Live Jazz in the Balcony Lounge
Every Friday Night, 7 pm – 11 pm
John Kalleen Group
The John Kalleen Group is a hot version of “Summertime,” a cool version of “Footsteps” and beautifully crafted originals! The JKG is a jazz quartet in the classic style, offering fresh compositions, echoing the admired hard bop and post-bop eras of the 50s and 60s, but infused with a modern, dynamic spark. And of course, they deliver swinging, spirited arrangements of the classics from those eras. An evening with the John Kalleen Group is a night of excellent musicianship, up-tempo energy and killer jazz with an incentive drive.
World music at its best, ViBO Simfani bridges cultures from around the globe by fusing elements of Latin jazz, folk, classical, Brazilian styles such as Bossa Nova and Choro. The end result is romantic, fun and mystical all at once. With the impeccable performance and arrangements of strings, woodwinds, guitar and percussion, ViBO Simfani reinterprets the traditional repertoire with an original sound.
Born and raised in San Francisco, jazz saxophonist Bryan Girard majored in music at SF State University and has performed in and around the Bay Area for over three decades. He has also worked in Canada, Europe and Japan, as well as participated in various tours throughout the United States.
Andy Coblentz took up the electric bass shortly after graduating from college. He moved over to the double bass in the 90s, playing jazz and swing in a variety of groups. He has studied with Chuck Sher, and continues to study with Clarence Stephens. Michael Schwartz studied with Rev. Gary Davis and studied jazz arranging, theory, and guitar at the Manhattan School of Music and the New School in New York City. Tom Solinger began playing violin at age seven. He was trained by his dad, a first violinist in the SF Symphony. He played country and rock in the 70s, then discovered swing and jazz in the 80s.
Something Big celebrates the music of the Rat Pack, the Brat Pack, Brit Pop and the transcendent songcraft of Burt Bacharach and Hal David. It’s a delightful musical cocktail and one made a bit spicy with a dash of cool jazz and James Bond. Eva Jay Fortune – vocals, guitar, and percussion; Kevin Bertness – keyboards; Steve Fowler – standup bass; and Nicky Garratt – Guitar.
For more information call 415-386-3330
Reinhardt Swing Band
The Reinhardt Swing Band is more than entertainment, it’s an event! With four pieces – violin, two guitars, and the ubiquitous stand up bass, the band blends and follows the lead of the legendary Stephane Grapelli and Django Reinhardt from the thirties and forties. Join the fun and you will be tapping your toes to one of the Bay Areas’ most enjoyable musical experiences. “It don’t mean a thing if you don’t got that swing.”
The Moonglow Trio
The Moonglow Trio performs classic jazz from the ’30s through the ’60s, including repertoire from the Great American Songbook, the gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt, and classic blues, swing, soul and pop. The group features violinist and vocalist Richard Chon, former sideman with Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks and Bruce Forman’s Cowbop. Guitarist Mike Wollenberg and bassist Bing Nathan add a deep infusion of artistry, intelligence and experience to the mix.
The Cliff House Hours
Sutro's at the Cliff House
Monday – Saturday 11:30 am – 3:30 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Every evening 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Sutro's Bar & Lounge
Breakfast & Lunch
Monday - Saturday 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Sunday 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Every evening 4:15 pm – 9:30 pm
Zinc Bar & Balcony Lounge
Sunday - Thursday 9:00 am – 10:30 pm
Friday & Saturday 9:00 am – 11:30 pm
Friday Night Jazz 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Lands End Lookout Cafe
Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
The Gift Shop
Sunday – Thursday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday and Saturday 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Terrace Room Champagne Buffet
Sundays only with seatings at 10:00 am, 12:00 noon, and 2:00 pm