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Saturday, February 17th – 7:30-9:30pm
Vocalist David Gonzalez

With a crack trio comprising pianist Larry Chinn, bassist Fred Randolph and drummer Vince Lateano, David Gonzales celebrates his 80th birthday with two sets of hard swinging jazz! BYOChampagne! It’s a jazz party with some swingin’ cats who know how. 20 bucks gets you in. Reservations, call 415-586-3733.

David’s first professional gig was in 1961 at a place on Polk St. in San Francisco called the Travel Agency. After combining performing and studies at City College of San Francisco and parenthetically, San Francisco State University (plus a stint with the U.S. Army), David became a fixture in a storied roster of popular nightclubs around here including Zanzibar, The Library, Lucky 13 Club, Roland’s, Milestones, Mister E’s, Jazz at Pearl’s, Bach Dynamite & Dancing Society, Shenanigans, Gullivar’s, etc., as well as performing at all the major hotels throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. He wrote lyrics for music composed by Chick Correa (La Fiesta), Mark Levine (Linda Chicana), Cal Tjader (Leyte) and Charlie Blackwell (Chile Con Soul), was the founder and executive producer of the 1st San Francisco Latino Jazz Festival (1997) and was one of the celebrants in the historic picture in front of San Francisco City Hall featuring the Bay Area Giants of Jazz which appeared in Downbeat Magazine in 1999. In his long career, he’s performed with a Who’s Who of West Coast jazzers including Vernon Alley, Dave Brubeck, Eugene Wright, Coke & Pete Escovedo, John Rae, George DiQuattro, Smith Dobson, Bob Kindred, Babatunde Lea, Curt Moore, Al Molina, Vince Lateano, Bruce Forman, Eddie, Carlos & Manny Duran, Colin Bailey, Flip Nunez, Larry Vuckovich, Larry Dunlap, Al Plank, Frank Passantino, Jeff Chambers, Scott Steed, Ruth Davies, Mark Levine, Michael Spiro, Paul Distel, Al Zulaica, Willie Colon, Al Bent, Glen Pearson, Fred Randolph, Tod Dickow, David Matthews, Ray Obiedo, Armando Perazza, Rudy Salvini’s Big Band and with New Orleans musicians, Bob French, Gerald French, Wendell Brunious, Charlie Miller, Darrel “Sugar Bear” Francis, Thaddeus Richard, Richard Moten, Lawrence Sieberth, Leon “Kid Chocolate” Brown and Eric Robinson. Tonight’s tight little trio will do him proud. Come help him celebrate!

Original Jazz Mex band: Manny Duran, Bobby Dominguez, David Gonzalez, Carlos Duran, Al Molina

George DiQuattro Band with Steve Mitchell, Frank Passantino and Al Molina


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