Fri, May 24, 2019, 7:00 pm
French Oak Band (feat: Stella Heath)French Oak Band gives a fresh spin on French and American Swing Era classics. With repertoire derived greatly from French Chanson, Gypsy Jazz, Dixieland Jazz, they also play with Traditional World Folk music, and Modern tunes from around the world. North Bay Native and vocalist, Stella Heath, and French/American guitar player, Gabriel Pirard, lead this group of gypsies in their undeniable fun performances. Reed player, James Inciardi, rounds out the group. With their French-inspired sound, spotlighting Heath’s magnetic vocals and the band’s tight rhythms, they’ll transport you straight into the bygone era of swing.
Split: 8:30 – 9:30Ian Scherer QuartetIan Scherer is a native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Scherer picked up the guitar at age 14 after 3 years of trumpet studies. Subsequently he attended the Duquesne University School of Music on a music performance scholarship as well as the University of Pittsburgh School of Music with a dual major in guitar performance / jazz composition.
Opener: 7:15 – 8:15pm Levi Smith TrioThe Levi Smith Trio is a Santa Rosa based Jazz outfit. Levi Smith (Guitar), Diego Garcia (guitar/bass), and Rob Wegner(sax), have all studied under jazz great, and Santa Rosa Junior College professor, Bennett Friedman. This lighthearted trio puts their spin on the American, and Latin-American, jazz standard, infusing an array of musical styles into their performance. From Samba to Be-bop, and everything in between, the Levi Smith Trio is a diverse and eclectic band. They can be seen performing in a handful of Santa Rosa venues, collaborating with local musicians, and often backing up local comedian Levi.
DOORS: 7pm | SHOW: 8pm
$13 ($2 fee at door)
HopMonk Tavern – Sebastopol
230 Petaluma Ave