Cole Porter will be the word around town on Sunday, Feb. 28, when SonomaSong and the John Simon trio present “An Afternoon with Cole Porter,’ in a tribute performance that will benefit the Sonoma Community Centers arts education programs. SonomaSong is a repertory group made up of Sonoma Valley vocalists under the direction of Jim Griewe. The groups mission is to develop community awareness and generating funds for the benefit of non-profit organizations in Sonoma Valley. Included with the price of admission is an after show reception with appetizers, desserts, and wine provided by Little Family Vineyards. In addition, you will also receive a one-year membership to the center, which will get you discounts on future events presented by the center. The doors open at 3 p.m. and the show starts at 4 p.m. For tickets and more information, call 938-4626 or point your browser to www.sonomacommunitycenter.org.
The Saddle Cats will be making their debut appearance at Little Switzerland on Saturday, Feb. 27, for a night of western swing. The band has some top-notch players from the genre, featuring the legendary Bobby Black on pedal-steel guitar, and Richard Chon on fiddle. Chon and Black have played with western swing revival pioneers such as Commander Cody, Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks and Asleep at the Wheel. Showtime is 8 p.m.
Local diva Sheila Whitney brings her quartet to the Plaza Bistro tonight, Feb. 26, for a night of jazz standards. Whitney is an incredible vocalist, with many years of classical vocal training. She is also fluent in Spanish and French and can sing many jazz tunes it the native language. With her that night will be Steve Webber on bass, John Simon on piano and Tom Hayashi on drums. Showtime is 7 p.m. and there is no cover.
The La Catrina quartet will be having their Sonoma debut at Burlingame Hall on Sunday, Feb. 28. The event, put on by the Sonoma Classical Music Society, will be the first in the series of shows the society is planning to bring to Sonoma in the coming year. According to the Los Angeles Times, “Mexico is known more for its mariachis than its string quartets, but the La Catrina quartet is helping change some assumptions … youthful energy and mature artistry.” The show kicks off at 7 p.m. and tickets will be available at the door. For more info, point your browser to www.sonomaclassical.org.
Joe Chaplain will be back at the Barking Dog in Boyes Hot Springs on Saturday, Feb. 27, for a show he is calling “Wish You Were Here.” The band will be playing songs from Pink Floyd and other favorites, but will also have one full set of new material. Keith Ridenhour will also be joining the band that night on saxophone. The show kicks off at 6 p.m.
Cynthia Tarr will be back at Olive & Vine in Glen Ellen with her band, “The Guys” for a night of music tonight, Feb. 26. Showtime is 7:15 p.m.
Mondo American Beer Garden will have the Cork Pullers on Saturday, Feb. 27. The band plays folks classics and band leader Tim Curley recently noted, “Mondo has more beers than we have songs.” We’re pretty sure he was kidding. Showtime is 7 p.m. and there is no cover.
Imagery Estate Winery will have music both days this weekend starting on Saturday, Feb. 27, with bandwagon. Sunday, Feb. 28, brings the Sharks to the winery. Shows both days kick off at 1 p.m.
Landmark Winery and Vineyards continues the Complimentary Concert series with an appearance by Mark McDonald on Saturday, Feb. 27, for a 1 p.m. show in the tasting room by the fireplace.
The Steve Dudgeon quartet takes over the fireplace lounge tonight, Feb. 26, at the El Dorado Kitchen for a night of jazz and casual standards. Showtime is 6:30 p.m.
Stephanie Ozer brings her piano prowess to the Hotel Healdsburg tonight, Feb. 26, for a night of Brazilian inspired jazz standards. She will be playing as a duo with Chuck Metcalf on bass for tonights show, which goes off at 7:30 p.m. You can catch Ozer in the Valley on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn playing in the lounge solo. That show kicks off at 6:30 p.m.
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Murphy’s Irish Pub has music tonight, Feb. 26, which features the Lonesome Holler String band. Saturday, Feb. 27, has Under the Radar for a night of bluegrass, swing, folk and country. Both those shows start at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb 28, brings Greenhouse to the pub for an afternoon of Celtic fusion. That show goes off at 6 p.m.
Adam Traum is off to the Black Rose Pub in Santa Rosa tonight, Feb. 26, for a 9 p.m. show.
Jason Bodlovich is at the Russian River Brewing Company in Santa Rosa on Sunday, Feb. 28, for a 7 p.m. show.
The Jami Jamison band is on the road to Petaluma to the Aqus Cafe on Sunday, Feb. 28, for an afternoon show that starts at 1 p.m. There is no cover.
Local bluesmen the Hellhounds are on the road to the big valley in Napa on Saturday, Feb. 27, for a show at Uva Trattoria that kicks off at 8:30 p.m.