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Pianist Larry Chinn drops a line about the Al Molina Sextet which plays Tuesday nights at the 7Mile House in Brisbane (2800 Bayshore at Geneva). It’s a terrific group with Al on trumpet, Tod Dickow on tenor, Al Bent trombone, Vince Lateano on drums, Peter Barshay bass and Larry on piano.  These are some of the Bay Area’s jazz stalwarts.  They play from 7 to 10pm. No cover. Dinner and wine specials. Reservations 415/467-2343.  On Monday nights, also 7-10, trumpeter Dave Bendigkeit leads a quartet with drummer Akira Tana, Chris Amberger on bass, Dave Udolf piano.  If the weekend is more to your liking, try Sunday afternoons with altoist Andrew Speight and Vince Lateano, drums, etc., 5-8pm.

The Jazz Periscope
Recommended gigs for January and February 2017

YOSHI’S OAKLAND (Jack London Square)

5/9, 6/13 Tommy Igoe Groove Conspiracy 8 pm
5/15 Joe Locke Trio 8 pm
5/24 Joey DeFrancesco 8 pm

HOTEL SOFITEL, 223 Twin Dolphin Dr., Redwood City  650/598-9000

Wednesday evening jazz, with Michael O’Neill and vocalists 11 am - 2 pm


5/7 Gerald Clayton Trio 4:30 pm
5/14 Joe Locke Trio 4:30 pm
5/21 Billy Childs Quartet 4:30 pm
5/28 Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88s 4:30 pm

KUUMBWA JAZZ CENTER, Santa Cruz       

5/8 Gerald Clayton Trio 7 pm
5/11 Anat Cohen & Trio Brasileiro 7 pm
5/25 Joey DeFrancesco + The People 7 pm

SAN FRANCISCO JAZZ CENTER                                                       

5/11-14 Eliane Elias Quartet  
5/18 Morales, Dyer, Green sing Lambert Hendricks Ross 8, 9:30 pm
5/27-28 Chucho Valdes, et al  
6/7 Marquis Hill Blacktet 7, 8:30 pm
6/8 Nicholas Bearde 7, 8:30 pm
6/8 Monty Alexander (Herbst Theater) 8 pm
6/9 Fred Hersh, with Kate McGarry & Julian Lage (Herbst) 8 pm
6/10 Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra (Herbst 8 pm
6/17 Hot Club of San Francisco 7, 8:30 pm
CAFÉ STRITCH, 374 S. First St., San Jose 408/280-6161 Wed-Sun
For calendar:

ANGELICAS, 863 Main St., Redwood City

Every Tuesday evening Jazz on Tuesdays, w/Berthiaume & vocalists

6/1 Pamela Rose & Her Band 7:30 pm
6/2 Jeff Sanford’s Cartoon Jazz Septet 8:30 pm
6/10 Rebecca DuMaine, w/Dave Miller Trio 8:30 pm
6/25 Mike Galisatus Big Band 7:00 pm

CAFÉ PINK HOUSE, 14577 Big Basin Way, Saratoga   408/647-2273
Jazz Fri. & Sat. evenings plus Sunday brunch

5/21 Rick Vandevier and Scott Sorkin guitar duo 6:00 pm
5/27 Akira Tana’s Otonowa 7:30 pm
6/30 Le Jazz Hot 7:30 pm
SAVANNA JAZZ,  1189 Laurel St., San Carlos 415/624-4549  
Jazz nightly (except Tuesday)
5/9 Octobop 6 pm


P.O. Box 60397
Palo Alto, CA 94306
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