Performers: Jazz

 Performers
*Kent Strand Duo*

*Kent Strand Duo*

The Kent Strand Duo is a great choice for your event. Featuring pianist/keyboardist Kent Strand with upright bass, the duo plays a variety of lively and recognizable jazz classics, standards, Latin hit including bossa novas, sambas and Latin jazz, R … Continue reading

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*Kent Strand Trio or Quartet*

*Kent Strand Trio or Quartet*

The Kent Strand Trio is a swinging, fun and lively group and is the first call for corporate and private event in the Bay Area and throughout the United States. “One of today’s best-kept secrets in piano jazz. A great … Continue reading

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*Pianist Kent Strand*

*Pianist Kent Strand*

Kent Strand has performed as a pianist at the top clubs and hotels in the Bay Area and throughout the United States. . From 1988 to 1995 he performed as a solo pianist and with his jazz trio at the … Continue reading

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Abe Battat

Abe Battat

Abe Battat is the first call for San Francisco Society entertainment. Abe was the featured pianist and bandleader at the Westin St. Frances Hotel’s beautiful Compass Rose Room from 1972 to 2000. During his tenure at that world famous hotel, … Continue reading

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Ben Marcato & His Mondo Combo

Ben Marcato & His Mondo Combo

A lively, energetic, upbeat, and swinging 6-piece dance band with smooth male vocals and a bopping horn section. When Ben Marcato & his Mondo Combo play, everyone hits the dance floor! Whether it’s rock and soul hits, swinging jazz, or … Continue reading

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Black Market Jazz Orchestra

Black Market Jazz Orchestra

The Black Market Jazz Orchestra is a sophisticated dance band that plays music from every era. The band was originally formed in 1993 to record a CD entitled “Art Attack” for Sea Breeze records. The Band quickly became popular playing … Continue reading

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Bobbie Webb and Smooth Blues

Bobbie Webb and Smooth Blues

A native San Franciscan, Bobbie Webb has always had music in his home. He is now a world class musician widely sought after for his sax playing and also for the horn sections that he leads. You may see Bobbie … Continue reading

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Brad Buethe Duo or Trio

Brad Buethe Duo or Trio

The Brad Buethe Trio features the world class talents of guitarist Brad Buethe with upright bass and saxophone/flute. Brad Buethe is a twenty-seve year veteran of the San Francisco and New York jazz scenes. In 1971, at age eighteen, he … Continue reading

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Dizzy and Grover

Dizzy and Grover

Since their inception in 1991, this hard working musical duo has established itself as one of northern California’s premier jazz vocal ensembles. Enthusiastic audiences are charmed by their combination of musicality and showmanship, a package the Bay Area’s “Metro” newspapers … Continue reading

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Fog City Dixieland Band

Fog City Dixieland Band

The Fog City Dixieland Band features the Bay Area’s top Dixieland musicians on banjo, tuba (or string bass) with one to three horns (clarinet, trumpet and/or saxophone). The great Dixieland classics from New Orleans and Chicago come alive with the … Continue reading

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Guitarist Brad Buethe

Guitarist Brad Buethe

Brad Buethe is a twenty-five year veteran of the San Francisco and New York jazz scenes. In 1971, at age eighteen, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, attending UC Berkeley. Two years later he became a full time … Continue reading

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Guitarist Carl Vast – Carl Vast Trio or Quartet

Guitarist Carl Vast – Carl Vast Trio or Quartet

From softly swinging dinner jazz to vibrant dance and concert performances, guitarist Carl Vast delights audiences throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Wine Country. As a soloist or with his diverse groups, Carl’s distinctive style and rich repertoire bring … Continue reading

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Guitarist Daniel Maya

Guitarist Daniel Maya

Daniel Maya is unique among classical guitarists for his virtuoso command of various styles of guitar playing, from the elegant romantic sounds of Classical guitar to Broadway, movie and pop songs; from the gentle beat of Brazilian Bossa Nova to … Continue reading

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Guitarist David Blakey

Guitarist David Blakey

David Blakey breathes life into music-music that spans Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, as well as Flamenco and Latin American styles. His versatility is extraordinary; his style and technique impeccable. A devoted guitarist for over 30 years, he seeks out, selects, … Continue reading

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Guitarist Jeff Massanari

Guitarist Jeff Massanari

When you think of the Amish countryside, jazz guitar rarely comes to mind. Born in Northern Indiana, jazz guitarist Jeff Massanari’s roots are firmly placed in the little town of Goshen. Jeff could have easily followed in the footsteps of … Continue reading

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Guitarist Lloyd Gregory

Guitarist Lloyd Gregory

Lloyd Gregory is a well-established classic jazz guitarist whose style is smooth, soulful, melodic, flowing and immediately likeable. What makes his approach distinctive is that it evokes unique hints of his extensive R&B roots. He is a master of both … Continue reading

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Guitarist Ned Boynton

Guitarist Ned Boynton

San Francisco based Ned Boynton is a wonderful guitarist and an educator who brings a unique approach to guitar. REVIEWS Boynton comes with a bit of cool guitar that made me hit the internet to find out where I could … Continue reading

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Guitarist Rick Heizman

Guitarist Rick Heizman

Rick Heizman is a professional multifaceted musician residing in San Francisco. He is a much-in-demand and highly regarded guitarist equally proficient in jazz, classical, Brazilian, and new original styles. Rick is a popular choice for corporate and private events including … Continue reading

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Jonathan Poretz Band

Jonathan Poretz Band

Some say he was born with a microphone in his hand. That would explain why Jonathan Poretz is so comfortable performing his brand of great American jazz standards to audiences large and small. Whether appearing in an intimate club or … Continue reading

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Ken French Trio

Ken French Trio

Pianist Ken French has been the featured pianist at San Franciso’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel for the past 17 years. He also has performed for many of the top corporate and private events. His versatility makes him a perfect choice for … Continue reading

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Kent Strand Starlight Band

Kent Strand Starlight Band

The best of Bay Area jazz, R & B and funk with a 4, 5 or 6-piece band featuring Harry Denton’s Starlight Room’s Music Director/keyboardist Kent Strand with top vocalists including Fred Ross. The Starlight Orchestra opened the Starlight Room … Continue reading

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Larry Dunlap Trio or Quartet

Larry Dunlap Trio or Quartet

Larry Dunlap is an extraordinary pianist and arranger, a player with taste and sophistication. He has been praised as a “remarkable and versatile accompanist” and “one of the best jazz pianists around — anywhere” in the pages of the San … Continue reading

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Laurent Fourgo Combo & Orchestra

Laurent Fourgo Combo & Orchestra

Laurent Fourgo Jazz Ensemble (duo, trio, quartet, quintet, sextet) is comprised of seasoned professional musicians from San Francisco and the Bay Area: vocals, piano, upright bass, drums, guitar, accordion, tenor sax, alto sax, soprano sax, clarinet, flute and trumpet. We … Continue reading

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Lee Waterman Trio

Lee Waterman Trio

Critically acclaimed guitarist Lee Waterman’s trio has a repertoire of hundreds of tunes from the great song writer including the music of Cole Porter, Gershwin, Ellington, Jobim, and the Beatles. The trio’s elegant sound lends a lush and lively background ambiance to … Continue reading

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Martini Brothers

Martini Brothers

The Martini Brothers have been getting phenomenal response from Bay Area music and dance lovers, as they regularly step into the smooth 1930s-50s style of swing from the golden era of Hollywood’s glamorous “night life”. Since beginning his Bay Area … Continue reading

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Ned Boynton Trio

Ned Boynton Trio

San Francisco Chronicle Music Critic Phil Elwood referred to Ned as a wonderful guitarist. Ned was the Musical Director for the Enricos Sidewalk Cafe in North Beach and played there every Tuesday evening for over 10 years. He was a … Continue reading

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Patrick Maier & Smackdab

Patrick Maier & Smackdab

Patrick Maier & Smackdab  features the fine guitar and vocal stylings of Patrick Maier with vocalist Rita Lackey backed by any combination of keyboard/piano, upright bass, drums or saxophone. Perfect for background music or dancing, Smackdab features sophisticated and swinging … Continue reading

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Pianist Larry Dunlap

Pianist Larry Dunlap

Larry Dunlap is an extraordinary pianist and arranger, a player with taste and sophistication. He has been praised as a “remarkable and versatile accompanist” and “one of the best jazz pianists around — anywhere” in the pages of the San … Continue reading

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Pianist Michael Udelson

Pianist Michael Udelson

Pianist Michael Udelson grew up in Bethesda, Maryland. As a teenager, Michael studied classical music. As a music major at Oberlin College, Michael began studying jazz. After his first summer gig, Michael headed West ending up in San Francisco. In … Continue reading

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Pianist Mike Greensill

Pianist Mike Greensill

After graduating in 1972 from Leeds College of Leeds College of Music in England, Mike toured Europe and the Far East finally settling into his adopted home, San Francisco in 1977. Well known in his role as musical director to acclaimed vocalist Wesla … Continue reading

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Pianist Paul Dorr

Pianist Paul Dorr

Pianist Paul Dorr can sing or play just about any song from any era. He played the last three years at Michael Mina’s Restaurant at the Westin St. Francis with many engagements at Harry Denton’s Starlight Room and piano bar … Continue reading

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Pianist Steve Klawiter

Pianist Steve Klawiter

Pianist Steve Klawiter studied jazz piano with master teacher Herb Wigley and jazz pianist and recording artist Manfredo Fest in the 1970s in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Steve started his professional career playing piano and keyboards and was the bandleader and arranger … Continue reading

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Pianist Terry Disley

Pianist Terry Disley

Terry Disley is an internationally acclaimed pianist, keyboardist, composer, arranger, two time Grammy Award nominatee and winner of Londons best young jazz musicians award. He has been featured on hundreds of recordings with innumerable artists including Paul McCartney, Bryan Ferry, … Continue reading

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Rick Heizman Trio

Rick Heizman Trio

Rick Heizman is a professional multifaceted musician residing in San Francisco. He is a much-in-demand and highly regarded guitarist equally proficient in jazz, classical, Brazilian, and new original styles. Rick is a popular choice for corporate and private events including … Continue reading

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San Francisco Chamber Jazz Quartet

San Francisco Chamber Jazz Quartet

The San Francisco Chamber Jazz Quartet feature the intellectual intensity of classical music plus the passionate improvisation of jazz. In the spirit of the Modern Jazz Quartet, this ensemble ‚Ķcombines great jazz improvisation with the structure and intimacy of a … Continue reading

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Saxophonist Anton Schwartz

Saxophonist Anton Schwartz

Jazz Saxophonist Anton Schwartz has drawn listeners in with the power, spirit and subtle complexity of his music since he bounded onto the San Francisco jazz scene in 1995. Anton quickly gained an enthusiastic following, as music fans responded to … Continue reading

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Solo Guitarist Jeff Massanari

Solo Guitarist Jeff Massanari

When you think of the Amish countryside, jazz guitar rarely comes to mind. Born in Northern Indiana, jazz guitarist Jeff Massanari has roots firmly placed in the little town of Goshen. Jeff could have easily followed in the footsteps of … Continue reading

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Sonya Jason

Sonya Jason

Yamaha Artist, saxophonist Sonya Jason, is an internationally acclaimed recording artist and an award-winning composer. Best known for her all original Warner Music Discovery release, Tigress, her accessible, passionate style of contemporary jazz has made a huge splash on radio … Continue reading

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Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums

Steve Lucky & the Rhumba Bums

Called “Instant Crowd Favorites” by the San Francisco Blues Festival and “Consummate musicians and entertainers” by New York City’s Lincoln Center, Lucky and Getit really shine before a live audience, bringing an intense energy and sheer personal magnetism to the … Continue reading

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Stompy Jones

Stompy Jones

Little David Rose’s thumping stand-up bass, the double-shuffle drumming of Lee Beary, and the bounce piano of Scott Lawrence provide the rhythmic foundation of the band’s jump style. Riffing on top is the trumpet sound of Robert Dehlinger and Erv … Continue reading

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Terry Disley Experience

Terry Disley Experience

Terry founded the Terry Disley Experience in 2004 after several years spent touring and recording with British jazzers Acoustic Alchemy and a whole range of pop, jazz and rock stars worldwide. The Terry Disley Experience is now one of the … Continue reading

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Victoria Theodore

Victoria Theodore

Victoria Theodore is a highly sought San Francisco Bay Area pianist, keyboardist, accompanist, vocalist and instructor, respected for her wide ranging musical versatility. Victoria also enjoys being a Yamaha artist, composer, poet, motivational speaker, amateur chef, dancer, occasional actress and … Continue reading

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Vocalist Kim Nalley

Vocalist Kim Nalley

Kim Nalley’s singing is one of the best things that have happened on the Bay Area’s musical scene in years. Her captivating personality draws listeners into her performance. She is the best singer any style, I have heard in years.” … Continue reading

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Vocalist Paula West

Vocalist Paula West

She’s smokey, she’s swingin’, she’s sophisticated…- Liz Smith, syndicated columnist. Paula West is a jazz singer whose choice of materials and intelligent way with lyrics allow her to cross over to cabaret. She offers multiple pleasures – the musicianship and … Continue reading

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West Wind

West Wind

Westwind is a jazz duo that features a diverse sound of guitar, saxophones and flute in the style of contemporary jazz. The combination of these live instruments with recorded sound tracks mixed onto CD’s is at the heart of Westwind’s … Continue reading

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