Summer Music on the Patio Returns, July 1st – September 30th
Every summer we look forward to the start of our Summer Music on the Patio series, featuring local duos and trios playing a range of musical styles from around the globe. From jazz to funk, flamenco to django, we’re adding Southern Oregon talent to our summer menu for our customers to enjoy outside with warm weather, good food and fresh brews. Every Sunday, July through September, we welcome a different group to play from 3-5pm.
July 1st – Gayle Wilson Trio
Rambunctious, sweet and fiery… this is the best of American jazz. Gayle (vocals, harmonica and melodian) is joined by Dal Carver (piano) and Jeff Addicott (bass). Band website
July 8th – Paul Schmeling Trio
Paul Schmeling (sax), Michael Barth (bass), Tim Church (guitar) and Danielle Kelly (vocals) – this group delivers jazz standards with a pop and blues flare. Band video
July 15th – Dan Fellman and Grant Ruiz
Dan and Grant blend the passionate, driving rhythms of Spanish flamenco with the stirring feel of Latin jazz.
Lincoln Zeve (sax, harmonica and vocals), Donnie Yance (bass) and Jeff Kloetzel (guitar and vocals) will deliver their driving groove of pop funk, soul, jazz and classic rock of the 70’s and 80’s. Band website
July 29th – Fox Fire Trio
The legendary Foxfire players, Bob Evoniuk, Jeff Jones and Glenn Freese, make up this powerful trio performing unique bluegrass arrangements with a modern twist. Band website
Aug 5th – Quartet of Two
Comprised of Justin Wade (guitar) and Dennis Freese (woodwinds/vocals), Quartet of Two will demonstrate that Depression Era music is anything but depressing as they bring the Great American Songbook to life.
Aug 12th – Generation Jones
The father and son duet of Jeffery and Julian Jones perform a tasty mix of acoustic music flavored with the Celtic traditions, with guitar, fiddle and vocals. Rounding off the father-son team is Glenn Freese on hammered dulcimer. Band website
Aug 19th – The Polmatnov Conspiracy
Musicians Thor Polson (piano), Chris Mathews (drums) and Clem Novak (Bass) deliver a tight, sweet jazz sound from the Great American Songbook. The Polmatnov Conspiracy performs material from great composers like Berlin, Gershwin, Mercer, Porter and Mancini. 3-5pm
Aug 26th – Crossroads
Pat O’Scannell, Brian Freeman and Kevin Carr comprise the dynamic trio that fuses the traditional hearts of Scottish and Irish music. Band website
Sept 2nd – Left Trio
Dobro and lap steel player Bob Evoniuk, bassist Greg Frederick and singer/songwriter/guitarist Bret Levick combine forces to present compelling, original songs and creative covers from the American rock catalogue.
Sept 9th – Duo Flamenco
The dynamic twosome: Grant Ruiz (vocals and guitar) and Terry Longshore (cajon box drum) take their audience on a journey through mountain plateaus of Andalucía – the colorful province of southern Spain. Band website
Sept 16th – Wilson-Rubaloff Trio
The spirited husband and wife team of musicians, Gayle Wilson (vocals) and George Rubaloff (vocals and guitar), put their own musical spin on popular jazz tunes of the 1930’s and ’40’s. The lively and fun Peter Spring will join in on upright bass. Band website
Sept 23rd – Generation Jones
The father and son duet of Jeffery and Julian Jones return to perform more acoustic music flavored with the Celtic traditions. They’ll once again be joined by Glenn Freese on hammered dulcimer. Band website
Sept 30th – Djangoholics
Formerly Back Porch Swing of Ashland, this trio is comprised of George Rubaloff (rhythm guitar and vocals), Dan Fellman (lead guitar) and Jeff Addicott (bass). This acoustic string trio plays music composed by legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt, along with vintage jazz tunes of the 20’s, 30’s and 40’s. Band website
Be sure to click the links for the bands with webpages to learn more about their musical philosophies and band members, hear some samples or see where else they might be playing in the valley. You can also view our summer music schedule on our events page. Be sure to mark your calendars with your favorite shows, and come down to enjoy relaxing afternoons of brews, views and tunes while the season lasts.