ALPHA, RHYTHM KINGS – The Alpha Rhythm Kings high-energy jazzy vibe has whisked them all over the globe, from the Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills, to performances in Hungary, Austria, Germany, and back to the USA to play at the 2018 Grammy Awards Nominee San Francisco Chapter Celebration.
BAY CITY SWING – Formerly Evolution of The Oregon Coast Lab Band, Bay City Swing is comprised of former Evolution members along with a few new faces. Still associated with the Oregon Coast Lab Band, Bay City Swing is a collaboration of all the musicians in the band. Officially starting in early July 2017, Bay City Swing has very quickly made an impact in Oregon’s Bay Area and the festival world. The band has a Big Band feel and Crooner styling that swing across many decades.
BLACK MARKET TRUST – The Black Market Trust are an American Traditional Pop/Vocal Jazz group from Los Angeles who combine the sounds of the legendary American crooners and vocal groups with the fire and energy of Gypsy Jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt.
DAVE BENNETT QUARTET – This powerhouse band enthralls audiences with toe-tapping swing, moody blues, and emotional ballads, all performed with deft touch, virtuosity, and style. Not only does the quartet feature music from the Swing era, but they also touch on country, rockabilly and pop, with original brand-new jazz compositions thrown in. Audiences will hear the influences of Benny Goodman, Pete Fountain, Jerry Lee Lewis, even Phil Collins and Peter Gabriel in this group’s music.
ELLIS DYSON AND THE SHAMBLES – Ellis Dyson & the Shambles expertly blends old-time influences ranging from early New Orleans jazz to Piedmont murder ballads. The result: foot-stompin’ and eccentric original songs that bring party music of departed eras to crowds both young and old. The Shambles have made waves with their theatrical live shows and dazzling musicianship. The original compositions evoke a bygone era while contributing to the vast tradition of storytelling through songwriting. The group released their 3rd full-length album “Greetings from Shambylvania” in April 2019. The album, deliberately written as a full group, is a series of whimsical vignettes from the fictional town of Shambylvania.
GATOR NATION – The West Coast’s premiere Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orleans R&B band, is a hand-clapping, foot-stomping, high energy concert and dance band. With the same survival instinct as its namesake, Gator Nation continues to adapt itself to its audiences, always with something fresh yet true to its calling. That calling is to represent the music of South Louisiana in all its forms, Cajun, Zydeco, and New Orleans style.
GINO & THE LONE GUNMEN – Featuring a rockin’ mix of ROCKABILLY, SWING, BLUES, COUNTRY, and Vintage ROCK and ROLL. Their song catalog includes rockin and swingin original music, as well as all your favorites, including everything from Elvis and Buddy Holly to the Cavern Club days of the Beatles! The Lone Gunmen have shared the stage with many other great bands such as Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Slim Jim Phantom(Stray Cats), Three Bad Jacks, Big Sandy and more, and after making their debut at the 2012 Viva Las Vegas festival, the band has been quickly gaining more and more fans from around the world!
THE JAZZ CARTEL – The Jazz Cartel is a ten piece Frank Sinatra style swing band that plays fully arranged original music and beloved standards from the Frank Sinatra catalogue as well as the American Songbook.
LISA MANN – This super talented musician has been awarded the prestigious 2016 Blues Music Award for her mighty skills on the bass guitar, an award which she also took home in 2015. Her first award win fell hot on the heels of her win for Blues Blast’s Sean Costello Rising Star Award, as well as three Muddy Waters Awards from the Cascade Blues Association for Contemporary Blues Act of the Year, Bass Player of the Year, and Northwest Recording of the Year. Her latest release, Hard Times, Bad Decisions debuted on the Living Blues radio chart at #7, and on the International Blues Broadcasters Association chart at #10, and can be heard burning up the airwaves worldwide.
STEVE LUCKY AND THE RUMBA BUMS – Called “Instant Crowd Favorites” by the San Francisco Blues Festival and “Consummate musicians and entertainers” by New York City’s Lincoln Center, Lucky and Getit really shine before a live audience, bringing an intense energy and sheer personal magnetism to the stage, exercising wit in a continuous battle of the sexes. They’ve earned a reputation as captivating entertainers with “superior musicianship” (Downbeat), engaging audiences at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland, the Half Note Jazz Club in Athens, Greece, the San Francisco Blues Festival, as the house band at the Derby in Hollywood, and hundreds of nightclubs, festivals, and performing arts centers around the world.
THE YOUNG BUCS – Whether it’s Gene Chandler’s “Duke of Earl” or “Little Darlin”, made famous by The Diamonds, THE YOUNG BUCS Doo-Wop division take you back to the ‘50’s, and the days before IPods and cell phones. The Young Bucs may take you back to the ’50s, but having been a teen during that era is not a prerequisite to enjoying this music. The style and themes of the music from the doo-wop era are classic and timeless. Audiences of all ages continue to be entertained as The Young Bucs bring it to life.