Live Jazz in the Balcony Lounge
Every Friday Night, 7 pm – 11 pm
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.
Soul Sauce is a mix of Afro-Cuban, Jazz, and Brazilian music. The result is a rich, warm sound with beautiful grooves. The band mixes jazz covers (Miles Davis, Ellington, Cole Porter, Gillespie) with original arrangements that seem to glide through the air, then cook on low flame before sizzling, Soul Sauce echoes the qualities of the great Cal Tjader band. Sounds of Toots Thielemans floats through the band with Jon Eriksen on harmonica. The band is made up of Curt Moore drums, Jon Eriksen vibes and harmonica, Rich Kuhns piano, Rich Girard bass.
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.
Johnnie Bamont Quartet
A San Francisco native musician and surfer, Johnnie plays soprano, alto, tenor, baritone saxes and flute. Johnnie is a member of Huey Lewis and the News and is also an original member of the Greg Adams’ band “East Bay Soul.” Johnnie has performed and toured with numerous artists including Boz Scaggs, Cheryl Crow, Sly & the Family Stone, and Tower of Power. Tony Saunders, on bass, is a San Francisco native, his Dad, legendary keyboardist Merl Saunders, helped launch his career. Tony has played with Jerry Garcia, Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, and Chaka Kahn. John Worley, jazz musician and educator, has performed with Ella Fitzgerald, Wayne Shorter, Pete and Sheila Escovedo and Wayne Wallace. Bill Hampton will be on guitar.
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.
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.”
For more information call 415-386-3330
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