SAT 11/13 7-10pm – Big Easy. 128 American Alley, uptown in downtown Petaluma. Dorian Bartley on vocals/bass, Bob Johns on piano, zuperstar David Scott on saxophone/flute/vocals, and Tony Blake on drums. They serve up the Great American Songbook as it dishes up vintage jazz, swinging R&B and soulful ballads, from the sassy sounds of 1920s speakeasies and 1930s big-band swing to 1940s jump blues and the rollicking R&B of Ruth Brown. Reservations: Click here to RESERVE. Cover: $10 Show vac proof. Inside.
SUN 11/14 2–5pm – Lonestar Retrobates at Presidio Yacht Club, Travis Marina Bar. They’ll kick off the dust at 2 and delve right into a blend of sax, pedal steel, trumpet, fiddle, guitar, piano that meshes everything from cajun and honky tonk to big ballroom sounds into something that makes your feet bounce all over the floor like squishy heartbeats. There, in the romantic ocean mist under the Golden Gate Bridge, there’s dancers waiting. Inside. $10.
SUN 11/14 6-10pm – Doc Kraft Band ~ Sausalito Cruising Club Doc can dance, which is why he loves playing a dancey mix of music for dancers. Inside. SCC is a private club. $10 cover.
MON 11/15 7-10pm – Blue Monday Jam – Sausalito Cruising Club – Craig Caffall now herds the boatload of musical friends and happy hippies that play The Stuff. Always rockin varietal danceable fun, and on that exotic tilted teak floor! A private club. You’ll have to get a member to guest you in (or me if I’m free and going that night). (Please donate to hungry musicians, okay? Strings are expensive. Is that a question? Hey pal, just frigging donate to the musicians. Alright man!? Alrighty then. Okay!) SCC is a private club. Inside, mask option, show vac card.
MONDAYS 11/15 and 22 7-10pm – Mitch Woods & the Boogie Woogie Piano & sometimes the Boogie Woogie Drummer & the Boogie Woogie Bassist &… ~ Mac’s at 19 Broadway, Fairfax. Start your week off on the left foot.
FRIDAY 11/19 7:30pm – Spike Sikes and the Awesome Hotcakes ~ Murphy’s Irish Pub in Sonoma.
SATURDAY 11/20 – Hot Baked Goods ~ Verdi Club Dinner Dance. 2424 Mariposa St, SF. Vintage jazz for dancing and everything else. This is the magic castle, the fave hot spot and lofty aspiration of any dancer, and those that barely touch the floor and transpose to Nirvana. Quiet during the pandemic, life awakes with their special annual dinner dance. So you missed the prom?! Jump back. Way back… It sells out early so live the dream now. Drinks at 6, dinner at 7, dance at 8. Ticket details at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/
SUN 11/21 6-9pm – Lady and the Tramps ~ Mac’s at 19 Broadway, Fairfax. Inside, the prohibition secret. Lady D sets the mood with not one yodel, blending with her cool jazz guys, at their best when our toes are twitching.
• The Cottontails – Date/Time: Sunday 11/14, 4-6 pm. Location: Seven Stills – San Francisco Cost: Free. They also play every 2nd Thursday at Local Edition on Market in SF 7-midnight, and every 2nd Sunday at The Riptide – 7:30-10:30pm in SF.
• The Hot Baked Goods. Date/Time: Sunday 11/21, 4-6 pm. Location: Seven Stills – San Francisco. Cost: Free