

Bird & Beckett 653 Chenery St, San Francisco 7:30 PM-9:30 PM Showtime.. The Tony Johnson Quartet has become on force on the Bay area jazz scene. This outstanding jazz enesemble is led by Johnson on drums, Bob Kenmotsu on tenor sax Keith Saunders on piano and Eric Markowitz, bass. This is a show to check out. Highly Recommended!!!! $20 Cover Charge

Ocean Ale House 1314 Ocean Avenue San Francisco 6:00 PM Showtime El Guajiro performs Cuban and latin jazz classics. The band features Johnny “El Guajiro” Escobedo – Lead on vocal & guitar, Sylvia Sherman on bass & coro, Mario Vega on sax, flute & coro and Roberto Medina o bongo, & coro. 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 PianoFight’s (digital) cabaret stage playing classics, originals, and a few spicy video game theme song covers. Highly Recommended!!!!! N/C

San Francisco Golden Gate Park Bandshell Concert Series 4:30 PM Showtime The Golden Gate Bandshell Soul/Jazz/R&B Concert Series presents Radio Veloso a San Francisco-based hip-hop ,heavy funk, Afrofunk instrumental quartet. This is a free concert. The Bandshell is located at John F. Kennedy Dr and Hagiwara Tea Garden Drive San Francisco. Highly Recommended!!!!!

Saturday May 28th

SFJazz 201 Franklin Street San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime Artemis  is a true all-star super band of modern jazz masters, each a major bandleader and composer. Named for the Olympian goddess of exploration, the hunt, and the wild, this superlative sextet is an international affair, with members hailing from the U.S., Canada, Israel, and Japan. Their repertoire ranges from new compositions written expressly for the ensemble along with a Lee Morgan classic and an arrangement of a Beatles song, captured on their self-titled 2020 Blue Note debut album. Artemis features pianist and musical director Renee Rosnes, clarinetist Anat Cohen, tenor saxophonist Nicole Glover, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, bassist Noriko Ueda, and drummer Allison Miller. Highly Recommended!!!!! $30/$40/$60/$80 Cover Charge

SFJazz Joe Henderson Lab 201 Franklin Street San Francisco 7:00 PM & 8:30 PM Showtimes Mark Hummel & The Blues Survivors is lead by one of the most talented and consistently innovative blues harmonica players to follow in the footsteps of the giants of the postwar era. The Blues Surviviors combines a pair of Texas-reared masters from his Golden State-Lone Star Revue project with a pair of longtime California blues compatriots. The band features Mark Hummel on harmonica and vocals, Anson Funderburgh on guitar, Rusty Zinn on guitar, R.W. Grigsby on  bass and Wes Starr on drums. Highly Recommended!!!!! $30 Cover Charge Per Show

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison Street Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime Grammy award-winning and Platinum selling artist Suzy Bogguss is one to chase the muse wherever it may lead. She has covered Country, Swing, Jazz, Folk, Americana and Roots music with style and grace. Suzy Bogguss truly is an artist that knows no boundaries and one who always leaves everyone wondering what she’ll do next! Highly Recommended!!!! $30 Cover Charge

Yoshi’s 510 Embarcadero West Oakland 8:00 PM & 10:00 PM Showtimes The Stanley Clarke Band is lead by four-time Grammy award-winner Stanley Clarke who has attained “living legend” status during his over 40-year career as a bass virtuoso. He doubles on acoustic and electric bass with equal ferocity and is a trailblazing jazz-fusion bassist. Highly Recommended!!!!! $42/$89 Cover Charge Per Show..

Sweetwater Music Hall 19 Corte Madera Avenue Mill Valley 9:00 PM Showtime Jazz Mafia‘s Grateful Brass reimagines the iconic music of the Grateful Dead with all brass, drums and vocal instrumentation. One of the newest offshoots of Bay Area music collective Jazz Mafia, the project is made some of the finest musicians on the West Coast, who’ve long collaborated with artists in the Dead community – from Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Joe Russo’s Ain’t Dead Yet, to Peter Rowan, Jackie Greene and Cold Blood. Performances dig deep into the Grateful Dead discography, with imaginative covers that will make you fall in love with the Dead’s music all over again, that are also fused with the ebullient spirit of New Orleans second line, as well as Balkan, Afrobeat, and Afro-Cuban traditions. The ensemble regularly features some of the top working vocalists on the on the West Coast, who only elevate the music and spirit even higher. This should be a fun show.. Highly Recommended!!!!! $16 Cover Charge

Piedmont Piano Company 1728 San Pablo Avenue Oakland 6:00 PM Showtime One of the great jazz trumpeters the iconic Eddie Henderson leads an outstanding quartet featuring Henderson on trumpet, Peter Zak on piano, Marcos Varela on bass and Sylvia Cuenca on drums. This is a show to check out. Highly Recommended!!!! $25 Cover Charge

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’s Bar 775 Valencia San Francisco 7:00 PM 10:00 PM Showtime William Cenote is a multi-instrumentalist and producer who is known for his creation of a LED synesthesia piano called the Luminescent Grand. He will be doing a live looping performance of down temp jazz beats with guests. Highly recommended!!!!N/C

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight Street San Francisco 3:00 PM-6:00 PM Showtime Bay Area rockers Scott Larsen’s Quartet always puts on a great show.  Highly Recommended!!!!! No Cover Charge

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight Street San Francisco 8:00 PM-11:00 PM Showtime Mitch Polzak is a master guitarist and he and The Royal Deuces has been one of the premier Rockabilly bands since staring in 1999.  Polzak’s incredible showmanship and ability to connect with his audiences as well as his diverse background in multiple genres (including Cajun, Bluegrass and Surf), contribute to what makes his sound and show so unique Highly Recommended!!!!! $5 Cover Charge

The Chapel SF 777 Valencia Street San Francisco 8:30 PM Showtime Los Angeles based Jerry’s Middle Finger performs and celebrates the music of The Jerry Garcia Band with unparalleled sound and energy. Band members include lead vocalist and guitarist Garrett Deloian, drummer/founder Rodney Newman, pianist Jon Gold, bassist Burt Lewis. and powerhouse vocalists, Halina Janusz and Lisa Malsberger. Highly Recommended!!!! $20 Cover Charge

Bird & Beckett 653 Chenery St, San Francisco 7:30 PM-9:30 PM Showtime.. One of the great jazz trumpeters the iconic Eddie Henderson leads an outstanding quartet featuring Henderson on trumpet, Peter Zak on piano, Marcos Varela on bass and Sylvia Cuenca on drums. This is a show to check out. Highly Recommended!!!! $20 Cover Charge

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 2006. This band is really good. Highly Recommended!!!!! N/C

Sunday May 29th

SFJazz 201 Franklin Street San Francisco 7:00 PM Showtime Artemis  is a true all-star super band of modern jazz masters, each a major bandleader and composer. Named for the Olympian goddess of exploration, the hunt, and the wild, this superlative sextet is an international affair, with members hailing from the U.S., Canada, Israel, and Japan. Their repertoire ranges from new compositions written expressly for the ensemble along with a Lee Morgan classic and an arrangement of a Beatles song, captured on their self-titled 2020 Blue Note debut album. Artemis features pianist and musical director Renee Rosnes, clarinetist Anat Cohen, tenor saxophonist Nicole Glover, trumpeter Ingrid Jensen, bassist Noriko Ueda, and drummer Allison Miller. Highly Recommended!!!!! $25/$35/$55/$75 Cover Charge

SFJazz Joe Henderson Lab 201 Franklin Street San Francisco 6:00 PM & 7:30 PM Showtimes Mark Hummel & The Blues Survivors is lead by one of the most talented and consistently innovative blues harmonica players to follow in the footsteps of the giants of the postwar era. The Blues Surviviors combines a pair of Texas-reared masters from his Golden State-Lone Star Revue project with a pair of longtime California blues compatriots. The band features Mark Hummel on harmonica and vocals, Anson Funderburgh on guitar, Rusty Zinn on guitar, R.W. Grigsby on  bass and Wes Starr on drums. Highly Recommended!!!!! $30 Cover Charge Per Show

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison Street Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime Singer, bandleader and legendary jug band musician Jim Kweskin has spent the past four decades plus transforming the sounds of pre-World War II rural music into a springboard for their good-humored performances. Jim created one of the bedrock guitar styles of the folk revival, adapting the ragtime-blues fingerpicking of artists like Mississippi John Hurt and Pink Anderson to the more complex chords of pop and jazz. He has maintained a remarkably consistent musical vision since his jug band days, continuing to explore traditional folk and blues with the sophisticated sensibility of a jazz musician, and jazz with the communal simplicity of a folk artist. Jim will be performing with his regular band of friends and band members with special guests Meredith Axelrod and Suzy Thompson. This is a show not to be missed!!!!! Highly Recommended!!!!! $24 Cover Charge

Yoshi’s 510 Embarcadero West Oakland 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM Showtimes The Stanley Clarke Band is lead by four-time Grammy award-winner Stanley Clarke who has attained “living legend” status during his over 40-year career as a bass virtuoso. He doubles on acoustic and electric bass with equal ferocity and is a trailblazing jazz-fusion bassist. Highly Recommended!!!!! $39 Cover Charge Per Show..

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight Street San Francisco 3:00 PM-6:00 PM Showtime   Tin Cup Serenade is one of the Bay Area’s most exceptional old time jazz band deeply rooted in the blues ragtime, New Orleans jazz, western swing with a little mariachi and calypso thrown in. I really love this band. Highly Recommended!!!!! N/C

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight Street San Francisco 8:00 PM-11:00 PM Showtime One of the premier Bossa Nova samba ensembles in the Bay Area Liza Silva & Vos do Brazil will be in performance. This is a great band. Highly Recommended!!!!! $5 Cover Charge

Curio’s Bar 775 Valencia San Francisco 12:00 PM 3:00 PM Showtime The Ben Slater Trio performs original music and arrangements of jazz and classical standards with real rhythmic energy. You’ll hear a melody from Duke Ellington or Debussy emerging from a funky rhythm from Cuba or Brazil. Band members are Ben Slater on piano and saxophone, Cairo McCockran on cajon and drums and Tom Edler on bass. This is a really good trio.. Highly Recommended!!!!!! N/C

Recommended Show to Check Out This Week!!

Thursday Brick & Mortar 1710 Mission Street San Francisco The Nychillharmonic, Band Practice

Radio Programming Recommendations for Wednesday May 18th

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 today are

9:00 AM-Noon KPOO 89.5 FM The Power Of Blues Compels You with Marlyn Fowler

Noon-2:00 PM KXSF 102 FM KXSF Brother Bruno One of the best 50’s, 60’s 70’s jazz, r&b, blues oldies radio program. Bruno is one of the most knowledgeable dj’s on the air..

1:00 PM-3:00 PM KPOO 89.5 FM Mr. Ford’s Soul Explosion with Chris Ford

2:00 PM-4:00 PM KXSF 102 FM The Blue Lew Show

8:30 PM KPOO 89.5 FM Grinders Grooveyard with Jim Rigsbee, one of the great early rock and roll and r&b programs on the air

If you are able to stream I suggest checking out WWOZ

I highly suggest starting the morning at 7:00 AM with a great two hours of music with Traditional Jazz With Dan Meyers

Following Dan at 9:00 PM is a great program of 3 hours of great jazz, blues, soul & funk music with The New Orleans Music Show With Murf Reeves

Following Murf at noon is a wonderful blues program with Blues Eclectic With Andrew Grafe

Following Andrew at 2:00 PM is one of my very favorite jazz programs on the air Jazz From The French Market With Maryse Dejean

Following Maryse at 5:00 PM is three hours of incredible r&b, blues and early rock & roll music with Blues and R&B with Gentilly Jr.

Following Gentilly at 8:00 PM is The Governors Mansion with the Governor playing early r&b, soul, jazz, r&b and everything in between

Video Pick Of The Week

Aaron Thibeaux “t-Bone” Walker was the pioneer of the blues, shaping the genre with his trailblazing use of early electric guitars. lt was T-Bone Walker, B.B. King once said, who ‘‘really started me to want to play the blues“. I can still hear T-Bone in my mind today from that first record I heard, ‘Stormy Monday.’ He was the first electric guitar player I heard on record. He made me so that I knew I just had to go out and get an I electric guitar.” Walker was the godfather of the modern electric blues guitar. He transformed the prewar styles of Blind Lemon Jefferson and Lonnie Johnson into sophisticated, swinging electric music. Walker was the first to make a guitar wail, cry out and buckle under the weight of his emotion. He has influenced the likes of B.B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Eric Clapton. In celebration of Walker’s 112 birthday on Saturday I would like to highly recommend the relatively short but excellent 2011 documentary T Bone Walker The Story Of Texas Blues which talks about Walker’s influence on B.B. King, Chuck Berry and Jimi Hendrix and includes live footage of Walker as well.

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