Justin Diaz @ Uva Trattoria |
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
Contact: Uva Trattoria
1040 Clinton Street, Napa
All Jazzed Up! ~ Mike Greensill @ 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
David Kelleher Solo Acoustic@ Silo's |
When not fronting Forejour (Foreigner/Journey tribute) David Kelleher performs over 100 solo dates a year. From "Hotel California" to "Behind Blue Eyes", from America to Pink Floyd, David deftly recreates the soundtrack of a generation. His uncommon knack for channeling the spirit of a song leaves audiences amazed to find themselves listening only to one man and his guitar! Contact:
Le Hot Jazz @ Uva Trattoria |
Jazz with a French twist Le Jazz Hot duo featuring Isabelle Fontaine on vocals.
Isabelle Fontaine was born and raised in the French countryside with the voices of Edith Piaf, Charles Trenet, and Yves Montand ringing in her ears. She originally had no intention of becoming a professional musician but when she started singing with a group of friends for fun, her talent was immediately recognized and her life took an unexpected turn. She spent the next twenty years singing and playing the snare drum to the jumping jive music of the 50’s throughout France, with detours to Spain and over the Alps to Switzerland. In 2004 she moved with her family to the Bay Area and has since become highly sought after not only as a vocalist but also as a rhythm guitar player. During this period, she developed an unconditional love for the Ladies and the Dukes of the Big Band Era and was eventually drawn to the gypsy swing of Django Reinhardt and The Hot Club of France. It wasn’t long before she picked up the guitar and applied her impeccable sense of rhythm to the stringed instrument.
Uncorked At Oxbow |
Join Us and Uncork your talent! Local and visiting professional musicians & vocalists join us weekly to create a fun and festive evening of great award winning Ahnfeldt and Carducci Wines, and the best of popular and well known tunes. Guitars, keyboard, drums, mics on site or bring your own. Sign up to perform begins at 6pm. Come and get Uncorked With Us, "there's no place like Uncorked"! Contact: Uncorked at Oxbow
605 First Street, Napa
No Cover! 21+
Weekly Live Music...
Bluegrass Jam @ The Pizza Hut. Led by The CA Bluegrass association president Pat Calhoun, starts at 7
Thursday Night Drumming Circle with Art Cavagnaro at Napa Glass
JUDY COLLINS @ The Uptown |
Judy Collins has inspired audiences with sublime vocals, boldly vulnerable personal life triumphs, and a firm commitment to social activism. In the 1960s, she evoked both the idealism and steely determination of a generation united against social and environmental injustices. Five decades later, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work, and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century.
The award-winning singer-songwriter is esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. Her stunning rendition of Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” from her landmark 1967 album, Wildflowers, has been entered into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Judy’s dreamy and sweetly intimate version of “Send in the Clowns”, a ballad written by Stephen Sondheim for the Broadway musical A Little Night Music, won “Song of the Year” at the 1975 Grammy Awards. She’s garnered several top-ten hits and gold- and platinum-selling albums. Recently, contemporary and classic artists such as Rufus Wainwright, Shawn Colvin, Dolly Parton, Joan Baez, and Leonard Cohen honored her legacy with the album Born to the Breed: A Tribute to Judy Collins.
Judy began her impressive music career at 13 as a piano prodigy dazzling audiences performing Mozart’s “Concerto for Two Pianos”, but the hardluck tales and rugged sensitivity of folk revival music by artists such as Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger seduced her away from a life as a concert pianist. Her path pointed to a lifelong love affair with the guitar and pursuit of emotional truth in lyrics. The focus and regimented practice of classical music, however, would be a source of strength to her inner core as she navigated the highs and lows of the music business.
On September 18, 2015, Judy released her first studio album in four years, Strangers Again. She invited a cast of icons and young talents to sing with her on this fresh collection, from Willie Nelson, Jackson Browne and Jeff Bridges to Glen Hansard, Ari Hest and Bhi Bhiman. Judy delicately soars over a revitalized “Send In The Clowns” and breathes new life into “Hallelujah.” She puts her indelible touch on songs by Leonard Bernstein, Randy Newman, James Taylor and more.
In 2012 she released the CD/DVD Judy Collins Live At The Metropolitan Museum Of Art which aired on PBS. This special television program was nominated for a New York Emmy and won a Bronze Medal at the 2013 New York Festival International Television & Film Awards. Based on it’s success, in 2014 she filmed another spectacular show in Ireland at Dromoland Castle.Live In Ireland was released in 2014. This program also won a Bronze Medal at the 2014 New York Festival International Television & Film Awards and the program will broadcast on PBS in 2014 and 2015.
Judy has also authored several books, including the powerful and inspiring, Sanity Grace. For her most recent title, the memoir Sweet Judy Blue Eyes: My Life in Music, she reaches deeply inside and, with unflinching candor, recalls her turbulent childhood, extraordinary rise to fame, her romance with Stephen Stills, her epic victories over depression and alcoholism, and her redemption through embracing a healthy and stable lifestyle and finding true love with Louis Nelson, her partner of 30 years. In addition, she remains a social activist, representing UNICEF and numerous other causes. She is the director (along with Jill Godmillow) of an Academy Award-nominated film about Antonia Brico ‐ PORTRAIT OF A WOMAN, the first woman to conduct major symphonies around the world ‐ and Judy’s classical piano teacher when she was young.
Judy Collins, now 76, is as creatively vigorous as ever, writing, touring worldwide, and nurturing fresh talent. She is a modern day Renaissance woman who is also an accomplished filmmaker, record label head, musical mentor, and an in-demand keynote speaker for mental health and suicide prevention. She continues to create music of hope and healing that lights up the world and speaks to the heart.
Contact: Uptown Theatre Napa
1350 Third St., Napa
$40 - 65 /12+ (under 16 with adult)
The Charles Wheal Band @ Downtown Joe's Brewery |
Charles Wheal & his band play some of the highest quality traditional blues and roots music on the scene today, and have been winning fans since 2006, when he left Mark Hummel's band to focus on his own music.
Huey Lewis calls Wheal's finger pickin' guitar style "a special delight!"
In his live performances as well as his recordings, the authentic arrangements are delivered by veteran performers playing with passion, focus and flawless musicianship.
Contact: Downtown Joe's
902 Main Street, Napa
Napa City Nights Featuring Girls & Boys, The Grain Band and Jessica Martindale @ Veterans Memorial Park Amphitheater |
A Napa Valley Summer Tradition is back for 2016! Grab your blanket and picnic basket and head downtown this Friday for the kick off of the Napa Valley's best Summer concert series. This week's artists:
Girls & Boys delivers a sound ranging from rock and pop to soulful and moody. The band always delivers a powerful performance with a chemistry that is undeniable both on and off the stage. From Santa Rosa, California who are quickly on the rise at some of the top venues in California including the Bottle Rock Fest in Napa, Great American Music Hall, Mountain Winery in Saratoga, The Mint LA, Mystic Theater, Vina Robles Amphitheater, and The Sweetwater Music Hall to name a few, and to be recipients of the Bay Area's Bohemian Best Indie Band in 2012. The band's members consist of Brianna Lee Vocals - Guitar - Keys, Josh Barrett Bass, Mark Tarlton Drums, Nick Simmons Guitar and Ross Barbieri Guitar - Vocals. Led by the soulful vocals of front-woman Brianna Lee, the band's dynamics back up her every move with power and grace making for a captivating live show.
Since the release of their debut album in 2012 people near and far have been taking notice of Girls & Boys. The album's strong sonic quality and songwriting landed placements of four of their songs in Film and TV including 2013's "Divorce Invitation" and the Showtime Reality series "The Real L Word".
A mainstay of the Petaluma Rock scene, The Grain has gained notoriety with local music lovers who flock to Sonoma County's best venues to get down with P-Town's most powerful quartet. Guitarist and songwriter, Pete Delaney, has played his special blend of Rock and Blues up and down the West Coast for over two decades. He is backed by the one and only Graham Stearns on bass, guitarist extraordinaire, Erik Stieg, and the funky drummer, Sean England. The Grain's music consists of a balance of well crafted original songs and classic cover tunes that often lead into extended solos and jams creating a musical environment that engages both the mind and body.
More than a songwriter. There is courage in her pulse. An aching wisdom in her voice. A woman whose music has the stripped down, real-deal beauty that comes from risking everything. Not bowing even to the indie idol of irony, her crisp, sultry voice answers only to honesty, and is its own license to croon. Her songs spring from an undeniable passion, in the old-school, sweating-blood sense of the word.
In the heart of downtown Napa is the renovated Veterans Memorial Park Amphitheater. Construction was completed in May 2008 as part of the Napa River Walk & flood control project. With Terraced seating areas, elegant lighting and beautiful views of the Napa River, the park is a unique venue for watching talented musicians and performers. Musical genres include Jazz, Rock, Country, World, Blues, Pop and Folk.
The Amphitheater is located along the Napa Riverwalk Promenade and is within easy walking distance from world class restaurants and distinctive shops. Nearby public transit and public parking make visiting the venue a breeze. Bring a blanket and a picnic basket and enjoy free entertainment the whole family will enjoy.
Contact: Napa City
Veterans Memorial Park
Main Street, Downtown Napa Cost:
Ca' Momi Osteria hosts Latin Nights with DJ Jose Miguel |
Ca' Momi Osteria hosts Latin Nights with DJ Jose Miguel
Late night is happening at Ca’ Momi. Stop in at Ca' Momi Osteria in Downtown Napa Friday and Saturday nights this winter for live music from some of the Bay Area's best artists. Enjoy a late-night menu including hot from the oven certified Pizza Napoletana, cicchhetti, salads, piadine, all-natural cocktails, wines and organic house-made beer. 10 pm to Midnight Friday and Saturday nights.
Rudy Colombini & The Unauthorized Rolling Stones @ 2 Shows @ Silos |
The World’s Greatest Tribute to The World’s Greatest Rock N Roll Band!
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!”
Midnight Harvest is a five piece Rock N Roll band that performs for all occasions original and cover songs from the 50’s to the present. We will take you on a journey of great memories through our songs. Our three guitars, bass, drums and three part harmonies roll through your soul with true conviction of era and meaning of the song.Dynamic volume levels with a cutting edge that separates us from the rest.
Contact: Downtown Joe's
902 Main Street, Napa
Disco Revolution - Two Shows! Special Night! |
Disco Revolution is the hottest live disco revue transporting audiences back to the heyday of Studio 54. Skillfully combining wardrobe, choreography, harmonies and medleys, the band delivers the full show experience. Sing, dance, or just watch others boogie. A ton of fun!
Disco Revolution LIVE on Good Day Sacramento April 2016:
Contact: Silo's Napa
530 Main Street, Napa
Gen. Admission $17-25
Fireworks Viewing Party! w/The Brian Cline Trio |
Silo's Riverbend Plaza brings the best view to Napa's 2016 fireworks show! No fighting for a seat, great food & drink, and free parking. Napa's own award winning Brian Cline Trio performs all your favorite hits, live, outside on the patio! Music starts at 6:00pm. Contact: Silo's Napa
530 Main Street, Napa
Gen Admission: $35-40
Birthday Ramble with Kevin Russell, Erik Schramm, Leah Tysse, & Don Bassey |
Contact: Historic Empress Theatre
330 Virginia Street, Vallejo
Ticket Price: $9.00 – Free for Empress Members
Fleetwood Mask @ The Empress |
Fleetwood Mask is a Fleetwood Mac tribute band from the San Francisco Bay Area. Members include Claudette Rodrigues (Stevie Nicks), Barbara Martin (Christine McVie), Steve Roberts (Lindsey Buckingham), Paul Jones (John McVie), Don Oberempt (Mick Fleetwood) and Debra Blondheim (Backing vocals). The band formed out of a mutual love and respect for Fleetwood Mac's music and story. Replicating one of rock’s most successful bands is a passion for Fleetwood Mask and each band member is committed to performing the music of Fleetwood Mac with authenticity and style. Heartily endorsed by Mick Fleetwood himself, Fleetwood Mask delivers the complete McVie, Buckingham, and Nicks experience! Drawing on more than two decades of stage and theatrical prowess these committed musicians leave no detail unattended and no hit unplayed!
The Fab Four @ Napa Valley Performing Arts Center |
If you want to experience the best Beatles tribute ever, you will not want to miss The Fab Four-The Ultimate Tribute.
The Emmy Award Winning Fab Four is elevated far above every other Beatles Tribute due to their precise attention to detail. With uncanny, note-for-note live renditions of Beatles' classics such as "Can't Buy Me Love," "Yesterday," "A Day In The Life," "Twist And Shout," "Here Comes The Sun," and "Hey Jude", the Fab Four will make you think you are watching the real thing.
Their incredible stage performances include three costume changes representing every era of the Beatles ever-changing career, and this loving tribute to the Beatles has amazed audiences in countries around the world, including Japan, Australia, France, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, Germany, Mexico and Brazil.