Upcoming gigs to check out--support live music!

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Scotty Wright Trio
Sunday 7/9/17   7:00PM - 9:00PM
Pierce Ranch Vineyards Tasting Room 499 Wave Street, Monterey
$8 cover, wines by the glass or bottle
, 21+

Scotty Wright is a veteran musician with over 30 years experience. One can hear the entire spectrum of jazz singing in his performances.  Teamed up with Stu on saxes and clarinet and Joe Dollister on bass, this evening of jazz is sure to delight.
The Sunday evenings Jazz at Pierce series is some of the most creative and spontaneous music on the Monterey Bay!
Pacific Groove
Friday 7/7/17  9:00PM  
Severinos, 7500 Dominion Ct. Aptos Ca.
No cover

This 6-piece band will keep you in the groove with a great selection of tunes by Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, Dr. John, AWB, John Cleery, and much more.  Great for dancing or just listening!
Along Came Betty
Sunday 7/16/17   1:00PM - 5:00PM  
Big Sur River Inn  46840 CA-1, Big Sur, CA 
(831) 667-2700
Outdoors on the deck, no cover

I was one of the founding members of Along Came Betty and always enjoy it when the call me to sub on one of their gigs.  The group was formed in 1998 to celebrate the spirit of hard-bop, a seminal movement of 50s and 60s jazz music. The quintet has become much more than an homage to an important era of jazz history. Pianist and prolific composer Biff Smith's sophisticated yet highly accessible compositions blend elements of that era with modern sensibilities.  The rich sound of harmonized sax and trumpet backed by the classic piano, bass, drums rhythm section result in fun, fresh, straight-ahead jazz.  Along Came Betty opened the 1999, 2003 and 2007 Monterey Jazz Festivals and performed at the Big Sur Jazz Festival in 2000 and 2002. The River Inn gig is always a super fun afternoon out on the deck!
Stu Reynolds Saxtet
Sunday 7/30/17   7:00PM - 9:00PM
Pierce Ranch Vineyards Tasting Room 499 Wave Street, Monterey
$8 cover, wines by the glass or bottle
, 21+

Pierce Ranch presents chamber jazz in an intimate setting, serving delicious Spanish and Portuguese varietals by the glass.  Steve Uccello, bass; Billy Jones, drums; Stu Reynolds saxes and clarinets. 
The Sunday evenings Jazz at Pierce series is some of the most creative and spontaneous music on the Monterey Bay!
Pacific Groove
Saturday 8/12/17  9:00PM  
Baja Cantina, 7166 Carmel Valley Road Carmel, California
No cover

This 6-piece band will keep you in the groove with a great selection of tunes by Steely Dan, Stevie Wonder, Dr. John, AWB, John Cleery, and much more.  Great for dancing or just listening!
Latin Jazz Collective with John Nava
Friday 8/18/17  8:00PM
Planet Gemini
$10 at the door

Latin Jazz Collective will get you on the dance floor (or at least doing the cha cha cha in your seat) with an evening of tasty Afro-Cuban Latin jazz.  This is a preview of the set we'll be doing in our appearance at the Monterey Jazz Festival on 9/15.  Sabor!