No Concert - Memorial Day
Jim and Morning Nichols Band - June 1, 2013 - 7:30 pm
Join international performers Morning and Jim Nichols for a 'down to earth' journey of song and sound... enjoy an eclectic array of songs that reflect the versatility, passion and virtuosity of this five piece group, from American Roots to American Jazz. The Nichols are joined by internationally acclaimed bassist Michael Manring, David Rokeach on drums, who has played with Ray Charles and Aretha Franklin, and the great reedman Charlie Keagle on sax/flute. This concert will be generously underwritten by Burlingame Scottish Rite.
"Morning has a great voice – warm, sultry, and intense." --Just Jazz Guitar
"Jim is a treasure!" -- Kenny Rankin
Daniel Castro Band - Saturday, June 8, 2013 - 7:30 pm
The Blues... It's embedded in every note he plays. And he's spread the gospel all over. Beloved by fans and musicians throughout the West Coast Daniel Castro is fiercely loyal to them all. Backed by a tight well seasoned band, a Daniel Castro show is both passionate and electrifying.
"Daniel Castro is one of the most dynamic blues guitarist performing in the West Coast." --Willie Brown - President, Sacramento Blues Society
"He's got that real deal feel, Daniel Castro is a great musician and entertainer." --Elvin Bishop
“Daniel Castro is the latest and one of the greatest blues guitarists to come bursting out of the highly competitive West Coast scene. To the classic music of B.B. King, Albert King, and Albert Collins he has added the three T’s taste, tone, and technique. His raw passion warms your soul while his deep groove kicks your butt on fine, fresh originals and wellchosen covers.” --Dave Rubin Guitar Player Magazine
Asia & Arabesque - Saturday, June 15, 2014 - 7:30 pm
Asia and Arabesque once again grace our stage with their creative and unique talent. In this beautiful and exciting program titled "Moon Festival," Asia and her dancers and drummers pay homage to the ancient Greek Goddess of the Moon, Artemis, who was later adopted by the Romans and called Diana.
Note: Special Admission, Adults, $10.00 and children under 18 years of age, $3.00
Tickets available at the door. Doors open at 7:00 pm
Bobbe Norris/Kenny Washington w/ Larry Dunlap - Saturday, June 22, 2013 - 7:30 pm
Bobbe and Kenny join forces once again, bringing the male and female sides of the jazz spectrum together for an exciting evening of superb vocal jazz. A major hit from last years’ program of concerts and a rare opportunity to hear these two very distinct and seasoned performers on the same stage. With Larry Dunlap, piano, Ruth Davies, bass and Jason Lewis, drums
Bobbe Norris is "a very hip singer who can turn a lyric like few others . . . a marvel at mellowness." –San Francisco Examiner
Kenny Washington is “the Superman of the Bay Area jazz scene, a vocalist with an exuberantly supple tenor that glides effortlessly into the stratosphere.” –San Francisco Chronicle
Thom Bresh - Saturday, June 29, 2013 - 7:30 pm
Guitar Virtuoso Series
Thom Bresh, guitarist, singer/songwriter, 2001 inductee into the Thumpickers Hall of Fame and two time Grammy nominated artist is "a world class guitarist that deserves to be heard" (Chet Atkins). He has numerous recordings, television credits and a rich national/international career to his credit. Coming from royal guitar lineage, as the son of Merle Travis, he brings a wealth of heart and soul to his shows. When he plays and sings his father Merle Travis' thumb picking classics, he will leave the Travis style pickers hungry for more and the rest of us breathless!
July 4th Weekend, no concert
George Cole & Eurocana - Saturday, July 13, 2013 - 7:30 pm
Gypsy Jazz & Uptown Swing -
George Cole's superbly crafted and melodically sophisticated original music reminds us of the best of George Gershwin, Johnny Mercer and Cole Porter. His approach to guitar sounds like a cross between Django Reinhardt and vintage Les Paul. His crooning vocals evokes the same emotion as an early Frank Sinatra or Harry Connick Jr. His songs have a Jazz Age, Swing Era, and Gypsy Jazz rhythm that will make you want to move your feet -- Don't miss his new Hybrid Swing Band, Eurocana!
Jim Anderson & the Rebels - Saturday, July 20, 2013 - 7:30 pm
Rock & Roll - featuring a Tribute to Elvis Presley
This four piece band and does a tribute show featuring the songs of Elvis Presley and personifies the Early Years of Elvis---complete with live back-up harmony that was originally provided by "The Jordanaires". Featuring Jim Anderson is hitting the stage and building a fan base nationwide.
Verismo Opera - Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 7:30 pm
Opera -- Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi
Verismo Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece, Rigoletto, which contains two of the most famous pieces in all opera. Verdi had a difficult time just getting the opera to the stage because of the risque subject matter and tried to keep the stunning arias a secret short of not even giving the tenor the full score, but the gondoliers were singing it in the canals well before opening night.
The Duke of Mantua seduces women while his hunchbacked Jester, Rigoletto, insults the husbands and fathers. The joke goes too far when a curse falls upon Rigoletto's innocent daughter, Gilda. An assassin and seductress are added to the mix. Will Gilda's love for the Duke bring down the curse upon them all?
Mario Flores Latin Ensemble - Saturday, August 3, 2013 - 7:30 pm
The Mario Flores Latin Band offers diverse flavor, effortless groove and hard-hitting rhythms. This is music at it's most exciting with Mario's 10-man, musical ensemble. Mario has been influenced by the music of Tito Puente, Cal Tjader, Chano Pozo and Mango Santamaria. He has performed with such outstanding entertainers as Pete Escovedo, Bobby McFarren, Carl Anderson, Cornelius Bumpus and Freddie Ravel.
The group is well-represented on their recently recorded debut CD, "Chiltepins" (a wild pepper). The cross-section of music includes renditions of well-known tunes and the band's originals composed by Mark Gee. If you are a Latin jazz aficionado, do not miss this group!
This is the real deal. Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7g8zAwAT1I
Golden Bough - Saturday, August 10, 2013 - 7:30 pm
Returning to Pacifica Performances for their annual Spring performance, Golden Bough once again brings their unique mix of traditional Celtic music of Ireland and Scotland (as well as Wales, Cornwall, The Isle of Man, French Brittany and Spanish Galicia) to create an exciting ethnic mix of music, on an array of acoustic instruments (Celtic harp, guitar, octave-mandolin, mandolin, accordion, violin, penny-whistle and bodhran.) They blend their voices in pristine three-part harmony and feature haunting solo vocals as they weave ttheir music with intriguing arrangements and original compositions.
County Line - Saturday, August 24, 2013 - 7:30 pm
The County Line Trio was so popular last year, that we couldn't wait to invite them back. They will perform their Tribute to the Famous "Kingston Trio". Their shows are filled with the many hit songs of the "Trio" and a delightful helping of tongue-in-cheek humor that would make even the Smothers Brothers envious.
For the past 30 years, the County Line Trio has performed in numerous venues, from the nightclub stage, street festival, corporate function and private party, to the concert stage.They have opened shows for comedian Pat Paulsen, troubador Glenn Yarbrough, country western star Teri Gibbs, and singer/songwriter and former member of the Kingston Trio, John Stewart.
The County Line Trio inspires their audiences to raise their voices in song and clap along to those old familiar classics. It's a show you don't want to miss!
No Concert -Labor Day Weekend
MOJazz - Saturday, September 7, 2013 - 7:30
Kevin Russel Band - Saturday, September 14, 2013 - 7:30 pm
Meg MacKay & Billy Philadelphia - Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 7:30 pm
Meg Mackay & Billy Philadelphia, named the "first couple" of cabaret by the San Francisco Chronicle -- will perform wonderful intimate music from the Cole Porter Songbook in: 'So in Love: the Songs of Cole Porter'.
Celebrated by audiences and critics alike, vocalist and musical theatre performer, Meg Mackay, is a popular and distinguished member of the San Francisco Bay Area performing arts scene. Mackay has been a frequent performer in Bay Area cabarets and theaters for over fifteen years. A sophisticated actress with a distinctive voice, Meg has received an amazing eight Drama-Logue/Dean Goodman awards and seven Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle awards.
Billy Philadelphia frequently performs in cabaret with vocalist (and wife) Meg Mackay. They have received rave reviews and concertize throughout the country, both in public and for corporate events. Billy produced and arranged Meg's two CD's, So Many People and Legally Blonde and has led bands of all kinds in numerous Bay Area clubs, cabarets and hotels -- from the Blues to Cabaret -- as well as opening for Van Morrison, Maria Muldaur, The Lettermen, Leon Redbone and Flo & Eddie. He has also played with Chuck Berry, Commander Cody and Asleep at the Wheel.