Suggestions for Week of 211-2/17

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

Monday February 11th

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 9:30 PM-12:30 AM Showtime… Mike Olmos Presents The Sessions. Mike is a such a great trumpet player. He leads his all star Sessions for a great night of jazz.. Highly recommended!!!! N/C

Mr.Tipples 39 Fell St, San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime.. Le Hot Jazz.. The spirit of Django is alive and well in San Francisco. This is a great ensemble. Highly recommended!! N/C

Amnesia Bar 853 Valencia St, San Francisco 9:00 PM-11:55 PM Showtime.. The Bow Ties are back at the Amnesia playing great traditional bluegrass. Highly recommended. N/C

If you live in and around San Jose you may want to check out

The Ritz 400 S 1st St, San Jose 7:00 PM Showtime.. A really fun night of musical mahem with the world’s only Nedal band Okilly Dokilly. Hailing from Phoenix, Arizona, the band’s live shows are high energy affairs that weave together comedy and brutality. Guttural screams and pounding drums provide a soundtrack for the pummeling of an inflatable donut as green sweaters and round glasses blur across the stage. Another Phoenix band Playboy Manbaby, a pop punk rock garage band and drifter rockers Fancy Ketchup round out a fun night of music.. Highly recommended!!!!! $15 Cover Charge..

If you live in and around Santa Cruz you may want to check out

Kuumbwa Jazz Center 320 Cedar St # 2, Santa Cruz 7:00 PM Showtime. A truly great night of music featuring the indie rock/soul/Americana jazz ensemble from New York City The Rad Trads who are winning over audiences, gaining loyal fans, and defying classification. They’ve been described as the greatest band you’ve never heard of. Highly recommended!!! $31.50..

Tuesday February 12th

Bar Fluxus 18 Harlan Pl, San Francisco 9:00 PM-1:30 AM Showtime. Vibrason is another great band out of the Bay Area very reminiscent of some of the Cal Tjader bands. Highly recommended $10 Cover Charge.

Verdi Club 2424 Mariposa St, San Francisco 9:00 PM-11:30 PM Showtime.. The Hot Baked Goods are a band of young jazz musicians playing hot tunes of the 30’s. Most of the band members started as swing dancers, and became so infatuated with the music that they decided to make some themselves. I saw them at the Amnesia and this band really swings. $10 Cover Charge..

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison Street Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime.. Ancient Future is the first and longest running world fusion music ensemble blending centuries-old music traditions, along with mixing them with modern music, such as jazz, rock or reggae. Highly recommended!!!! $24 Cover Charge..

Yoshis 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland 8:00 PM & 10:00 PM Showtimes… Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul and R&B for the past four decades blending ideas and devices from a variety of sources including soul, rock, jazz and gospel. He is a great performer and a national treasure. Highly recommended!!!! $72 Cover Charge..

Wednesday February 13th

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 9:30 PM-12:30 AM Showtime. The Patrick Wolff Bebop Quartet 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..N/C.

Bottom Of The Hill 1233 17th St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime. A fun night of funky blues music with three really good local bands. Headlining tonight is a funky folk blues band from Oakland Mother and The Boards. Also on the bill is the eclectic rock/funk/blues/jazz group from Davis The Big Poppies and a funk/blues/soul band from San Francisco The Tangelos. Highly recommended!!!! $12 Cover Charge..

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison Street Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime.. Albert Cummings writes, plays and sings the blues like nobody else. He has played with blues legends B.B. King, Johnny Winter, and Buddy Guy. Taken with Albert’s fire and passion bassist Tommy Shannon and drummer Chris Layton, of the band Double Trouble, the late Stevie Ray Vaughan’s rhythm section, volunteered to play on and produce his solo debut recording, 2003’s self-released From the Heart. B.B. King dubbed Cummings “a great guitarist.” Highyl recommended!!!! $22 Cover Charge..

Yoshis 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland 8:00 PM & 10:00 PM Showtimes… Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul and R&B for the past four decades blending ideas and devices from a variety of sources including soul, rock, jazz and gospel. He is a great performer and a national treasure. Highly recommended!!!! $72 Cover Charge..

If you live in and around San Jose you may want to check out

The Ritz 400 S 1st St, San Jose 7:00 PM Showtime.. Reverend Horton Heat has been the outlet of this creative mind for more than 30 years mixing elements of surf, country, punk, big band and rockabilly to create his own unique genre. Often imitated but never duplicated, the Rev has continued to garner the support of both the underground rockabilly/ psychobilly scene and mainstream critics. Also on the bill tonight is western swing/country boogie master Big Sandy, American ska punk rockers Voodoo Glow Skulls and a great swampy blues/country rockabilly band The Delta Bombers. Highly recommended!!!!! $30 Cover Charge.

Thursday February 15th

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime. The queen of flamenco fusion Concha Buika is one of most soulful unique vocalists to come along in a generation. She has been compared toNina Simone, Billy Holiday and even Edith Piaf but to me she sounds like no one else I’ve heard. Buika’s music is a fusion of flamenco, Spanish copla, jazz and soul, infused with the rhythms of the Gypsy neighbours she grew up with in Majorca, where locals would reach out to touch her afro for luck. She is touring with a great band that includes Yoonmi Mari Choi on keyboards, Porcia Angelina on bass & backing vocals, Camellia Akhamie Kies on drums and Nicole Glover on saxophone. Highly recommended!!!! $40/$60/$80/$95 Cover Charge..

SF Jazz Joe Henderson Lab 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:00 PM & 8:30 PM Showtimes. Singer/songwriter Lilan Kane is one of the Bay Areas very best soulful r&b/funk/pop & jazz vocalists. Lilan and her band has opened for Hall & Oates, Sharon Jones and Trombone Shorty. She is a great performer. Highly recommended!!! $35 Cover Charge..

Black Cat Supper Club 400 Eddy St, San Francisco 6:30 PM-9:30 PM Showtime.. Jazz vocalist Danielle Wertz will be performing with her swinging quintet. Danielle is a great young jazz vocalist whose phrasing is reminiscent Anita O’Day and Ella.. Highly recommended!!!! $15-$25 Cover Charge.

Biscuits and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM Showtimes.. Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers is internationally recognized as The Queen Of Classic Jazz & Blues in the authentic style of the 1940’s and 1950’s as the band pays tribute to the swingin’ Kansas City tradition, featuring the music of Count Basie, Jimmy Rushing, Joe Williams, Helen Humes, Lester Young, Jay McShann, Walter Brown, Jimmy Witherspoon, Myra Taylor & Big Joe Turner! Highly recommended!! $30 Cover Charge..

Boom Boom Room 1601 Fillmore St, San Francisco 9:30 PM Showtime.. One of my favorite punk/metal groups the Mike Dillon Band will be performing “A Very Cherry Valen-Swines Celebration”. I am sure Mike’s take on Valentines Day should be fun and irreverant!! Highly recommended!!!! $12 Cover Charge..

Bottom of the Hill 1233 17th St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime.. A really good show with three very talented women. Bubblegum pop glam metal rocker Shaynie Rhoads headlines the show with folk/blues crooner Lindsay Smith and coffee house singer/songwriter Alia Faye rounding out the bill. Highly recommended!!!! $10 Cover Charge..

Feinstein’s at the Nikko 222 Mason St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime.. Acclaimed chanteuse Amanda King will bring her new show, “Movie Musical Magic,” to Feinstein’s at the Nikko for one performance only. Paying homage to the splendor of Hollywood movie musicals, King celebrates highlights from the treasury of songs that made movies and movies that made songs. Highly recommended!!!! $20-$40 Cover Charge..

Yoshis 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland 8:00 PM & 10:00 PM Showtimes.. The historic meeting of two contemporary jazz giants David Benoit & Marc Antoine. These trailblazing artists have scored more than 25 #1 Smooth Jazz radio hits, sold over 2 million albums and toured the world over for more than 20 years! Highly recommended!!!! $39-$85 Cover Charge..

If you live in and around the North Bay you may want to check out

Blue Note 1030 Main Street, Napa 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM Showtimes. Take 6 (Claude McKnight, Mark Kibble, Joel Kibble, Dave Thomas, Alvin Chea and Khristian Dentley), heralded by Quincy Jones as the “baddest vocal cats on the planet!’ is the quintessential a cappela group and model for vocal genius. Six virtuosic voices united in crystal clear harmony, against a backdrop of syncopated rhythms, innovative arrangements, and funky grooves that bubble into an intoxicating brew of gospel, jazz, R&B, and pop. With praise from such luminaries as Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Brian Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald and Whitney Houston, the multi-platinum selling sextet has toured across the globe, collaborated across genres, and is recognized as the pre-eminent A Capella group in the world. Highly Recommended!!!!! $65 Cover Charge.

If you live in and around Santa Cruz you might want to check out

Kuumbwa Jazz Center 320 Cedar St # 2, Santa Cruz 7:30 PM Showtime.. For forty years Tuck and Patti, the genre-crossing vocal/guitar jazz duo, has cast its passionate musical spell worldwide, capturing the hearts of lovers, the respect of jazz buffs and the jaw-dropping awe of guitarists and singers. I can’t think of a better way to spend a Valentines Day evening than with the grammy award winning great jazz duo and two of my favorite performers. Highly Recommended!!!!! $44 Cover Charge….

Friday February 16th

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime. The queen of flamenco fusion Concha Buika is one of most soulful unique vocalists to come along in a generation. She has been compared to Nina Simone, Billy Holiday and even Edith Piaf but to me she sounds like no one else I’ve heard. Buika’s music is a fusion of flamenco, Spanish copla, jazz and soul, infused with the rhythms of the Gypsy neighbours she grew up with in Majorca, where locals would reach out to touch her afro for luck. She is touring with a great band that includes Yoonmi Mari Choi on keyboards, Porcia Angelina on bass & backing vocals, Camellia Akhamie Kies on drums and Nicole Glover on saxophone. Highly recommended!!!! $30/$50/$70/$85 Cover Charge..

SF Jazz Joe Henderson Lab 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:00 PM & 8:30 PM Showtimes. Singer/songwriter and one of the Bay Areas very best soulful r&b/funk/pop & jazz vocalists Lilan Kane performs an evening of music made famous by one of her greates influences soul icon .. Highly recommended!!! $35 Cover Charge..

Bird & Beckett 653 Chenery St, San Francisco 5:30 PM-8:00 PM Showtime.. A great jazz ensemble The Scott Foster Quartet performs this evening. Joining Scott are Ben Stolorow on piano, Noah Schenkeron bass & Omar Aran on drums. Highly recommended!!! $10 Cover Charge..

Biscuits and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:30 PM & 10:00 PM Showtimes.. The Otis Taylor Band lead by the award-winning storyteller, shaman and musical visionary Otis Taylor is arguably the most relevant blues artist of our time. His live performances are like fireworks – kaleidoscopic, riveting, explosive and wildly entertaining. Highly recommended!!! $30 Cover Charge..

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Showtime. Mitch Polzak and The Royal Deuces are unquestionably one of the great rockabilly bands around. The high-energy three piece ensemble performs Rockabilly from the late ’50s Sun Records era, guitar instrumentals from influences such as Joe Maphis, Merle Travis, and Chet Atkins, to a wide a range of Bakersfield Honky Tonk and Truck Driving music. Mitch also adds the 5 String Banjo to the show, bringing in the influence of Earl Scruggs and Ralph Stanley. Les James on drums and Hank Maninger on bass round out the lineup. Highly recommended!! N/C

Bimbo’s 365 Club 1025 Columbus Ave, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime.. Tainted Love is San Francisco’s original 80’s tribute band offering a refreshing change from the usual party bands. Tainted Love’s mission is to have you on the dance floor all night partying “like it’s 1985.” Highly recommended!!!! $25-$45 Cover Charge..

Boom Boom Room 1601 Fillmore St, San Francisco 9:15 PM Showtime.. The Humidors who has developed a sound that is a melting pot of old-school and modern influences, yet is always rooted in a commitment to ego-less playing that embraces the ensemble approach to funk. djK-OS will get the crowd in to a funky mood. Highly recommended!!! $15 Cover Charge..

Feinstein’s at the Nikko 222 Mason St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime.. For forty years Tuck and Patti, the genre-crossing vocal/guitar jazz duo, has cast its passionate musical spell worldwide, capturing the hearts of lovers, the respect of jazz buffs and the jaw-dropping awe of guitarists and singers. I can’t think of a better way to spend an evening than with the grammy award winning great jazz duo and two of my favorite performers. Highly Recommended!!!!! $30-$65 Cover Charge….

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison Street Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime.. One of the only orchestra of its kind outside of Cuba, Orquesta La Moderna Tradicion (founded October 3rd, 1996) dedicates itself primarily to danzón, Cuba’s national dance. This romantic, elegant parlor dance, in which couples move in a close embrace, has shaped Cuban music’s evolution as truly as the better-known son, son montuno, rumba and Afro-cuban religious genres. Performing and preserving classic and folkloric styles, with danzón leading the way, this 11-member group honors these traditions with crisp modern arrangements of classic pieces and original compositions. Highly recommended!!!! $20 Cover Charge..

The Backroom 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime. Howell Devine is the massively talented NorCal trio featuring Joshua Howell (Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica)Pete Devine (Drums & Washboard) and Joe Kyle Jr. (Upright Bass). Triple threat talent Joshua Howell (slide guitars, harmonica, voice) and percussion savant Pete Devine (drums, washboard) plus snappy doghouse bassist Joe Kyle Jr. deftly mix sinuous Delta/country blues with wildly syncopated rhythms to create a rollicking present day sound from the past. Howell Devine breaks from the norm, providing rich and complex textures integral to the music rather than simple backing for a soloist. The result is a sound which stands in stark contrast to the typical blues heard in bars these days and would more likely be shaking the floors of a Southern juke joint some 70 years ago. Highly recommended!!!!$22 Cover Charge..

If you live in and around the North Bay you may want to check out

Blue Note 1030 Main Street, Napa 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM Showtimes. Take 6 (Claude McKnight, Mark Kibble, Joel Kibble, Dave Thomas, Alvin Chea and Khristian Dentley), heralded by Quincy Jones as the “baddest vocal cats on the planet!’ is the quintessential a cappela group and model for vocal genius. Six virtuosic voices united in crystal clear harmony, against a backdrop of syncopated rhythms, innovative arrangements, and funky grooves that bubble into an intoxicating brew of gospel, jazz, R&B, and pop. With praise from such luminaries as Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Brian Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald and Whitney Houston, the multi-platinum selling sextet has toured across the globe, collaborated across genres, and is recognized as the pre-eminent A Capella group in the world. Highly Recommended!!!!! $65 Cover Charge.

If you live in and around San Jose you may want to check out

Cafe Stritch 374 S 1st St, San Jose 7:30 PM-9:00 PM Showtime.. San Jose Winterfest presents Tiffany Austin with Marcus Shelby on bass, Adam Shulman on piano and drummer Leon Joyce. Austin draws upon influences such as Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone and Aretha Franklin, yet she also infuses songs with her own signature style. Her arrangements vary from classic swing to contemporary R&B à la Robert Glasper or José James. With her latest EPK, Unbroken, Austin makes it clear she’s an artist drawing nourishment from all of jazz’s roots. Highly recommended!!!

The Art Boutiki 44 Race Street, San Jose. 8:00 PM-9:30 PM Showtime.. San Jose Winterfest presents a truly great night of music featuring the indie rock/soul/Americana jazz ensemble from New York City The Rad Trads. Highly recommended!!!! $28-$38 Cover Charge..

Saturday February 17th

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime. The queen of flamenco fusion Concha Buika is one of most soulful unique vocalists to come along in a generation. She has been compared to Nina Simone, Billy Holiday and even Edith Piaf but to me she sounds like no one else I’ve heard. Buika’s music is a fusion of flamenco, Spanish copla, jazz and soul, infused with the rhythms of the Gypsy neighbours she grew up with in Majorca, where locals would reach out to touch her afro for luck. She is touring with a great band that includes Yoonmi Mari Choi on keyboards, Porcia Angelina on bass & backing vocals, Camellia Akhamie Kies on drums and Nicole Glover on saxophone. Highly recommended!!!! $30/$50/$70/$85 Cover Charge..

SF Jazz Joe Henderson Lab 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:00 PM & 8:30 PM Showtimes. The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol and pianist Joe Warner are two of the Bay Areas most beloved music treasures. This should be a great night of jazz, r&b and soul. Highly recommended!!! $20 Cover Charge..

Revolution Cafe 3248 22nd St, San Francisco 5:00 PM-8:30 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. I have seen this ensemble a number of time and they never dissapoint.. Highly recommended!!! N/C

Bimbo’s 365 Club 1025 Columbus Ave, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime.. Tainted Love is San Francisco’s original 80’s tribute band offering a refreshing change from the usual party bands. Tainted Love’s mission is to have you on the dance floor all night partying “like it’s 1985.” Highly recommended!!!! $25-$45 Cover Charge..

The Fillmore 1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime.. The Brazilian supergroup Tribalistas are back on tour with original members Marisa Monte, Carlinhos Brown and Arnaldo Antunes. The years apart have done the Brazilian megastars’ reunion well. Their album, Tribalistas (self-titled like their first), is effortless, warm and stimulating, a testament to their maturity as artistes and their integrity as a trio. They have managed to recall the simpatico of their first long-ago union, while embarking on more contemporary sounds in the same easy groove. This should be a great show.. Highly recommended!!!! $63 Cover Charge…

Biscuits and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM Showtimes.. The Otis Taylor Band lead by the award-winning storyteller, shaman and musical visionary Otis Taylor is arguably the most relevant blues artist of our time. His live performances are like fireworks – kaleidoscopic, riveting, explosive and wildly entertaining. Highly recommended!!! $30 Cover Charge..

Feinstein’s at the Nikko 222 Mason St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime.. For forty years Tuck and Patti, the genre-crossing vocal/guitar jazz duo, has cast its passionate musical spell worldwide, capturing the hearts of lovers, the respect of jazz buffs and the jaw-dropping awe of guitarists and singers. I can’t think of a better way to spend an evening than with the grammy award winning great jazz duo and two of my favorite performers. Highly Recommended!!!!! $30-$65 Cover Charge….

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Showtime.. Barrio Manouche is a great Bay Area ensemble performing a repertoire of original instrumental compositions with a unique sound that it’s difficult to classify but instantly recognizable deeply influenced by a range of musical traditions, from the swing of Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet, to the hot jazz of Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli, the gypsy soul of eastern Europe, the flamenco of Paco de Lucía to the avant-garde sounds of Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman and John Coltrane

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison Street Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime.. The San Francisco Piper’s Club was founded in 1979 to provide a supportive environment for people learning the uilleann pipes in the vicinity of the San Francisco Bay Area. The club meets approximately once a month and offers free piping, reed making and pipe maintenance lessons to members. Every two years, the club hosts the West Coast Piping Tionól, a weekend-long festival of piping. The club also organizes other events, such as parties and picnics, and hosts visiting pipers. Highly recommended!!! $22 Cover Charge..

Piedmont Piano Company 1728 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland 8:00 PM-9:15 PM Showtime. Stride jazz pianist Mike Lipskin and ragtime impresario Terry Waldo perform original solos and duets with traditional jazz vocalist Dinah Lee. Lipskin has his own sound and compositions. Waldo has wonderful instrumentals and original vocals. Dinah Lee, is inspired by Judy Garland and Ella Fitzgerald. This is a stimulating evening of solos and Great American Song Book repertoire. Highly recommended!!! $25 Cover Charge..

Sweetwater Music Hall 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley 8:00 PM Showtime. UK Ska legends The English Beat whose music fuses Latin, ska, pop, soul, reggae and punk rock will have the house rockin’ at the Sweetwater… Highly recommended!!! $37 Cover Charge.

Pacifica Performances 1220 Linda Mar Blvd, Pacifica. 7:30 PM Showtime.. Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers is internationally recognized as The Queen Of Classic Jazz & Blues in the authentic style of the 1940’s and 1950’s as the band pays tribute to the swingin’ Kansas City tradition, featuring the music of Count Basie, Jimmy Rushing, Joe Williams, Helen Humes, Lester Young, Jay McShann, Walter Brown, Jimmy Witherspoon, Myra Taylor & Big Joe Turner! Highly recommended!! $27 Cover Charge..

If you live in and around San Jose you may want to check out

Cafe Stritch 374 S 1st St, San Jose 9:00 PM-Midnight Showtime.. San Jose Winterfest presents JC Smith Band All-Star Blues blowout featuring Fillmore Slim, Kid Anderson & Rick Estrin. JC has been a cornerstone of the San Francisco blues community. He has brought together an a stellar group of musicians including on guitar Kid Anderson, Ronnie Stewart & Kyle Rowland on harmonica and on vocals Cheryl Scales, Xymphoni, Filmore Slim and Rick Estrin on harmonica & vocals. This is a show not to be missed… Highly recommended!!!! $28-$38 Cover Charge..

If you live in and around the North Bay you may want to check out

Blue Note 1030 Main Street, Napa 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM Showtimes. Take 6 (Claude McKnight, Mark Kibble, Joel Kibble, Dave Thomas, Alvin Chea and Khristian Dentley), heralded by Quincy Jones as the “baddest vocal cats on the planet!’ is the quintessential a cappela group and model for vocal genius. Six virtuosic voices united in crystal clear harmony, against a backdrop of syncopated rhythms, innovative arrangements, and funky grooves that bubble into an intoxicating brew of gospel, jazz, R&B, and pop. With praise from such luminaries as Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder, Brian Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald and Whitney Houston, the multi-platinum selling sextet has toured across the globe, collaborated across genres, and is recognized as the pre-eminent A Capella group in the world. Highly Recommended!!!!! $65 Cover Charge.

Sunday February 18th

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime. The queen of flamenco fusion Concha Buika is one of most soulful unique vocalists to come along in a generation. She has been compared to Nina Simone, Billy Holiday and even Edith Piaf but to me she sounds like no one else I’ve heard. Buika’s music is a fusion of flamenco, Spanish copla, jazz and soul, infused with the rhythms of the Gypsy neighbours she grew up with in Majorca, where locals would reach out to touch her afro for luck. She is touring with a great band that includes Yoonmi Mari Choi on keyboards, Porcia Angelina on bass & backing vocals, Camellia Akhamie Kies on drums and Nicole Glover on saxophone. Highly recommended!!!! $30/$50/$70/$85 Cover Charge..

SF Jazz Joe Henderson Lab 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:00 PM & 8:30 PM Showtimes. The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol and pianist Joe Warner are two of the Bay Areas most beloved music treasures. This should be a great night of jazz, r&b and soul. Highly recommended!!! $20 Cover Charge..

Biscuits and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM Showtimes.. . Alvon is one of the most versatile musicians singers and entertainers on the music scene today. Known as the “Ambassador of the Blues”, Alvon travels the world singing and swinging jazz standards and sharing his love and respect for the American art form with enthusiastic audiences all over the world. Highly recommended!! $20 Cover Charge

The Fillmore 1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime.. The Brazilian supergroup Tribalistas are back on tour with original members Marisa Monte, Carlinhos Brown and Arnaldo Antunes. The years apart have done the Brazilian megastars’ reunion well. Their album, Tribalistas(self-titled like their first), is effortless, warm and stimulating, a testament to their maturity as artistes and their integrity as a trio. They have managed to recall the simpatico of their first long-ago union, while embarking on more contemporary sounds in the same easy groove. This should be a great show.. Highly recommended!!!! $63 Cover Charge…

Royal Cuckoo 3202 Mission St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime.. Lavay Smith sings at the hippest bar in San Francisco, accompanied by Chris Siebert on the Hammond organ. You’ll love the vibe, the cocktails, and the world-class collection of vintage vinyl spinning for your listening pleasure. Highly recommended!!! N/C

Amnesia Bar 853 Valencia St, San Francisco 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Showtime.. The Hot Baked Goods are a band of young jazz musicians playing hot tunes of the 30’s. Most of the band members started as swing dancers, and became so infatuated with the music that they decided to make some themselves. I saw them at the Amnesia and this band really swings. N/C

The Lucky Horseshoe Bar 453 Cortland Ave, San Francisco 4:00 PM-7:00 PM Showtime.. Bernal Hillbillies.. A great three hours of bluegrass music at a really great venue reminiscent of the jams at the Old Paul Saloon many years ago. Highly recommended!!!! N/C

Bach Dancing & Dynomite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay 4:30 PM Showtime..Hardbop veteran pianist Harold Mabern and the unstoppable tenor saxophonist Eric Alexander return to further elaborate on the enduring legacy of Bebop at the Bach. With over a half-century on the scene Mabern has collaborated with such greats as Sonny Rollins, Freddie Hubbard and Miles Davis. Along with Alexander one of the most acclaimed and prolific tenor saxophonists today, these long-time collaborators are bridging together generations of Jazz and propelling it forward. Don’t miss your chance to see two of the genres most astute and sought-after performers on showcase at the one and only Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society. Highly recommended!!!! $35-$45 Cover Charge..

Video Pick Of The Week..

The Winding Stream is a 90-minute High Definition music history documentary-in-progress that tells the story of the American roots music dynasty, the Carters and the Cashes. Starting with the Original Carter Family (A.P., Sara, Maybelle), the film traces the ebb and flow of their influence, the transformation of that act into the Carter Sisters, the marital alliance with legend Johnny Cash and the efforts of present-day family to keep this legacy alive. No one has yet pulled together all the elements of this family saga in one documentary. The goal of The Winding Stream is to honor this multi-generational family where it stands — at the headwaters of American roots music.

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