Once again, the local musicians and many others have stepped up to help a Sonoman in need. In what’s being called the “Team Mallory Holiday Fundraiser,” many from the Valley have put together an event for Mallory Davenport, who was recently diagnosed with stage four metastic cancer of the lungs, for which she is currently undergoing treatment. The fundraiser will help Davenport cover the cost of taking care of her medical expenses, along with raising her son. Davenport has organized anti-litter campaigns, creek clean-ups and became a volunteer stewardship leader with the Sonoma Ecology Center to help get the garbage out of Maxwell Farms Regional Park. Many of her friends have put together quite a show, that will feature a pasta feed with salad and garlic bread, live music, carnival games and holiday activities for children such as cookie decorating, a visit from Santa and much more. The event is set to take place on Sunday, Dec. 5, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Boys and Girls Club in Maxwell Park. The music line-up kicks off at noon with the rhythm group Women Can Drum. Next up is local young singer/songwriter Sarah Summers, and the word is that this girl is the real deal. David Ian Robbins is up next at 1:30 p.m. followed by Sue Albano and Mark Dennis for a set. SonomaSong rounds out the day at 3 p.m. Tickets and donations will be accepted at the door.
The Jami Jamison Band will be in the tasting room at Sebastiani Winery and Vineyards tonight, Nov. 3, for what will be the next to last event for the wineries popular Friday night local music series. Jamison and her band can cover swing, jazz, blues and rock and expect to hear them all, accompanied by her powerful vocals. Showtime is 6:30 p.m. and there is no cover.
Olde Sonoma Public House in the Fiesta Plaza will have the Official Story tonight, Nov. 3, for their last show before they head into the studio to record a new album. The Official Story is Diego Garcia along with his brother Alex, Kyle St. John, and also features James Harman, Matt Power and Charlie Thompson. The band covers rock, pop, funk and Latin with some originals as well. Showtime is 7 p.m. and there is no cover.
Olive & Vine has the jazz and blues inspired sounds of Plan Be tonight, Dec. 5, for a 7 p.m. show. Mark Willson always lays down smooth groves on the guitar and it’s always interesting to see which pair of glasses drummer Dave McKee will be wearing. Showtime is 7 p.m. and there is no cover.
Mary Jenson will be at the Plaza Bistro tonight, Nov. 3, for a night of jazz in the back room for a 7 p.m. show. Jenson has a voice that has been described as warm, comforting, sassy, and west-coast cool. There is no cover for the show.
We are typically reporting that this local musician is playing out of town, but tonight, Dec. 3, Stephanie Ozer will be here in the Valley at the Sonoma Mission Inn for a 6:30 p.m. show in the bar lounge. Ozer plays piano with a Brazilian feel and has a great vibe.
Landmark Winery and Vineyards has Laurent Fourgo for a show that kicks off on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 1 p.m.
Showcase the Band will be laying down dance grooves at Little Switzerland on Sunday, Dec. 5, kicking off at 5 p.m. The band can play almost anything, having done shows that cover songs from the ‘50s to the ‘90s and genres from Cajun and rock to blues.
The Blue Moon Saloon has Crazy Noisy Karaoke on Saturday, Nov. 4. Now, we all joke about karaoke, but who among us isn’t guilty? Your chance for fame starts at 9 p.m. The best kept music secret on the Island, as Sonoma Valley is sometimes called, is the Sunday night blues jam at the saloon every Sunday night kicking off at 10 p.m. There is no cover and players are invited to just show up and jam. The house band has all you need.
EZ Kewl will be at the Apple Box in Petaluma tonight, Dec. 3, at 5:30 p.m. If you miss them there, you can catch them at the Big 3 Diner on Monday, Dec. 6, for a 7 p.m. show.
Jon Popenoe takes his show on the road tonight, Dec. 3, to Rickey’s in Novato for a 7 p.m. show.
Brian Nova is back in town; well, kind of, for a show in Napa at the Uva Trattoria tonight, Dec. 3, for a jazz show that will include Ross Gualco and the Gents of Jazz for an 8:30 p.m. show.
Wildflower Weed will be playing the Goddess Craft Fair on Sunday, Dec. 5, at the Sebastopol Community Center. The band takes the stage at 6:15 p.m.