Wednesday 25, 2017 7:00PM

Mike Slack - San Francisco Feet Warmers

Featuring a two cornet line-up of Mike Slack and Tom Barnebey, expect to hear some great King Oliver tunes plus the wonderful music of Morton, Bechet, Armstrong and Fats Waller.   This fine band has been featured at the Sacramento Jubilee, the Fairmont on Nob Hill, and jazz festivals and clubs all over California. Formed 20 years ago, the Feetwarmers are absolutely at the top of their game.  

 

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Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017 7:00 PM

Tom Barnebey - Beyond Salvation Jazz Band
Is it the biggest small combo around? Or the smallest big band? Trad jazz fans discovering Beyond Salvation may debate that point, but there is no argument about the variety of hot jazz sounds this quintet can produce, all evoking the fun and excitement of the Roaring Twenties.  The Beyond Salvation Jazz Band is an aggregation of five versatile musicians performing on about 20 instruments (not counting kazoo and duck call). The combinations go on and on.  There are hot dance numbers with three saxes wailing away, piano interludes, south sea island songs, including a ukulele ensemble, and hot jazz with instrumentation reminiscent of of Bix and his gang.  Beyond Salvation's ever expanding musical repertoire focuses on jazz tunes and songs of the 1920s. An old pop tune like "Pretty Baby" may appear on the program, along side more obscure numbers like "The Merry Widow's Got a Sweetie Now".

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Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 7:00 PM

Ken Keeler - Devil Mountain Jazz Band

 

DEVIL MOUNTAIN JAZZ BANDcontinuestodeveloptheir multi-styleapproachtopreservingthe popular music ofthe late 1800'sthroughthe early 1930's, and the west coast revival jazz of the 1940's.  The eight piece band is best known for the two trumpet sounds of theJoe Oliver and LuWatters bands and the orchestrated "hot dance" music of the late twenties.   You'll alsohear DMJB perform ragtime,  blues,  "Dixieland"  standards, gospel and novelty tunes,   an occasional duck-call by Pete Main, Tom recreating many tunes by Bing Crosby,  and Ken's
"Country Cross-over ".    At this concert we'll include some Christmas classics.

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