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Phoning it in - music fronted by sousaphone and vibraphone

  • PianoFight 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)

The Funky Spuds is home to some of the Bay Area’s best multi-instrumentalist and multi-genre talent. Collectively they have played with Levon Helm, Bob Dylan, Zigaboo Modeliste, Jazz Mafia, and The Purple Ones, to name a few. Bandleader and founder, Shane Cox, creatively expands the traditional use of tuba using harmony, beatboxing, improvisation, and more. Saxophonist and guitarist Paul Branin fronts the band adding unique jazz and rock elements. Other featured members include some of the Bay Area's greatest up and coming musicians including Joe Cohen, Kevin Wong, Mike "wolf" Quigg, and many others.

The Table Trio

The Table Trio is a wildly original group led by vibraphonist Dillon Vado. They take audiences on a sound journey through thoughtfully unique interpretations of familiar songs, strong but mysterious grooves, and memorably melodic original pieces. The trio features Dillon Vado on vibraphone, Alan Hall on drums, and Jeff Denson on bass.

Dillon Vado is a professional drummer, vibraphonist and educator in the San Francisco Bay Area, and a recent graduate of the California Jazz Conservatory. In 2014, Dillon won 1st place in the Jazz Search West competition on vibraphone. Dillon was also acknowledged as the Most Promising Young Jazz Artist of 2017 from the Buddy Montgomery Jazz Legacy Awards. He regularly performs on vibraphone with Alan Hall’s Ratatet, on drums with Erik Jekabson's Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, and leads several of his own projects, including The Table Trio, Never Weather, and Beyond Words: Jazz and Poetry.

And now, a little bit about PianoFight!
Grab dinner and drinks before the show! PianoFight has a full kitchen and bar. Restaurant seating is first come first serve.

Street parking is free after 6pm. We’re located 2 blocks from Powell BART, numerous muni lines and there are 3 parking lots within 1 block.

Earlier Event: December 9
Disco In December Dance Party