7 Mile House Brings Jazz Fest Outdoors

Jazz Festival Season Kicks Off At 7 Mile House With An All Day Outdoor Event
Featuring Local Bay Area Jazz Greats and Jazz Awards Hosted by KCSM

Photo by  Walter Atkins .

Photo by Walter Atkins.

Kristen Soller

March 11, 2019, Brisbane, CA - The Bay Area’s historic 7 Mile House is producing their second annual 7 Mile House Jazz Fest on Saturday, May 4, 2019 from 12pm-12am. The event will be held outdoors with a $25 entrance fee for the entire day (presale tickets are available online for $20). The festival features 10 bands, an impressive array of the Bay Area’s top jazz musicians and ensembles. It will also mark the second annual “7 Mile House Jazz Awards” for the following categories: Outstanding Bay Area Jazz Presenters, Outstanding Bay Area Jazz Promoters, and Outstanding Bay Area Jazz Artists; and will be hosted by KCSM Jazz 91 DJ, Alisa Clancy and other on-air personalities.

“This festival has quickly become one of the coolest jazz events of the year in the Bay Area, where jazz is part of the cultural fabric,” said Jon Krosnick, the music director of the festival.  “The amazing musicians on the bill are among the region’s top players, and bringing them all together on the same stage is very special for Bay Area jazz fans. We’re excited to bring this talent to the community for a second year.”

As more and more Bay Area music venues shut down, local musicians are finding it challenging to find venues to play in. 7 Mile House provides a space that is needed in the community, where jazz musicians and fans can count on for live music and good food. It is also the home of the Vince Lateano Dog House Jazz Jam, which happens every Sunday at 7 Mile House from 5-8pm, and is the longest running jazz jam in the Bay Area.

“We’re proud of the jazz program we’ve built at 7 Mile House over the past decade, and have always celebrated Jazz Appreciation Month in April with great performances and fun events,” shares owner Vanessa Garcia. “Last year, we turned up the volume and brought the local jazz community together for our first one-day festival. This is now an annual tradition kicking off the Jazz Fest season as our contribution to keep the local jazz scene thriving.”

This year’s festival will include a special tribute to two local jazz and blues musicians who passed away recently and were regulars on the 7 Mile House stage: Bobbie “Spider” Webb and Don Alberts. The festival is sponsored by KCSM Jazz 91, The California Jazz Conservatory, The Stanford Jazz Workshop, Gelb Music, and the SF Weekly. Featured artists are listed below. For tickets, please visit Eventbrite and for more details, please visit www.7milehouse.com/jazzfest2019.


Performer Schedule

12:45 pm to 1:30 pm: Charles McNeal Quartet

Charles McNeal, Saxophone
Joe Warner, Piano
Gary Brown, Bass
Rob Rhodes, Drums

1:50 pm – 2:40 pm: Hristo Vitchev Organ Trio

Hristo Vitchev, Guitar
Brian Ho, B3
Mike Shannon, Drums


3:00 pm – 3:50 pm: Andrew Speight’s Best Bop

Andrew Speight, Saxophone
Matt Clark, Piano
Michael Zisman, Bass
Austin Harris, Drums


4:10 pm to 5:00 pm: John Worley and Mo Chi

John Worley, Trumpet and Flugelhorn
Amy Dabalos, Vocals
Sebastien Lanson, Guitar
Ken Okada, Bass
Wally Schnalle, Drums 


5:20 pm – 6:10 pm: Five Ten

Jeff Narell, Steel Pans
Steve Carter, Keyboards
Dennis Smith, Bass
Billy Johnson, Drums
Marquinho Brasil, Percussion 


6:30 pm – 7:20 pm: Madeline Eastman with the Keith Saunders Trio

Madeline Eastman, Vocals
Keith Saunders, piano
TBA, bass
Vince Lateano, drums

7:40 pm – 8:30 pm: Cabanijazz Project

Javier Cabanillas - Composer, Congas, Band Leader
Jamie Dubberly - Trombone
Ben Torres - Tenor Sax
Galen Green - Bari Sax
Julio de la Cruz - Keys
Kevin Silveira - Bass
Brian Andres - Drum Set Hybrid 
Omar Ledezma Jr. - Lead Vocal

8:50 pm – 9:40 pm: Charged Particles and Tod Dickow Play the Music of Chick Corea

Tod Dickow, ttenor saxophone
Murray Low, keyboard
Aaron Germain, basses
Jon Krosnick, drums


10:00 pm – 10:50 pm: Fred Randolph Quintet

Fred Randolph, Basses
Erik Jekabson, Trumpet
Sheldon Brown, Saxes, Flute
Dan Zemelman, keyboards
Greg Wyser-Pratte, Drums

11:10 pm – 12:00 am: Rhonda Benin Jazz and Blues Experience

Rhonda Benin, Vocals
Tammy Hall, Piano
Ron Belcher, Bass
Leon Joyce, Jr., Drums
Geechi Taylor, Trumpet

Event Info:

Date - Saturday, May 4, 2019

Time: 12:00pm-12:00am

General Admission: $25 at the door

*Limited presale tickets available here

7 Mile House

2800 Bayshore Blvd.

Brisbane, CA 94005


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About 7 Mile House:
Established in 1858, the historic 7 Mile House is an award-winning, family and dog-friendly restaurant, sports bar, and live music venue, serving up a unique mix of homestyle Italian/American/Filipino food. Located in the San Francisco/Bay Area for 160 years, 7 Mile House is the only mile house left standing in its original location; and has a colorful history from its rebel days in the 1800s, to a trucker/biker hangout, and an infamous sports gambling joint in the 80s. Today, they are the most popular restaurant and bar in the neighborhood boasting great food, drinks, sports via satellite and live entertainment every single night.