Read it here: No Tipping Allowed: Mario Guarneri is Betting on Jazz in the Neighborhoods, an article by Jeff Kaliss for San Francisco Classical Voice… Read More
Saturday, December 16, 8pm at the CJC Jazzschool
With virtuosity, elevation, and elation, the best trumpet players west of the Mississippi, all in one place, playing uplifting holiday music.
TrumpetSuperGroup celebrates the uplifting possibilities of trumpet performance with five trumpeters: Dave Scott, Mario Guarneri, Erik Jekabson, Mike Olmos, and Doug Morton, backed by Colin Hogan, piano; Tommy Folen, bass; and Jeff Marrs, drums.… Read More
Sunday, November 19, 7:30pm at Bird & Beckett
Grant Levin, piano, with Chris Amberger, bass, and Rodney Ruckus, drums
Levin’s trio performs spontaneous, high energy arrangements of classic jazz standards, as well as contemporary tunes and original compositions.… Read More
Friday, December 1, 5:30pm–8pm at Bird & Beckett
Al Molina, trumpet and flugelhorn — Jerry Logas, flute and reeds — Jeffrey Burr, guitar — Dean Reilly, bass — Vince Lateano, drums
This is a Guaranteed Fair Wage Fund event where each musician will be paid $150 in advance, regardless of ticket sales.… Read More
I am a professional jazz drummer and composer and bandleader and have been performing for 40 years……in Mass., NYC, and other areas and tours. I just saw your organization, and think it is a wonderful idea! Thank you for creating this great model!… Read More
Friday, November 17, 8pm at Community Music Center | tickets |
Vocalist Clairdee performs with Ken French, piano; Gary Brown, bass; and Jim Zimmerman, drums. Her special guest will be vocalist and percussionist Daria Johnson.
Clairdee is a captivating song stylist who has has an intimate, vulnerable and gentle way with a ballad, yet can swing or shout at will.… Read More
Friday, November 10, 6pm at Copperfield’s Books, San Rafael
Discover Flute Fired Fusion with Matt Eakle, flute; Joey Edelman, piano; Alex Baum, bass; and Jack Dorsey, drums. Performing all original compositions that evoke the blues, soul, and jazz; their spell-binding, adrenaline-pumping jams transfix and transport.… Read More
Friday, October 27, 6pm at Copperfield’s Books | no admission charge |
Join with us as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Jazz Caliente. Founded by Lee Waterman and Tommy Kesecker in 1997, the band performs Afro-Cuban and Brazilian jazz featuring original compositions by Waterman as well as arrangements of jazz and Latin masters such as Miles Davis, Duke Ellington, Wes Montgomery, Tito Puente, and Sergio Mendes.… Read More
Thursday, October 26, 7:30pm at Piedmont Center for the Arts | tickets |
Back for their third appearance with Jazz in the Neighborhood is Le Jazz Hot, the quartet version of the Hot Club of San Francisco. Led by guitarist Paul “Pazzo” Mehling, the ensemble includes vocalist and rhythm guitarist Isabelle Fontaine, jazz violinist Evan Price, and Sam Rocha on bass.… Read More
Friday, October 20, 8pm at Community Music Center | tickets |
Bassist Marcus Shelby and sax player Charlie Gurke join with Max Miller-Loran, trumpet; Adam Shulman, piano; and Michael Mitchell, drums, to form a quintet for this engagement.
Charlie Gurke is one of the most in-demand baritone sax players in the area.… Read More
Friday, October 13, 6pm at Copperfield’s Books | no admission charge |
Charged Particles is a trio that crosses stylistic boundaries and blends diverse traditions to create engaging new sounds. Fiery drummer Jon Krosnick is joined by Murray Low, a keyboard wizard with dazzling Latin-jazz technique and imaginative improvisational skills, and Aaron Germain, an inventive and sophisticated acoustic and electric bassist.… Read More
Friday, September 29, 6pm at Copperfield’s Books | no admission charge |
Jazz in the Neighborhood presents the tbd Quartet, whose name reflects the instrumentation of trumpets, bass and drums. Representing T for trumpets are Mario Guarneri and Erik Jekabson.… Read More
The Jazz on a Hilltop benefit party will be an afternoon of jazz, wine and light snacks in a magnificent Fairfax home designed by architect Kenneth Kao. Mimi Fox will present a solo program, and Clairdee will perform with Ken French on piano, Blake Richardson on bass, and Jim Zimmerman on drums.… Read More
Friday, September 8, 6pm at Copperfield’s Books |no admission charge|
Jazz in the Neighborhood presents the Ray Obiedo Group. Led by contemporary jazz composer and guitarist Ray Obiedo with Peter Horvath, piano; Phil Hawkins, steel pans; Marc van Wageningen, bass; and Colin Douglas, drums. … Read More
Andrew Gilbert features Bay Area guitarists in his Mercury News article, “The Guitar is dead? Don’t tell these Bay Area jazz cats.” Of those mentioned, Terrence Brewer is a member of Jazz in the Neighborhood’s Artist Advisory Committee; John Schott is a Jazz in the Neighborhood member, supporter, and roster musician; and Mimi Fox will be a featured performer at the Jazz in the Neighborhood fundraiser on September 24th.… Read More
Friday, August 25, 6pm at Copperfield’s Books | RSVP for free event |
Led by Mary Fettig on sax, her quartet will include guitarist Chico Pinheiro, bassist Scott Thompson, and Brian Rice, percussion.
A multi-instrumentalist in both jazz and classical spheres, Mary Fettig is a performer, teacher, and clinician who has played at festivals and toured with celebrity acts around the country.… Read More
Friday, August 11, 6pm at Copperfield’s Books | RSVP for free event |
Bond like you’ve never heard it before!
The Secret Agent Band plays the music of Bond (James Bond), shaken and stirred. Led by drummer Akira Tana, his team includes Nashville-based vocalist Annie Sellick with James Mahone on sax, Jeff Massanari on guitar, and Midori Ono, organ.… Read More
Sunday, August 6, 5:30pm at Doc’s Lab | Tickets |
Trombonist Alan Ferber returns to Doc’s Lab as guest artist with Electric Squeezebox Orchestra. Under the direction of Erik Jekabson, the program will feature compositions by Alan Ferber and opens with a student group from the Lafayette Summer Jazz Workshop Combo.… Read More