Suggestions for Week of 11/11-11/17

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

Monday November 11th

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Showtime…
The High Tide Trio is a sensational super instrumental band featuringMitch 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

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

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…

Great American Music Hall 859 O’Farrell St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime.. SuicideGirls:Blackheart Burlesque is the sexiest, smartest, geekiest, and most fun definitive pop-culture burlesque show! Featuring none other than SuicideGirls themselves, the show has been performed hundreds of times, delighted millions of fans in over six countries, and has been touring since 2003!This show is going to be fun… Highly recommended!!!!! $25-$65 Cover Charge…

Tuesday November 12th

The Fillmore 1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime.. Tom Morello is living proof of the transformative power of rock’n’roll. As the co-founder of Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave and Prophets Of Rage, and through collaborations with everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Johnny Cash, he has continually pushed the limits of what one man can do with six strings. Joining Tom is 93PUNX Featuring Vic Mensa. Highly recommended!!!!! $35 Cover Charge…

Mr.Tipples 39 Fell St, San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime.. For almost two 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.

Cafe Du Nord 2174 Market Street, San Francisco 7:00 PM Showtime…
The 2019 Noise Pop Festival is presenting Kate Bush Night with the ultimate Kate Bush cover band Baby Bushka.. This wonderfully bewitching and kooky tribute troupe delivers otherworldly versions with soprano trilling, extra-wide eyes and lush harmonies from the ethereal to the bombastic and back again. Highly recommended!!!!! $12 Cover Charge..

Local Edition 691 Market St, San Francisco 8:00 PM-11:30 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. No 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

Wednesday November 13th

The Midway 900 Marin St, San Francisco 8:00 PM &10:00 PM Showtimes.
Feel Miles Davis’ legendary album Kind Of Blue like never before within 32 speakers enveloping you.m The best-selling jazz record of all time is a universally acknowledged masterpiece. title Kind Of Blue brought together seven now-legendary musicians in the prime of their careers to create timeless beauty. We have upmixed the stereo masters to play through our sphere of sound. Imagine sitting within giant incredible sounding headphones, and be within the music.Highly recommended!!!!! $25 Cover Charge Per Show..

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.

Local Edition 691 Market St, San Francisco 8:30 PM-11:45 PM Showtime..
Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums is one of the fun bands in the Bay Area performing vintage jazz, pounding boogie woogies, sultry ballads, and funky-swinging New Orleans R&B. Tonight they focus on giving you the beat to move your feet. Highly recommended!! No Cover Charge…

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

Thursday November 14th

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. Highly recommended!!!!! No Cover Charge…

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 9:30 PM-12:30 AM 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…

The Fillmore 1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime.. A really great show featuring two bands steeped in the folk rock tradition, Los Angeles based American indie rock roots band Mt. Joy and the Tulsa, Oklahoma Americana indie folk band Wilderado. Highly recommended!!!! $27.50 Cover Charge..

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime… Regarded as one of the great jazz improvisors, saxophonist Joshua Redman has been stirring audiences around the world with his passionate and thoughtful playing since 1993, Redman presides over a reunion of his early working quartet for the first time in two decades featuring pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Gregory Hutchison. Highly recommended!!!!! $35/$50/$70/$85 Cover Charge.

Local Edition 691 Market St, San Francisco 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 truly great jazz vocalist Karina Denike fronting the group. Highly recommended!!!! No Cover Charge..

Masonic San Francisco 1111 California St, San Francisco 5:30 PM Showtime… Dare To Love, the Glide Annual Holiday Jam celebrates irresistible hope and unconditional love and help raise funds for Glide’s Daily Free Meals program and other services. With a live performance featuring the legendary vocalist and songwriter Lisa Fischer, alongside special surprise guests with the Glide Ensemble and The Change Band, in addition to our Mistress of Ceremonies, Renel Brooks-Moon. There will be pre-concert and intermission receptions with hors d’oeuvres from some of the Bay Area’s finest restaurants! NO HOST bar for balcony seats, dinner wine included with sponsorships. Highly recommended!!!! $50-$100 Cover Charge..

Friday November 15th

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 9:30 PM-12:30 AM 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

The Fillmore 1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime.. A really great show featuring two bands steeped in the folk rock tradition, Los Angeles based American indie rock roots band Mt. Joy and the Tulsa, Oklahoma Americana indie folk band Wilderado. Highly recommended!!!! $27.50 Cover Charge..

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime… Regarded as one of the great jazz improvisors, saxophonist Joshua Redman has been stirring audiences around the world with his passionate and thoughtful playing since 1993, Redman presides over a reunion of his early working quartet for the first time in two decades featuring pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Gregory Hutchison. Highly recommended!!!!! $35/$50/$70/$85 Cover Charge.

Bird & Beckett 653 Chenery St, San Francisco 5:30 PM-8:00 PM Showtime..
The Scott Foster Quartet has been performing regularly for the last several years and compiled a large repertoire. Joining Scott will be Dave Scott (Trumpet), Surya Prashanka (Drums), and Aaron Germain (Bass) led by Scott (Guitar). Scott is a great jazz guitarist and this band really cooks. Highly recommended!!! $10 Cover Charge

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime..
The Tim O’Brien Band is one of the great classic bluegrass bands featuring the five piece acoustic lineup of Tim on vocals, guitar, mandolin and fiddle, Mike Bub bass and vocals, Shad Cobb fiddle, Jan Fabricius vocals, and Patrick Sauber banjo, guitar and vocals. While Tim has walked many musical paths in his career from singer songwriter and honky tonk crooner to Celtic troubadour and old time cultivator he takes a couple steps into the bluegrass mainstream here. Highly recommended!!!!!! $34 Cover Charge..

Piedmont Piano Company 1728 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland 8:00 PM Showtime..
Erik Jekabson’s All-Star New Orleans Sextet returns to the Piano store playing traditional New Orleans jazz with vocal extraordinaire
Kenny Washington. The allstar include Rob Barics, clarinet; Danny Armstrong, trombone; Rob Reich, piano; Josh Thurston-Milgrom, bass; and Evan Hughes, drums. Highly recommended!!!!! $25 Cover Charge..

Stanford Bing Concert Hall 327 Lasuen St, Stanford 9:00 PM Showtime….NYC-based drummer/composer/teacher Allison Miller gathers inspiration from a wide array of genres. Coming from the Jazz tradition, she engages her deep roots in improvisation as a vehicle to explore all music. Described by critics as a charismatic and rhythmically propulsive drummer with melodic sensibility, Miller has been named “Rising Star Drummer” and “Top 20 Jazz Drummers” in Downbeat Magazine’s acclaimed Critics Poll. Her band, Boom Tic Boom is a 2014 recipient of Chamber Music America’s “Presenter Consortium for Jazz Grant” and is proudly sponsored by Mid- Atlantic Arts Foundation. Boom Tic Boom is pianist Myra Melford, violinist Jenny Scheinman, clarinetist Ben Goldberg, cornet player Kirk Knuffke, bassist Todd Sickafoose, and Miller on drums and composition. Highly recommended!!!!! $35 Cover Charge..

Saturday November 16th

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 10:00 PM-1:00 AM 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…

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime… Regarded as one of the great jazz improvisors, saxophonist Joshua Redman has been stirring audiences around the world with his passionate and thoughtful playing since 1993, Redman presides over a reunion of his early working quartet for the first time in two decades featuring pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Gregory Hutchison. Highly recommended!!!!! $40/$60/$80/$95 Cover Charge.

7 Mile House 2800 Bayshore Blvd, Brisbane 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime..
Andre Thierry & Zydeco Express is lead by one of the great french creole zydeco/cajun accordionists anywhere. Andre is a master at pumping out fast, funky rhythms on an instrument not usually associated with earthy syncopation. Highly recommended!!!!! N/C

The Bootleggers Ball 544 Capp Street, San Francisco 9:00-Midnight Showtime.
Clint Baker’s New Orleans Jazz Band is a great band reminiscent Turk Murphy’s great band. Joining in tonight is the “California Sunshine Girl:” Katie Cavera on vocals and 4 string banjo.. If you love traditional Jazz I would highly recommend seeing this show. $10 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

Mr.Tipples 39 Fell St, San Francisco 5:30 PM-8:30 PM Showtime..
The Nick Rossi Trio is lead by one of the Bay Area’s great jazz guitarist. The trio plays standards, swing, and bebop as well as anyone in the Bay Area. Highly recommended!! N/C

Terrapin Crossroads 100 Yacht Club Drive, San Rafael.. 8:00 PM Showtime.
Zigaboo Modeliste and the New Aahkesstra are redefining funk led by master drummer, rhythm innovator, percussionist, and New Orleans legend
Joseph “Zigaboo” Modeliste, the master of creating funk grooves and new concepts for funk drumming. Highly recommended!! !!!!!! $20 Cover Charge…

The Backroom 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley 7:30 PM Showtime… A really good show tonight featuring the Paula Boggs Band, a six-piece band that traverses jazz, world, rock, and Americana. Their sound is described as “Seattle-Brewed Soulgrass,” and the band has performed 100+ shows nationally and in Canada since releasing
Carnival of Miracles. Highly recommended!!!!!! $15 Cover Charge..

Sunday November 17th

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 2:30 PM-5:30 PM Showtime..
Buena Vista Jazz Band follows the in the style and instrumentation of guitarist Eddie Condon’s classic bands of the 1950s: Bass, Drums, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Cornet, Trombone and Clarinet. The selections played by the Buena Vista Jazz Bandare the classic songs of the New Orleans jazz age, along with selections from America’s blues and Tin Pan Alley traditions. The Buena Vista Jazz Band features the vocals of
Ms. Darlene Langston. Highly recommended!!!No Cover Charge..

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 2:00 PM Showtime… Regarded as one of the great jazz improvisors, saxophonist Joshua Redman has been stirring audiences around the world with his passionate and thoughtful playing since 1993, Redman presides over a reunion of his early working quartet for the first time in two decades featuring pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Reuben Rogers and drummer Gregory Hutchison. Highly recommended!!!!! $35/$50/$70/$85 Cover Charge.

Mr.Tipples 39 Fell St, San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime. Singer/songwriter
Lilan Kane presents a Sunday Singer Sessions focused on showcasing singers in the Bay Area. Supported by a house band and hosted by Lilan, singers will be featured throughout the evening performing their favorite covers and originals. You never know who might pop in! Join us for a fun night, lots of new songs, and great cocktails. Highly recommended!!!!! No 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

Video Pick Of The Week

Anita O’Day: The Life Of A Jazz Singer.. Before her death in November 2006 at age 86, Anita O’Day, one of jazz’s most complex and rhythmic vocalists, smiled on the music world for six decades. This film portrait captures all the magic that took this sly Chicago native, a white girl who could hold her own against Billie and Ella, from Gene Krupa’s bandstand to solo stardom. Film footage of Anita O’Day’s appearance at the 1958 Newport Jazz Festival, immortalized in the 1960 documentary Jazz on a Summer’s Day and excerpted here, may be the defining moment of the post-bebop era.

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