David Ronconi @ Andaz Napa |
David Ronconi was born
and raised in Mountain View, California. After developing a unique
acoustic rock and folk style out at UC Davis, he headed down to test the
waters of Los Angeles. While playing gigs in the LA area, a series of
serendipitous events brought him up to the beautiful Napa Valley. Along
with playing music, David spends his time in his wood shop building
acoustic instruments and also works for one of the local wineries.
Contact: Andaz Napa
1450 First Street, Napa Cost:
Mike Greensill - Evening Jazz @ Silo's |
Join us for an evening of music history, storytelling, and friendship with nationally acclaimed pianist Mike Greensill, who brings his brand of up close and personal performances to the Silo's stage. Immerse yourself in The Great American Songbook, with classic tunes ranging from Gershwin to Fitzgerald and everything in between, and walk away with a swing in your step and a clearer insight into the history of American songwriting.
After graduating in 1972 from Leeds College of Music in England, Mike toured Europe and the Far East and lived in Hong Kong for 4 years before finally settling into his adopted home, San Francisco, in 1977. Well known in his role as musical director to acclaimed vocalist Wesla Whitfield with whom he has recorded twenty albums, Mike is also resident piano player on Sedge Thomson's weekly Public Radio show to the world, "West Coast Live" - more info at wcl.org. Mike can also be caught playing jazz with his trio in many a Bay Area saloon and jazz club.
Contact: Silo's Napa
530 Main Street, Napa
Don Bassey & Friends (guests Kevin Hayes, Erik Scramm, Sean Allen) @ Silo's |
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.
Tonight's special guests: Kevin Hayes, Erik Schramm, Sean Allen.
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.
Open Mic Night @ Uncorked At Oxbow hosted by Charlie Hershey |
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:
Ca' Momi Osteria: Latin Nights with DJ Jose Miguel |
Join Ca' Momi Osteria for a Ballo Latino 10pm-midnight or later! DJ Jose Miguel brings a sizzling mix of Latin music, you bring the dance moves, and we bring the heartcrafted pizzas, salads, wine, craft cocktails, and organic house-brewed beer. Ages 21 and over! Contact: Ca' Momi
1141 1st Street, Napa
707.224.MOMI (6664) Cost:
21 & over! $5 cover!
The Boys of Summer *Tribute to THE EAGLES* @ Silo's Napa (Two Shows) |
Darrel Monson, the lead vocalist for The Boys Of Summer lays claim to being the ONLY Eagles tribute singer who actually sounds like Don Henley, who was, of course, the leader, founder, primary writer, vocalist and core of the legendary pop vocal group. Darrel sounds uncannily like Henley and no other Eagles tribute comes close.
Backed by four talented musicians who also add their vocal expertise to the mix and you have all of the greatest hits (and there are A LOT!) presented in a special show that leaves audiences calling for more. Check out The Boys Of Summer at www.boysofsummertribute.com. (By the way, the bands last three performances have been to sold out, standing room only audiences!)
GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT FUNKADELIC St. Paddy's Day Celebration @ JaM Cellars Ballroom at Margrit Mondavi Theatre |
Born in Kannapolis, NC, on July 22, 1941, George Clinton revolutionized R&B during the '70s recording both as Parliament and Funkadelic, twisting soul music into funk by adding influences from several late-'60s acid heroes: Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, and Sly Stone. The Parliament/Funkadelic machine ruled black music during the '70s, capturing over 40 R&B hit singles (including three number ones) and recording three platinum albums.
Clinton has received a Grammy, a Dove (gospel) , and an MTV music video awards, and has been recognized by BMI, the NAACP Image Awards, and Motown Alumni Association for lifetime achievement. Clinton's Parliament/Funkadelic was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1997.
In reviewing Clinton's illustrious career and success as a producer / writer/ performer, perhaps his greatest achievement stemmed from his relentless dedication to funk as a musical form. Funk as a musical style had been around for what seems like forever, deeply rooted in the music traditions of New Orleans and the Blues of the Deep South. Following the lead, Clinton took Funk to new heights, blending elements of Jazz, Rock, Pop, Classical and even Gospel into his productions, eventually developing a unique and easily identifiable style affectionately called "Pfunk."
On February 16th, 2012 George Clinton added to his list of accomplishments a Honorary Doctorate of Music from the renowned Berklee College of Music.
The World's Greatest Tribute to The World's Greatest Rock N Roll Band!
Rudy Colombini & The Unauthorized Rolling Stones @ Silos (Two Shows!) |
The Unauthorized Rolling Stones is recognized as the leading Rolling Stones tribute band in the world and is considered by Stones insiders and die hard fans alike as better than the real thing. David Patrick, Spectator Magazine photographer for The Rolling Stone's First Twenty Years said it best: "They sounded more like the Rolling Stones than the Rolling Stones do. In fact, The Unauthorized Rolling Stones sang many of Stones' songs better than the Stones!"
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