Saturday Jazz feat. Erika Alstrom w/ Dale Altrom's Jazz Society, Lonestar Retrobates

19 Broadway presents Jazz Saturdays

Saturday Jazz feat. Erika Alstrom w/ Dale Altrom's Jazz Society, Lonestar Retrobates

Sat, May 19, 2012

Doors: 4:30 pm / Show: 5:00 pm (event ends at 9:00 pm)

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is 21 and over

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Erika Alstrom w/ Dale Alstrom's Jazz Society (4pm)
Erika Alstrom w/ Dale Alstrom's Jazz Society (4pm)
Erika is an award-winning performer who grew up in Marin County surrounded by music. Her father – Dale Alstrom – is a jazz musician, and her mother, Judy, a singer. She studied music theory and piano at Yamaha Music School at age 4, and sang with the Winifred Baker Children's Chorus, where she performed at Davies Hall in San Francisco. At 12 she started singing with her father's big band, and at 13 she started performing in children's musical theater. She continued through high school, and then went on to study theatre under James Dunn at College of Marin.
In 1991 she moved onto a larger stage, and starred as Dorothy in the Mountain Play's "Wizard of Oz". She was then a lead singer in Grooveline, a 70's soul & funk cover band. Next, during a 2-year stint in Aspen, CO, she sang with the Bette Blue Band, performed in the regionally celebrated improvisational group ART-C, and worked as a radio DJ and voice-over artist on KSPN.
Back in the Bay Area, she kept on performing as an actress in such shows as "The Miser" at Shakespeare at Stinson, the Bay Area One Act Festival, and "Death of a Salesman" with Marin Classic Theatre. She won a Bay Area Theater Critic's Circle Award for her performance as Ado Annie in the Mountain Play's 2005 production of "Oklahoma!". As a vocalist she continued to perform with various groups including the Walt Tolleson Musical Organization, where she started working regularly. Gigs over the years include San Francisco's Black and White Ball, Sacramento Jazz Festival, Fairfax Festival, The Marin County Fair and numerous private bookings. She currently lives in Fairfax with her husband and daughter.
Lonestar Retrobates
Lonestar Retrobates
The Lonestar Retrobates (formerly known as The Lone Star Band) is an eight-piece western swing band based out of Northern California. Their unique fusion of retro swing and West Coast Cow Jazz, where Ella Fitzgerald meets Bob Wills.

The current Lonestar Retrobates members consist of Mylos Sonka on Pedal Steele and Fiddle, Kevin McConnell on Guitar, BE Adams on Vocals,Greg Dunn on Upright Bass, Pete Lind on Drums and Vibes, Brian Campbell on Saxophone, Fiddle Ray on ,that's right you guessed it, Fiddle and their newest member Ray "Idaho Slim" Green on Trumphet.

Past regular members have included Texas Playboy steel guitarist Vance Terry, Texas Drummer Boy Johnny Cuviello, and other local luminaries like Tony Marcus, Piper Heisig, Steve Strauss, Bill Wilson, Bruce Stelter and Bryan Gaudchaux. Other regular performers have included Don Burnham of Lost Weekend and Lonesome Chuck Wheeler.

The band has backed up Fred and Rose Maddox, Rusty Warren (Sons of the Pioneers), and Patsy Montana, and has played festivals from Seattle to Grass Valley to San Diego, the California State Fair and many county fairs and TV appearances, as well as headlining The Grand National Rodeo at the Cow Palace. Trail Boss Mylos Sonka has played Grand Ole Opry road shows with Bill Monroe, toured with mandolinist great Frank Wakefield, and co-founded both Lone Star and the bluegrass band High Country. He has performed with Dale Watson, Bill Kirchen, Dan Hicks, the Bob Wills Texas Playboys, Hot Rize, Lost Weekend, and many others.
Venue Information:
19 Broadway
17 Broadway Blvd.
Fairfax, CA, 94930
http://www.19broadway.com/