Suggestions for Week of 10/07-10/13

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

Monday October 7th

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. 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…

Yoshis 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland 8:00 PM Showtime…. Wildly fun, musically fearless and bursting with bravado, Rick Estrin And The Nightcats have created one of the blues’ most instantly recognizable sounds and no-holds-barred styles. Featuring the world-class talents of harmonica master, songwriter and vocalist Rick Estrin, guitar wunderkind Chris “Kid” Andersen, keyboard wizard Lorenzo Farrell and dynamic drummer Alex Pettersen, Rick Estrin & The Nightcats serve up sharp and incisive original blues and gritty roadhouse rock ‘n’ roll. Highly recommended!!!!!! $23-$49 Cover Charge.

Tuesday October 8th

Mr.Tipples 39 Fell St, San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime.. For almost tow decades Adam Shulman has been a staple of the San Francisco Jazz scene. He is a great pianist, composer and arranger. Adam will be performing with his trio. 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.

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

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison Street Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime.. DakhaBrakha is an original world-music quartet from Kyiv, Ukraine that is creating a world of unexpected new music of Ukrainian folk music, accompanied by Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian traditional instrumentation. The quartet’s astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian culture. Highly recommended!! $30-$40 Cover Charge.

Wednesday October 9th

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.

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. Highly recommended!!!!! 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 concert series times moves from 5:00 PM-6:00 PM. The lineup includes the popular music of Brazil from the past and the present with Pulse Brazil performing at Salesforce Park located at 425 Mission Street..

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison Street Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime..
DakhaBrakha is an original world-music quartet from Kyiv, Ukraine that is creating a world of unexpected new music of Ukrainian folk music, accompanied by Indian, Arabic, African, Russian and Australian traditional instrumentation. The quartet’s astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian culture. Highly recommended!! $30-$40 Cover Charge.

The Fox Theatre 1807 Telegraph Ave, Oakland 8:00 PM Showtime…. A great lineup this evening. Headlining tonight is Sofi Tukker the genre-defying duo of Sophie Hawley-Weld and Tucker Halpern celebrated for their inclusive and global perspective on electronic music and their work’s themes of liberation, unity, and self-empowerment. Their debut single “Drinkee” was nominated for a Best Dance Recording Grammy® which was followed by Best Dance/Electronic Album Grammy® nomination for their debut album Treehouse. Also on the bill tonight is Haiku Hands the elusive crew of artists from Australia who’s rambunctious live performances, visual art and production have exploded onto the scene with their irresistibly danceable single “Not About You”. Opening the show tonight is LP Giobbi who is a self described rock ’n roller with a disco soul, born draped in sequins and cloaked in fog at a seance in the mountains of Oregon. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $36 Cover Charge…

Thursday October 10th

SF Jazz 201 Franklin Street San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime.. GoGo Penguin‘s music has been described as acoustic-electronica but they draw equally on rock, jazz and minimalism, computer game soundtracks and glitchy-electronica to create their unique music. The Trio will be present a live performance of their original score to Godfrey Reggio’s cult film Koyaanisqatsi performed live with the film. Originally scored by Philip Glass, Koyaanisqatsi is a remarkable cinematic masterpiece and a firm favorite of the band’s for it’s powerful fusion of music and image. In 2015 GoGo Penguin wrote and performed their new score for the film as part of the opening season of Home – a new centre for international contemporary art, theatre and film in Manchester.Highly recommended!!!!!! $25/$35/$55 Cover Charge..

SF Jazz 201 Franklin Street San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime.. One of Jazz’s most lyrical pianists and 11 time GRAMMY nominee Kenny Barron celebrates Thelonious Monk‘s 102 second birthday with jazz pianist Benny Green and guitarist Mies Okazaki. Highly recommended!!!!! $35/$45/$65/$85 Cover Charge…

Bottom of the Hill 1233 17th St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime.. A great night of music in store with three really fun bands. Headlining the show is the modern indie surf rockers Carpool Tunnel. From Heber, Utah alt rockers
The Backseat Lovers and from San Francisco surfy rocky reverby garage rockers Mint round out the night.. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $12 Cover Charge..

Local Edition 691 Market St, San Francisco 8:00 PM-Midnight Showtime..
The Cottontails are one of the Bay Area’s best vintage jazz ensembles playing a wide range of styles ranging from 20’/30’s Gatsby-era jazz, classic 40’s swing, and vintage 50’s/60’s r&b featuring a truely great jazz vocalist Karina Denike fronting the group. Highly recommended!!!! No 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 7:00 PM & 9:00 PM Showtimes.. Legendary drummer Billy Cobham celebrates his 75th birthday by hitting the road with his Crosswinds Project Ensemble, featuring acclaimed trumpeter Randy Brecker, guitarist Fareed Haque , bassist Tim Landers, bassoon/saxophonist Paul Hanson and keyboardist Osam Elelwy. Highly recommended!!!!! $52.50 Cover Charge Per Show.

Mystic Theatre & Music Hall 23 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma 8:30 PM Showtime.. Rising Appalachia exudes a sense of rootedness, playful exploration, and inspired action. Their sound and message, such as revealed in the newest single, “Resilient,” suggest that voices and traditions, brought together through song, may be one of the saving graces to a world in distress. In a time when the fabric of community and culture often appear to be unraveling, their interweaving of music and mission, old traditions with new interpretations, creates an atmosphere of contagious hope and bliss. Highly recommended!!!!!!!!! $28.50 Cover Charge..

Friday October 11th

The Fillmore 1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime…. With their cross-pollination of literate, soulful rock and roll and folk traditions of the British Isles, The Waterboys have tread a multitude of musical paths since singer/songwriter Mike Scott formed the group in London in the early- 80’s. Across nearly four decades of work, Scott’s sonic and spiritual explorations have endeared them to their loyal fans. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $49.50 Cover Charge…

SF Jazz 201 Franklin Street San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime.. Manchester-based GoGo Penguin‘s music has been described as acoustic-electronica but they draw equally on rock, jazz and minimalism, computer game soundtracks and glitchy-electronica to create their unique music. The piano trio has been one of the most durable, beloved, and flexible formats in jazz history, evoking illustrious names like Oscar Peterson, Bill Evans, and Ahmad Jamal, among others. This is a group that lives comfortably beyond artistic restraints. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $25/$35/$55 Cover Charge..

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

The Pagan Idol 375 Bush St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime.. The
Steve Lucky Carmen Getit Trio in a rare performance without the “Rhuba Bums”. I love the trio because it showcases the great musicianship of Steve and and Carmen’s vocals are reminiscent of Dina Washington, Ruth Brown and Etta James. Highly recommended!!!! N/C…

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

The Fox Theatre 1807 Telegraph Ave, Oakland 8:00 PM Showtime….
Michael Franti & Spearhead is one of the most fun musical experience around. I love the way the group blends hip hop with a variety of other styles including funk, reggae, jazz, folk, ska punk with some industrial music thrown into the mix. This band is a great experience. Opening up the show is Nashville based singer/songwriter guitarist Devon Gilfillian.. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $46 Cover Charge..

The Terrace Room 1800 Madison St, Oakland 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime.. Robert Dehlinger & The Alpha Rhythm Kings 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…

Speisekammer 2424 Lincoln Ave, Alameda 8:30 PM Showtime. Blonde Toledo plays energetic music with rhythms from a plurality of backgrounds. Full of surprises, yet firmly based in Brill Building Pop, Colombian Cumbia, Yiddish Theatre, Post Bop Jazz, 60’s Rock, and whatever falls to hand. Highly recommended!!!!!! No Cover Charge..

Yoshis 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland 8:00 PM Showtime… Music fusion master singer/songwriter and multi instrumentalist Grace Kelly is an unequivocal musical prodigy and winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest’s Song of the Year Award for her song “Feels like Home”! She has been rocking the jazz world with sold-out concerts and has performed and recorded with renowned artists including Dave Brubeck, Phil Woods, Huey Lewis, Harry Connick Jr., Gloria Estefan, Questlove, and Wynton Marsalis. Highly recommended!!!!!! $33-$64 Cover Charge..

Yoshis 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland 8:00 PM Showtime… The Queen of Rock & Flow Shirlee Temper whose sound, style, and personality makes her, with the help of her band ,reminiscent of a young Sly & the Family Stone. She is a lot of fun.. Highly recommended!!!!! $19 Cover Charge,,

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison Street Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime.. A night of innovative Americana music with singer/songwriter/dobro player extraordinaire and leader of Red Molly Abbie Gardner and one of the most tasteful and innovative of young American musicians, Seattle-based Eli West. Highly recommended!!!! $24 Cover Charge..

The 7th Annual Aftershock Festival takes place this weekend.. This annual concert sponsored by Monster Energy and held in Sacramento’s Discovery Park, is featuring a massive lineup featuring Tool, Slipknot, blink-182, Korn, Rob Zombie, Staind, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Marilyn Manson, Lamb of God, Halestorm, Chevelle & Many More Plus a Special Onsite Collaboration With Metallica’s Blackened Whiskey & Enter Night Pilsner. Todays lineup includes Slipknot, Staind, Halestorm and Dropkick Murphy. For a complete listing of today’s lineup go to Friday Aftershock Lineup.. For Ticket information go to Aftershock Ticket Information.

Saturday October 12th

SF Jazz 201 Franklin Street San Francisco 7:00 PM Showtime… Beyond category. That’s what Duke Ellington used to call musicians who were simply the best at what they do. And that’s certainly the case for the great and innovative banjoist Bela Fleck, bassist Edgar Meyer and tabla player
Zakir Hussain”. A harmonic convergence of virtuosity, the trio of tabla master Hussain, banjoist Fleck, and bassist Meyer reunite on the Miner stage to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their GRAMMY-nominated 2009 album . The Melody Of Rhythm-Triple Concerto & Music For Trio. Joining the trio will be special guest bansuri master Rakish Chaurasia. Highly recommended!!!!!! $45/$65/$85/$115 Cover Charge..

SF Jazz 201 Franklin Street San Francisco 9:30 PM Showtime… Beyond category. That’s what Duke Ellington used to call musicians who were simply the best at what they do. And that’s certainly the case for the great and innovative banjoist Bela Fleck, bassist Edgar Meyer and tabla player
Zakir Hussain”. A harmonic convergence of virtuosity, the trio of tabla master Hussain, banjoist Fleck, and bassist Meyer reunite on the Miner stage to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their GRAMMY-nominated 2009 album
The Melody Of Rhythm-Triple Concerto & Music For Trio
. Joining the trio will be special guest bansuri master Rakish Chaurasia. Highly recommended!!!!!! $35/$55/$75/$95 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

Bottom of the Hill 1233 17th St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime.. A great night of music in store with three really fun bands. Headlining the show from Portland is the Americana punk folk rock gothicana band
The Builders & The Butchers. Also on the bill are two bands from San Francisco, the post-apocalyptic spaghetti western surf rockers Hangtown and anxiety pop rockers Banzai Cliff. Highly recommended!!!!! $14 Cover Charge..

SF Live Arts at Cyprians 2097 Turk Blvd, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime…
Rova Saxophone Quartet is the Bay Area’s longest-standing groups in the music movement that has its roots in post-bop, free jazz, avant-rock, and 20th century new music. Tonight they will present a concert in remembrance of Bay Area artist Marlene Aron. Highly recommended!!!!! $22 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…

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

Speisekammer 2424 Lincoln Ave, Alameda 8:30 PM Showtime. Winners of the Will Rogers Cowboy Award “Western Swing Group of the Year” and “Western Swing Album of the Year” The Saddle Cats are just wonderful.. Highly recommended!!!!!! No Cover Charge..

The Fox Theatre 1807 Telegraph Ave, Oakland 8:00 PM Showtime…. Tonight is a benefit concert for Tipping Point Amplified which is a great organization that fights against poverty in the Bay Area. Headlined by the one and only Janelle Monae and featuring The Roots the evening will inspire and unite the community in celebration of our Bay Area. And the best part? Every dollar from every ticket sold will go directly to proven poverty-fighting organizations in our region. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $99/$199/$149.50/$499 VIP.

Fifth Street Farms 1517 Fifth Street, Berkeley 7:30 Showtime..
The Lowest Pair is an old-timey string music and indie Americana folk band consisting of dual banjoists, Kendl Winter and Palmer T. Lee. Formed in 2013, the Olympia, Washington duo takes its name from the poem by the great folk music icon John Hartford . Highly recommended!!!!! $20 Cover Charge….

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison Street Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime..
El Sur Tambien Existe, Musical Dreams is a joyful evening of roots music from the tip of the South America to the Rio Grande, with three groups of distinctive styles John Santos Afro-Cuban Sabor, Osvaldo Torres & Silvia Balducci’s Andean Whispers and Marci Maneiquez‘ experimental ballads and Latin American music. We will be joined by Luis Valverde’s Dance Company a colorful, soulful Andean Dance Troupe and we will be honoring the music of Rafael Manriquez, the prolific Chilean composer who graced our stages for over 30 years with masterful presentations of Latin American Song. Highly recommended!!!!! $30 Cover Charge…

Ivy Room 860 San Pablo Ave, Albany 8:00 PM Showtime.
Marcell Davies Lashley is a Brooklyn native and baby of seven children born to West African parents from Liberia and Sierra Leone respectively is a psalmist extraordinaire. She began singing lead in the church choir at the age of 5 and never stopped, performing as a musical theater artist throughout her childhood. The sultry sound of the warm musical instrument of her voice will melt your heart and feed your soul. Marcelle has travelled to five of seven continents soothing and exciting the world in melody and song with a stage presence and sincerity that is mesmerizing. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $20 Cover Charge..

The UC Theatre 2036 University Ave, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime..
Rising Appalachia exudes a sense of rootedness, playful exploration, and inspired action. Their sound and message, such as revealed in the newest single, “Resilient,” suggest that voices and traditions, brought together through song, may be one of the saving graces to a world in distress. In a time when the fabric of community and culture often appear to be unraveling, their interweaving of music and mission, old traditions with new interpretations, creates an atmosphere of contagious hope and bliss. Highly recommended!!!!!!!!! $28.50/$70 Cover Charge..

Yoshis 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland 7:30 PM & 9:30 PM Showtimes….
The Delphonics are one of the great R&B/soul vocal group that helped define the“Philadelphia Sound” of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.. . Their most notable hits include “La-La”, “Didn’t I”, “Break Your Promise”, “I’m Sorry”, and “Ready or Not Here I Come”. Highly recommended!!!! $37-$74 Cover Charge Per Show..

The Uptown Night Club 1928 Telegraph Ave, Oakland 8:00 PM Showtime…..
The Sufaris are one of cornerstone and influential American surf rock bands. Formed in Glendora, California in 1962, they are best known for two songs that hit the charts in the Los Angeles area, and nationally by May 1963: “Surfer Joe” and “Wipeout”, which were the A-side and B-side of the same 45 rpm single. This should be a great show. Highly recommended!!!!!! $20 Cover Charge..

Stanford Bing Concert Hall 327 Lasuen St, Stanford 7:30 PM Showtime…. Willie Nelson, the 86-year-old paragon of American music, has earned every conceivable award as a musician and amassed reputable credentials as an author, actor, and activist. He continues to thrive as a relevant and progressive musical and cultural force. Performing with Willie is his son Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real who is a great performer in his own right. Highly recommend!!!!!!!!! $69.50 Cover Charge

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

Moes Alley 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz 9:00 PM Showtime.
The B-Side Players are an 8-piece band that honors the international cross-pollination that has always made music the universal language by exploring the multifaceted grooves of Latin America and the Caribbean, incorporating the sounds of Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico and Brazil with the funk, rock, jazz and hip-hop rhythms of their homeland, dropping bits of Cumbia, Salsa, gritty street Samba, Son Montuno, Jarocho and Boogalo into the mix. Highly recommended!!!!! $20 Cover Charge..

The 7th Annual Aftershock Festival takes place this weekend..This annual concert sponsored by Monster Energy held in Sacramento’s Discovery Park, is featuring a massive lineup featuring Tool, Slipknot, blink-182, Korn, Rob Zombie, Staind, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Marilyn Manson, Lamb of God, Halestorm, Chevelle & Many More Plus Special Onsite Collaboration With Metallica’s Blackened Whiskey & Enter Night Pilsner. Todays lineup includes Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Bad Religion and the Stone Temple Pilots. For a complete listing of today’s lineup go to Saturday Aftershock Festival Lineup.. For Ticket information go to Aftershock Ticket Information.

Sunday October 13th

SF Jazz 201 Franklin Street San Francisco 7:00 PM Showtime… Beyond category. That’s what Duke Ellington used to call musicians who were simply the best at what they do. And that’s certainly the case for the great and innovative banjoist Bela Fleck, bassist Edgar Meyer and tabla player
Zakir Hussain”. A harmonic convergence of virtuosity, the trio of tabla master Hussain, banjoist Fleck, and bassist Meyer reunite on the Miner stage to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of their GRAMMY-nominated 2009 album . The Melody Of Rhythm-Triple Concerto & Music For Trio. Joining the trio will be special guest bansuri master Rakish Chaurasia. Highly recommended!!!!!! $40/$60/$80/$105 Cover Charge..

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

The Riptide 3639 Taravel Street, San Francisco 7:30 PM-10:00 PM Showtime..
The Cottontails are one of the Bay Area’s best vintage jazz ensembles playing a wide range of styles ranging from 20’/30’s Gatsby-era jazz, classic 40’s swing, and vintage 50’s/60’s r&b featuring a truly great jazz vocalist Karina Denike fronting the group. Highly recommended!!!! No Cover Charge..

The Uptown Night Club 1928 Telegraph Ave, Oakland 8:00 PM Showtime. An evening of great improv jazz with drummer Scott Amendola, bassist
Trevor Dunn and saxophonist Phillip Greenlief. Highly recommended!!!!! $15 Cover Charge..

Piedmont Piano Company 1728 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland 4:00 PM Showtime.. Pianist Bill Mays and the great jazz bassist John Wiitala will be featuring a mix of his Bill’s own material – a couple of which have been featured in recent films – some standards, and a couple of classical themes. Highly recommended!!!!! $20 Cover Charge..

Yoshis 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland 6:30 PM Showtime….
John Daversa Progressive Big Band is lead by John Daversa the multi-Grammy winning artist, composer, arranger, producer, bandleader, and educator who has performed and recorded with the likes of Michael Bublé, Dori Caymi, Andraé Crouch, Sheryl Crow, Herbie Hancock, Bob Mintzer Big Band, and The Yellowjackets. Daversa’s latest big band release, Kaleidoscope Eyes: Music of the Beatles (2016), reverently twists and melts the iconic Beatles songbook with a 40+ orchestra featuring vocal artists Renee Olstead and Katisse Buckingham, and garnered three Grammy nominations. Highly recommended!!!! $24-$45 Cover Charge..

The 7th Annual Aftershock Festival takes place this weekend..This annual concert sponsored by Monster Energy held in Sacramento’s Discovery Park, is featuring a massive lineup featuring Tool, Slipknot, blink-182, Korn, Rob Zombie, Staind, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Marilyn Manson, Lamb of God, Halestorm, Chevelle & Many More Plus Special Onsite Collaboration With Metallica’s Blackened Whiskey & Enter Night Pilsner. Todays lineup includes Tool, Korn, Chevelle and Babymetal. For a complete listing of today’s lineup go to Sunday Aftershock Festival Lineup .. For Ticket information go to Aftershock Ticket Information.

Video Pick Of The Week..

Bill Frisell: A Portrait is a character portrait of ‘musicians’ musician and anti-archetypal guitar hero, Bill Frisell. This film traces the development of Frisell’s music and provides rare insight into the shaping of one of the significant musicians of recent decades. Full of live music and following various projects from development to fruition, the film features a variety of collaborators, including Paul Motian, Jim Hall, Hal Willner, Joey Baron, Jason Moran, Nels Cline, Mike Gibbs, Jack DeJohnette, John Zorn, John Abercrombie, Paul Simon, Bonnie Raitt, Lucinda Williams, Jim Woodring, Greg Cohen, Tony Scherr and others. Highly recommended!!!!!

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