Suggestions for Week of 8/05-8/11

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

Monday August 5th

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Showtime…
The High Tide Trio is a sensational super instrumental band featuring Mitch Polzak on guitar and bass, Hank Maninger on guitar and bass, and Les James on drums. Les will not be playing guitar. Hank and Mitch will switch off on guitar and bass. Mitch and Hank will not be playing the drums. The band plays all sorts of interesting guitar instrumentals, including surf, country, jazz, bluegrass, and movie and TV show themes. Highly recommended!!!! N/C

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

Local Edition 691 Market St, San Francisco 8:00 PM-Midnight Showtime..
The Fil Lorenz Orchestra is a high-voltage, crowd-pleasing big band born of the blues, with a sound defined by a searing, relentless horn section. Saxophonist/arranger Lorenz has assembled a musical cast of the highest standard, bringing some of the San Francisco Bay Area’s most accomplished and adventurous jazz veterans together with some of the fertile San Francisco scene’s most promising up-and-coming players. Highly recommended!!!! No Cover Charge…

Amnesia Bar 853 Valencia St, San Francisco 7:30 PM-11:30 PM Showtime.. The Bow Ties are back at the Amnesia playing great traditional bluegrass. Highly recommended. N/C

If you live near Santa Cruz check out

Kuumbwa Jazz Center 320 Cedar St # 2, Santa Cruz, CA 7:00 PM Showtime..
Marcia Ball has been a personnel favorite of mine since I first saw her more than 30 years ago. Marcia is rollicking, playful and a good-time playing two-fisted New Orleans barrelhouse piano and singing in a husky voice about all the trouble men and women can get into on the way to a good time. She is a national treasure and I highly recommend seeing her. $36.75 Cover Charge..

Tuesday August 6th

7 Mile House 2800 Bayshore Blvd, Brisbane 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime.. One of the Bay Area’s best jazz groups , the popular Al Molina Jazz Sextet is playing tonight led by Al Molina on trumpet with Al Bent on trombone, Tod Dickow on sax, Larry Chin on piano, Peter Barshay on bass and the great Vince Lateano on drums. This is a great ensemble playing music by Chick Corea, Woody Herman, Horace Silver, Duke Ellington, Monk, Miles and even Blue Mitchell. Highly recommended!!!!!! No cover Charge..

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.

Local Edition 691 Market St, San Francisco 8:00 PM-Midnight Showtime.. Cosmo Alleycats is one of my favorite Bay Are jazz ensembles. The Alleycats are so good and so much fun and one of the better jazz bands in the Bay Area. Highly recommended. N/C

Le Colonial 20 Cosmo Pl, 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

Jupiter 2181 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley 8:00 PM-11:00 PM Showtime.
Clyde The Blynd and His Trio will be performing his original compositions both old and new, plus songs from Don Cherry, Wayne Shorter and Augustus Pablo in this latest version of Clyde’s unique vision. N/C

People in Plazas is free noontime musical concert series in San Francisco public spaces. This is a great summer music series with over 120 free performances at lunchtime in a number of downtown public plazas Monday through Friday in July, August and September. Today’s noontime concert series lineup includes the retro soul band
Omega Live performing at Rincon Center located at 121 Spear Street.

Wednesday August 7th

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:30 Showtime. British jazz scene revolutionary superstar saxophonist Shabaka Hutchings brings his saxophone, tuba, and double drums quartet, Sons Of Kemet consisting of Hutchings, Tom Skinner, Theon Cross, and Eddie Hick performing music from their Mercury Prize nominated album Your Queen Is Reptile. This is one of most progressive inventive ensembles anywhere in the known universe.. Highly recommended!!!!! $35/$45/$55 Cover Charge….

Mr.Tipples 39 Fell St, San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime..
The Midnight Moods are one of the Bay Areas best kept secrets. This is a wonderful classic jazz trio led the amazing Jacqueline Corona on vocals with Alex Farrell on bass and Julian Shipp on piano. Highly recommended!! N/C

Biscuits and Blues 401 Mason St, San Francisco 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM Showtimes..
Bay City Blues featuring Chris Cain is a weekly showcase of world class Blues music and superb instrumental talent. This event is a celebration of the Blues in all its forms and an adventure into the depth of a national genre. Hosted by the nationally recognized Chris Cain & his All-Star cast of Musicians, every week they invite a new special guest to accompany them on stage and present new, upcoming, & old talent from the blues world! Bay City Blues is our tribute and exploration into the Blues genre, it is a special event in which we all get to help, share, & “Preserve the Blues.” Highly recommended!! $22 Cover Charge.

The Lucky Horseshoe Bar 453 Cortland Ave, San Francisco 8 PM-Midnight Showtime..
Ed Ivey’s Weekly Blues Jam gets the bar rocking. His weekly jam is really fun. N/C

Local Edition 691 Market St, San Francisco 8:00 PM-Midnight Showtime..
Josh Klipp and The Klipptones are another great jazz/swing/blues band who play the classics, or the remix. I love when they throw in some rockabilly and 50’s/60’s rock and roll in their set. Highly recommended!!!!!! No Cover Charge..

Le Colonial 20 Cosmo Pl, San Francisco 8:00 PM-11:00 PM Showtime. Cosmo Alleycats is one of my favorite Bay Are jazz ensembles. The Alleycats are so good and so much fun and one of the better jazz bands in the Bay Area. Highly recommended. N/C

Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music 2367 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley 8:30 PM Showtime… A really wonderful night of Americana music featuring the Lost Dog Street Band who has crafted a distinct sound that is best described as ‘dark country’ that never wavers from its roots and honors the traditions of its forbearers. In the same vein as country-legend Guy Clark, Benjamin Tod weaves his melodies and lyrics together to offer listeners an unapologetically raw and authentic account of the human experience. Opening up the show is a great Carolina Appalachia style fiddler Matt Heckler. Highly recommended!!!! $14 Cover Charge..

Ivy Room 860 San Pablo Ave, Albany 8:00 PM Showtime.. Drummer/composer
Scott Amendola, critically acclaimed saxophonist Phillip Greenlief, pioneering electric guitarist and innovator Fred Frith & multi instrumentalist Tom Dimuzio perform a night of experimental acoustic/electric/electronic music. Highly recommended!!!!!! $15 Cover Charge..

Yoshis 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland 8:00 PM Showtime…. One of the great jazz pianists of the past 50 years Monty Alexander will be making a rare Bay Area appearance.. His playing has a Caribbean influence and bright swinging feeling, with a strong vocabulary of bebop jazz and blues rooted melodies. His spirited conception is one informed by the timeless verities: endless melody-making, effervescent grooves, sophisticated voicing, a romantic spirit, and a consistent predisposition, as Alexander accurately states, “to build up the heat and kick up a storm.” Highly recommended!!!!! $29-$64 Cover Charge..

People in Plazas is free noontime musical concert series in San Francisco public spaces. This is a great summer music series with over 120 free performances at lunchtime in a number of downtown public plazas Monday through Friday in July, August and September. Today’s noontime concert series lineup includes Robert Dehlinger & The Alpha Rhythm Kings is a swinging fun band led by Robert’s vocals and superb trumpet playing. This is a great band performing at 101 California Street; Blind Lemon Pledge aka Bay Area bluesman James Byfield, playing a wide range of his musical styles including blues, rock, jazz and folk performing at Ricon Center located at 405 Howard Street; The dynamic queen of Bay Area jazz & blues Miss Faye Carol will perform at 525 Market Street; Lulu & The Rent Party is one of my favorite bay Area bands playing an eclectic selection of jazz, latin, and pop tunes and performing at 555 California Street.

Thursday August 8th

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Showtime.
Vocalist Darlene Langston shares her selections from the Great American Songbook, as well as her love of the blues. Ms. Langston is accompanied by the all star Saints & Sinners Jazz Band. Join Darlene Langston for an exciting evening of straight ahead jazz, swinging vocals, and soulful blues.

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 9:30 PM-12:30 PM Showtime. Robert Dehlinger & The Alpha Rhythm Kings</a> influences range from vintage lounge music, 1940s R&B, swing, and boogie-woogie. This is a swinging fun band led by Robert’s vocals and superb trumpet playing. Highly recommended!!! No Cover Charge…

The Black Cat Jazz Club 400 Eddy St, San Francisco 7:30 PM & 10:00 PM Showtimes..
Snarky Puppy‘s 9 time grammy winner and keyboard wizard Bobby Sparks will be in performance with drum powerhouse Brannen Temple, sax virtuoso Shelley Carrol along with rising r&b star James Robinson. Highly recommended!!!!!! $25/$35/$45 Cover Charge….

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime. Since the early 1960s, Preservation Hall Jazz Band has been a true New Orleans institution that defines the tradition of Crescent City music and has toured the world, sharing the raucous, soulful sound of traditional New Orleans jazz. Loud, funky and brash, the band’s insistent grooves and catchy riffs will get any party going.. Highly recommended!!!!!!!! $60/$80/$90/$110 Cover Charge..

Bird & Beckett 653 Chenery St, San Francisco 7:30 PM-9:30 PM Showtime..
Maryann Price, the voice behind Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks and one of the very best swing/jazz singers the Bay Area has ever produced will be in performance. Accompanying Maryann will be pianist Joshua Raoul Brody. This is a great intimate venue to see Maryann. Highly recommended!!!!!! $20 Cover Charge..

Bottom of the Hill 1233 17th St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime. A really good show tonight featuring pop singer/songwriter & ukulelist Cloe Moriondo. Along on the bill are pop punkster Justus Proffit and indie alternative rocker Small Crush. Highly recommended!!!!!! $20 Cover Charge..

Make Out Room 3225 22nd St, San Francisco 7:00 PM-9:30 PM Showtime.. With a career spanning 25 years and almost 20 albums Charlie Hunter consistently ups his game as an innovative writer and bandleader. Charlie will be performing with a trio that includes blues/jazz/funk singer Lucy Woodward and drummer Doug Belote. Highly recommended!!!!! No Cover Charge…

Concord Pavilion 2000 Kirker Pass Rd, Concord 7:00 PM Showtime..Two of the iconic rockers of their generation Elvis Costello & Blondie continue their tour this evening. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $23-$781 Cover Charge..

People in Plazas is free noontime musical concert series in San Francisco public spaces. This is a great summer music series with over 120 free performances at lunchtime in a number of downtown public plazas Monday through Friday in July, August and September. Today’s noontime concert series lineup includes Rockabilly trio The Jukebox Charlies performs at 303 Second Street; Hobo Paradise is a favorite local band playing music of the late 1920’s when early jazz, blues and rags covers a nice chunk of the classic American Songbook as well as straying into its own unique territory performing at 333 Market Street; Jazz saxophonist Bryan Girard will perform with his quartet at 595 Market Street.

Sweetwater Music Hall 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley 7:00 PM Showtime.. The critically acclaimed Southern Avenue is a five-piece blues and soul blues band hailing from Memphis, Tennessee who took their name from a street in Memphis running from the eastern most part of the city limits to “Soulsville”, which was the original home of Stax Records. Highly recommended!!!!! $25 Cover Charge..

Green Music Center 1801 E Cotati Ave, Rohnert Park 7:30 PM Showtime..Double Vision Revisited featuring Bob James, David Sanborn & Marcus Miller. The three virtuosos reunite for the first time since the release of their 1980 Grammy winning collaboration Double Vision. Highly recommended!!!!! $25-$85 Cover Charge..

Friday August 9th

The Black Cat Jazz Club 400 Eddy St, San Francisco 7:30 PM 10:00 PM & 11:30 PM Showtimes..
Snarky Puppy‘s 9 time grammy winner and keyboard wizard Bobby Sparks will be in performance with drum powerhouse Brannen Temple, sax virtuoso Shelley Carrol along with rising r&b star James Robinson. Highly recommended!!!!!! $25/$35/$45 Cover Charge….

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime. Since the early 1960s, Preservation Hall Jazz Band has been a true New Orleans institution that defines the tradition of Crescent City music and has toured the world, sharing the raucous, soulful sound of traditional New Orleans jazz. Loud, funky and brash, the band’s insistent grooves and catchy riffs will get any party going.. Highly recommended!!!!!!!! $60/$80/$90/$110 Cover Charge..

Boom Boom Room 601 Fillmore St, San Francisco 9:30 Showtime.. One of the best rocking bands out of Austin,Texas The Eric Tessmer Band as been creating their own brand of ‘blues-rock soul-chedelic’ sound electrifying audiences for the past decade. Sharing the stage with notable musicians such as Dick Dale, Anders Osborne, Tab Benoit, Monte Montgomery, Gary Clark Jr. and Chris Duarte, Tessmer has created a buzz among the blues-rock community that is quickly swarming with devoted disciples. Highly recommended!!!!! $8.00 Cover Charge…

The Terrace Room 1800 Madison St, Oakland 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime..
Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers are just a superb internationally recognized swing big band in the authentic style of the 1940’s and 1950’s as the band. Lavay the reigning “Queen Of Classic Jazz & Blues” 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!! No Cover Charge.

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 6:00 PM-9:00 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. I am a huge fan. Highly recommended!! N/C

Revolution Cafe 3248 22nd St, San Francisco 9:30 PM-11:55 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

Ivy Room 860 San Pablo Ave, Albany 9:00 PM Showtime..With a career spanning 25 years and almost 20 albums Charlie Hunter consistently ups his game as an innovative writer and bandleader. Charlie will be performing with a trio that includes blues/jazz/funk singer Lucy Woodward and drummer Doug Belote. Highly recommended!!!!! $25 Cover Charge…

Bottom of the Hill 1233 17th St, San Francisco 8:30 PM Showtime. A night of entertainment not to be missed featuring one of my favorite’s
The Rabbitt Hole Orchestra, San Francisco’s unique and truly original and a hell of a lot of fun nine piece psychedelic rock orchestra. The country folk rock and self described “Patsy Cline meets Rodriguez at Neutral Milk Hotel for a whiskey drink” Tay & The Janglahdahs, Oakland’s throwback folk rockers The Live Oaks and Americana country soul singer/songwriter Caitlin Jemma round out the night. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $12 Cover Charge..

Terrapin Crossroads 100 Yacht Club Drive, San Rafael.. 9:00 PM Showtime..
Anders Osborne is a true musical treasure and among the most original and visionary musicians writing and performing today. Guitar Player calls him “the poet laureate of Louisiana’s fertile roots music scene.” . He has toured virtually non-stop, either with his own band, as a solo artist, or as a guest with his countless musical admirers, including Toots and The Maytals, Stanton Moore, Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Keb Mo, The Grateful Dead’s Phil Lesh, Jackie Greene and Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe. He’s produced and played on critically acclaimed albums by Tab Benoit, Johnny Sansone and Mike Zito. Highly recommended!!!!!! $25 Cover Charge..

The Fox Theatre 1807 Telegraph Ave, Oakland 8:00 PM Showtime.. One of the great singer/songwriter’s and voices of the 20th Century Paul Simon will be in performance this evening. I am looking forward to seeing him on Sunday at Outside Lands. Very Highly Recommended!!!!!!!! $68.50-$128.50 Cover Charge..

Zellerbach Hall 101 Zellerbach Hall #4800, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime.
“Weird Al” Yankovic presents his Rock & Comedy Symphonic Experience playing the hits and classics with his Strings Attached tour, a high-energy rock and comedy production featuring his original band, costumes, props, a video wall and – for the first time – background singers and a full symphony orchestra. Highly Recommended!!!! $45-$125 Cover Charge..

The New Parish 1743 San Pablo Ave, Oakland 10:00 PM Showtime.. Brasstracks members Ivan Jackson on trumpet and Conor Rayne on drums is the already-prolific young New York duo creating brass-driven funk’n’soul for hip-hop heads and jazzers alike. Highly recommended!!!!! $23 Cover Charge..

The 11th Annual Outside LandsMusic & Art Festival takes place this weekend. Located at the far west entrance of Golden Gate Park, the festival runs from Noon-10:00 PM today. Today’s performers include The Lumineers, Twenty One Pilots, The California Honeydrops and the Counting Crows. For todays complete lineup visit Outside Lands Friday Lineup. To purchase tickets visit Outside Land Tickets..

San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2019 is celebrating its 30th year with an incredible lineup. This year there are 13 stages hosting over 80 world class acts. Todays lineup includes The Marcus Shelby Orchestra featuring Tiffany Austin, Zydeco Flames and En Vogue. For today’s complete lineup visit San Jose Jazz Summer Fest Friday Lineup.You can purchase tickets at Summerfest Tickets.

People in Plazas is free noontime musical concert series in San Francisco public spaces. This is a great summer music series with over 120 free performances at lunchtime in a number of downtown public plazas Monday through Friday in July, August and September. Today’s noontime concert series lineup includes Hobo Paradise is a favorite local band playing music of the late 1920’s when early jazz, blues and rags covers a nice chunk of the classic American Songbook as well as straying into its own unique territory performing at 560 Mission;City Opera SF will perform at 425 Market Street.

Saturday August 10th

The Black Cat Jazz Club 400 Eddy St, San Francisco 7:30 PM 10:00 PM & 11:30 PM Showtimes..
Snarky Puppy‘s 9 time grammy winner and keyboard wizard Bobby Sparks will be in performance with drum powerhouse Brannen Temple, sax virtuoso Shelley Carrol along with rising r&b star James Robinson. Highly recommended!!!!!! $25/$35/$45 Cover Charge….

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:00 PM & 9:30 PM Showtimes. Since the early 1960s, Preservation Hall Jazz Band has been a true New Orleans institution that defines the tradition of Crescent City music and has toured the world, sharing the raucous, soulful sound of traditional New Orleans jazz. Loud, funky and brash, the band’s insistent grooves and catchy riffs will get any party going.. Highly recommended!!!!!!!! $70/$90/$100/$120 Cover Charge..

SF Jazz Joe Henderson Lab 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 3:00 PM Showtime. One of the brightest young talents in the Big Easy, New Orleans-born vocalist Sasha Masakowski has a marvelous voice that can be sly, sexy, exotic and arresting as she works her way through an incredibly diverse array of music that crosses cultural and stylistic lines in interesting ways. I really love her new album “Art Market” which balances the spirit of the second line with the city’s infectious bounce music culture and angular modern jazz, bound by her sweetly ethereal vocals. I am really looking forward to seeing her. Highly recommended!!! $30 Cover Charge..

Rickshaw Stop 155 Fell Street, San Francisco 9:30 PM Showtime.. Cherry Glazerr is one of the best American rock bands to come out of Los Angeles in the last few years. The band’s sound has transitioned from lo-fi, garage-rock in their debut release Haxel Princessin 2014, to a more polished rock sound, with elements of grunge, punk and new wave, in their subsequent releases Apocalipstick and Stuffed & Ready. The current lineup consists of guitarist and lead vocalist Clementine Creevy, bassist Devin O’Brien and drummer Tabor Allen. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $25 Cover Charge…

Boom Boom Room 601 Fillmore St, San Francisco 9:30 Showtime.. A great night of rockin’funk and soul music. Headlining the show are The Vancouver-based band
Five Alarm Funk, an eight men strong funk machine with epic, intense arrangements, heavy groove and a ton of fun. Opening the show are 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. Highly recommended!!!!!!!! $15 Cover Charge…

Neck Of The Woods 406 Clement St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime…. A really great night of music featuring the Los Angeles based band The Urban Renewal Project which uses instruments of a bygone era to create a signature sound that blurs the boundaries between soul, jazz and hip-hop. The group features a big band horn section, a singer and a rapper who perform upbeat originals and fresh interpretations of everything from jazz standards to recent hits. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $20 Cover Charge…

Bottom of the Hill 1233 17th St, San Francisco 8:30 PM Showtime.Another great night music featuring an alternative indie band from Cleveland McCafferty. Also on the bill are a pop punk band from Lancaster, PA Carousel Kings and San Francisco’s alternative indie rocker Jonah Matranga. Highly recommended!!!!! $13 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 disappoint.. Highly recommended!!! N/C

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 10:00 PM-1:00 AM 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). HowellDevine 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!!!! No Cover Charge.. N/C

Hotel Utah 500 4th St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime..
Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones is one of the best raw, young talented blues rock bands to come along in a while. Hanna is a monster guitar player, and has a great raw bluesy singing voice. The band has been billed alongside legacy acts such as Jefferson Starship, Kansas and The Marshall Tucker Band. Opening up for Hanna and the band is Think No Think is a noisy and powerful three piece rock band, from Austin,TX. With leader John Dowey on Vocals and Guitar, Nick Bakke on Drums, and Lee Adams on Bass, they are voluminous, menacing, and beautiful, all at once.

Ivy Room 860 San Pablo Ave, Albany 9:00 PM Showtime.. For over 25 years, the trio the Broun Fellinis have been innovating and disseminating their “Brounsoun”, a sonic expression inspired by the ancient to future traditions of Jazz, Rock, Funk, Hardcore, Afrocentric Hip hop, Dub, film music and African/Indian trance sounds. Opening up the set is VooDoo Dolly which is an all Black futurist tribute to the mid 70’s English rock band Siouxsie & The Banshees.. Highly recommended!!! $15 Cover Charge..

Mountain Winery Concert Series 14831 Pierce Rd, Saratoga 6:30 PM Showtime.. Two of the most influential Americana multi ethnic latin infused bands are performing tonight. Los Lobos is one of the most acclaimed American bands. Calling themselves “just another band from East L.A.” they have won over critics and a legion of loyal fans with their bracing mixture of rock, blues, Tex-Mex, country, R&B, and Mexican folk sounds, with the band’s sound ranging from gentle acoustic ballads to the outer limits of experimental rock. Their eclectic sound is what defined them as a vital example of America’s cultural melting pot. Los Lonely Boys the American Chicano rock power trio play a style of music they call “Texican Rock n’ Roll,” combining elements of rock and roll, Texas blues, brown-eyed soul, country, and Tejano. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $54-$825 Cover Charge..

The 11th Annual Outside Lands Music & Art Festival takes place this weekend. Located at the far west entrance of Golden Gate Park, the festival runs from Noon-10:00 PM today. Today’s performers include Childish Gambino, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians and Hozier. For todays complete lineup visit Outside Lands Saturday Lineup. To purchase tickets visit Outside Land Tickets..

San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2019 is celebrating its 30th year with an incredible lineup. This year there are 13 stages hosting over 80 world class acts. Todays lineup includes Charlie Hunter & Lucy Woodward, Pink Martini, Gregory Porter and Kim Nalley with James Carter. For today’s complete lineup visit San Jose Jazz Summerfest Saturday Lineup. You can purchase tickets at Summerfest Tickets.

Sunday August 11th

The 11th Annual Outside LandsMusic & Art Festival takes place this weekend. Located at the far west entrance of Golden Gate Park, the festival runs from Noon-9:40 PM today. Today’s performers include Paul Simon, Leon Bridges, Kacey Musgraves and Mavis Staples. For todays complete lineup visit Outside Lands Sunday Lineup. To purchase tickets visit Outside Land Tickets..

San Jose Jazz Summer Fest 2019 is celebrating its 30th year with an incredible lineup. This year there are 13 stages hosting over 80 world class acts. Todays lineup includes Dianne Reeves, Monte Alexander & The Harlem-Kingston Express, Mads Tolling & The Mads Men and Shamarr Allen And The Underdawgs. For today’s complete lineup visit San Jose Jazz Summer Fest Sunday Lineup. You can purchase tickets at Summerfest Tickets.

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 3:00 PM Showtime. Since the early 1960s, Preservation Hall Jazz Band has been a true New Orleans institution that defines the tradition of Crescent City music and has toured the world, sharing the raucous, soulful sound of traditional New Orleans jazz. Loud, funky and brash, the band’s insistent grooves and catchy riffs will get any party going.. Highly recommended!!!!!!!! $60/$80/$90/$110 Cover Charge..

The 82nd Annual Stern Grove Festival The free summer outdoor Sunday music fest continues with Pink Martini, an eclectic genre-defying international cocktail of jazz, swing, world music, cabaret, chanson, and more featuring the incomparable vocalist China Forbes .. Opening up the show is Barrio Manouche 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 music starts at 2:00 PM and is located at 19th Avenue and Sloat Blvd in San Francisco.

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. 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 Backroom 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley 3:00 PM Showtime…
Red’s Blues is a blues revue founded in July 2012, that keeps the blues alive with traditional blues, Chicago shuffles, New Orleans-delta, and West Coast blues, both acoustic and electric. They perform as a three, four and five-piece band, and include a lot of original Americana/roots music in their repertoire. Highly recommended!!!!! $32 Cover Charge..

The New Parish 1743 San Pablo Ave, Oakland 10:00 PM Showtime.. New Orleans’
PJ Morton is a versatile keyboardist, songwriter, and producer known for his own pop and R&B albums, as well as his studio work for other performers. Emerging in the early 2000s,PJ gained early notice working with artists like Kierra “Kiki” Sheard, DeWayne Woods, and Musiq Soulchild before issuing his own albums, such as 2013’s Grammy-nominated New Orleans and 2017’s Grammy-winning Gumbo. Highly recommended!!!!!$32.50 Cover Charge..

HopMonk Tavern 224 Vintage Way, Novato 6:00 PM Showtime… The Cookout concert series presents the innovative guitarist, writer and bandleader
Charlie Hunter. Charlie will be performing with a trio that includes blues/jazz/funk singer Lucy Woodward and drummer Doug Belote. Highly recommended!!!!! $25 Cover Charge…

Yoshis 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland 7:00 PM Showtime…. For 45 years, San Francisco’s Grammy award winning Kronos Quartet has combined a spirit of fearless exploration with a commitment to continually reimagine the string quartet experience. In the process, Kronos has become one of the world’s most celebrated and influential ensembles, performing thousands of concerts, releasing more than 60 recordings, collaborating with an eclectic mix of composers and performers, and commissioning over 1000 works and arrangements for string quartet. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $49-$89 Cover charge..

Rancho Nicasio 1 Old Rancheria Rd, Nicasio 4:00 PM Showtime……. 10 time Grammy winner and one of the best live acts in the world Asleep At The Wheel will be performing as part of the BBQ On The Lawn series. Highly recommended!!!! $40 Cover Charge..

Video Pick Of The week!!

With Paul Simon headlining this week’s Outside Lands Festival I want to recommend the Simon documentary Under African Skies which chronicles the genesis of Paul Simon’s Graceland album, features original recording session footage as well as his 2011 visit to South Africa for a 25th-anniversary concert. Highly recommended!!!!!!

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