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The 2023 Savannah-Chanelle Music Series

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aturday Night Dance Bands

5:30pm - 8:30pm
Gates open at 5:00pm
Sunday Afternoon "JAZZ SERIES"
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Gates open at 12:30pm
On the Villa Grounds - $20 cover charge for non-members
Members - Complimentary for up to 2 admissions
$10 cover for additional guests of members up to 8 guests

21 yrs of age and older only

No pets allowed unless a certified service dog
All seating is first come first serve
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Saturday September 30th - Hootenanny

Hootenanny! returns for another fun night on the vineyard.  Hootenanny! is an eclectic Acoustic Rock/Pop cover band from the San Jose Bay Area. We play the absolute greatest songs from the 60s, 70′s, 80s, and more. Hootenanny! is not your average Acoustic Rock/Pop cover band.  Hootenanny! is the songs you love, the songs you grew up with, the songs you want to sing along to, and the songs you forgot about that you can’t believe we’re playing. We play an incredibly wide variety of classic rock and pop tunes, with a little country thrown in for flavor.

Sunday October 1st - Tom Dickow Quartet

The Tod Dickow Quartet with Larry Chinn, piano, Jeff Saxton, bass and Chris Cortez, drums is led by saxophonist Tod Dickow who began his illustrious career as a student named Downbeat Magazine’s 1978 Outstanding Soloist.  Along with leading the Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, he has worked with Ella Fitzgerald, Dave Brubeck, and featured with Charge Particles performing at clubs from Yoshi's, Pearl's, Birdland, the Baked Potato, to the Monterey, Kool and San Francisco Jazz Festivals.

Saturday October 7th - Nigel and Clive and the British Invasion

If you missed them to kick off our Music Series, the boys from London are back for another fun filled set to close out our Music Series.  Come and see the Brit Boys as they sing some of their favorite "British Invasion" songs and dance the night away!

Sunday October 8th - Joyce McCulloch Quartet

Back for an encore performance.  Making her first public appearance at the age of 11 on KNTV Joyce McCulloch has been performing ever since. She has sung everything from country to top 40 to originals but her love of jazz has brought her to where she is today. Her Jazz Quartet who has been together for over seven years is one of the most popular groups around the area performing for several sold-out special shows and a regular at the San Jose Jazz Festival after hour event. Her unique style and eclectic songs are a great attraction.


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Saturday May 13th - Nigel and Clive and the British Invasion
Nigel and Clive claim to have been the most popular group in England during the early 1960's, and were scheduled to appear on the Ed Sullivan Show when a series of unfortunate events caused caused them to miss their flight to New York from Heathrow Airport.  This forced Sullivan to sign a group called "The Beatles" (which up to that point was a Nigel & Clive cover band) as an emergency replacement.  Concurrently, Clive left a portfolio containing Nigel's original music in the Heathrow loo, whereupon Beatles' Manager Brian Epstein discovered it and sold the songs to the Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Hollies, The Dave Clark Five and other "British invasion" bands.Is it a true story?  Well, it's true, it IS a story!  Come see the lads from London as they seek to reclaim their stolen legacy.

Sunday May 14th - Kyle Hernandez Jazz Quarte
Mother's Day / Family Day
Kyle Hernandez musically drives. Permeates. The jazz guitarist/vocalist/composer/ producer is a multi-talented musical force whose fiery delivery and distinctive soundcarry his music into a space that defies categorization.  There is a gritty soul and passion that emphatically captures his New York roots on his most recent album as a bandleader: “The Kyle Hernandez Jazz Quartet”. Kyles group continues to play regularly as a quartet, performing both original and popular music fusing the styles of traditional and contemporary jazz. 

Saturday May 20th - Stan Erhart & The Fabulous Misfits
A fun & funky mix of some of the finest musicians in the San Francisco Bay Area.This group throws down the jams, covering R&B, Rock, Blues, & Soul-Jazz classics,plus their own well crafted Originals. Tunes & genres are mixed & stirred to createthe band's signature danceable 'stew'. Delivering tight energetic arrangementswith great vocals is what they do best.

Sunday May 21st - Gypsy Tribe
Gypsy Tribe are a high energy guitar-based quartet that passionately combines the essence of Spain, Brazil, the Middle East, North and Latin America.  They combine their variety of musical backgrounds into a true world music.

Saturday May 27th - Burnin Vernon
Burnin Vernon Davis is a professional musician based in the Bay Area (originally from Houston, Texas) for over 30 years. He is a talented and sought after lead guitarist and lead vocalist. He has performed with bands such as Archie Bell and the Drells, Etta James, Anita Baker, Mary Wells, Edwin Starr, Fever, En Vogue, War, Buddy Miles, Paul Anka, Peter Tosh, George Clinton, Patty LaBelle, Mother's Finest, and many more. As a lead vocalist, Burnin Vernon has been a part of Bay Area bands such as the Cool Jerks, Groove Therapy, and his very own Super Squeeze. His latest project showcases the music of Robert Cray. His musical style has been described as "from A to Z", meaning anything from Al Green to Led Zeppelin. He has the vocal chops and is known for his ability to cater to an audience with his melding of funk, soul, R&B, Jazz and Blues.

Sunday May 28th - The Flow
The Flow is a collection of longtime Bay Area musicians performing a range of contemporary jazz & R&B originals & covers. The lineup features keyboardists Gene Ginn and Geoff Glibas, Brett Gaines on guitar, Jay Goudeau on bass, Don Thomas on drums and Paul Degen on sax and flute. Whether providing a unique take on classics like Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues" or Bill Withers’ “Use Me”, faithfully covering Bob James and David Sanborn, or performing their own vocal and instrumental compositions, The Flow is sure to engage body, mind, and soul. Check them out at theflowbayarea.com.

Saturday June 3rd - The Flow w/special guest vocalist Janelle LaSalle
The Flow is a collection of longtime Bay Area musicians performing a range of contemporary jazz & R&B originals & covers. The core lineup features keyboardists Gene Ginn and Geoff Glibas, Brett Gaines on guitar, Jay Goudeau on bass, Don Thomas on drums, and they will be joined on Saturday evening by Paul Degen on sax and flute and special guest vocalist Janelle LaSalle. Whether covering old school classics from Chaka Khan, Sade, Bill Withers and Marvin Gaye or contemporary hits by Lizzo and Dua Lippa, The Flow is sure to engage body, mind, and soul. Check them out at theflowbayarea.com, and be sure to come out on Saturday evening to get your groove on.

Sunday June 4th - East Side Funk
San Jose’s East Side Funk (eastsidefunk.com) is an 8-piece band that fuses jazz, funk, Latin and R&B to create original, inspiring and upbeat music.  Led by composer Bobby Valderrama, this group, which features a dynamic 4-piece horn section, has performed at the San Jose Jazz Festival and Downtown Sunnyvale Jazz & Beyond and has released two albums “Love, Joy, and Groove” and “Better Tomorrows”.

Saturday June 10th - Otilia Donaire
A staple in the Bay area music scene Otilia has been tantalizing Bay Area audiences with her infectious energy, and powerful, sexy, and gritty vocal style reminiscent of famous Blues and Rock icons, Koko Taylor and Janis Joplin. A dynamic front person that will engage every audience, Otilia sings with raw depth and emotion having the adaptability, and versatility to equally transition from a power-driven rock song to a sultry, blues ballad, making her a crowd favorite. Booking a show of strictly Blues or a combo of R&B and Classic Rock, she will custom tailor a show with a versatile repertoire to fit your needs. Otilia Donaire Band - a top notch Blues and Rock outfit. You can find Otilia and her band packing dance floors all across Northern California and beyond.

Sunday June 11th - @Jazz
@Jazz is a high-energy band led by Martin Manley, who hosted the pre-pandemicwinter Jazz series in the Savannah Chanelle tasting room. They play a wide range of jazz styles including Funk, Latin, R&B, and Straight-ahead, and specialize in unexpected, edgy arrangements of familiar tunes. Band members have played with Stan Getz, Ernie Watts and Peter Erskine, and performed at the Montreux, Nice, & San Jose Jazz festivals.

 

Saturday June 17th - Nigel and Clive and the British Invasion
If you missed them to kick off our Music Series, the boys from London are back for another fun filled set.  Come and see the Brit Boys as they sing some of their favorite "British Invasion" songs and dance the night away!

Sunday June 18th - Primary Colors
Vocalist Nate Pruitt and guitarist Rick Vandivier magically combine southern soul and classic jazz styles with grooves and blues – performing their originals and favorites from Jimmie Davis and Nat King Cole to Al Green and Marvin Gaye. Their treatments are so unique that you feel you are hearing even classic songs for the first time. While they impress hard-core jazz lovers, they also tap into the souls of anyone who loves the great vibes and surprises that come with every performance.
Sunday June 18th / Father's Day will be a designated Family Day at the Winery.

Non-members Children under 12 - No Charge / Teens - $10

Members - Children under 12 - No Charge / Teens - $5

 

Saturday June 24th - CANCELLED DUE TO ROAD CLOSURE / TO BE RESCHEDULED

 

Sunday June 25th - CANCELLED DUE TO ROAD CLOSURE / TO BE RESCHEDULED

 

 

Saturday July 1st - Burnin Vernon

Burnin Vernon Davis is a professional musician based in the Bay Area (originally from Houston, Texas) for over 30 years. He is a talented and sought after lead guitarist and lead vocalist. He has performed with bands such as Archie Bell and the Drells, Etta James, Anita Baker, Mary Wells, Edwin Starr, Fever, En Vogue, War, Buddy Miles, Paul Anka, Peter Tosh, George Clinton, Patty LaBelle, Mother's Finest, and many more. As a lead vocalist, Burnin Vernon has been a part of Bay Area bands such as the Cool Jerks, Groove Therapy, and his very own Super Squeeze. His latest project showcases the music of Robert Cray. His musical style has been described as "from A to Z", meaning anything from Al Green to Led Zeppelin. He has the vocal chops and is known for his ability to cater to an audience with his melding of funk, soul, R&B, Jazz and Blues.

 

Sunday July 2nd - Samurai Gypsies

This Passionate, High-energy, gypsy soul-fire acoustic ensemble take their listeners on an exotic scintillating journey of sensual grooves and wild crescendos you can't help but move to. Their masterfully rich instrumentation, is both complex and precise, gritty and hot. The Samurai Gypsies get their unforgettable sound from the band's core string virtuosos, Gary Carpenter on guitar and Dany Cobo on violin. Taking music with African, Flamenco, Latin and Jazz roots into some deliciously sexy and cerebral places.
 

Saturday July 8th - Cancelled

Due to a Cal-Trans Saturday evening road closure, we are not going to be able to host our usual Saturday Night Music.  The Tasting Room and grounds will be open during the day and we will have music on Sunday.

Sunday July 9th - Samba Cruz
Samba Cruz Quartet plays Brazilian music, originals and jazz. Band members are Pablo Rivière (guitar and vocals), Vivian Simon (flute), Patrice Wallace (upright bass), and Joe Mailloux (drum set). Repertoire includes bossa nova, samba, baião, choro and other jazz-inflected music in the spirit of Jobim, Chico Buarque, Chiquinha Gonzaga, and Caetano Veloso. They have performed on many stages and venues including the Mountain View Plaza Concert series, Gilroy Garlic Festival, First Night Monterey (featured performer), Cabrillo Music Festival, Capitola Art & Music Festival, and at many smaller venues.  http://www.sambacruz.com/ 

 

Saturday July 15th - Will Rees Band

The Will Rees Band pours their hearts into exciting performances of the best-loved rock and pop throughout the decades. Frontman singer/guitarist Will Rees leads the audience on a musical journey that grooves with upbeat danceable pop, relaxes into soulful slow-dance ballads, and climaxes with high-energy rockers. Featuring some of the Bay Area's best drum, percussion, bass, keyboard, and horn players, the Will Rees Band playfully push each other to their limits to dazzle audiences with a uniquely entertaining, high-quality show.


Sunday July 16th - John Worley's
"South Bay Jazz Cork-tete"

The South Bay Jazz Cork-Tete' is made up of 4 musicians who share a passion for live West Coast Jazz and fine wines. The members are John L. Worley Jr on trumpet and flugelhorn, drummer Stephen Marley, pianist Terrigal Burn and bassist Doug Porhorski.  There will be a special guest guitarist, Jack Conway joining us on this engagement.
Our repertoire consists of West Coast Jazz, standards from the great American Songbook as well our own original compositions, High-energy, gypsy soul-fire acoustic ensemble.

 

Saturday July 22nd - Silk Road 

Silk Road is a group of young up-and-coming musicians based in the South Bay. Its members are diverse with varied musical backgrounds, playing everything from classics to pop & funk to rock. Their ambiguous repertoire can be enjoyed by many different audiences. Additionally, they have written rock & pop-style originals. Silk Road is now in the process of recording and releasing new music. "We look forward to sharing our talent & passion for music with all who are willing to listen." 

Sunday July 23rd - Kyle Hernandez Jazz Quartet

Kyle joins us again for a new set after a great earlier performance. 

Kyle Hernandez musically drives. Permeates. The jazz guitarist/vocalist/composer/ producer is a multi-talented musical force whose fiery delivery and distinctive sound carry his music into a space that defies categorization.  There is a gritty soul and passion that emphatically captures his New York roots on his most recent album as a bandleader: “The Kyle Hernandez Jazz Quartet”. Kyles group continues to play regularly as a quartet, performing both original and popular music fusing the styles of traditional and contemporary jazz. 

Saturday July 29th - Electric X

Sunday July 30th - East Side Funk

Saturday August 5th - The Rockafellas

Your Bay Area's and Los Cabos number 1 Party Dance Band. 

We play all your favorite Rock, Pop, R&B, Funk and Country.

Sunday August 6th - @Jazz

@Jazz is a high-energy band led by Martin Manley, who hosted the pre-pandemicwinter Jazz series in the Savannah Chanelle tasting room. They play a wide range of jazz styles including Funk, Latin, R&B, and Straight-ahead, and specialize in unexpected, edgy arrangements of familiar tunes. Band members have played with Stan Getz, Ernie Watts and Peter Erskine, and performed at the Montreux, Nice, & San Jose Jazz festivals.

 

Saturday August 12th - Hootenanny

Hootenanny! is an eclectic Acoustic Rock/Pop cover band from the San Jose Bay Area. We play the absolute greatest songs from the 60s, 70′s, 80s, and more. Hootenanny! is not your average Acoustic Rock/Pop cover band.  Hootenanny! is the songs you love, the songs you grew up with, the songs you want to sing along to, and the songs you forgot about that you can’t believe we’re playing. We play an incredibly wide variety of classic rock and pop tunes, with a little country thrown in for flavor.

Sunday August 13th - The Flow

The Flow is a collection of longtime Bay Area musicians performing a range of contemporary jazz & R&B originals & covers. The lineup features keyboardists Gene Ginn and Geoff Glibas, Brett Gaines on guitar, Jay Goudeau on bass, Don Thomas on drums and Paul Degen on sax and flute. Whether providing a unique take on classics like Marvin Gaye's "Inner City Blues" or Bill Withers’ “Use Me”, faithfully covering Bob James and David Sanborn, or performing their own vocal and instrumental compositions, The Flow is sure to engage body, mind, and soul. Check them out at theflowbayarea.com.

 

Saturday August 19th - Nigel and Clive and the British Invasion

The boys from London are back for another fun filled set.  Come and see the Brit Boys as they sing some of their favorite "British Invasion" songs and dance the night away!

Sunday August 20th - Dave Rocha

Jazz trumpet player Dave Rocha has been active in the greater Bay Area for over

fifteen years. He does a lot of his jazz performances in a trio format:  trumpet / flugelhorn, upright bass and either electric guitar or keyboard.  In addition to playing in the Bay Area, Dave played professionally for many years in New York City, Los Angeles and Seattle.  He has performed with the great Lionel Hampton, Machito's Latin Orchestra, Larry Elgart, Joe Albany and many more. He has an extensive repertoire for his jazz gigs, including "straight-ahead" numbers, jazz rock, original compositions, jazz waltz, samba, bossa and ballads.

Saturday August 26th - Serious Condition

Fusing rock and soul with contemporary classics, Serious Condition is a 4 or 5-piece party/dance band that performs music from artists as diverse as Bruce Hornsby and Elton John, Tom Petty and the Eagles, to Huey Lewis, The Foo Fighters, The Cure, Stones and Stevie Wonder, all the way to Santana and ZZ Top.  The band has performed over the years at clubs and parties throughout the Bay Area. Their great vocals, musicianship and fun attitude ensure that everyone is entertained. You should be dancing.

Sunday August 27th - Joyce McCulloch Quartet

Making her first public appearance at the age of 11 on KNTV Joyce McCulloch has been performing ever since. She has sung everything from country to top 40 to originals but her love of jazz has brought her to where she is today. Her Jazz Quartet who has been together for over seven years is one of the most popular groups around the area performing for several sold-out special shows and a regular at the San Jose Jazz Festival after hour event. Her unique style and eclectic songs are a great attraction.

 

Saturday September 2nd - Red Hot and the Saltines

A local San Francisco Bay Area Band, Red Hot and the Saltines have been playing up and down the Peninsula since late 2020.  With high energy performances, the Saltines get audiences up dancing and singing along to their selection of Classic Rock ‘n Roll tunes.  Their songs include a wide variety that everyone knows, and not every other band out there is playing.  Songs that gets stuck in your EAR!

Sunday September 3rd - Kristen Strom Quartet

Saxophonist, woodwind player and vocalist Kristen Strom has been a mainstay on the Bay Area music scene for nearly two decades, acclaimed for beautifully rendered melodies, exceptional tonality, and accomplished musicianship.  Her quartet features Scott Sorkin, on guitar, Ken Okada, on base, and Jason Lewis on drums.  Strom has played alongside many well-known artists, including Manhattan Transfer, Gladys Knight, Natalie Cole, Roberta Flack, Johnny Mathis, Jimmy Heath, Steve Turre, Barbara Morrison, Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra, Tammy L. Hall, Maria Muldaur and Ruthie Foster.   Bay Area performance venues for the Kristen Strom ensembles include the Monterey Jazz Festival, SFJAZZ Center, Stanford Jazz Festival, Healdsburg Jazz,

and several appearances at San Jose Jazz’s Summer Fest. 

 

Saturday September 9th - Burnin Vernon

Burnin Vernon Davis is a professional musician based in the Bay Area (originally from Houston, Texas) for over 30 years. He is a talented and sought after lead guitarist and lead vocalist. He has performed with bands such as Archie Bell and the Drells, Etta James, Anita Baker, Mary Wells, Edwin Starr, Fever, En Vogue, War, Buddy Miles, Paul Anka, Peter Tosh, George Clinton, Patty LaBelle, Mother's Finest, and many more. As a lead vocalist, Burnin Vernon has been a part of Bay Area bands such as the Cool Jerks, Groove Therapy, and his very own Super Squeeze. His latest project showcases the music of Robert Cray. His musical style has been described as "from A to Z", meaning anything from Al Green to Led Zeppelin. He has the vocal chops and is known for his ability to cater to an audience with his melding of funk, soul, R&B, Jazz and Blues.

Sunday September 10th - @Jazz

@Jazz is a high-energy band led by Martin Manley, who hosted the pre-pandemic w

inter Jazz series in the Savannah Chanelle tasting room. They play a wide range of jazz styles including Funk, Latin, R&B, and Straight-ahead, and specialize in unexpected, edgy arrangements of familiar tunes. Band members have played with Stan Getz,

Ernie Watts and Peter Erskine, and performed at the Montreux, Nice,

& San Jose Jazz festivals.

 

Saturday September 16th - One Country

One Country, A Country Western Band comprised of skilled professional musicians. One Country creatively covers the music of iconic performers such as: Dwight Yoakam, Jon Pardi ,Garth Brooks, George Strait, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban,Toby Keith, Johnny Cash, Brooks & Dunn, Blake Shelton along with a large library of Country Music.

Sunday September 17th - Gypsy Tribe

Gypsy Tribe are a high energy guitar-based quartet that passionately combines the essence of Spain, Brazil, the Middle East, North and Latin America. They combine their variety of musical backgrounds into a true world music.

 

Saturday September 23rd - Engine Room Band

Without a doubt, EngineRoom is the Bay Area's premier classic rock band. AFter many  years as a strong presence in the rock scene of the Bay Area, EngineRoom continues to welcome back old fans as well as rockin' a new generation of fans. The band blends Glenn's dynamic vocals, Nick's lead guitar, with Steve's magical keys enhanced by Mike's percussion and harmony. EngineRoom is and will continue to be a major player in the Bay Area musical landscape for years to come.  www.engineroomband.com

Sunday September 24th - Kiyoe Wakabayashi and

the KW Brazil Project

Kiyoe has been singing Brazilian music and jazz in the Bay Area for over 20 years. She and the band present Samba, Bossa Nova, and Pagode music both familiar and unique, covering a wide range of Brazilian music styles.  She recorded a soon to be released EP this year in Brazil, and she and the band will be playing some of the songs from the EP.  The band includes Jarrell Irvin on piano, Jeff Hanson on drums & percussion and Brad Hamilton on percussion & vocals.


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