Join us for an evening of inspiring original music. Listen to talented local songwriters as they compete for Best Song or Best Performance. West Coast Songwriters members can perform and get feedback from professional industry judges. Members can sign up by emailing Co-Manager Bob Crane at firstname.lastname@example.org.
West Coast Songwriters (WCS) was founded in 1979 by a few talented songwriters who decided that by joining forces they would be able to write stronger songs, and create more opportunities to market those songs. Since that time, WCS, a 501(c)(3) non-profit educational organization, has grown
From soulful renditions of familiar Blues standards to gritty and infectious original tunes, The SoulShine Blues Band has something for everyone. Voted “Best Blues Band” in the North Bay, the band is a local favorite that never ceases to get the crowd up and moving. Always on a mission to outdo their last performance, The SoulShine Blues Band does more than keep the Blues alive—they give it a much needed shot in the arm and kick in the…well, you get the picture! Devoted to keeping the Blues alive one show at a time, The SoulShine Blues Band is Darren Fravel on vocals and guitar, Cliff Newsome on vocals and bass, John Andersen on guitar and vocals, Gary Benson on drums, and William
Miles Ahead Group is a psychedelic Jazz tribute to the music of Miles Davis. Focusing on Davis’ late 60s and early 70s musical explorations, they play selections from In a Silent Way, On the Corner, and Bitches Brew. Made up of Mike Kapitan, Michael Bello, Anna Pfiefer, Tom Finch, Cayce Carnahan, Marc Carmi Smith, and Ben Isaacs, this super group attracts everyone from Jazz and jam band aficionados to the average listener with their tight musicianship and improvised breakdowns.
The 415s are the Bay Area’s most elite pop-variety Dance band. Playing 70s classics to current Top 40 Hits, the band includes Rich Armstrong on vocals and trumpet, Daniel Parenti on bass, Imanuel Juneady on keyboards, Adam White on drums, Dave Shul on guitar, Ashling Cole on vocals, Omega Rae on vocals, Dale Ingram on vocals, Jeanne Geiger on trombone, and Daniel Casares on sax and trombone. They have played with The Rolling Stones, Prince, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Pink, Counting Crows, Billy Preston, Tower of Power, Ozomatli, Whitesnake, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys, Sly & the Family Stone, Goapele, Too Short, Taj Mahal, L
Masterpiece the Band is an 8-piece party from the San Francisco Bay Area. Performing everything from Pop and Soul to Funk and Hip Hop, this collection of professional talent delivers a high-energy show every time.
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Join us for enchanting evenings of mesmerizing live music and mouthwatering cuisine at our upcoming Intimate Dinner Series. Each event features a savory three-course meal, but that’s only the beginning—Fenix presents an intimate performance of unyielding passion with an R&B legend. Our capacity of 120 guests ensures that the full audio experience that Fenix has to offer will leave you spellbound and breathless. Book now before this once in a lifetime opportunity becomes a distant memory.
Vocalist Sherie Julianne has spent the majority of her life making rich connections with music, leading her to a deep love of Brazilian Jazz. Raised in Miami among a musical family, Julianne heard jazz and Latin music from womb on. After a move to the Bay Area, she began studying with local jazz vocalist Daria, and eventually found herself at The Jazz School (California Jazz Conservatory) where she met Brazilian pianist Marcos Silva.
Through Silva, Julianne became immersed in the music of Brazil, and began performing with Silva’s group Sol do Brasil. After years of experience, Julianne developed her own repertoire, which became the basis for her debut recording, 10 Degrees South.
Avant-garde soprano, composer, and video artist, Caroluna performs Classical, Opera, Jazz, Cabaret, Electronica, and World Music. She has performed at the XX Olympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy, Grace Cathedral, Herbst Theater, The Fillmore, and the Contemporary Opera Marin. She produced and performed “Poems of Ecstasy,” a visual music program of 20th century French Classical music for the Oakland Lyric Opera.
Rue ’66, San Francisco’s only authentic 60s French yé yé band, includes veteran musicians Mark Scardello, guitar (Agency EL84), John Stuart, drums (Flying Color, Jammists), Don Ciccone, bass (The Trip, Angel Corpus Christie), Christian Iribarren, keyboards (Hard Rain), and Jeff Swartz, trombone, and John Peters, trumpet (Shitty Shitty Band Band). Carol Pott and Serena Campbell have the French aesthetic of 60s go-go girls but belt out tight vocal harmonies adding a unique element to its mod sound. Also, on male vocal, rhythmic guitar and percussion, Serge Martial (from the French band Resurrection).
Rory Snyder’s Night Jazz Band plays a wide variety of Big Band musical styles from classic to modern, including Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Duke Ellington, Buddy Rich, Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, Charles Mingus, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, and many more.
Rory Snyder is a professor emeritus from Diablo Valley College where he was Director of Jazz Studies for 21 years. Snyder has performed professionally on saxophone, flute, and clarinet for years, and was inducted into the California Alliance for Jazz Hall of Fame in 2014.
French Oak Gypsy Band gives a fresh spin on French and American Swing Era classics. With a repertoire derived greatly from Chanson, Gypsy Jazz, and Dixieland Jazz, they also play traditional World Folk and modern tunes from around the world. Leading this group of gypsies in their undeniably fun performances are North Bay native and vocalist, Stella Heath, and French-American guitar player, Gabriel Pirard, with reed player James Inciardi rounding out the trio. With their French-inspired sound that spotlights Heath’s magnetic vocals and the band’s tight rhythms, they’ll transport you straight into the bygone era of Swing.
SF native Dallis Craft has earned a reputation as a talented and versatile entertainer. As a keyboardist, rhythm guitar player, and vocalist, she has recorded with Pee Wee Ellis, Huey Lewis and the News, John Lee Sanders, Melvin Seals, Jesse Colin Young, and Greg Kihn. With an energetic and charismatic stage presence and world-class vocals, Craft has become a popular opener for Dwight Yoakam, Shawn Colvin, and Steve Winwood. Her album, Leap of Faith, is an Americana blend of R&B, Country, Rock, and Pop.
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The son of a guitar icon, Miles Schon is definitely beginning to make a name for himself in the Blues/Rock community. With a style that is respectful to the artists that he admires—Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Santana, Eric Clapton—Miles also breathes a fresh new life and energy into every song he plays. Citing the Blues as his newest musical interest, his background in R&B, Pop, and Rock are heavily laced in his originals, as well as his interpretations of the covers his band performs. Whether it be a smoking hot guitar solo or a blazingly intricate ukulele tune, Miles Schon is the next big thin
Tribute Masters Greg Ballad Presents a tribute to Luther Vandross. Remember one of the greatest singers of all time with hits like “Bad Boy (Having a Party),” “Superstar,” “Never too Much,” “A House Is Not a Home,” and many more.
Categorized as having a New York supper club style with a sassy Vegas funny bone, JetBlacq plays everything from American Songbook classics, Frank Sinatra covers, instrumental Jazz, and Latin styles. Vocalists Rebecca and Frank Faiola delight audiences with their comedic marital banter. Rebecca is an award-winning SF Cabaret Gold vocalist, clarinet player, and musical theater and film actress. Frank is a multi-reed player on alto sax, flute, and clarinet. Bay area bassist Fred Randolph and pianist Brain Cooke balance out the group with strong instrumentals.
Bringing back the days of acoustic guitar melodies and vocal harmonies, Rick Kelly and Jay Lewallen make up the “biggest little band” who strip down classics by the Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Doors, and The Eagles. As one fan put it: “Not only are the Chime Travelers talented, but they are two of the most honest and kindhearted men you could find. They share the music from their hearts and souls.”
Roosevelt Lands, aka Roharpo the Bluesman, is a self-taught harmonica player and singer with big time stage appeal and presence.
Born in New Orleans and raised in Baton Rouge, LA, Roharpo grew up in a family of Gospel and Blues musicians and singers. Influenced by great Blues musicians like Slim Harpo, Muddy Waters, and Junior Wells, Roharpo’s music will make you feel inspired and move you with his great energy and vibes.