Jazz About Town

Jazz About Town

Bored? Tired of the same old stuff? Don’t know what to do nor where to go? Well, gee, THERE’S LOTS OF JAZZ IN TOWN!!!!
Here is this week’s listing of jazz events to help you fill that need for jazz:

NOTE: You may have noticed a lot of “empty” or “N/A” listings for the venues below in this and past Jazz About Towns. Well, one of the reasons (other than our volunteers are, well, volunteers and sometimes have real jobs to do), is that we need to know where the gigs are! So, if you are a jazz musician and would like us to publicize your gigs (!!!), then you have to let us know about them. Just drop an e-mail to bakojazzworkshop@yahoo.com at least a week in advance and we’ll get it in the next newsletter! 

Bakersfield Jazz Workshop – every Tuesday at Temblor Brewing Company, 3200 Buck Owens Blvd., Bakersfield, CA 93308. 


We’ve listed more details on the gigs below – venue addresses, ticket info, times, band members, websites, etc. Also, if you have any jazz gigs coming up, send us an email to bakjazzworkshop@lightspeed.net and we’ll let everyone on our know about it.

Support our local jazz musicians, and have a great time listening to jazz!

please visit: bakersfieldjazzworkshop.com

 Temblor Brewing Company, 3200 Buck Owens Blvd., Bakersfield, CA 93308

Every Tuesday,The Bakersfield Jazz Workshop is hosted by Temblor Brewing Company.   Free (donations appreciated!)

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM – Beginning Jazz class
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM – Featured Artist
8:30 PM – 10:00 PM – Open Jam Session











Kern City Town Hall Community Center, 1003 Pebble Beach Drive, Bakersfield, Ca 93309

First Saturday of every month – Bakersfield Swingtime Orchestra, Admission: $10, 7 – 10 PM

Mike Montano – Solo Guitar/Vocals – Jazz, Blues, Oldies. Americana, Classic & Latin Rock
Saturday, February 9th

RJ’s Bar & Grill  – (661)615-3738

9440Hageman Rd Suite C

Bakersfield CA 93312

8:30pm to 11:30pm

No Cover


“This will be my first time playing at this venue … I will be performing there regularly the 2nd Saturday of every month”.

As always I appreciate your support.


Come and hang out and enjoy some great food, Drink and live music. Jazz, Blues, Americana, Latin and Classic Rock also some Oldies …

Hope to see you soon.

Mike Montano


Trumpeter/Singer Bria Skonberg to Jazz up World Records

Valentine’s Day
Bria Skonberg Quintet – New York City hot jazz.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
Tickets On Sale Now!

NYC Trumpet Player, Singer, Songwriter, Instigator – 2017 JUNO winner Vocal Jazz Album of the Year

World records - Bria Skonberg

Bria Skonberg promises to win over some hearts with her jazz quintet on the World Records stage this coming Valentines’s Day. The New York-based Canadian singer, trumpeter and songwriter Bria Skonberg has been described as one of the “most versatile and imposing musicians of her generation” (Wall Street Journal). Recognized as one of 25 for the Future by DownBeat Magazine, Bria Skonberg has been a force in the new generation with her bold horn melodies and smoky vocals, and adventurous concoctions of classic and new.

Bria signed to Sony Music Masterworks’ OKeh Records in 2016 and released her debut LP, Bria, which won a Canadian JUNO award and made the Top 5 on Billboard jazz charts. She collaborated again with producer Matt Pierson, as well as multi-Grammy winner Gil Goldstein, for her second Sony album, With A Twist, released May 2017. Her take on Leonard Cohen’s “Dance Me To The End of Love” has garnered over 3 million streams. 

Noted as a millennial “shaking up the jazz world,” (Vanity Fair), Bria Skonberg has played festivals and stages the world over, including New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Newport Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, and over a hundred more. She recently performed the Star Spangled Banner at Madison Square Garden for an NHL game. Originally from the small town of Chilliwack, British Columbia, Bria studied jazz and performance at Capilano University in Vancouver while balancing a full road schedule with two bands. After graduating, she traveled extensively, performing in China and Japan and throughout Europe. 

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