North Coast Brewing Co.

Jazz at the Sequoia Room

444 North Main Street • Fort Bragg, CA 95437 • 707-964-3400

North Coast Brewing presents Jazz at the Sequoia Room every Friday and Saturday evening starting at 6 pm. Our dinner concerts for those 21 and over feature musicians from the national and local Jazz scene performing live on the Sequoia Room stage. The Jazz Calendar on this website lists upcoming performers, dates and times. North Coast Brewing's Sequoia Room is the place to enjoy live Jazz on the Mendocino Coast.

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Vocalist Dena Derose with Akira Tana on drums and Peter Barshay on bass

Friday, August 14 & Saturday, August 15

One Show at 7:30

It's no small accomplishment to be thought of as "The most creative and compelling singer-pianist since Shirley Horn", but that's exactly how Joel Siegel of the Washington City Paper described Dena DeRose. If she comes to your city and you want to catch the show, go early, because the room is going to be packed. She not only awes her audiences and music critics with her facility on the piano and her swinging, soothing vocal style but, as Richard Scheinin of the San Jose Mercury aptly put it, "... she exudes joy ... what soul!"

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Jon Mayer

Saturday, August 29

One Show at 7:30

Mayer's philosophy toward playing and really, his playing itself is deceptively simple.

"I'm trying to convey the emotional range and feeling that I perceived in the people that I admired when I started," says Mayer, who goes on to name many of the very best jazz pianists: Bud Powell, Bill Evans, Red Garland, Wynton Kelly, Carl Perkins, Horace Silver. "Those are the guys who got my endorphins kicking, who opened up rooms in my psyche and made me say, 'I want to do that.' I think I've taken inspiration from them and come up with my own voice."

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Geoffrey Keezer Trio with special guest Gillian Margot

Thursday, September 10

One Show at 7:30

The Geoffrey Keezer Trio is comprised of Geoffrey Keezer on piano, Richie Goods on bass and Alan Hall on drums.

With his highly regarded discography, unique compositions, and acclaimed performances in a variety of configurations, pianist Geoffrey Keezer commands the attention typically reserved for the living legends of jazz. Whether recording with jazzy chanteuses Diana Krall or Dianne Reeves, touring with trumpet king Chris Botti, or collaborating with pop icon Sting, sax legend Wayne Shorter, guitar wizard Jim Hall, star bassist Christian McBride or vibes master Joe Locke, Geoffrey "has more than enough virtuosity and sheer musical wit and intelligence to weave all of his apparently disparate strands of influence into an original and compelling whole" -Time Magazine.

Gillian Margot is the rarest sort of singer - the kind that makes people sit up and listen. She has an exquisite voice, a disarmingly wide range and a style that is deeply rooted in the tradition of the great jazz vocalists, yet she possesses a gift of storytelling and emotionally intelligent lyrical delivery that is refreshingly free of "jazz singer" clichés. Trained as a vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and dancer, Ms. Margot feels equally at home in the musical worlds of jazz, R&B and pop, and commands a stage presence and confidence honed through years of performing for audiences worldwide.

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Nicolas Bearde with Nat Adderley, Jr.

Saturday, September 12

One Show at 7:30

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David Basse & Dave Bass

Saturday, November 14

One Show at 7:30

Since the turn of the century David has hosted The Jazz Scene on Kansas Public Radio and, in 2010, he became a regular featured performer on 12th Street Jump, public radio's weekly jazz, blues and comedy jam. His latest venture is the syndicated radio show: Jazz Alive Overnight. David Basse's ninth recording, The Hero and the Lover... is a culmination of over 40 years of living a life dedicated to jazz, and is an expression of his powerful and undying love of art and music. David continues to travel in support of his new recordings and to speak publicly on the merits and musical heritage of Kansas City.

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Holly Hofmann

Saturday, December 12

One Show at 7:30

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