Let's check out pianist Dan Zemelman's quartet in an informal Sunday afternoon house concert setting. Appearing with Dan are Erik Jekabson on trumpet, plus Zachary Ostroff on bass and Jake Shandling on drums.
COST: $20 at the door. CASH ONLY. (No advance ticket sales.)
RESERVATIONS: Email reservations strongly suggested by the salon organizer. Email to: [masked] (Mention "jazz" or "Chez Hanny" or "concert" in the subject line to avoid being mistaken for spam)
SEATING: Seating is first come, first served. The organizer tells me it's best to RSVP by noon the day before, but in any case, he'll tell folks if it looks as though the show will sell out. (He said he's never had to turn anyone away, but attendance varies from event to event.)
IMPORTANT: All $$ collected goes to the musicians, so it's best to RSVP to the homeowner/salon organizer only if you're sure you'll be attending. Mr. Hanny requests that any cancellations be made at least 24 hours before showtime.
WHEN/WHERE TO MEET: Music starts at 4:00 p.m.; let's aim to meet outside the venue by 3:30 p.m., when the doors are due to open. This is a tiny performance space, so seating usually goes fast.
HOW TO FIND ME: I'm WF, 5 feet tall, in my fifties, with short auburn hair. I'll carry an off-white canvas tote bag that reads Oakland Museum in big orange capital letters, and will send my cellphone number to RSVPers beforehand. (Also, see my photo on the Meetup event page.)
FOOD: Potluck event. It's not required, but people are encouraged to bring finger food or drink to share. (Popular choices are any one of the following: wine, juice, soft drinks, chips, nuts, cookies, bread, cheese, etc.)
LOCATION: Chez Hanny, a long-running Sunday afternoon jazz salon, held in a private residence in outer San Francisco. (The residence is in the Portola District, which is South of 280, West of 101 and East of the Excelsior District and Mission Street.)
POST-SHOW DINNER OPTION: if anyone's interested, we could eat dinner at some place casual in the Mission or Glen Park area after the show.
See more about the venue, directions, parking and transportation (an SF Muni bus goes directly there from Glen Park BART station) on the Jazz Chez Hanny website: http://www.chezhanny.com/