Suggestions For Week of 1/29-2/4

Another great week of live in the Bay Area. Here are some suggestion for this week..

Monday January 29th

Amnesia Bar 853 Valencia St, San Francisco 7:00 PM-11:00 PM Showtime High Country High Country Heaven Here On Earth. Over several decades High Country has earned its place as the West Coast’s preeminent traditional bluegrass band. Strongly influenced by the classic styles of Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs and the Stanley Brothers, the band’s blend of banjo, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, guitar and bass delivers the upbeat excitement of true bluegrass music. Highly recommended N/C

Le Colonial 20 Cosmo Pl, San Francisco 7:00PM-10:00 PM Showtime Eric Shifrin Eric Shifrin & The In Crowd Cologne Eric is simply a great jazz pianist and a Bay Area treasure. Highly recommended N/C

Mr.Tipple’s Recording Studio 39 Fell St, San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime Le Hot Jazz Le Hot Jazz After You’ve Gone The music and spirit of Django Reinhardt is alive and well in the Bay Area as performed by these great musicians.. N/C

Tuesday January 30th

Bar Fluxus 18 Harlan Pl, San Francisco 9:00 Pm-11:30 PM Showtime Vibrason Vibrason Bochinchosa I just saw this band recently. They are another great band out of the Bay Area. Very reminiscent of some of the Cal Tjader bands. $10 Cover Charge

Swedish American Hall 2174 Market St, San Francisco 7:00 PM Showtime Banditos Banditos I Put A Spell On You I am really looking forward to finally seeing this group. I love their music which is a mix of honky tonk, country, soul with garage rock thrown in. I love their rearrangements of standards they have recorded. This will be a great show. Highly recommended!! $14 Cover Charge

Wednesday January 31st

Le Colonial 20 Cosmo Pl, San Francisco 7:00 PM -10:00 PM Showtime Nick Rossi Trio Nick Rossi Trio Live This is a wonderful jazz trio.. Nick is a great guitar player. Highly Recommended!! N/C

Thursday February 1st

Bird & Beckett 653 Chenery St, San Francisco 7:30 PM-9:30 PM Showtime Howard Alden Howard Alden Live Kit Eakle Kit Eakle Baltic Blues Howard Alden is simply one of greatest jazz guitarists this side of the Milky Way. He has performed with a whose who of jazz greats including Benny Carter, Flip Phillips, Mel Powell, Bud Freeman, Kenny Davern, Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie, and George Van Eps, as well as notable contemporaries such as Scott Hamilton. Howard Alden joins veteran violinist Kit Eakle and his project DjangoSphere for an evening of standards, originals, and the music of Thelonious Sphere Monk and Django Reinhardt. This should be a memorable show. Highly Recommended!! $20 Cover Charge

Biscuit and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM Showtimes James Armstrong James Armstrong Healing Time The “Ambassador of the Blues” is coming to town. First of all, James is a great performer, he really knows how to play the crowd. He is also a great guitarist and singer. Over the years he has performed and recorded with a whose who of blues and soul legends including Albert Collins, Buddy Guy, Keb Mo, Chaka Khan, Coco Montoya, Walter Trout, Tommy Castro, Roy Brown, Shemekia Copeland, Charlie Musselwhite, Ricky Lee Jones and Joe Louis Walker. Highly Recommended !! $22 Cover Charge

Black Cat Jazz Club 400 Eddy St, San Francisco 6:30 PM-9:00 PM Showtime Wallace Roney Wallace Roney Group Live With his formative years rooted in both classical and jazz traditions, Wallace Roney was mentored by Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis. He went on to earn a Grammy for his work on A Tribute to Miles, in collaboration with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, and Ron Carter. An alumnus of Art Blakey’s big band and the Jazz Messengers, Roney has achieved movie credits in addition to in impressive collection of albums as both leader and sideman. Wallace will be performing with Ben Solomon on sax, Oscar Williams on Piano Curtis Lundy on Bass and Eric Allen on Drums $20 Cover Charge

Friday February 2nd

Piedmont Piano Company 1728 San Pablo Ave, Oakland 8:00 PM Showtime Howard Alden Howard Alden Trio Shine DjangoSphere Little Rootie Tootie Howard Alden is simply one of greatest jazz guitarists this side of the Milky Way. He has performed with a whose who of jazz greats including Benny Carter, Flip Phillips, Mel Powell, Bud Freeman, Kenny Davern, Clark Terry, Dizzy Gillespie, and George Van Eps, as well as notable contemporaries such as Scott Hamilton. Howard Alden joins veteran violinist Kit Eakle and his project DjangoSphere for an evening of standards, originals, and the music of Thelonious Sphere Monk and Django Reinhardt. Howard and Kit are joined by Don Bennett on Bass and Rory Judge on drums. This should be a memorable show. Highly Recommended!! $20 Cover Charge

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime Preservation Hall Jazz Band Preservation Hall Jazz Band I’ll Fly Away Since the early 1960s, the Pres has toured the world, sharing the raucous, soulful sound of traditional New Orleans jazz. I go back to 1977 first seeing this band with the Humphrey Brothers leading the charge with Allan Jaffe on tuba, who’s son Benhas taken over on tuba and bass. By the way this current Pres band is one of my favorites. Highly Recommended!! $60 $80 $110 Cover Range

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 10:00 PM Showtime Lavay Smith Lavay Smith & Her 8 Piece Little Band Lavay is the reigning Queen Of Classic Jazz & Blues in the authentic style of the 1940’s and 1950’s. She will be performing with her 8 piece little band. Lavay is one of my favorite singers. Highly recommended!! N/C

Hotel Utah Hotel Utah 500 4th St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime The Dales The Dales Still The Love The Dales are an Americana Rock-Roots band influenced by Neil Young, Fleetwood Mac, the likes of Willie Nelson and other early country artists. I saw them a few years back, I really liked them This will be a good show.. $20 Cover Charge

Hemlock Tavern 1131 Polk St, San Francisco 8:30 PM-11:55 PM Showtime Dirty Denim Dirty Denim Raquel’s Song Prettiest Eyes Prettiest Eyes Don’t Call Mane Mane New World Order three fun bands. I really like Dirty Denim. I love their self description “Sleazy Surf, Death Doo-wop, Schizophrenic Sixties Garage. Dirty Denim brings fetishism to the impetus of sleazy rock ‘n roll”. They are a lot of fun. Highly Recommended!! $8 Cover Charge

Biscuit and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM Showtimes James Armstrong James Armstrong Healing Time The “Ambassador of the Blues” is coming to town. First of all, James is a great performer, he really knows how to play the crowd. He is also a great guitarist and singer. Over the years he has performed and recorded with a whose who of blues and soul legends including Albert Collins, Buddy Guy, Keb Mo, Chaka Khan, Coco Montoya, Walter Trout, Tommy Castro, Roy Brown, Shemekia Copeland, Charlie Musselwhite, Ricky Lee Jones and Joe Louis Walker. Highly Recommended !! $22 Cover Charge

Emporium SF 616 Divisadero St, San Francisco 8:00 PM-3:00 PM Showtime DJ Z-Trip (SF Local) DJ Q-BERT This is part of the kickoff weekend for the Emporium SF Arcade bar. Z-Triip and Q-BERT have been influential in the hiphop community since the early 90s, and between them have recorded with the likes of Jurassic 5, Public Enemy, L L Cool J and Galactic.-$20 Cover Charge

Black Cat Jazz Club 400 Eddy St, San Francisco 10:00 PM 1:15 PM Showtime Wallace Roney Wallace Roney Group Live With his formative years rooted in both classical and jazz traditions, Wallace Roney was mentored by Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis. He went on to earn a Grammy for his work on A Tribute to Miles, in collaboration with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, and Ron Carter. An alumnus of Art Blakey’s big band and the Jazz Messengers, Roney has achieved movie credits in addition to in impressive collection of albums as both leader and sideman. Wallace will be performing with Ben Solomon on sax, Oscar Williams on Piano Curtis Lundy on Bass and Eric Allen on Drums $20 Cover Charge

Saturday February 3rd

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 10:00 PM Showtime Howell Devine Howell Deine Poor Boy My favorite Bay Area blues band. They will have the house rockin at the Deluxe. N/C

Bottom Of The Hill 1233 17th St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime Rusty Chains Rusty Chains GHOSTEMANE X RAMIREZ Pity The Foo Band Pity The Foo Times Like These Temple Of The Pilots Temple of Pilots Dead and Bloated A Seattle Grunge Tribute Show to benefit fire relief in Sonoma..All band proceeds to go to The RCU Community Fund, assisting fire victims and relief efforts North Bay Fire Relief Fund Great music for a great cause!! $12 Cover Charge

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime Roy Rogers & The Delta Rythm Kings Carlos Reyes Roy Rogers and Carlos Reyes Doheny Blues Roy Rogers has been fronting the Delta Rhythm Kings, he’s been playing distinctive blues for more than 30 years. Carlos Reyes is a world renowned for his mastery of the Paraguayan harp and violin as he has touched the hearts and spirits of people around the globe. Carlos bridges traditional musical genres and mesmerizes audiences with unique fusions of Blues, Rock, Jazz, Latin and Classical styles. I have seen them perform together and it’s magical. Highly Recommended!! $34 Cover Charge

Black Cat Jazz Club 400 Eddy St, San Francisco 10:00 PM 1:15 PM Showtime Wallace Roney Wallace Roney Group Live With his formative years rooted in both classical and jazz traditions, Wallace Roney was mentored by Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis. He went on to earn a Grammy for his work on A Tribute to Miles, in collaboration with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Tony Williams, and Ron Carter. An alumnus of Art Blakey’s big band and the Jazz Messengers, Roney has achieved movie credits in addition to in impressive collection of albums as both leader and sideman. Wallace will be performing with Ben Solomon on sax, Oscar Williams on Piano Curtis Lundy on Bass and Eric Allen on Drums $20 Cover Charge

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:00 PM Showtime Preservation Hall Jazz Band Preservation Hall Jazz Band I’ll Fly Away Since the early 1960s, the Pres has toured the world, sharing the raucous, soulful sound of traditional New Orleans jazz. I go back to 1977 first seeing this band with the Humphrey Brothers leading the charge with Allan Jaffe on tuba, who’s son Benhas taken over on tuba and bass. By the way this current Pres band is one of my favorites. Highly Recommended!! $60 $80 $110 Cover Range

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 9:30 PM Showtime Preservation Hall Jazz Band Preservation Hall Jazz Band I’ll Fly Away Since the early 1960s, the Pres has toured the world, sharing the raucous, soulful sound of traditional New Orleans jazz. I go back to 1977 first seeing this band with the Humphrey Brothers leading the charge with Allan Jaffe on tuba, who’s son Benhas taken over on tuba and bass. By the way this current Pres band is one of my favorites. Highly Recommended!! $60 $80 $110 Cover Range

Sunday February 4th

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 11:00 AM Showtime Preservation Hall Jazz Band Preservation Hall Jazz Band I’ll Fly Away Since the early 1960s, the Pres has toured the world, sharing the raucous, soulful sound of traditional New Orleans jazz. I go back to 1977 first seeing this band with the Humphrey Brothers leading the charge with Allan Jaffe on tuba, who’s son Benhas taken over on tuba and bass. By the way this current Pres band is one of my favorites. Highly Recommended!! $60 $80 $110 Cover Range

Feinsteins At The Nikko 222 Mason St, San Francisco 5:00 PM Showtime The Hot Sardines The Hot Sardines I Love Paris I have been looking forward to seeing The Hot Sardines for a few years. This talented New York based ensemble is steeped in music made famous decades ago and makes that music come alive through the Sardines brassy horn arrangements, rollicking piano melodies and vocals from a chanteuse who transports audiences to a different era with the mere lit of her voice. Bandleader Evan “Bibs” Palazzo and lead singer “Miz Elizabeth” Bougerol met in 2007 and bonded over their love of Fats Waller, Dinah Washington, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday. Be sure to check this band out. Nice venue to see them.. $45-$80 Cover Charge

The Back Room 1984 Bonita Avenue, Berkeley 2:00 PM Showtime Dawn of the New Everything Ensemble This is all-new melodic, improvised/composed instrumental music pioneer and multi-instrumentalist Jaron Lanier, multi-instrumentalist Barbara Higbie, percussionist Scott Amendola and acoustic bassist Zachary Ostroff will take musical flight, inspired by Lanier’s new best-selling book, Dawn of the New Everything. This is a very rare performance of four friends holding hands and taking a musical leap together. $15 Cover Charge

The Lucky Horseshoe Bar 453 Cortland Ave, San Francisco 4:00 PM-7:00 PM Showtime Bernal Hillbillies Bernal Hillbillies White Dove Great afternoon of traditional bluegrass. N/C

Video Pick Of The Week

The Art of Organized Noise The Art Of Organized Noise Trailer This documentary charts the rise of Organized Noize, the influential producers behind megahits from Outkast, Goodie Mob, TLC and more. As pioneers of the Dirty South music movement, Organized Noize is responsible for Outkast, CeeLo, the Goodie Mob and the Dungeon Family. Their production shaped the landscape of hip-hop with their own distinctive sound, created in the confines of a dungeon. Featuring interviews with Andre 3000, Big Boi, Puff Daddy, Future, Ludacris, LA Reid, 2 Chainz, CeeLo and more.

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