Live Jazz in the Balcony Lounge
Every Friday Night, 7 pm – 11 pm
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.
Johnnie Bamont Quartet
A San Francisco native musician and surfer, Johnnie plays soprano, alto, tenor, baritone saxes and flute. Johnnie is a member of Huey Lewis and the News and is also an original member of the Greg Adams’ band “East Bay Soul.” Johnnie has performed and toured with numerous artists including Boz Scaggs, Cheryl Crow, Sly & the Family Stone, and Tower of Power. Tony Saunders, on bass, is a San Francisco native, his Dad, legendary keyboardist Merl Saunders, helped launch his career. Tony has played with Jerry Garcia, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, and Chaka Kahn. John Worley, jazz musician and educator, has performed with Ella Fitzgerald, Wayne Shorter, Pete and Sheila Escovedo and Wayne Wallace. Bill Hampton will be on guitar.
Born and raised in San Francisco, jazz saxophonist Bryan Girard majored in music at SF State University and has performed in and around the Bay Area for over three decades. He has also worked in Canada, Europe and Japan, as well as participated in various tours throughout the United States.
Reinhardt Swing Band
The Reinhardt Swing Band is more than entertainment, it’s an event! With four pieces – violin, two guitars, and the ubiquitous stand up bass, the band blends and follows the lead of the legendary Stephane Grapelli and Django Reinhardt from the thirties and forties. Join the fun and you will be tapping your toes to one of the Bay Areas’ most enjoyable musical experiences. “It don’t mean a thing if you don’t got that swing.”
1090 Point Lobos Avenue
San Francisco, California 94121