JOHNNY SMITH JAZZ at The Beach Chalet

JOHNNY SMITH JAZZ at The Beach Chalet

Artist Johnny Smith began his musical life at a very young age. Born into a musical family, Johnny’s mother nurtured his vocal talents while his uncle and aunt, well known music icons Delaney & Bonnie, provided musical mentoring and advice. But it was a televised performance of Elvis playing “Hound Dog” that truly inspired the 9 year old Smith to pick up the guitar and pursue a life of performance and by the age of 10, he was regularly invited to perform on stage with local professional musicians.
Smith eventually relocated to San Francisco and formed Alias Smith, a roots/rock influenced band. Alias Smith’s selt-titled debut CD garnered much praise, and helped the band to secure an 18 date European tour, as well as stage performances alongside prominent artists including The Beach Boys, Starship, Maria Muldaur, and Roger McGuinn.
Smith subsequently released the solo album “Just a Man,” in which his maturity as a musician is realized as his sultry, soulful voice weaves throughout songs reminiscent of sophisticated blues melded with upbeat rock tempos. The hit “Love Is like a Rock” became #1 on radio request lines.
Johnny was named "Best Performer" 3 years in a rowby the Northern California Songwriters Association, and is a regular on live television and radio broadcasts.
Johnny Smith still performs on the original Martin D-35 that started it all.

Wavelength

Wavelength

Kevin's music career began in his home town of Belfast, Ireland, where during the 1960's he played in a band with Van Morrison called The Great Eight. In 1974 he did a world cruise on the P.O. Cruise Line with his band and continued to tour extensively in Europe and Ireland. He came to the states to the San Francisco Bay Area in the late seventies, and made it his new home. There he formed his own band called Claddagh and played the S.F. club scene for years. He teamed up with Van Morrison again, performing and opening his shows throughout the 80's. He has played at many notable venues such as San Francisco's Great American Music Hall and at the Paul Mason Winery with Van Morrison and the Legendary Irish band The Chieftains. 

Kevin's solo performances are wide ranging from Traditional Irish Folk and contemporary ballads to Americana folk, Country and Blues. Song and story telling comes naturally to Kevin who has a deep pool of songs, tales and yarns that he loves to share with his audience. 

Kevin currently has devoted his talents to paying tribute to and old friend and world class performer Van Morrison.  He is supported by a group of top caliber musicians who really enjoy what they do.

Ben Suncin Band

Ben Suncin Band

Ron Estrada - guitar and vocals
Beto Pena- Bass and vocals
T-Bone - drums
Ben Suncin - Guitar and vocals
 

JOHNNY SMITH JAZZ at The Beach Chalet

JOHNNY SMITH JAZZ at The Beach Chalet

Artist Johnny Smith began his musical life at a very young age. Born into a musical family, Johnny’s mother nurtured his vocal talents while his uncle and aunt, well known music icons Delaney & Bonnie, provided musical mentoring and advice. But it was a televised performance of Elvis playing “Hound Dog” that truly inspired the 9 year old Smith to pick up the guitar and pursue a life of performance and by the age of 10, he was regularly invited to perform on stage with local professional musicians.
Smith eventually relocated to San Francisco and formed Alias Smith, a roots/rock influenced band. Alias Smith’s selt-titled debut CD garnered much praise, and helped the band to secure an 18 date European tour, as well as stage performances alongside prominent artists including The Beach Boys, Starship, Maria Muldaur, and Roger McGuinn.
Smith subsequently released the solo album “Just a Man,” in which his maturity as a musician is realized as his sultry, soulful voice weaves throughout songs reminiscent of sophisticated blues melded with upbeat rock tempos. The hit “Love Is like a Rock” became #1 on radio request lines.
Johnny was named "Best Performer" 3 years in a rowby the Northern California Songwriters Association, and is a regular on live television and radio broadcasts.
Johnny Smith still performs on the original Martin D-35 that started it all.

Grim Truth at the Beach Chalet

Grim Truth at the Beach Chalet

"Quality rock and roll favorites from the 70's, 80's, 90's and beyond, with a cool kick-ass horn section!"

Blue

Blue

Blue is an institution from the San Mateo County Coast with tentacles reaching all over California

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The Groove Objective

The Groove Objective

The Groove Objective is a five-piece Rock, Funk and Blues …….Groove Fusion band stemming from the San Francisco Bay Area. Our musically diverse band combines strong vocal styles with a funky and soulful sound inspired by generations of timeless groove based music. The Groove Objective plays music close to their heart and the high energy results are infectious!

 

We cover artists such as Steely Dan, Tom Petty, Robert Cray, Albert King, Neville Brothers, Curtis Mayfield, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, Chaka Kahn, Donna Summer, Amy Winehouse, Jeff Beck and Irma Thomas. – to name a few   With a focus on deep tracks and new arrangements, we bring songs that sound familiar but guaranteed to feel fresh and new. Groove is in everything we play…..

The dancing is our Objective!! We’ve performed in venues and private parties throughout the Bay Area including, to name a few – Slim’s, The Park Chalet (named band of the month), St. James Gate, The Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, Bay Celebration party boat and multiple street fairs.

The Groove Objective is Raya Zion on vocals, Dave Christian on Guitar, Adam Detrick on drums, Michael Lee on keys and Mrinal Kalakrishnan on bass.

Charity and the JAMband

Charity and the JAMband

Award-winning music, classes, concerts, camps and celebrations for children and families created and guided by family musician and teaching artist Charity Kahn. Bring your loving heart, growing brain, giggly belly, wiggly toes and shiny spirit, and join us in the JAM!