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Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society Founder Pete Douglas: 1929-2014

Bach Dancing &  Dynamite Society Founder Pete DouglasPete Douglas, founder of the world-renowned music and jazz club the Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society in Half Moon Bay, died peacefully in Miramar Beach on July 12, 2014 at the age of 85. Douglas began presenting regular jazz and classical programs to the public at the former Ebb Tide Coffee Shop in 1958, and hosted a stunning array of internationally-celebrated musicians...

This Week in Jazz

Now Online... the most complete jazz calendar in Northern California. So don't just sit there... get some jazz!

This week's featured concerts:

· 7/21: Ben Flocks at Campbell Recital Hall on the Stanford University campus (presented by the Stanford Jazz Festival)

· 7/22: Noel Jewkes & Friends at the Seahorse Restaurant and Musica Caffé in Sausalito

· 7/23: Ramsey Lewis at the Town Plaza in downtown Los Gatos (free)

· 7/24: The Tiffany Austin Quintet at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto (free)

· 7/25: Denise Perrier with the Junius Courtney Big Band at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley

· 7/26: Tierney Sutton, "The Music of Joni Mitchell" at the Joe Henderson Lab in San Francisco (presented by SFJAZZ)

· 7/27: Frank Tusa and Larry Coryell, "Duets" at the Piedmont Piano Company in Oakland

View today's full calendar...

The Directory Spotlight

Our most recent additions to the JazzWest Directory:

 ·  Kevin Conlon (bass)
 ·  Groove Rebellion
 ·  Hillary Harris (vocals)
 ·  Brian Ho (keyboards)
 ·  Black & White Jazz
 ·  Nick Phillips (trumpet)
 ·  Cava Menzies (keyboards)
 ·  Kevin Coehlo (keyboards)
 ·  Kristen Miranda (vocals)
 ·  Barry Finnerty (guitar)
 ·  Tomas Jay (vocals)
 ·  Bryan Kilfoil (drums)
 ·  Dan Krimm (bass)
 ·  Mic Gillette (trumpet)
 ·  Montclair Women's Big Band
 ·  Tiffany Austin (vocals)
 ·  Lloyd Gregory (guitar)
 ·  Kit Eakle (violin)

Take a look to see who's new...

News & Feature Articles

Stanford Jazz Festival Hits Summer Mid-Stride

Chick CoreaAlongside a roster of internationally acclaimed musicians, there's a strong contingent of Bay Area artists also scheduled for this year's Stanford Jazz Festival...

Exclusive Book Excerpt: "And All That Madness"

JazzWest presents an exclusive excerpt from author Joan Merrill's "And All That Madness: A Casey McKie Mystery," plus an audio sample from the book...

Los Gatos Celebrates "A Cole Porter Summer"

Ramsey LewisLos Gatos Music & Arts, Inc. celebrates its 12th annual Jazz on the Plazz, a free Wednesday night summer concert series that runs thru August in downtown Los Gatos...

Melissa Morgan Inspires, Seduces at the Bach

Melissa MorganWhat makes vocalist Melissa Morgan truly unique is her own voice, so good she inspires happiness. Bill Leikam reports on Morgan's performance at the Bach...

Yoshi's SF Sold to New Ownership Group

Yoshi's San FranciscoYoshi's San Francisco, which opened its Japanese restaurant and jazz club in 2007, has been sold to a new ownership group, Fillmore Live Entertainment Group...

San Jose Jazz Summer Fest Heats Up August

Bootsy CollinsTwenty-five years ago, a small group of like-minded jazz lovers decided to bring jazz to San Jose. Today, the San Jose Jazz Summer Fest is nationally recognized as...

Stanford Center Jazz Series Begins June 5

Jamie DavisFrom vintage jazz to the outer edge of the spectrum, this summer's free concert season at Stanford Shopping Center is a must-do for Thursday evenings...

Jazz at Filoli Kicks off 2014 Season on June 15

Jamie DavisThe lush lawns and gardens of Woodside's historic Filoli mansion once again play host to one of the summer season's most popular concert series: Jazz at Filoli...

Hancock, Booker T. Headline 2014 Monterey Jazz

Herbie HancockHerbie Hancock, The Roots, the Charles Lloyd Quartet, Michael Feinstein, Booker T. and Cecile McLorin Salvant all headline the 2014 Monterey Jazz Fest, Sept. 19-21...

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