Suggestions for Week of 01/20-01/26

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

Monday January 20th

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 6:30 PM-8:30 PM Showtime..
The Handsome Ladies, the best ladies-only bluegrass ensemble, hold an early jam session. If you are a lady, bring your instrument and get involved. Highly recommended!! N/C

Amnesia Bar 853 Valencia St, San Francisco 9:00 PM-11:55 PM Showtime..
Windy Hill, the first ladies of Bay Area bluegrass music, have a return engagement to Amnesia. This should be a good show..N/C

Fifth Street Farms 1517 Fifth Street, Berkeley 7:30 Showtime.. Toronto based trio the
Lonesome Ace String Band is an old-time band with bluegrass chops that play some righteous folk and country music. These are master pickers and should be a very entertaining show.. Highly recommended!!!!! $20 Cover Charge..

Yoshi’s 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland 8:00 PM & 10:00 PM Showtimes.. Two of preeminent bassists of their generation Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey team with the great drummer Gregg Bissonette for an evening of improvisational jazz, funk and blues. Highly recommended!! $29-$79 Cover Charge Per Show.

Tuesday January 21st…

August Hall 420 Mason St, San Francisco 8:30 PM Showtime.. A great show in store tonight featuring the Montreal based chamber pop singer/songwriter/film composer
Patrick Watson whose music blends indie rock, cabaret pop and classical. Patrick has become a musical movement all to himself. Highly recommended!!!!!! $25 Cover Charge…

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 6 PM-9 PM Showtime.. Bay Area favorite and music icon for over thirty years Jules Broussard will be performing with his quartet.. Jules career spans over three decades of shared studio and stage with such luminaries as Ray Charles, Boz Scaggs, Van Morrison, Carlos Santana, Earl Grant, Elvin Bishop, Art Garfunkel and Doctor Hook. Highly recommended!!!!! No Cover Charge.

The Pagan Idol 375 Bush St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime.. The Steve Lucky Carmen Getit Duo 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..

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

Local Edition 691 Market St, San Francisco 8:00 PM-Midnight Showtime..
Manteca Salsa-Jazz Combo features some of the finest Latin Music musicians in San Francisco, several of whom are Grammy-Winners… With passionate vocals, percussion, and horn riffs, they can make the evening a party. Bailar! Highly recommended!!! No Charge..

Yoshi’s 510 Embarcadero West, Oakland 8:00 PM & 10:00 PM Showtimes.. Two of preeminent bassists of their generation Victor Wooten and Steve Bailey team with the great drummer Gregg Bissonette for an evening of improvisational jazz, funk and blues. Highly recommended!! $32-$79 Cover Charge Per Show.

Wednesday January 22nd

Local Edition 691 Market St, San Francisco 8:30 PM-11:45 PM Showtime..
Steve Lucky & The Rhumba Bums is one of the most 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…

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Showtime. The Nick Rossi Trio is a wonderful jazz ensemble led by one of the great jazz guitarists of the Bay Area..Highly Recommended!!!!1 N/C

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. N/C

Tupelo 1337 Grant Ave, San Francisco 9:00 PM-1:00 AM Showtime.. If you don’t know
Johnny Z and the Camaros you should. They are such a fun rock and roll band. They will have Tupelo rockin’ out. N/C..

Cornerstone Craft Beer & Live Music 2367 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley 9:00 PM Showtime… Grammy award winning Haitian born musician/rapper and actor
Wyclef Jean dynamic politically inflected rhymes and keen ear for hooks has established him as a significant force in popular music.. Jean first gained fame as a founding member of the Grammy award winning hip hop group the Fugees. Jean doesn’t make it out to Bay Area often. Great venue to see him.. Highly recommended!!!!!! $29.50/$50 Cover Charge..

Club Fox 2209 Broadway Street, Redwood City 7:00 PM Showtime..
Chris Cain ‘s jazz-tinged, blues soaked guitar and deep, warm vocals have the maturity and authenticity of bluesmen many years his senior. His expressive style is the result of a lifetime of study and the relentless pursuit of music mastery. His passion and intensity are a blend of his mother’s Greek ancestry and his father’s soulful black heritage. With a voice that recalls B.B. King and a thick toned Gibson guitar sound reminiscent of Albert King, Cain is forging a unique style. Highly recommended!!!!!! $7 Cover Charge…

The Ritz 400 S 1st St, San Jose 7:00 PM Showtime.. Legendary band The Wailers is carrying its revolutionary sound and message to faithful fans around the world. Steered by famed bassist and founder Aston “Familyman” Barrett, and joined in solidarity with original Wailers Junior Marvin and Donald Kinsey, The Wailers are the band that created, recorded, and performed Reggae music for all generations. Opening the show are the San Jose based indie reggae band The Dangerous.. Highly recommended!!!! $34 Cover Charge.

Thursday January 23rd

Black Cat Jazz Club 400 Eddy St, San Francisco 7:00 PM & 9:15 PM Showtimes.. Legendary New York pianist, vocalist and entertainer Johnny O’Neal has earned the title of “master” with fellow musicians and audiences around the world. His awe-inspiring career has included stints with Ray Brown, Milt Jackson and Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, as well accompanying some of the great jazz divas, including Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, Nancy Wilson, and Anita O’Day. Johnny doesn’t tour much so this is a rare opportunity to see this great musician.. $25 Per Show Cover Charge..

Great American Music Hall 859 O’Farrell St, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime. Legendary Grammy award winning Jamaican reggae band Morgan Heritage is known for their mellow, R&B-influenced vocals and Rastafarian lyrics. This should be a great show. Highly recommended!!!!!! $25/$49.50 Cover Charge..

Red Poppy Art House 2698 Folsom St, San Francisco 7:30 PM-10:00 PM Showtime.. Innovative Brazilian singer, guitarist & percussionist Badi Assad transcends traditional styles of her native Brazilian music with a mixture of pop, jazz, and global elements. She combines an extraordinary guitar talent, distinct mouth percussion, beautiful singing, and rhythmic body movement to create an exciting, fresh sound. Highly recommended!!!!! $30 Cover Charge..

SF Jazz Joe Henderson Lab 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:00 PM &8:30 PM Showtimes.
Harriet Tubman is a funk/fusion power trio that specializes in open form improvisation and  dedicated to expanding the freedom trails blazed by Ornette Coleman, George Clinton and Jimi Hendrix.. Launched in 1998, the ensemble quickly established a kinetic sound built on the coruscating drumming of J.T. Lewis, the relentless grooves of Melvin Gibbs’ electric bass, and the spinning arpeggios emanating from Brandon Ross’s electric guitar (and sometimes banjo). Highly recommended!!!!!! $30 Cover Charge Per Show..

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtimes. One of America’s most renowned and daring creative pioneer Laurie Anderson performs with her trio featuring
Christian McBride who is widely regarded as the standard-bearer for jazz bassists in the 21st century and Albanian born cellist Rubin Kodheli who has made a career as a restless creator, working alternately in rock, modern classical, and jazz settings with artists including Dave Douglas, Henry Threadgill, Meredith Monk, and Tom Harrell. Highly recommended!!!!!! $45/$65/$85/$105 Cover Charge..

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.

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 truly great jazz vocalist Karina Denike fronting the group. Highly recommended!!!! No Cover Charge..

Atlas Cafe 3049 20th Street, San Francisco 8:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime..
The Gil Cohen Trio is a really wonderful jazz trio. When I first heard Gil playing he reminded me a lot of Roy Eldridge’s sound. It turns that Roy was one of his major influences. Gil and his trio is definitely worth checking out. Highly recommended!!! N/C

Tupelo 1337 Grant Ave, San Francisco 9:00 PM-1:00 AM Showtime.. Somewhere between Joan Jett and Bonnie Raitt lies GG Amos. This is one badass chick with one badass band. This is one of my very favorite local blues band. Highly recommended!! N/C

Le Colonial 20 Cosmo Pl, San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 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…

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..

The Lost Church 65 Capp Street, San Francisco 8:15 PM-10:30 PM Showtime… A really fun night of music featuring Les Chalet & The Sunblock Boys a S.F. based country trio. Primarily a Honky-Tonk cover band, playing originals and the golden classics from the 30’s-70’s, they also mix in some contemporary covers with a country spin. Opening the show is the Cool Pistol String Band, an all acoustic jam-grass band from San Francisco. Their style is rooted in bluegrass, with a heavy dose of Grateful Dead, funk, classic rock, and anything else that gets the people up and moving. Highly recommended!!!!!!$15 Cover Charge…

The New Parish 1743 San Pablo Ave, Oakland 9:00 PM Showtime.. The legendary high energy Cumbia band from Monterey, Mexico La Ronda Bogota will be making a rare Bay Area appearance. Opening for them are the great Bay Area ensemble Bario Manouche performing a repertoire of original instrumental compositions with a unique sound that iw deeply influenced by Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli. Highly recommended!!!!! $25 Cover Charge..

The Monkey House 1638 University Ave, Berkeley 7:30 PM Showtime.
Marco & The Polos music ranges from blues and rock covers to Americana-tinged originals. Band members include Judith Hellman on vocals, keys, hand percussion, Tricia Hellman Gibbs on guitar, banjo, vocals, Frances Hellman on vocals, Mick Hellman on drums, vocals, Stevie Coyle on guitar, Joshua Zucker on bass and Austin de Lone on keys. Opening up the show is folk rock country inspired band Purple Glaze. Highly recommended!!!!!!! $20 Cover Charge..

The Ritz 400 S 1st St, San Jose 8:00 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 Los Angeles based rock and rollers
The Buttertones, San Diego based American roots/rockabilly band The Paladins and singer/songwriter guitarist Deke Dickerson.. Highly recommended!!!!! $30 Cover Charge..

Pier 23 Pier 23 The Embarcadero, San Francisco 7:00 PM-10:00 PM Showtime. The eclectic
Jimbo Trout playing their brand of bluegrass, blues, western-swing, jug band, jazz, tex-mex, rockabilly and honky tonk this evening.. 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..Legendary French jazz guitarist Bireli Lagrene has performed in front of countless people and filled up big halls and festivals since he was literally a child. His credits of who he has played, performed and recorded with range from artists like Benny Goodman, Stéphane Grappelli, Al Di Meola, Paco de Lucía, John McLaughlin, The Gil Evans Orchestra, Benny Carter, Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clarke, Larry Coryell, Stanley Jordan and countless more. Bireli will be performing with his trio. Highly recommended!!!!!! $42 Cover Charge..

Friday January 24th

Black Cat Jazz Club 400 Eddy St, San Francisco 7:30 PM, 10:00 PM & 11:30 PM Showtimes.. Legendary New York pianist, vocalist and entertainers Johnny O’Neal has earned the title of “master” with fellow musicians and audiences around the world. His awe-inspiring career has included stints with Ray Brown, Milt Jackson and Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, as well accompanying some of the great jazz divas, including Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, Nancy Wilson, and Anita O’Day. Johnny doesn’t tour much so this is a rare opportunity to see this great musician.. $25/$35 Per Show Cover Charge..

The Fillmore 1805 Geary Blvd, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime..
The Infamous Stringdusters are one of the great bluegrass/Americana bands in the universe. High energy and great performers The New York Times described the Dusters “as having a nod to the past and a firm foot down on the gas toward the future, not leaving bluegrass behind but stretching the gendre from within”. Americana/folk country band Midnight North opens the show.. Highly recommended!!!!! $26.50 Cover Charge..

The Independant 628 Divisadero St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime. Time to get your brass off!! The Soul Rebels are is town.. This eight piece brass ensemble was recently described as the missing link between Public Enemy and Louis Armstrong. The Rebels are one of the great bands out of New Orleans. This show will rock. Highly recommended!!!! $25 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

SF Jazz Joe Henderson Lab 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:00 PM &8:30 PM Showtimes. Harriet Tubman is a funk/fusion power trio that specializes in open form improvisation and dedicated to expanding the freedom trails blazed by Ornette Coleman, George Clinton and Jimi Hendrix.. Launched in 1998, the ensemble quickly established a kinetic sound built on the coruscating drumming of J.T. Lewis, the relentless grooves of Melvin Gibbs’ electric bass, and the spinning arpeggios emanating from Brandon Ross’s electric guitar (and sometimes banjo). Highly recommended!!!!!! $30 Cover Charge Per Show..

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtimes. One of America’s most renowned and daring creative pioneer Laurie Anderson performs Albanian born cellist
Rubin Kodheli who has made a career as a restless creator, working alternately in rock, modern classical, and jazz settings with artists including Dave Douglas, Henry Threadgill, Meredith Monk, and Tom Harrell. Highly recommended!!!!!! $35/$55/$75/$95 Cover Charge..

Bottom of the Hill 1233 17th St, San Francisco 8:30 PM Showtime. Three really good bands tonight. Headlining is San Francisco based rock n’ rollers The Bribes. Also on the bill is San Francisco based singer/songwriter Travis Hayes and San Francisco based rock/soul blues/punksters The Ferocious Few.. Highly recommended!!!!! $12 Cover Charge..

Bimbos 365 Club 1025 Columbus Ave, San Francisco 8:00 PM Showtime. During its 28 years of phenomenal success, Pride & Joy has remained the Bay Area’s most popular soul and funk party band. Guaranteed they will have Bimbo’s rocking and the crowd dancing. Highly Recommended!!!!! $25 Cover Charge…

Club Deluxe</a> 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 6:00 PM-9:00 PM Showtime.. Nashville Honeymoon is another Bay Area band I really love. Their music is a modern reworking of the classic country sounds of the 50s and 60s. Their songwriting draws on country, rockabilly, and honky-tonk traditions. Highly recommended!!! N/C

Club Deluxe 1511 Haight St, San Francisco 10:00 PM-1:00 AM Showtime.. Portland based Tumbledown House, a self described modern speakeasy, saloon jazz, parlor pop and Tom Waits in a cocktail dress ensemble. I really like what I have seen on youtube and look forward to seeing them this evening. Highly recommended!! N/C

Neck Of The Woods 406 Clement St, San Francisco 8:30 PM Showtime.. Northern California based rocking singer/songwriter/guitarist and producer John Courage headlines a good show which includes classic era of 70’s funk and 60’s melodic pop Sunfellow and Oakland based 70’s era rock and rollers Lucy & The Long Haul. Highly recommended!!!!! $15 Cover Charge..

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime.. The Django Reinhardt Birthday Festival kicks off with legendary French jazz guitarist Bireli Lagrene. He has performed in front of countless people and filled up big halls and festivals since he was literally a child. His credits of who he has played, performed and recorded with range from artists like Benny Goodman, Stéphane Grappelli, Al Di Meola, Paco de Lucía, John McLaughlin, The Gil Evans Orchestra, Benny Carter, Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clarke, Larry Coryell, Stanley Jordan and countless more. Bireli will be performing with his trio. Opening up for Bireli is Christine Taqssan et Les Imposteures bringing their special blend of Gypsy Swing and revisited cover songs to audiences. Jazz Moanouche local favorites
Hot Club Of San Francisco kicks off and evening of hot jazz. Highly recommended!!!!!! $23/$45 Cover Charge..

Saturday January 25th

Black Cat Jazz Club 400 Eddy St, San Francisco 7:30 PM, 10:00 PM & 11:30 PM Showtimes.. Legendary New York pianist, vocalist and entertainers Johnny O’Neal has earned the title of “master” with fellow musicians and audiences around the world. His awe-inspiring career has included stints with Ray Brown, Milt Jackson and Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, as well accompanying some of the great jazz divas, including Sarah Vaughan, Carmen McRae, Nancy Wilson, and Anita O’Day. Johnny doesn’t tour much so this is a rare opportunity to see this great musician.. $25/$35 Per Show Cover Charge..

SF Jazz 201 Franklin St, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtimes. One of America’s most renowned and daring creative pioneer Laurie Anderson performs with singer and composer
Mike Patton founder of the experimental metal band Mr.Bungle.. Highly recommended!!!!!! $45/$65/$85/$105 Cover Charge..

The Independant 628 Divisadero St, San Francisco 9:00 PM Showtime. Jake Smith AKA The White Buffalo explores the grey area between genres, carving out a sound rooted in dark folk, countrified soul, cinematic storytelling and roadhouse-worthy rock. A baritone, Smith is known for his wide range in pitch within his singing, incorporation of whistling into his music and his singing style has been compared to that of late singer-songwriter Richie Havens. Opening the show is singer/songwriter/guitarist L.A. Edwards. Highly recommended!!!!!! $25 Cover Charge..

The Lost Church 65 Capp Street, San Francisco 7:30 PM Showtime… A really good show tonight with a wonderful local singer/songwriter Ashley Wilson. I love the way Ashley blends folk, alternative pop and jazz into her own unique voice.. Ashley is backed by Lorca Hart on drums and Joe Kyle Jr. on bass. Blues and rock inspired Alex Walsh Band opens the show.. Highly recommended!!!! $20 Cover Charge…

Revolution Cafe 248 22nd St, San Francisco 5:00 PM-8:30 PM Showtime.. One of the Bay area’s best Django inspired ensembles The French American Quartet plays a mix of gypsy jazz as well as standards by Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael and Gershwin. The group is lead by a great guitarist Steve Froberg supported by Hanna Mingano on violin, Fabrice Urrizalqui on drums, François Egron on bass. Highly recommended!!!!! N/C

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 8:00 PM Showtime.. The Django Reinhardt Birthday Festival continues with legendary French jazz guitarist
Bireli Lagrene. He has performed in front of countless people and filled up big halls and festivals since he was literally a child. His credits of who he has played, performed and recorded with range from artists like Benny Goodman, Stéphane Grappelli, Al Di Meola, Paco de Lucía, John McLaughlin, The Gil Evans Orchestra, Benny Carter, Jaco Pastorius, Stanley Clarke, Larry Coryell, Stanley Jordan and countless more. Bireli will be performing with his trio. Opening up for Bireli is Jazz Moanouche local favorites Hot Club Of San Francisco. Fifteen year old jazz guitar prodigy Henry Acker and his trio kicks off and evening of hot jazz. Highly recommended!!!!!! $23/$45 Cover Charge..

The New Parish 1743 San Pablo Ave, Oakland 9:00 PM Showtime.. Time to get your brass off!!
The Soul Rebels are is town.. This eight piece brass ensemble was recently described as the missing link between Public Enemy and Louis Armstrong. The Rebels are one of the great bands out of New Orleans. This show will rock. Highly recommended!!!! $25 Cover Charge..

Piedmont Piano Company 1728 San Pablo Avenue, Oakland 8:00 PM Showtime.. World Champion Old-Time Piano Player Adam Swanson is one of the world’s foremost performers of vintage American popular music, including ragtime, early jazz, the Great American Songbook, and more. Swanson will present a new concert devoted entirely to music from the Golden Age of Hollywood in the 1930s and ‘40s. He will feature songs from films such as 42nd Street, Footlight Parade, Meet Me in St. Louis, and many others. Highly recommended!!!!! $20 Cover Charge..

Club Fox 2209 Broadway Street, Redwood City 8:00 PM Showtime..
Elvin Bishop is a legendary blues and rock icon will be performing with his Big Fun Trio. Elvin is so much fun and entertaining. Highly recommended!!!! $28/$32 Cover Charge..

Sunday January 26th

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

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

Sweetwater Music Hall 19 Corte Madera Ave, Mill Valley 8:00 PM Showtime. Banjo, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin master and founder of The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band John McEuen present “Will The Circle Be Unbroken” with his band The String Wizards featuring Les Thompson on bass & vocals, John Cable on guitar/vocals & mandolin and Matt Cartsonis on vocals/mandola & guitar for a special night to share the music and memories of the landmark Will the Circle Be Unbroken record and his incredible career with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band. Highly recommended!!!!!! $30 Cover Charge..

Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society 311 Mirada Rd, Half Moon Bay 4:30 PM Showtime. Grammy Award-winning saxophonist, arranger, composer, and bandleader,
Kenny Garrett has garnered critical recognition for his versatility in jazz, blues, and R&B for more than 30 years. He began his journey as a teen with the Duke Ellington Orchestra, served with Miles Davis for a five-year stint and has played and recorded with the world’s most acclaimed jazz legends, including Art Blakey, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Chick Corea and John McLaughlin. Garrett has been deemed “one of the most admired alto saxophonists in jazz after Charlie Parker” (The New York Times). Highly recommended!!!!!! $35/$45 Cover Charge..

The Freight & Salvage 2020 Addison St, Berkeley 7:00 PM Showtime.. The Django Reinhardt Birthday Festival concludes with with Gonzalo Bergara & The New Hot Club of America. Bergara is a virtuoso guitarist and composer whose music combines the sounds of Paris and his native Argentina to forge his own style of progressive Gypsy Jazz. Opening the show is the Paul Mehling /Nate Ketner Quintet. Highly recommended!!!!! $23/$45 Cover Charge..

Video Pick Of The Week.

In honor of legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt whose 110th birthday celebration is this week I would like to recommend the documentary Life After Django Reinhardt in which one hundred of his disciples, including his grandson David Reinhardt, have gathered together for the “Django 100” Centennial Tour – traveling the world to pay homage to this exceptional type-setter who marked the 20th century.

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