Live Jazz IN THE BALCONY LOUNGE
Every Friday Night — 7 pm to 11 pm
David Byrd was born and raised on the musical mecca of 47th street in Chicago, where his uncle, Red Saunders was the drummer and bandleader at the famous Regal Theatre. David studied at Chicago State University under the great Bunky Green, forming a jazz band that specialized in a jazz vocal tradition called "vocalese" which originated with Eddie Jefferson. He has carved out a unique musical niche with the combination of jazz and reaggae, forming "Byrds of a Feather', and spreading his jazz reggae message of love to the eager ears of San Francisco!
The Golden Gate Hot Club
A San Francisco based Gypsy Jazz Ensemble specializing in early jazz standards in the style of Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli's Hot Club of France.
John Kalleen Group
The John Kalleen Group is a hot version of “Summertime,” a cool version of “Footsteps” and beautifully crafted originals! The JKG is a jazz quartet in the classic style, offering fresh compositions, echoing the admired hard bop and post-bop eras of the 50s and 60s, but infused with a modern, dynamic spark. And of course, they deliver swinging, spirited arrangements of the classics from those eras. An evening with the John Kalleen Group is a night of excellent musicianship, up-tempo energy and killer jazz with an incentive drive.
Orquesta Conquistador Quartet
Orquesta Conquistador entertains with lively classic Latin jazz, traditional Cuban music, Salsa, Mambo & Cha Cha Cha. Carlos Ramirez, manager of the band has studied Latin percussion in Cuba as well as with bay area legends. Orquesta Conquistador band members are Nerio DeGracia on piano, Dave Somers on bass, Michael Parykaza, trumpet and Carlos Ramirez, percussion.
For more information call 415-386-3330