Band Schedule

The Woodchopper’s Ball features a different band each week, providing dancers and listeners with a variety of musical styles, including big band swing, hot jazz, and jump blues.  To keep the party going, bands will play two 1-hour long sets: 9:15-10:15pm and 10:30-11:30pm, and the short 15-minute break will feature DJ’ed music.  So join us for a full night of music and dancing, and keep swingin’ out on Tuesdays!

August 22, 2017

The Harley White Jr. Orchestra
Composer, arranger, and bassist Harley White Jr. leads this 9-piece jazz and blues orchestra inspired by the music of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Quincy Jones.  Based in Sacramento, this group does not often play locally, so don’t miss a rare opportunity to dance to this big band on a big floor!  Facebook Event

August 29, 2017

The Oaktown Strutters
The Oaktown Strutters are one of the Bay Area’s hottest new swing bands, with an upbeat style of syncopation and classic swing jazz repertoire aimed especially at swing dancers.  Featuring veteran musicians, this quartet of seasoned pros knows exactly how to get a dance floor moving!  Facebook Event

September 5, 2017

The Cottontails
The Cottontails are one of San Francisco’s most exciting and versatile musical groups, playing a wide range of styles: 20’s/30’s Gatsby-era jazz, classic 40’s swing, and vintage 50’s/60’s R&B!  Featuring Karina Denike, whose “vocal prowess recalls traditional jazz chops with modern style, relevance, and soul.” (The Owl Mag)  Facebook Event

September 12, 2017

The Alpha Rhythm Kings
Rob Dehlinger, composer, performer, and recording artist, leads this swingin’ group of top musicians with his blazing trumpet and entertaining vocal stylings.  Specializing in swing, vintage lounge, boogie woogie, and jump blues, the Alpha Rhythm Kings bring an energetic, jazzy vibe which is 100% fun and infectious!  Don’t miss this, their San Francisco premiere!  Facebook Event