Strawberry Jam
Jun
3
5:30 pm17:30

Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam is: Keigo Yamamoto on trumpet, Benyamin Forman Schwartz (Yami) on guitar and Sophia Stroud on vocals and drums. All are sophomores in high school and live on the Peninsula. Keigo and Yami also play for the Stanford Jazz High School Big Band and Sophia is the drummer for Stanford Jazz High School Combo. The three musicians were initially put together by SFJazz to play for an Old Skool Cafe performance and loved it so much that they accepted a spot as regulars. Keigo, Yami and Sophia have been jamming for 7+ years individually and are excited to share their unique groove with you!


Josh Tazman
May
26
5:30 pm17:30

Josh Tazman

Joshua Tazman is a 17-year-old singer/songwriter from the Bay Area. His pure, yearning vocals soar above a lush texture of acoustic guitar and piano, delivering a fresh pop-jazz mix that draws from artists such as Stevie Wonder and John Mayer, as well as Joshua’s “multitude of talents” (Mark Mazzetti, President of Record Company in a Box).

Joshua’s debut EP, “Jump,” was released in September 2015. Joshua’s music celebrates the pursuit, loss, and recognition of our dreams. Joshua has opened for top Bay Area jazz artists such as the Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra,  The Michael Zilber Quartet and vocalist Sandy Cressman, and he regularly fills a 3-hour set at San Francisco’s Old Skool Cafe, self-accompanying on guitar and piano.

Joshua’s list of accomplishments attests to his talent. He has recently been featured in the Grammy Camp Jazz Session Jazz Choir, was honored as a Finalist by the National YoungArts Foundation, and was a top 10 finalist in Michael Feinstein’s Great American Songbook Academy - all accomplishments from the first half of 2015. He was named an “Outstanding Soloist” and “the Shape of Jazz to Come” by the 2013 Stanford Jazz Camp, and received the Madi Bacon Scholarship for Music Education in 2012. At 11, he participated in the historic inauguration of President Barack Obama as a member of the San Francisco Boys Chorus (2009).

SF Jazz
May
25
5:30 pm17:30

SF Jazz

The SFJAZZ High School All-Stars program provides advanced-level training and performance opportunities for some of the most talented musicians in the nation. Selected annually by competitive audition, the All-Stars rehearse and perform with today's top jazz educators and artists. https://www.sfjazz.org/education/hsas

Josh Tazman
May
18
5:30 pm17:30

Josh Tazman

Joshua Tazman is a 17-year-old singer/songwriter from the Bay Area. His pure, yearning vocals soar above a lush texture of acoustic guitar and piano, delivering a fresh pop-jazz mix that draws from artists such as Stevie Wonder and John Mayer, as well as Joshua’s “multitude of talents” (Mark Mazzetti, President of Record Company in a Box).

Joshua’s debut EP, “Jump,” was released in September 2015. Joshua’s music celebrates the pursuit, loss, and recognition of our dreams. Joshua has opened for top Bay Area jazz artists such as the Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra,  The Michael Zilber Quartet and vocalist Sandy Cressman, and he regularly fills a 3-hour set at San Francisco’s Old Skool Cafe, self-accompanying on guitar and piano.

Joshua’s list of accomplishments attests to his talent. He has recently been featured in the Grammy Camp Jazz Session Jazz Choir, was honored as a Finalist by the National YoungArts Foundation, and was a top 10 finalist in Michael Feinstein’s Great American Songbook Academy - all accomplishments from the first half of 2015. He was named an “Outstanding Soloist” and “the Shape of Jazz to Come” by the 2013 Stanford Jazz Camp, and received the Madi Bacon Scholarship for Music Education in 2012. At 11, he participated in the historic inauguration of President Barack Obama as a member of the San Francisco Boys Chorus (2009).

Strawberry Jam
May
13
5:30 pm17:30

Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam is: Keigo Yamamoto on trumpet, Benyamin Forman Schwartz (Yami) on guitar and Sophia Stroud on vocals and drums. All are sophomores in high school and live on the Peninsula. Keigo and Yami also play for the Stanford Jazz High School Big Band and Sophia is the drummer for Stanford Jazz High School Combo. The three musicians were initially put together by SFJazz to play for an Old Skool Cafe performance and loved it so much that they accepted a spot as regulars. Keigo, Yami and Sophia have been jamming for 7+ years individually and are excited to share their unique groove with you!

Jamie Zee Trio
May
12
5:30 pm17:30

Jamie Zee Trio

Born and raised in San Francisco, Jamie Zimmer is inspired by jazz singers Astrud Gilberto, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan. Jamie is a SFJAZZ High School All Stars alumni and is currently singing for the Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble. She has sung at venues including Carnegie Hall, SFJAZZ Center, Yoshi's San Francisco, Old Skool Cafe and the Teatro Valle in Rome. You can read more about Jamie at www.jamiezimmer.com 

Saya
May
4
5:30 pm17:30

Saya

Saya is an up coming Neo-soul artist in the Bay Area. She has been performing since the age of 12, and performs regularly at the Old School Cafe in San Francisco and 7 Mile House in Brisbane, CA. While most of her music influence is jazz and hip hop based she also enjoys incorporating an old school feel in her melodies. Saya is currently working on her first project titled "¿Feel it yet?", which will be released in late August of 2015.

Jamie Zee Trio
Apr
28
5:30 pm17:30

Jamie Zee Trio

Born and raised in San Francisco, Jamie Zimmer is inspired by jazz singers Astrud Gilberto, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan. Jamie is a SFJAZZ High School All Stars alumni and is currently singing for the Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble. She has sung at venues including Carnegie Hall, SFJAZZ Center, Yoshi's San Francisco, Old Skool Cafe and the Teatro Valle in Rome. You can read more about Jamie at www.jamiezimmer.com 

SF Jazz
Apr
27
5:30 pm17:30

SF Jazz

The SFJAZZ High School All-Stars program provides advanced-level training and performance opportunities for some of the most talented musicians in the nation. Selected annually by competitive audition, the All-Stars rehearse and perform with today's top jazz educators and artists. https://www.sfjazz.org/education/hsas

Strawberry Jam
Apr
22
5:30 pm17:30

Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam is: Keigo Yamamoto on trumpet, Benyamin Forman Schwartz (Yami) on guitar and Sophia Stroud on vocals and drums. All are sophomores in high school and live on the Peninsula. Keigo and Yami also play for the Stanford Jazz High School Big Band and Sophia is the drummer for Stanford Jazz High School Combo. The three musicians were initially put together by SFJazz to play for an Old Skool Cafe performance and loved it so much that they accepted a spot as regulars. Keigo, Yami and Sophia have been jamming for 7+ years individually and are excited to share their unique groove with you!

Liam Seamus McDonnell
Apr
21
5:30 pm17:30

Liam Seamus McDonnell

Liam McDonnell was born on July 18th, 2000, and was exposed to music at an early age since his late father was a professional musician.
Liam has played the piano and the drums, but has been focusing on the saxophone at the moment.
He has had lead roles at his middle school musicals such as Marius in 'Les Miserables' and Sky Masterson in ‘Guys and Dolls’.
He will be a sophomore at Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco in the Fall of 2015.
He has been singing American standards at Old Skool Cafe since October 2014 from such artists as Chet Baker, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Cole Porter, just to name a few.
Among many of his favorite musicians are Paul Desmond, Charles Mingus, Dave Brubeck, Bill Evans, Duke Ellington and John Coltrane.
Liam loves the ambiance and the philosophy of Old Skool Cafe and is proud to be a part of its team.

Josh Tazman
Apr
15
5:30 pm17:30

Josh Tazman

Joshua Tazman is a 17-year-old singer/songwriter from the Bay Area. His pure, yearning vocals soar above a lush texture of acoustic guitar and piano, delivering a fresh pop-jazz mix that draws from artists such as Stevie Wonder and John Mayer, as well as Joshua’s “multitude of talents” (Mark Mazzetti, President of Record Company in a Box).

Joshua’s debut EP, “Jump,” was released in September 2015. Joshua’s music celebrates the pursuit, loss, and recognition of our dreams. Joshua has opened for top Bay Area jazz artists such as the Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra,  The Michael Zilber Quartet and vocalist Sandy Cressman, and he regularly fills a 3-hour set at San Francisco’s Old Skool Cafe, self-accompanying on guitar and piano.

Joshua’s list of accomplishments attests to his talent. He has recently been featured in the Grammy Camp Jazz Session Jazz Choir, was honored as a Finalist by the National YoungArts Foundation, and was a top 10 finalist in Michael Feinstein’s Great American Songbook Academy - all accomplishments from the first half of 2015. He was named an “Outstanding Soloist” and “the Shape of Jazz to Come” by the 2013 Stanford Jazz Camp, and received the Madi Bacon Scholarship for Music Education in 2012. At 11, he participated in the historic inauguration of President Barack Obama as a member of the San Francisco Boys Chorus (2009).

Strawberry Jam
Apr
14
5:30 pm17:30

Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam is: Keigo Yamamoto on trumpet, Benyamin Forman Schwartz (Yami) on guitar and Sophia Stroud on vocals and drums. All are sophomores in high school and live on the Peninsula. Keigo and Yami also play for the Stanford Jazz High School Big Band and Sophia is the drummer for Stanford Jazz High School Combo. The three musicians were initially put together by SFJazz to play for an Old Skool Cafe performance and loved it so much that they accepted a spot as regulars. Keigo, Yami and Sophia have been jamming for 7+ years individually and are excited to share their unique groove with you!

Saya
Apr
13
5:30 pm17:30

Saya

Saya is an up coming Neo-soul artist in the Bay Area. She has been performing since the age of 12, and performs regularly at the Old School Cafe in San Francisco and 7 Mile House in Brisbane, CA. While most of her music influence is jazz and hip hop based she also enjoys incorporating an old school feel in her melodies. Saya is currently working on her first project titled "¿Feel it yet?", which will be released in late August of 2015.

Josh Tazman
Apr
8
5:30 pm17:30

Josh Tazman

Joshua Tazman is a 17-year-old singer/songwriter from the Bay Area. His pure, yearning vocals soar above a lush texture of acoustic guitar and piano, delivering a fresh pop-jazz mix that draws from artists such as Stevie Wonder and John Mayer, as well as Joshua’s “multitude of talents” (Mark Mazzetti, President of Record Company in a Box).

Joshua’s debut EP, “Jump,” was released in September 2015. Joshua’s music celebrates the pursuit, loss, and recognition of our dreams. Joshua has opened for top Bay Area jazz artists such as the Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra,  The Michael Zilber Quartet and vocalist Sandy Cressman, and he regularly fills a 3-hour set at San Francisco’s Old Skool Cafe, self-accompanying on guitar and piano.

Joshua’s list of accomplishments attests to his talent. He has recently been featured in the Grammy Camp Jazz Session Jazz Choir, was honored as a Finalist by the National YoungArts Foundation, and was a top 10 finalist in Michael Feinstein’s Great American Songbook Academy - all accomplishments from the first half of 2015. He was named an “Outstanding Soloist” and “the Shape of Jazz to Come” by the 2013 Stanford Jazz Camp, and received the Madi Bacon Scholarship for Music Education in 2012. At 11, he participated in the historic inauguration of President Barack Obama as a member of the San Francisco Boys Chorus (2009).

Jamie Zee Trio
Apr
6
5:30 pm17:30

Jamie Zee Trio

Born and raised in San Francisco, Jamie Zimmer is inspired by jazz singers Astrud Gilberto, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan. Jamie is a SFJAZZ High School All Stars alumni and is currently singing for the Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble. She has sung at venues including Carnegie Hall, SFJAZZ Center, Yoshi's San Francisco, Old Skool Cafe and the Teatro Valle in Rome. You can read more about Jamie at www.jamiezimmer.com 

Strawberry Jam
Mar
31
5:30 pm17:30

Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam is: Keigo Yamamoto on trumpet, Benyamin Forman Schwartz (Yami) on guitar and Sophia Stroud on vocals and drums. All are sophomores in high school and live on the Peninsula. Keigo and Yami also play for the Stanford Jazz High School Big Band and Sophia is the drummer for Stanford Jazz High School Combo. The three musicians were initially put together by SFJazz to play for an Old Skool Cafe performance and loved it so much that they accepted a spot as regulars. Keigo, Yami and Sophia have been jamming for 7+ years individually and are excited to share their unique groove with you!

Luke Schwartz
Mar
30
5:30 pm17:30

Luke Schwartz

Luke Schwartz is a guitarist, pianist, composer and producer from San Francisco. His music is influenced by many styles including jazz, rock and electronic music. He currently studies in New Orleans at Tulane University, and plays frequently with several jazz and funk band at venues across the city. He went to high school in San Francisco, where he began playing professionally. His recordings include a session with his own jazz trio as well as records with the rock band Castle Canyon on the labels Musea and Bottom Feeder Records, among other projects.

Strawberry Jam
Mar
24
5:30 pm17:30

Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam is: Keigo Yamamoto on trumpet, Benyamin Forman Schwartz (Yami) on guitar and Sophia Stroud on vocals and drums. All are sophomores in high school and live on the Peninsula. Keigo and Yami also play for the Stanford Jazz High School Big Band and Sophia is the drummer for Stanford Jazz High School Combo. The three musicians were initially put together by SFJazz to play for an Old Skool Cafe performance and loved it so much that they accepted a spot as regulars. Keigo, Yami and Sophia have been jamming for 7+ years individually and are excited to share their unique groove with you!

SF Jazz
Mar
23
5:30 pm17:30

SF Jazz

The SFJAZZ High School All-Stars program provides advanced-level training and performance opportunities for some of the most talented musicians in the nation. Selected annually by competitive audition, the All-Stars rehearse and perform with today's top jazz educators and artists. https://www.sfjazz.org/education/hsas

Strawberry Jam
Mar
18
5:30 pm17:30

Strawberry Jam

Strawberry Jam is: Keigo Yamamoto on trumpet, Benyamin Forman Schwartz (Yami) on guitar and Sophia Stroud on vocals and drums. All are sophomores in high school and live on the Peninsula. Keigo and Yami also play for the Stanford Jazz High School Big Band and Sophia is the drummer for Stanford Jazz High School Combo. The three musicians were initially put together by SFJazz to play for an Old Skool Cafe performance and loved it so much that they accepted a spot as regulars. Keigo, Yami and Sophia have been jamming for 7+ years individually and are excited to share their unique groove with you!

Liam McDonnell
Mar
17
5:30 pm17:30

Liam McDonnell

Liam McDonnell was born on July 18th, 2000, and was exposed to music at an early age since his late father was a professional musician.
Liam has played the piano and the drums, but has been focusing on the saxophone at the moment.
He has had lead roles at his middle school musicals such as Marius in 'Les Miserables' and Sky Masterson in ‘Guys and Dolls’.
He will be a sophomore at Lick-Wilmerding High School in San Francisco in the Fall of 2015.
He has been singing American standards at Old Skool Cafe since October 2014 from such artists as Chet Baker, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Cole Porter, just to name a few.
Among many of his favorite musicians are Paul Desmond, Charles Mingus, Dave Brubeck, Bill Evans, Duke Ellington and John Coltrane.
Liam loves the ambiance and the philosophy of Old Skool Cafe and is proud to be a part of its team.

Saya
Mar
16
5:30 pm17:30

Saya

Saya is an up coming Neo-soul artist in the Bay Area. She has been performing since the age of 12, and performs regularly at the Old School Cafe in San Francisco and 7 Mile House in Brisbane, CA. While most of her music influence is jazz and hip hop based she also enjoys incorporating an old school feel in her melodies. Saya is currently working on her first project titled "¿Feel it yet?", which will be released in late August of 2015.

Jamie Zee Trio
Mar
11
5:30 pm17:30

Jamie Zee Trio

Born and raised in San Francisco, Jamie Zimmer is inspired by jazz singers Astrud Gilberto, Ella Fitzgerald, and Sarah Vaughan. Jamie is a SFJAZZ High School All Stars alumni and is currently singing for the Latin Jazz Youth Ensemble. She has sung at venues including Carnegie Hall, SFJAZZ Center, Yoshi's San Francisco, Old Skool Cafe and the Teatro Valle in Rome. You can read more about Jamie at www.jamiezimmer.com 

Joshua Tazman
Mar
10
5:30 pm17:30

Joshua Tazman

Joshua Tazman is a 17-year-old singer/songwriter from the Bay Area. His pure, yearning vocals soar above a lush texture of acoustic guitar and piano, delivering a fresh pop-jazz mix that draws from artists such as Stevie Wonder and John Mayer, as well as Joshua’s “multitude of talents” (Mark Mazzetti, President of Record Company in a Box).

Joshua’s debut EP, “Jump,” was released in September 2015. Joshua’s music celebrates the pursuit, loss, and recognition of our dreams. Joshua has opened for top Bay Area jazz artists such as the Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra,  The Michael Zilber Quartet and vocalist Sandy Cressman, and he regularly fills a 3-hour set at San Francisco’s Old Skool Cafe, self-accompanying on guitar and piano.

Joshua’s list of accomplishments attests to his talent. He has recently been featured in the Grammy Camp Jazz Session Jazz Choir, was honored as a Finalist by the National YoungArts Foundation, and was a top 10 finalist in Michael Feinstein’s Great American Songbook Academy - all accomplishments from the first half of 2015. He was named an “Outstanding Soloist” and “the Shape of Jazz to Come” by the 2013 Stanford Jazz Camp, and received the Madi Bacon Scholarship for Music Education in 2012. At 11, he participated in the historic inauguration of President Barack Obama as a member of the San Francisco Boys Chorus (2009).

Private Event ft. Midnight Moods
Mar
9
6:00 pm18:00

Private Event ft. Midnight Moods

The Midnight Moods started in San Francisco as a group of musicians looking to explore music together. Beginning in jazz standards, their repertoire has come to include Latin and R &B classics, from Lauryn Hill to Los Panchos. They will bathe your ears in luscious ballads,
joyous swing and some of your favorite songs to keep you on your toes in their evening endeavors!