|Tommy Brown and Friends at Hill
House, Friday May 27|
The Hot Club of Comptche aka "Chicken Fingers" and The Hot Club
Sandwich, two new local Gypsy Jazz Swing bands,will be performing on
May 27th, at the Hill House of Mendocino. These acts feature Andy
Mackey - guitar, Judy Stavely - accordion, Frank Casian - guitar, Rory
Beak - guitar, James Wroble - Bass, Kirk Vodopals - guitar, Nick
Schwartz - Bass, and Tom Brown - violin.
Gypsy Jazz, or Hot Club Jazz of today, has been inspired by the work of
the legendary Parisian gypsy guitarist Django Reinhardt. His take on
jazz standards of the 1930’s and 40’s, emphasized a strong pumping
rhythm and soaring instrumentals.
Doors open at 6PM for casual dining and full bar. Live music
starts at 7:30pm. $10 at the door.
Pura Vida Dance Party at Hill House, Saturday May 28
PURA VIDA, Mendocino County’s original Latin inspired dance band,
brings eclectic Latin rhythms to Mendocino's Hill House Inn on
Saturday, May 28. In addition to their signature Cuban son and salsa,
the band plays Cumbia, Merengue, Flamenco, and Brazilian Bossa/Samba
rhythms with a sprinkling of Rock, Jazz & Funk. Enjoy the
bistro/bar atmosphere or work out on the dance floor to some salsa
Doors open at 6PM for casual dining and full bar. Live music
starts at 7:30pm. $12 at the door. !PURA VIDA / PURE LIFE!
Hill House Inn presents Hit and Run Improv Comedy Weekend in June
Hill House Inn will feature an Improv Comedy Weekend with Hit and Run
Theater & Friends. Be ready for fun, games and skits based on ideas
from the audience when the gang plays on Friday and Saturday, June 17
& 18. Each show is unique, so plan on coming both nights. The shows
will start at 7:30PM.
Hit and Run Theater first came together in the late 1970s, with Kathy
O’Grady one of its charter members. Nicole Paravicini returns to Hit
and Run after setting the stage afire in her March debut. Christine
Samas brings her wonderful smiling presence and lovely voice back to
Hit and Run after missing March’s show. Long-time Hit and Runner
Steve Weingarten has performed with Hit and Run since 1982. Young Dan
Sullivan returns to Hit and Run once again from his comedy-writing and
directing gig on the web’s “Fandom Workshop”. Voiceover artist Ken
Krauss has been with Hit and Run since 2009 and Doug Nunn coaches the
Mendocino High School Improv Club and migrates in the summer to Germany
to work with theatre groups. The lovely Laura Derry of Bay Area
Theatresports will provide the musical accompaniment for both evenings’
All Ages Welcome! Doors open at 6:00 PM for casual and full bar,
Theater opens at 6:30PM. Come early for best seating. General admission
is $15 at the door. For more information about the shows call Pattie at
Inn presents The Go To Guys on Friday, July 1
The Go To Guys Rhythm and Blues, Funk, and Rock n Roll played with
authenticity, displaying the versatility of these veteran players, with
a mature approach to music. Jamie Gilliam on guitar - he was playing
his dad's guitar at age 5; Billy Schieve - started at 7 playing
accordion, then on to piano, organ, guitar, bass and drums; Richie
Rosenbaum, drummer - started in New York City playing classical and
jazz, adding proficiency in many styles including rock, pop, Funk and
Latin. Lonny Nason will be sitting in on bass.
Doors open at 6PM for casual dining and full bar. Music starts at 7:30
PM. $10 at the door. 707-937-0554 for more information.
The Soul Survivors on Saturday, July 2
The Soul Survivors bring their high energy dance music to the Hill
House. Music at 7:30 PM, with a mix of R&B and Soul that is sure to
get you moving. Come on out to a fun and funky tour of Motown with
keyboards and vocals from Billy Schieve, Jamie Gilliam on guitar and
vocals, vocalist Sharon Garner, Lonny Nason on bass and Richie
Rosenbaum on drums.
Doors open at 6PM for casual dining with full bar. Music starts at
7:30PM. $12 at the door. 937-1732 for more information and table
More rock 'n' Roll with Highway One on Saturday, July 9
Highway One leads you right up to the Hill House Inn, 10701 Palette Dr,
Mendocino on Saturday, July 9. With a friendly blend of quality
homegrown rock 'n' roll guaranteed to get your motor runnin', Highway
One will take you on a journey through rock music with sharp turns,
patchy fog, and fast straight stretches. With Sean Van Buskirk at the
wheel, Philip Dunn navigating, Sean"Connie man" Connolly, Brian Urban
and new guy Chris back seat driving, you will want to jump up and go
for the ride of your life. Road Worthy Rock from Highway One.
Doors open at 6PM with a full bar and casual dining. $12 at the door.
Call 937-0554 for more info.
The Hill House will rock with Steven Bates Band on Saturday, July 16
Steven Bates and Friends will play an acoustic-y Rock 'n' Roll Dance
Party on Saturday, July 16 at Hill House in Mendocino. The softer sound
of the acoustic instruments makes it a great opportunity to really
listen to the fine musicians. You know that Steven will be bringing
that immense rocker energy that he is known for, so don't be confused.
This will be a dance party!
Doors open at 6PM with full bar and bistro menu. Music starts at
7:30PM. $12 at the door.
Azul returns to Hill House on Saturday, July 23rd
(Mostly) instrumental, contemporary Rock, Jazz, and Funk. The name
"Azul" suggests the feel... Blues, with a Latin simmer. Great dance
grooves. The current line-up includes Nat Montoya on Bass, John Bush on
Drums, Aaron Ford on Guitar, and Doug Smith on Keyboards, playing
originals as well as songs from many decades, freshly interpreted,
inflected with hues of latin, funk, and jazz.... always returning to
the color “Azul”.
Doors open at 6PM with full bar and casual dining. $12 at the door.
Saturday, July 30 Hill House features The Groovinators
Known as the "World's Smallest Big Band", The Groovinators consists of
a core trio featuring guitarist/vocalist Earl Oliver - known throughout
Northern California as the Walkin' Blues Man, bassist Erick Kolberg -
known for his work with the Gypsy Jazz band, Swingnoodle,and also The
Swing Doctors, and drummer, Tom Rickard - a veteran jazz player who
performs regularly with John Gilmore, Queen Jane, Dorian May, and a
host of other bands. The Trio plays a potent combination of original
and traditional Blues, Jazz, and Swing rendered into their own
inimitable style. We invite you to...Bring your dancing shoes!
Doors open at 6PM for casual dining and full bar, Music at 7:30PM. $10
at the door. 937-0554
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