"I LOVE ROCK 'N ROLL" LOCALS NIGHT: FEAT: Kingsborough - 2 SHOWS! @ Blue Note Napa |
Driven by old soul and rock n' roll, Northern California-based, Kingsboroughhas created a huge following with their modern twist on authentic American roots rock. This independent group of musicians reflects the old school "Working Band" mentality with a heavy focus on raw high-energy performances. BAM magazine describes their performance as "rocking it like the big boys used to...in the same way that Springsteen has always done." Building a reputation for an incomparable live concert experience has lead Kingsborough to perform with Weezer, ZZ Top, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts and many more.
Crazy Little Thing Called Love w/ Kellie Fuller & Mike Greensill @ The Blue Note |
Kellie Fuller teams up with piano player Mike Greensill and bassist Tom Martin for a night of songs that speak to all aspects of love, from longing to falling to heartbreak. Expect to hear selections made famous by such crooners as Ella Fitzgerald, Patsy Cline, Peggy Lee, Natalie Cole and more. A night for friends and lovers!
Kellie Fuller is one of those rare vocalists that cannot be locked into a single genre or decade, performing some of the most beloved songs and hidden gems spanning the early 1900's to the 1980's. Breaking through barriers, Kellie delivers wonderful surprises as she brings Jazz, Blues, R&B and The Great American Songbook to the stage with her own blend of humor, intimacy and energy.
Well known in his role as musical director to acclaimed vocalist Wesla Whitfield with whom he has recorded twenty albums, Mike Greensill is also resident piano player on Sedge Thomson's weekly Public Radio show to the world, "West Coast Live"
Valentine's Day with Janice Maxie Reid & Friends @ Silo's |
"Queen Of The Keyboards", "The Complete Package", The"Triple Threat" are just a few titles that have been often used to describe Bay Area keyboardist and vocalist, Janice Maxie-Reid, impressively shifting through all genres from classical to spirituals, blues to gospel and funk to jazz. Featuring vocalist Michael Cheadle, pianist extraordinaire Glen Pearson, bassist Mark Williams & percussionist Al Marshall!
A "one-woman band", Janice often doubles as a keyboard and left-hand keyboard bass player which makes her a force of nature on any stage! Her soulful, angelic and daringly accurate vocal prowess, distinctive four-octave voice range and engaging stage presence captivate her audiences!
Janice has performed for thousands at both large and small venues either as a solo artist or sharing the stage with musical giants including Sting, Kenny G, Mary Wilson of the Supremes, Earl Klugh, Will Downing, George Duke and Narada Michael Walden. Janice's vast musical gifts and massive repertoire are always on point and leave her audiences wanting for more!
Live Music: John Vicino @ Andaz Napa |
It was at age 16 when John decided to take his music publicly to the busy streets of downtown San Francisco. He quickly gained a following and began writing his story. John's musical style brings a unique twist to some known covers as wel as some of his own originals. His style is acoustic and beyond and he is at his best when people are sitting, having a cocktail and enjoying his music.
Contact: Andaz Napa
1450 First Street, Napa
No Cover! 21+
Craig Corona @ River Terrace Inn Live Music |
Born and raised on Long Island during a period when most kids were listening
to glamour rock it's hard to believe that Craig could have been pushed in the
direction to perform Bluegrass and Country music. He taught himself to play
on his father's cheap, old, nylon string classical (which he still has). It was
when he was forced to join the school choir by his best friend that
he was set on the course to performing. Campfire type sing alongs taught him
a lot of the old folk tunes that he still holds among his influences. Playing
these songs also taught him the value of sharing music. During the "Urban Cowboy"
period when everyone wanted to ride a mechanical bull, Craig's parents
owned a small country bar that boasted live music on weekends. Hanging
out and watching the performers he was inspired and became more
familiar with the trade. Finally, one night, Tom Russel and Andrew Hardin
convinced his parents to let him get up and play a few songs with them.
The bug bit hard!
With influences from Hank Williams to John Denver to Crosby Stills and
Nash, Craig writes and performs folk music with a distinctive country
flavor. In 1997, Craig released his first full length CD, Sawmill Town,
featuring ten original tracks rich with rural American hopes and dreams.
Craig's early influences of folk, country and bluegrass are showcased by
his melodic vocals and rich harmonies. In 2012, Craig released his long
awaited sophomore album, About Time, which further explored his diverse
music background through instrumentation including pedal steel, banjo, and
lap steel. While Craig is best known as a solo singer/songwriter, he also
tours as a one man jukebox of country, pop, and rock tunes from the 60's,
70's, and 80's, bringing people to their feet with the songs that defined
an entire generation.
Join us at the new ALBA restaurant inside River Terrace Inn where we will resume our live music series. Enjoy music, a new menu, and a full bar on our outdoor terrace featuring some of the area's top talent.
Don Bassey is a veteran Bay Area bassist, vocalist, and producer. His resume' includes projects with Danny Click, Volker Strifler, Kevin Russell, Jenny Kerr, Bobby Walker, Liz Kennedy, and Jessie Turner. He's a voting member of NARAS and has performed on two Grammy-nominated records.
Currently, he performs regularly with Danny Click and the Hell Yeahs!, the Jenny Kerr Band, as well as his duo with Erin Bakke. Don is also music director and bassist with legendary Silver Bullet Band sax man Alto Reed. Alto's Legacy Band includes Bay Area stalwarts Leah Tysse, Garth Webber, Jeff Tamelier, Ernest "Boom" Carter, and Eamonn Flynn for Alto's West Coast appearances.
Blue Note Napa Presents Nicolas Bearde (2 Shows!) "Jazz for Lovers" an evening to share with your special Valentine |
Internationally renowned vocalist, Nicolas Bearde, is a jazz singer of remarkable depth, range and technique who has won acclaim from critics and jazz audiences worldwide for his 'buttery baritone' and imaginative interpretations. A seasoned and highly respected showman on stage, Bearde's brilliant and lush vocals combine passion, wit and sensuality, with an engaging rapport that captures and draws the audience into his performance. Forged from his Nashville, (TN) roots and his 1980's initiation into the thriving San Francisco music scene, plus 10 years on the road with Bobby McFerrin's wildly innovative a cappella ensemble, "Voicestra", Nicolas' unique approach and electrifying delivery of his originals, time-tested standards, blues and other familiar jazz works, are soulful, swinging, improvisational and memorable!!
"Bearde's soulful and affecting baritone sits atop these impeccably tailored arrangements of sterling standards, the results are absolutely stunning."
Salty Dogs @ Downtown Joe's |
Well butter me on up and call me a biscuit!!
We are a bay area progressive
bluegrass band consisting of Peter Domenici on the banjo, Naiady Porta
on the Guitar, Will Durkee on the Bass, Gordon Allen on the Fiddle, and
Adam Bowers on the steel guitar.
Lee Ritenour @ The Blue Note |
Growing up in L.A. in the 60's, Grammy award winning guitarist Lee Ritenour received a rich cross section of exposure to jazz, rock and Brazilian music. From one of his first sessions at 16 with the Mamas and Papas to accompanying Lena Horne and Tony Bennett at 18, his forty year eclectic and storied career is highlighted by a Grammy Award win for his 1986 collaboration with Dave Grusin, Harlequin; 17 Grammy nominations; numerous #1 spots in guitar polls and the prestigious "Alumnus of the Year" award from USC. He has recorded over 40 albums, with 35 chart songs, notably the Top 15 hit "Is It You," which has become a contemporary jazz radio classic.
In the 90s, Ritenour was a founding member of Fourplay, the most successful band in contemporary jazz, with keyboardist Bob James, bassist Nathan East and drummer Harvey Mason. From rock to blues to jazz, his diverse music became the foundation of over 3,000 sessions as a young guitarist with a broad spectrum of artists such as Pink Floyd (The Wall), Steely Dan (Aja), Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson, B.B. King, Frank Sinatra, Simon & Garfunkel, Ray Charles, Peggy Lee, Aretha Franklin and Barbra Streisand.
JaM Cellars JaMSESSION w/ Naked Walrus @ JaM Cellars Wine & Music Studio |
Naked Walrus is a hard working alternative rock band. They showcase a lifestyle of creativity and pure rock n roll through their music and actions.
Their live show delivers a straight-forward punch. What really sets them apart is their infectious melodies and licks that will have you singing for days.
Open Mic Night @ Uncorked At Oxbow hosted by Darlene Gardner |
Thursday's Open Mic Night at Uncorked has long been a favorite among the locals and now we are happy to add special performances on Friday night, too. Enjoy awesome music from various local artists and award-winning wines! Professional musicians from the Napa Valley perform. Guitars, keyboards, amps and mics are available. Bring your own instrument, voice or just join us in singing along. Come Get Uncorked With Us!!!! Contact:
Uncorked at Oxbow
605 First St., Napa 707.927.5980 www.uncorked-at-oxbow.com Cost:
Mark Harold Live @ River Terrace Inn |
Join us for our live music series on the patio over-looking the Napa River and featuring some of the area's top talent. Mark Harold is a singer and guitar player. He has lived in Napa since 1980 and has played music throughout the Northbay during that time. Previously he lived in the Northeast and played in NJ/NY and throughout New England. His musical style encompasses Americana, blues, folk, bluegrass with a bit of Beatles tossed in for good measure. Contact: River Terrace Inn
1600 Soscol Avenue, Napa Cost:
Dave Davies of the Kinks @ The Uptown Napa |
A founding member of British rock band The Kinks, guitarist Dave Davies was an integral part of the quartet who helped shape the sound of rock with hits like "All Day and All of the Night," "Lola," and "You Really Got Me," the latter of which features his iconic guitar riff to kick off the song. Named one of Rolling Stone Magazine's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time," Davies' massive guitar sounds have inspired bands from Van Halen to Green Day. He also released a few critically acclaimed solo albums and, in 1990, was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Kinks. For this show, Davies will be performing with a full band.
Contact: Uptown Theatre Napa
1350 Third St., Napa
$65/40 Age: 12+ (under 16 with adult)
From rock to blues to jazz, his diverse music became the foundation of over 3,000 sessions as a young guitarist with a broad spectrum of artists such as Pink Floyd (The Wall), Steely Dan (Aja), Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Joe Henderson, B.B. King, Frank Sinatra, Simon & Garfunkel, Ray Charles, Peggy Lee, Aretha Franklin and Barbra Streisand. (See February 16 Description for More Info!)
Highwater Blues @ Downtown Joe's Brewery |
Musicians with a passion for blues-based American music. Since 2000, we've played a range of Bay Area venues, such as Lou's Pier 47, The Grant & Green, The Mojo Lounge,
Eli's Mile High Club, The Old Princeton Landing, Nick's Restaurant, The Warehouse, The Baltic, Skip's Tavern, JJ's, Konocti Harbor Resort, Roundup Saloon, Vinnie's, Downtown Joe's, The Pleasanton Hotel and The Saloon.
We have performed at various fairs and festivals, such as Oakland's Blues and Art On The Bay (now called Art & Soul), Hayward's Zucchini Festival, Albany's Solano Stroll, San Jose's Tapestry Arts Festival, San Ramon's Art & Wind Festival, Burlingame's Summer Concerts in the Park, Moraga's Music in the Park, Berkeley's 4th of July Festival and the Bernal Heights Fiesta on the Hill.
We were chosen to be participants in the Monterey Blues Festival's 2005 Battle of the Bands. We also play for private parties.
Contact: Downtown Joe's
902 Main Street, Napa
Justin Diaz @ Andaz |
From his earliest years, Justin sang along, and it quickly became evident that he had a big voice and a keen musical ear. His musical reach expanded to the trumpet, drums, piano, ukulele and guitar, and by his teens he was writing and composing his own music. His smooth vocals made him a local favorite, destined to be the next American Idol sweetheart, but fame wasn't what he was after.
At 18, Justin pursued the deeper things in life, and moved to Japan and the UK to study. Upon graduation, he traveled extensively, and by age 24, Justin had visited 50+ countries and 49 states in his own way: slowly and curiously, staying in the homes of strangers that were destined to become good friends, savoring sunsets, and sharing truthful conversations over good wine.
In 2014, Justin returned to the Napa Valley to share his talents and stories. He currently performs on a variety of stages - from lounges, wineries and breweries, to weddings and dementia wards - and serves as a music therapist for the elderly. Justin also continues to travel widely as he pursues simplicity and substance through the medium of music.
HIS SOULFUL VOCALS BREATHE LIFE INTO DECADES OF CLASSICS AND ORIGINALS, AND BRINGS CLASS AND WHIMSY TO LOUNGES, TASTING ROOMS, WEDDINGS, AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN