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Sun May 27: 2-4pm — Matt Jaffe (Indie/Rock)

May 27 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sun May 27: 2-4pm -- Matt Jaffe (Indie/Rock) Matt Jaffe is a singer/songwriter from San Francisco. Cutting his teeth on open mics around the Bay Area, Matt started taking music (a little bit) more seriously when Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads offered to produce his first record. Since then, Matt has churned out more songs than he can remember the words to, oversaturated the market with gigs (opening for the likes of Mavis Staples and Jackie Greene), and collaborated with…

Wed May 30: 12:30-1:30pm — The Alcatraz Islanders (Hawaiian/Jazz)

May 30 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Wed May 30: 12:30-1:30pm -- The Alcatraz Islanders (Hawaiian/Jazz) The Alcatraz Islanders perform swing era Hawaiian music that blends traditional island melodies with mainland jazz.

Sun June 3: 2-4pm — Tango in the Square: Redwood Tango Ensemble (Dj/Dance Lesson) with Bay Area Argentine Tango Association

June 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sun June 3: 2-4pm -- Tango in the Square: Redwood Tango Ensemble (TRIO) (Dj/Dance Lesson) with Bay Area Argentine Tango Association Teacher: Karin-Miranda Lindelöw Dj: Nico

Wed June 6: 12:30-1:30pm — Nick Rossi Quartet (Jazz/BeBop)

June 6 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Wed June 6: 12:30-1:30pm -- Nick Rossi Quartet (Jazz/BeBop) One of the San Francisco Bay Area's premier bandleaders, guitarist Rossi has gained notoriety over his 20+ year career for the exceptional level of musicianship of his performing groups coupled with a stylish presentation that clearly takes its cues from the classic jazz era.

Sun June 10: 2-4pm — Big Blu Soul Revue (Soul/RnB)

June 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sun June 10: 2-4pm -- Big Blu Soul Revue (Soul/RnB) Big Blu Soul Revue bring the soul of San Francisco to their music and live show. With an extreme passion for the music of 60’s and 70’s soul, funk and jazz, the band shares music influences ranging from soul legends like Stevie Wonder, Sly Stone, Aretha Franklin, Bill Withers and Marvin Gaye to funk and jazz artists like The Meters, Herbie Hancock, Jimmy Smith, Grant Green and many more. Their…

Wed June 13: 6-8pm — Nirav Sanghani’s Pacific Six (Swing/Jazz)

June 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wed June 13: 6-8pm -- Nirav Sanghani’s Pacific Six (Swing/Jazz) Dj Tanoa "Samoa Boy" Led by longtime musician and swing dancer Nirav Sanghani, the Pacific Six play tight arrangements of early jazz and swing tunes for dancers and more. Their repertoire includes transcriptions of small group swing recordings by Benny Goodman, Johnny Hodges, Roy Eldridge, and Coleman Hawkins, alongside adaptations of big band numbers from Chick Webb and Count Basie.

Sun June 17: 2-4pm — Tribu (Latin/Jazz)

June 17 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sun June 17: 2-4pm -- Tribu (Latin/Jazz) Tribu (Spanish for "tribe") fuses Latin rhythms with West Coast Jazz, performing original compositions and spicy hot Afro-Cuban and Latin Jazz favorites. Steve McQuarry (keyboards) ∙ Dave Casini (vibraphone/percussion) ∙ Ruben Salcido (saxophone/flute) ∙ Marcus Lopez (bass/vocals) ∙ Mario Salomon (drums/timbales) ∙ Jesus Gonzalez (congas)

Wed June 20: 6-8pm — Andre Thierry (Zydeco) – Dance Lesson with Dana DeSimone/SF Zydeco

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wed June 20: 6-8pm -- Andre Thierry (Zydeco) - Dance Lesson with Dana DeSimone/SF Zydeco 6-6:45pm set-- 6:50pm-7:10pm lesson--7:15-8pm set Andre Thierry, a name highly regarded amongst industry figures and fans throughout the music scene. True to his culture and love of music, he has crafted a career well beyond his years as an artist. Andre’s French Creole heritage is deeply rooted in Louisiana although he was born and raised in Northern California. At a very young age, he embarked…

Sun June 24: 2-4pm — The Nitecaps Blues Band (Blues/Rock)

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sun June 24: 2-4pm -- The Nitecaps Blues Band (Blues/Rock) The Nitecaps Blues Band was originally formed in 2001, guided by a passion for the masters of the old school blues era. We generally work as a five piece ensemble, 2 guitars, drums, bass and harmonica, all contributing to the vocals. The goal has always been to keep true, within reason and realty, to the sound and feel of artists such as Little Walter, Gatemouth Brown, the 3 Kings, Paul…

Wed June 27: 6-8pm — Moonalice (American Roots/Folk)

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wed June 27: 6-8pm -- Moonalice (American Roots/Folk) Moonalice is a band of seasoned musicians who feel that live music should be a communal experience where the listener and musicians feed and derive inspiration from each other. Our songs try to speak to everyone, mixing a variety of genres with extended musical improvisations that evoke a sense of adventure and exploration. We invented Twittercast concerts, which are free broadcasts to fans over social networks. Our single, "It's 4:20 Somewhere" has…

Sun July 1: 2-4pm — Tango in the Square: Lagrimas Y Sonrisas (Dj/Dance Lesson) with Bay Area Argentine Tango Association

July 1 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Sun July 1: 2-4pm -- Tango in the Square: Lagrimas Y Sonrisas (Dj/Dance Lesson) with Bay Area Argentine Tango Association   If you know tango, get to know Lagrimas Y Sonrisas. The trio offers an astonishing range of emotion, style and sound for your next affair.

Wed July 4: 6-8pm — Tom Armstrong and the Branded Men (Classic Country/Honky Tonk)

July 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Wed July 4: 6-8pm -- Tom Armstrong & the Branded Men (Classic Country/Honky Tonk) Special 4th of July reunion show, one night only on Union Square, San Francisco. b. 17 March 1965, Springfield, Illinois, USA. One of several old-fashioned style honky-tonk musicians to emerge on the US scene in the new millennium, this San Francisco, California, USA-based singer-songwriter’s recreation of the sound of late 50s/early 60s country music is so heartfelt that it manages to avoid pastiche. Armstrong learned to…

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