Upcoming Shows

2016

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  • Mon
    04
    Jan
    2016

    Monday at Cafe Deluxe

    9 pm Jazz Jam with some great players in the San Francisco Bay Area.
  • Fri
    08
    Jan
    2016

    Kai Lyons SOLO at the Mint Plaza

    12pm-2pm

    @ Mint Plaza, near 5th and Mission St.

    http://www.mintplazasf.org/

    This is a great spot to grab coffee, food truck oddities, flowers (from Dorothy), and sunshine. Enjoy the music every Friday from noon to 2pm. I'll be there.

  • Sat
    09
    Jan
    2016

    Kai Lyons at The Burritt Room

    7pm to 10pm

    Mystic Hotel
    417 Stockton Street
    San Francisco, CA 94108

    with
    Kai Lyons – Guitar
    Parker Grant – Piano
    Brandon Etzler – Drums

    Near the Stockton Tunnel by Union Square. Short walk from Powell Street BART. Easy, cheap parking in ramp across the street. Fancy Cocktails. Full meals to “small bites.” The band plays straight ahead. Nice tunes! No cover.

    PHONE
    Reservations: 415.400.0561
    Private Events: 415.400.0555

  • Fri
    15
    Jan
    2016

    Kai Lyons SOLO at the Mint Plaza

    12pm-2pm

    @ Mint Plaza, near 5th and Mission St.

    http://www.mintplazasf.org/

    This is a great spot to grab coffee, food truck oddities, flowers (from Dorothy), and sunshine. Enjoy the music every Friday from noon to 2pm. I'll be there.

  • Sat
    16
    Jan
    2016

    Kai Lyons at The Burritt Room

    7pm to 10pm

    Mystic Hotel
    417 Stockton Street
    San Francisco, CA 94108

    with
    Kai Lyons – Guitar
    Parker Grant – Piano
    Brandon Etzler – Drums

    Near the Stockton Tunnel by Union Square. Short walk from Powell Street BART. Easy, cheap parking in ramp across the street. Fancy Cocktails. Full meals to “small bites.” The band plays straight ahead. Nice tunes! No cover.

    PHONE
    Reservations: 415.400.0561
    Private Events: 415.400.0555

  • Fri
    22
    Jan
    2016

    Kai Lyons SOLO at the Mint Plaza

    12pm-2pm

    @ Mint Plaza, near 5th and Mission St.

    http://www.mintplazasf.org/

     

    This is a great spot to grab coffee, food truck oddities, flowers (from Dorothy), and sunshine. Enjoy the music every Friday from noon to 2pm. I'll be there.

  • Sat
    28
    May
    2016

    Kai Lyons at The Burritt Room

    7pm to 10pm
    17 Stockton Street
    San Francisco, CA 94108

    with
    Kai Lyons – Guitar
    Parker Grant – Piano
    Brandon Etzler – Drums

    Near the Stockton Tunnel by Union Square. Short walk from Powell Street BART. Easy, cheap parking in ramp across the street. Fancy Cocktails. Full meals to “small bites.” The band plays straight ahead. Nice tunes! No cover.

    PHONE
    Reservations: 415.400.0561
    Private Events: 415.400.0555

  • Sat
    28
    May
    2016

    Soltron at the Elbo Room

    11 PM
    647 Valencia St,
    San Francisco, CA 94110
    El Nuevo Sonido De La Misión Born out of the rich arts community of San Francisco's Mission district, Soltron is a native fusion of afro-carribean rythms, Latin rock,samba batucada laced with strains of hip-hop, jazz and electronic music. Their music addresses gentrification, displaced youth and building community. http://soltronsf.com/
  • Sun
    29
    May
    2016

    Carnaval Parade in SF

    10 AM - 2 PM In the parade with LOCO BLOCO...
  • Sat
    04
    Jun
    2016

    Kai Lyons at The Burritt Room

    7pm to 10pm
    17 Stockton Street
    San Francisco, CA 94108

    with
    Kai Lyons – Guitar
    Parker Grant – Piano
    Brandon Etzler – Drums

    Near the Stockton Tunnel by Union Square. Short walk from Powell Street BART. Easy, cheap parking in ramp across the street. Fancy Cocktails. Full meals to “small bites.” The band plays straight ahead. Nice tunes! No cover.

    PHONE
    Reservations: 415.400.0561
    Private Events: 415.400.0555

  • Sat
    11
    Jun
    2016

    Kai Lyons at The Burritt Room

    7pm to 10pm
    17 Stockton Street
    San Francisco, CA 94108

    with
    Kai Lyons – Guitar
    Parker Grant – Piano
    Brandon Etzler – Drums

    Near the Stockton Tunnel by Union Square. Short walk from Powell Street BART. Easy, cheap parking in ramp across the street. Fancy Cocktails. Full meals to “small bites.” The band plays straight ahead. Nice tunes! No cover.

    PHONE
    Reservations: 415.400.0561
    Private Events: 415.400.0555

  • Thu
    16
    Jun
    2016

    Jazz at the Driftwood

    8;30 till 11:30 Driftwood, a nice little bar in SOMA. 225 Folsom Street, SF Playing jazz with a trio. Ages +21
  • Fri
    17
    Jun
    2016

    Palace Hotel playing Jazz

    5 pm - 9 pm The Palace Hotel, near Montgomery BART station playing jazz with a bassist and vocalist in the lobby from 5 pm - 9 pm
  • Sat
    18
    Jun
    2016

    Kai Lyons at The Burritt Room

    7pm to 10pm
    17 Stockton Street
    San Francisco, CA 94108

    with
    Kai Lyons – Guitar
    Parker Grant – Piano
    Brandon Etzler – Drums

    Near the Stockton Tunnel by Union Square. Short walk from Powell Street BART. Easy, cheap parking in ramp across the street. Fancy Cocktails. Full meals to “small bites.” The band plays straight ahead. Nice tunes! No cover.

    PHONE
    Reservations: 415.400.0561
    Private Events: 415.400.0555

  • Sat
    18
    Jun
    2016
  • Sat
    18
    Jun
    2016

    Nacirema at Boeddeker Park in the Tenderloin

    3:30-5ish Nacirema, my band where I play all originals. Boeddeker Park in the Tenderloin 295 Eddy St, San Francisco, CA 94102
  • Sat
    25
    Jun
    2016

    Kai Lyons at The Burritt Room

    7pm to 10pm
    17 Stockton Street
    San Francisco, CA 94108

    with
    Kai Lyons – Guitar
    Parker Grant – Piano
    Brandon Etzler – Drums

    Near the Stockton Tunnel by Union Square. Short walk from Powell Street BART. Easy, cheap parking in ramp across the street. Fancy Cocktails. Full meals to “small bites.” The band plays straight ahead. Nice tunes! No cover.

    PHONE
    Reservations: 415.400.0561
    Private Events: 415.400.0555

  • Sat
    02
    Jul
    2016

    Stonestown Off the Grid

    Noon-1:30 p.m. 501 Buckingham Way, San Francisco, CA 94132 Bluegrass and some jazz Come hear me sing and try to rip bluegrassy leads
  • Sun
    03
    Jul
    2016

    The Poor House Bistro in San Jose

    5-8 p.m. 91 S Autumn St, San Jose, CA 95110 Playing funk music with drummer Eric Bolivar and Stanford student Kevin Cuelo. There will be at least one singer as well
  • Sun
    03
    Jul
    2016

    Madrone Art Bar

    10 p.m. till 12;30 a.m. 500 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117 Then I'm heading back to the city to play jazz with the infamous Will Blades (organist). Madrone Art Bar near the Haight +21
  • Mon
    04
    Jul
    2016

    Sand Dollar - Stinson Beach

    Noon to 3 p.m. CA-1, Stinson Beach, CA 94970 Happy 4th! If you are around Stinson Beach, come hear us (Brandon Etzler on drums, Wil Blades on guitar) play at the Sand Dollar. noon to 3 p.m.
  • Tue
    05
    Jul
    2016

    Palace Hotel playing Jazz

    TBA Palace Hotel, near Montgomery BART Jazzy lounge music.
  • Fri
    08
    Jul
    2016

    Old Skool Cafe in Bayview

    6 -9 p.m. 429 Mendell St, San Francisco, CA 94124 I love this place. Read all about them and their mission: http://www.oldskoolcafe.org/ Food is pricey but super flavorful and goes to the right place Jazz with Jamie Zimmer Trio... Extremely talented SFJAZZ High School All Star vocalist.
  • Sat
    09
    Jul
    2016

    Kai Lyons at The Burritt Room

    7pm to 10pm
    17 Stockton Street
    San Francisco, CA 94108

    with
    Kai Lyons – Guitar
    Parker Grant – Piano
    Brandon Etzler – Drums

    Near the Stockton Tunnel by Union Square. Short walk from Powell Street BART. Easy, cheap parking in ramp across the street. Fancy Cocktails. Full meals to “small bites.” The band plays straight ahead. Nice tunes! No cover.

    PHONE
    Reservations: 415.400.0561
    Private Events: 415.400.0555

  • Sun
    10
    Jul
    2016

    Nacirema at Sunday Streets Tenderloin

    11 a.m. Nacirema is a 5-piece band that plays entirely original compositions by yours truly. The sound is Bilingual Urban Psychedelic Latin Jazz Fusion. We play at 11 a.m. near Larkin and Golden Gate (you'll hear us)
  • Thu
    14
    Jul
    2016

    Duo with Francisco - Cuban style dance piano music

    4 PM I will be playing upright bass with a talented Venezuelan pianist who plays Cuban style dance piano music. His name is Francisco. The location is the Botanical Garden in Golden Gate Park.
  • Fri
    15
    Jul
    2016
  • Sat
    16
    Jul
    2016

    Ozomatli and Soltron

    7:00 PM

    The New Parish
    1743 San Pablo Ave
    Oakland, CA
    Opening for the one and only Ozomatli.
  • Sun
    17
    Jul
    2016

    Broadmoor Hotel

    12pm-1pm On Sunday the 17th Playing duo jazz brunch at the Broadmoor Hotel (near Japantown) with Ollie Dudek, fine bassist. 12pm-1pm
  • Thu
    21
    Jul
    2016

    Playing Off the Grid (Food Truck event)

    6:30-8pm Bluegrass duo with Josh Smith in the Haight (on Stanyan and Waller, near Kezar Stadium)
  • Thu
    21
    Jul
    2016

    Jazz Trio

    9-11:30pm Revolution Cafe in the Mission to play jazzy funk with Jared Baird, drummer, and Brian Ho, organist.
  • Fri
    22
    Jul
    2016

    Nacirema plays at the Oakland Museum

    6:30-8:15 p.m. Come catch Nacirema play at the Oakland Museum as part of the weekly Friday Night event. Nacirema plays entirely my original music.
  • Sat
    23
    Jul
    2016

    Kai Lyons at The Burritt Room

    7pm to 10pm
    17 Stockton Street
    San Francisco, CA 94108

    with
    Kai Lyons – Guitar
    Parker Grant – Piano
    Brandon Etzler – Drums

    Near the Stockton Tunnel by Union Square. Short walk from Powell Street BART. Easy, cheap parking in ramp across the street. Fancy Cocktails. Full meals to “small bites.” The band plays straight ahead. Nice tunes! No cover.

    PHONE
    Reservations: 415.400.0561
    Private Events: 415.400.0555

  • Tue
    26
    Jul
    2016

    Josh Smith Bluegrass duo

    6:30 - 8 p.m. Off the Grid, San Anselmo
  • Wed
    27
    Jul
    2016

    Kai Lyons and Doone Williams play the music of The Wizard of Oz

    Time: 6 p.m. This a public concert with a suggested donation of $10. Children free. Bring your own chairs. Location: Market and O'Farrell
  • Thu
    28
    Jul
    2016
  • Thu
    28
    Jul
    2016

    Tim Shea Trio (Jazz)

    10:30 p.m. til close Club Deluxe +21
  • Fri
    29
    Jul
    2016
    Tue
    09
    Aug
    2016
  • Thu
    11
    Aug
    2016

    WIL BLADES TRIO

    8 PM Crazy Horse Saloon, Nevada City, California
  • Fri
    12
    Aug
    2016

    Soltron from San Francisco - San Jose Jazz Festival

    5:30 PM San Fernando Stage E San Fernando St San Jose, CA http://soltronsf.com/
  • Sat
    13
    Aug
    2016

    WIL BLADES TRIO

    5 PM San Jose Jazz Festival, San Jose, California
  • Sat
    13
    Aug
    2016

    WIL BLADES TRIO -Boom Boom Room

    8 PM

    Boom Boom Room Presents

    1601 Fillmore St, San Francisco, California 94115
  • Sun
    14
    Aug
    2016

    WIL BLADES TRIO

    8 PM San Jose Jazz Festival, San Jose, California
  • Wed
    17
    Aug
    2016

    Fremont Off The Grid

    6:30-8 p.m.

    Bluegrass

  • Sun
    21
    Aug
    2016

    Broadmoor Hotel in SF

    12 noon -1pm

    1499 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109

    The atmosphere is reminiscent of a senior home. Come for the music, not the food. 12-1pm

  • Mon
    22
    Aug
    2016

    Off the Grid - Belmont

    noon - 1:30

    bluegrass

  • Thu
    25
    Aug
    2016

    Old skool Cafe - Bayview

    6 -9 p.m.

    Trio Vocal Jazz
    Wonderful venue

  • Mon
    29
    Aug
    2016
  • Thu
    01
    Sep
    2016

    Steven Stein Jazz Quartet

    8-11pm Monroe in the North Beach http://www.monroesf.com/ +21
  • Fri
    02
    Sep
    2016

    Jamie Zee Trio

    5:30-7:30pm Mr Tipples Recording Studio Downtown SF all ages
  • Sat
    03
    Sep
    2016

    B-Dawg Trio

    noon - 3pm Sand Dollar Restaurant, Stinson Beach http://www.stinsonbeachrestaurant.com/ all ages
  • Sat
    03
    Sep
    2016

    Burritt Room!!!

    new hours: 7:30-11:30pm Downtown SF http://www.charliepalmer.com/burritt-room-and-tavern/ all ages
  • Sun
    04
    Sep
    2016

    Jazz with Wil Blades

    9:30/10pm til 12:30am Madrone Art Bar Outer Haight +21
  • Mon
    05
    Sep
    2016

    Bluegrass w Josh Smith

    6:30-8pm Belmont Off the Grid all ages
  • Thu
    08
    Sep
    2016

    Jamie Zee Jazz Trio

    6-9pm Old Skool Cafe Bayview District http://www.oldskoolcafe.org/ all ages
  • Fri
    09
    Sep
    2016

    Nacirema @ Oakland Museum

    6:30-8:15pm Oak St. Plaza This is my band where I play all originals. (Also performing at Oakland Museum at same time is Fito Reinoso!) all ages
  • Fri
    09
    Sep
    2016

    Jazz @ Rite Spot

    9pm-11:15pm Mission District http://www.ritespotcafe.net/home.php
  • Sat
    10
    Sep
    2016

    Soltron at Yerba Buena Gardens

    Yerba Buena Gardens Festival
  • Sat
    10
    Sep
    2016

    Jazz with PJay Jazztones

    1:30-4 pm 4th Street in front of Pete's Coffee, Berkeley
  • Sat
    10
    Sep
    2016

    Burritt Room

    7:30-11:30pm Downtown SF http://www.charliepalmer.com/burritt-room-and-tavern/ Mystic Hotel, 417 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108 all ages
  • Thu
    15
    Sep
    2016

    Burritt Room

    7:30-11:30pm Downtown SF http://www.charliepalmer.com/burritt-room-and-tavern/ Mystic Hotel, 417 Stockton St, San Francisco, CA 94108 all ages
  • Sun
    18
    Sep
    2016

    Broadmoor Hotel in SF

    12 noon -1pm

    1499 Sutter St, San Francisco, CA 94109

    Great place to read a book and listen to jazz by yours truly and Ollie Dudek. noon to 1pm
  • Thu
    13
    Oct
    2016

    Jamie Zee Jazz Trio

    Mr. Tipples Recording Studio (It's a bar) Great place for drinks http://mrtipplessf.com/
  • Sat
    15
    Oct
    2016

    Kai Lyons at The Burritt Room

    7:30/8:30 til 11:30pm

    Mystic Hotel
    417 Stockton Street
    San Francisco, CA 94108

    with
    Kai Lyons – Guitar
    Parker Grant – Piano
    Brandon Etzler – Drums

    Near the Stockton Tunnel by Union Square. Short walk from Powell Street BART. Easy, cheap parking in ramp across the street. Fancy Cocktails. Full meals to “small bites.” The band plays straight ahead. Nice tunes! No cover.

    PHONE
    Reservations: 415.400.0561
    Private Events: 415.400.0555

  • Sun
    16
    Oct
    2016

    Sunday Streets in the Exelsior!

    12 noon Sunday Streets in the Exelsior! Was going to be here jammin some bluegrass outside the Doctor's Lounge! Bring your instrument! I'll be playing a weeding... last minute.
  • Wed
    19
    Oct
    2016

    The Bricoleurs live @ Jupiter

    Great pizza and beer just off of Dwntwn Berkeley BART. This is a beautiful spot to grab a meal and listen to some funky organ music
  • Thu
    20
    Oct
    2016

    Off the Grid - Haight

    6:30-8pm Bluegrass duo with Josh Smith Food Trucks
  • Fri
    21
    Oct
    2016

    SOLTRON CD RELEASE PARTY!!!

    7:30 PM - 11 PM ***ALL AGES SOLTRON CD RELEASE PARTY!!!***
    Facebook Event
    Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts
    2868 Mission St, San Francisco, California 94110
  • Sat
    22
    Oct
    2016

    Alemany Farm Harvest Fest!!!

    11am-4pm Bluegrass Jam starts at 1:30! Free food, fun activities
  • Sat
    22
    Oct
    2016

    Rite Spot

    9pm to 11pm Jazz music. Classic bar in the Mission
  • Sat
    22
    Oct
    2016
  • Thu
    27
    Oct
    2016

    Ocean Ale House - Jazz w Noah Frank

    7-9pm 1314 Ocean Ave, San Francisco, CA 94112
  • Fri
    28
    Oct
    2016

    Old Skool Cafe

    6-9pm Great youth-run restaurant spot in the Bayview. Come spend your dollars on some goodness!
  • Sat
    29
    Oct
    2016

    Kai Lyons at The Burritt Room

    7:30/8:30 til 11:30pm

    Mystic Hotel
    417 Stockton Street
    San Francisco, CA 94108

    with
    Kai Lyons – Guitar
    Parker Grant – Piano
    Brandon Etzler – Drums

    Near the Stockton Tunnel by Union Square. Short walk from Powell Street BART. Easy, cheap parking in ramp across the street. Fancy Cocktails. Full meals to “small bites.” The band plays straight ahead. Nice tunes! No cover.

    PHONE
    Reservations: 415.400.0561
    Private Events: 415.400.0555

  • Fri
    04
    Nov
    2016

    Divino in Sausalito

    8pm-11pm Playing at Divino in Sausalito with Gabi Adele's quartet. Mostly jazz, some soul and blues. This is free and the food is yum!
  • Fri
    04
    Nov
    2016

    Boom Boom Room

    11:45ish till lateee! BOOM BOOM ROOM
  • Sun
    06
    Nov
    2016

    Kai Lyons and Robb Fisher - Hillside Supper Club

    5:30 - 8:00 PM I have a very special gig today at the Hillside Supper Club (Across the street from Precita Park in Bernal Heights, SF) with a sublime bassist: Robb Fisher (Joe Henderson, Cal Tjader) We play at 5:30 or 6pm and go til 8pm Thanks for your support, Kai 300 Precita Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110 hillsidesupperclub.com (415) 285-6005
  • Thu
    10
    Nov
    2016

    Kai Lyons at The Burritt Room

    7:30/8:30 til 11:30pm

    Mystic Hotel
    417 Stockton Street
    San Francisco, CA 94108

    with
    Kai Lyons – Guitar
    Parker Grant – Piano
    Brandon Etzler – Drums

    Near the Stockton Tunnel by Union Square. Short walk from Powell Street BART. Easy, cheap parking in ramp across the street. Fancy Cocktails. Full meals to “small bites.” The band plays straight ahead. Nice tunes! No cover.

    PHONE
    Reservations: 415.400.0561
    Private Events: 415.400.0555

  • Sat
    12
    Nov
    2016

    Kai Lyons at The Burritt Room

    7:30/8:30 til 11:30pm

    Mystic Hotel
    417 Stockton Street
    San Francisco, CA 94108

    with
    Kai Lyons – Guitar
    Parker Grant – Piano
    Brandon Etzler – Drums

    Near the Stockton Tunnel by Union Square. Short walk from Powell Street BART. Easy, cheap parking in ramp across the street. Fancy Cocktails. Full meals to “small bites.” The band plays straight ahead. Nice tunes! No cover.

    PHONE
    Reservations: 415.400.0561
    Private Events: 415.400.0555

  • Sat
    19
    Nov
    2016

    SFJAZZ High School All-Stars Alumni in Concert

    8 PM SFJAZZ Center in downtown SF. Here's the link for tickets and information: Details
  • Sat
    26
    Nov
    2016

    Kai Lyons at The Burritt Room

    7pm to 10pm
    17 Stockton Street
    San Francisco, CA 94108

    with
    Kai Lyons – Guitar
    Parker Grant – Piano
    Brandon Etzler – Drums

    Near the Stockton Tunnel by Union Square. Short walk from Powell Street BART. Easy, cheap parking in ramp across the street. Fancy Cocktails. Full meals to “small bites.” The band plays straight ahead. Nice tunes! No cover.

    PHONE
    Reservations: 415.400.0561
    Private Events: 415.400.0555

  • Tue
    29
    Nov
    2016
  • Tue
    29
    Nov
    2016

    Secret Improv

    10 p.m. http://secretimprov.com/ Playing music for the actors. This is a fun show to check out.
  • Wed
    30
    Nov
    2016

    Kalil's Jazz Quartet

    6-9pm Club Deluxe (Haight and Ashbury) Kalil is a superb vocalist. This will be our second engagement together.
  • Thu
    01
    Dec
    2016

    Wil Blades Trio (with Joe Bagale on drums)

    7:30-10:30pm Big Easy in *Petaluma*
  • Sat
    03
    Dec
    2016

    Kai Lyons at The Burritt Room

    7:30pm-11:30pm

    Mystic Hotel
    417 Stockton Street
    San Francisco, CA 94108

    with Wil Blades - Organ; Brandon Etzler - Drums
  • Thu
    08
    Dec
    2016

    Gabi Adele leads a jazz quartet

    7:30-10:30 Small Wonder in dwntwn Oakland 37, Grand Ave, Oakland, CA 94612
  • Fri
    09
    Dec
    2016

    Old Skool Cafe

    6-9pm Jazz
    1429 Mendell St, San Francisco, CA 94124
  • Sat
    10
    Dec
    2016

    Gratta Wine Bar in the Bayview!

    3-6pm with Ollie Dudek on bass.
    5273 3RD ST, San Francisco
    415-872-9791
  • Sat
    10
    Dec
    2016

    Kai Lyons at The Burritt Room

    7:30pm-11:30pm

    Mystic Hotel
    417 Stockton Street
    San Francisco, CA 94108

  • Sun
    11
    Dec
    2016

    Gail Dobson Jazz Group

    3pm Starry Plough in Berkeley
    3101 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705
  • Sun
    11
    Dec
    2016

    SOLTRON!! Live at the Chapel

    Show starts at 7pm but we play last! Closing out the
    35th Annual Encuentro del Canto Popular
    tix are $35.
    $20 for students
    777 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110