Richie Cowan, Jewl Sandoval, and Terry Shields have played blues together for years. Richie Cowan is a mean guitar picker and vocalist. He’s been supplying his soulful and bluesy lead and slide guitar to various bands he’s played with over the years here in Santa Cruz.
Thursday, 2/15, 5-7pm
Bay Area-based Charged Particles features pianist Greg Sankovich, bassist Fred Randolph, and drummer Jon Krosnick, and is celebrating their 32nd year of playing funky Latin jazz. The trio is just back from their fourth tour of the UK, this time with superstar trumpeter Randy Brecker and Bay Area saxophonist Tod Dickow, playing the acoustic jazz compositions of the late, great saxophonist Michael Brecker.
Thursday, 2/22, 5-7pm
Somewhere in-between the tropical lounges of 1930s Los Angeles and the honky tonk beer joints of rural 1950s California, you’ll find Poi Rogers. Hailing from Santa Cruz, CA, the duo performs original and vintage country & western swing, Hawaiian steel guitar ballads and cowboy tunes
Scott Cooper Trio
Thursday, 2/29, 5-7pm
Scott Cooper and Fred Rodriguez play a mix of Beatles, Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, originals and more. Both guitarists play in the popular Santa Cruz band Rosebud, and Cooper also plays with the China Cats. Cooper’s original music can be heard regularly on Bay Area radio and his debut CD reached #5 nationally.
Thursday, 3/7, 5-7pm
Simon Santiago has been performing professionally and teaching private lesson for guitar, piano, bass, and ukulele for over 25 years. He is the lead guitarist for The Silicon Valley Houserockers and lead vocalist/guitarist for The Breaux Show. He also performs solo for private functions and corporate events.
Thursday, 3/14, 5-7pm
Tom Duarte is a multi-style guitarist who leans heavily in the Latin direction but has performed in almost every genre imaginable. Also playing electric guitar, he toured extensively with Jerry Garcia keyboardist Merl Saunders, sharing the stage with the likes of Ray Charles, B.B King, Bonnie Raitt, Los Lobos and Tower of Power vocalist Lenny William.
Thursday, 3/21, 5-7pm
Dolce Musica is a trio that performs a great variety of material with joy and passion. From seminal artists like Dylan to “old school” R&B and original material, the song selection pleases audiences wherever they play. The trio combines the expert guitar styling of Don Bill and smooth flugelhorn and bass accompaniment of Chris Vasquez.
Thursday, 3/28, 5-7pm
A little Pop and Soul. A bit Country and Rock. A touch of Folk and R&B. Lavender Fields Band brings music that is pleasing to the ear and soothing to the soul. Lavender Fields Band was born out of a desire to celebrate love and life. Bay Area vocalist Steve Haddad & guitarist Cory Gowan create music that cultivates emotional dynamics and soulful rhythms.
Thursday, 4/4, 5-7pm
The music of Elie Mabanza originates from his roots in Congo Brazzaville, Africa. It is largely influenced by his love of rhythm and harmony, as well as a need to tell his stories through song. Elie sings stories of his life in Africa, as well as the universal truths of human existence. Many are sung in the Lari and Lingala languages of Congo, as well as French and English.
Thursday, 4/11, 5-7pm
In his acoustic shows, Paul plays heartfelt classic rock, country, pop and folk favorites – with occasional surprises of acoustic takes on new music – that provide audiences with reflections from great American artists across genres and eras.
Lisa Marie Johnston
Thursday, 4/18, 5-7pm
Lisa Marie Johnston, is a singer/songwriter from Oakland, Ca. She blends country, americana, and blues into a unique style she calls “Stomp and Groove.” LMJ represents a new breed of independent artists as a fully self managed, self funded recording artist and self published songwriter.
Thursday, 4/25, 5-7pm
A longtime favorite at Testarossa Winery, Dr. Steelgood brings the smooth, uplifting sounds of the steelpan (steeldrums) to Winebar 107. Keep your ears open, as you may recognize occasional covers of Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, and other pop artists interpreted on the steelpans. Not to be missed!