Last updated September 27, 2017
The Friends of Jazz monthly Dance party/Concert series continues at the Danville Grange Hall. We will continue through 2017. Check below for exact dates. The hall is at 743 Diablo Road, .7 miles east of I-680, has a large wooden dance floor, and plenty of FREE parking. Please BRING YOUR OWN REFRESHMENTS, SNACKS.
Please keep in touch with us by email or check this site often, so you'll get the latest news. Thanks for your 30+ years of support of FOJ! For more information please call 925-625-2707.
If you would like an e-mail alert when a significant schedule change is posted, or Friends of Jazz alert, please contact me at: kenkeeler[at]jazznut.com or 925-625-2707.
(click on the links) to event website
Sept. 30, Sat. noon-4 PM: Papa Pete’s Pumpkin Pushers ( DMJB-5) at Smith’s Family Farm in Brentwood, celebrating the Pumpkin Harvest; 4430 Sellers Ave. Brentwood, CA
Oct. 1, Sun., noon-4 PM: Fog City Stompers at Smith’s Family Farm
Oct. 1, Sun. 1-5 PM: Tom Barnebey’s BEYOND SALVATION JB, guest band at TRADJASS, Santa Rosa
Oct. 7, 14, 28, 29: Papa Pete’s Pumpkin Pushers at Smith’s Family Farm celebrating the Pumpkin Harvest
OCT 21 SAT 130-430 PM Friends of Jazz Concert/Dance, Danville, CA - 925-625-2707
SAT 130-430 PM Friends of Jazz
DEC 13 WED 7-930PM GUEST BAND, Rossmoor Jazz Club Christmas Party, Walnut Creek, CA
DEC 16 SAT 130-430 PM Friends of Jazz Concert/Dance, Danville, CA - 925-625-2707
14 SUN 1-4 PM GUEST BAND @ NAPA VALLEY DJS,
FEB 9-11 FRESNO MARDI GRAS festival (Note date change from prelim. Flyer)
MAR 25 SUN 1-5 PM GUEST BAND @ South Bay TJS, Sunnyvale Elks
Ken Keeler and Pete Main play with Tom Barnebey's BEYOND SALVATION band:
A five piece group playing clever arrangements of vintage tunes on about 15 different instruments!
Oct. 1, 2017; Gust Band at TRADJASS, Santa Rosa. Website not updated as of 9/27
Nov. 15, 7-930 PM: Guest band at Rossmoor Jazz Club,
Pete, Glenn, Virginia and sometimes Ken play with the ZENITH JB, back in El Sobrante:
Thursdays, 7-9 PM, Hornbill Burmese Restaurant, formerly Champa.
Pete Main also appears with CELL BLOCK SEVEN JB and San Francisco Feetwarmers.
Tom Belmessieri leads the FOG CITY STOMPERS (click for their website)
Marty Eggers and Virginia Tichenor appear monthly at Pier 23 in SF,
and at the Belrose Theater in San Rafael, 1415 5th Avenue; Second Wednesdays, 5:30 - 8 PM.
For the complete schedule for Virginia Tichenor and Marty Eggers, email Marty at email@example.com or call 510-655-6728
Ken Brock leads the Jambalaya Jazztet/Swingband:
July 8, 2017 Cline Wine & Jazz Festival Big Swing Band
The 11 pc. Ken Brock Jambalaya Swing Band plays every 1st & 3rd Tuesday nights at
The Castlerock Restaurant at 1848 Portola Ave. in Livermore.
The band plays various tempo Swing tunes, as well as a Cha-Cha, Tango, Rhumba, Beguine, Slow Ballad and a Blues. The admission is $15 each, which includes 10 raffle tickets.
Down beat is at 7:30 pm, with 2 sets until 9:30 pm.
Chris Bradley's Dixieland Band plays on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.
If there is a 5th Tuesday in the month, The Bay Area Big Band plays with Mary Ann Meltzer,
and Jeovani Romeo singing.
For more info, contact Ken B. at 925-672-0331 or email kbrockley[at]comcast.net
or send e-mail to: kenkeeler[at]jazznut.com (replace [at] with @ in your mailer)