Bing Music Series in the Atrium
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 3, 12:30PM
VINTAGE JUKE BOX — Swing-Era Jazz and Standards
Vintage Jukebox is a one-of-a-kind swing era jazz band comprised of some of the finest jazz musicians in the Bay Area. The band, fronted by vocalists Laurent Fourgo & Rebecca Miller will be performing Standards from the Great American Song Book made famous by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sarah Vaughan, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong and others.
FRIDAY AUGUST 5, 12:30PM
BROCELIANDE — Celtic/Early Music
Celtic Acoustic Trio, Broceliande—Margaret Davis, Kristoph Klover and Kris Yenney—have graced the Bing Concert Series for over a decade.They bring their unique blend of Olde and New with Songs and Dance Tunes from the British Isles and European Courts, Castles and Countrysides. With entrancing vocal harmonies and intricate instrumental arrangements on numerous traditional instruments, Broceliande is sure to uplift spirits and create a memorable musical offering.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 10, 12:30PM
NANCY GILLILAND — Romantic Love Ballads from the 1920s-1940s
Nancy Gilliland uses her rich alto voice as a perfect instrument to deliver both the mood and the musical message of Gershwin, Kern, Rodgers and Hart, Ellington and other greats of the 20s, 30s and 40s. Since moving to California in 1984, Nancy has become a "fixture" in the San Francisco Bay area music scene. Audiences have responded enthusiastically to her performances on both coasts from the San Jose Jazz Festival to Birdland in New York City.
FRIDAY AUGUST 12, 12:30PM
DAHNA RUDIN & DEBBIE DAVIS — Classical Piano and Cello
Two superb classical musicians join forces to play beloved selections from the masters of different eras. The varied program will feature works by Mozart, Brahms, Gershwin and Piazzolla. Dahna Rudin, cello; Debbie Davis, piano.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 17, 12:30PM
PETER DI BONO TRIO — Standards & Showtunes
Peter DiBono, one of San Francisco's premier Accordionists, will be performing standards and showtunes with his band featuring Harriet Newhart on violin and Steve Hanson on bass. Peter's trio interprets these classics with virtuosity and passion. If you love this music, you'll love this band!
FRIDAY AUGUST 19, 12:30PM
OSCAR REYNOLDS — Bolivian-Influenced Flute & Guitar
Bolivian master flutist and guitarist Oscar Reynolds leads the Oscar Reynolds Trio for a musical performance of Afro-Latin Andean Jazz that laces world cultures, jazz, and a South American flair that will transport you to high in the Andes mountains of Bolivia and Peru. Get ready for a musical blend of Afro-Latin beats, gypsy flamenco, Brazilian bossanova, and jazz improvizations that "will soar you to the outer edges of the universe!" - Improvijazzation
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 24, 12:30PM
NAT JOHNSON — Jazz Standards & Swing Music
Nat brings his quartet of the very best jazz musicians anywhere! Nat's superb baritone voice and bass guitar are recognized by jazz pros everywhere, and he has played with some of the giants of the industry performing with Jon Hendricks, Jeanie Hoffman as well as stints with Vince Guaraldi, Sammy Davis Jr., Big Mama Mae Thorton, Lou Rawls and Dizzy Gillespie.
FRIDAY AUGUST 26, 12:30PM
FÊTE MUSETTE — Music of Paris and the French Countryside
Love the Louvre—but searching for traditional music of the French countryside as well? Fête Musette will take you to pre-jazz Paris, as well as introduce you to the irregular rhythms of Alsace, the raucous bourrées of Auvergne and Berry, and the ancient Celtic part of France, Brittany. Fête Musette are longtime friends and performers, playing French music for fun and dances. Join us for an irrepressible performance of tunes, songs and dance demonstrations.
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31, 12:30PM
TRIO BRAVO — Old-Time Country, Bluegrass, and Western Music
Trio Bravo is the perfect group for an atrium hoe-down. The happy sound of fiddle, guitar, mandolin, banjo, harmonica, and bass, with voices raised in harmony floats through the air bringing back music of earlier times with an old-time feel. Their sound is folksy drawing on country, bluegrass, and western music.