Band Schedule

May 21, 2024 – Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88s

Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88s

Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88s have been the torchbearers of a great American blues musical heritage for over three decades.  Taking their inspiration from the great jump & boogie outfits and swingin’ little big bands of the 1940s and ’50s, and adding a healthy dose of New Orleans rhythm and blues, pile-drivin’ piano, and some of Woods’ own contemporary playful lyrics, they breathe fresh life into the music that gave birth to rock’n’roll.  Don’t miss this National Blues Hall of Fame inductee and his hard-swingin’ band!

Check out Mitch Woods & His Rocket 88s here:

And then dance to them live at the Woodchopper’s Ball!

May 28, 2024
– Heidi Evelyn’s Swing Band 9:00-11:30pm
– After-Hours Jam 11:30pm-1:30am

Heidi Evelyn’s Swing Band

Heidi Evelyn’s swing band features the top swing musicians in the Bay Area playing dance music from the 1930s and 1940s.  Expect to hear some brand new arrangements along with some familiar favorites and even some original tunes!  This is a very special band, playing tight harmonies and swinging riffs inspired by the best musicians of the swing era.

The After-Hours Jam Session is now a regular monthly feature at the Woodchopper’s Ball, happening on the last Tuesday of the month, 11:30pm-1:30am, immediately following our regular Live Music Dance Party.  Spread the word!

    • Held in the lounge, with the bar staying open extra late, until 1:30am, and with space for dancing!  Take a nap Tuesday, and plan to work from home on Wednesday–this jam party will swing until late!
    • Included with admission to the Live Music Dance Party,  $15 ($5 after 11:00pm)!  Must arrive before doors close at 12:00am midnight.
    • Musicians of all levels welcome!  If you play an instrument or sing, here’s your chance to jam with other musicians.

June 4, 2024 – The Budhrani Brothers’ Sextet

The Budhrani Brothers’ Sextet

The Budhrani Brothers are an up-and-coming swing band playing trad and swing jazz. They’ve played at The Lost Church, Lindy in the Park, The Swingin’ Door, and @Arthur’s Tavern in New York, and they are very excited to be returning to the Woodchopper’s Ball. Come enjoy and dance to their youthful and enthusiastic renditions of classic dance tunes, while also supporting the next generation of jazz musicians!

June 11, 2024 – Stella & The Starlights

Stella & The Starlights

Stella & The Starlights features members of The Billie Holiday Project, which has been making a splash around the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. The Starlights present hot jazz and swing music from the Roaring ’20s to the Big Band Era of the early ’40s in a lively and fun speakeasy style that will keep your feet happy!