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In the mood for an entertaining evening? Stop by 7 Mile House to sip on some chilled martinis and take in the cool hypnotic sounds of local jazz performers. With a reputation for bringing world-class jazz artists into its intimate setting, 7 Mile House brings you an experience like no other. At 7 Mile House live entertainment is free, and jazz is scheduled three times a week, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, (Except during football season, there is no music on Mondays. Check calendar at www.7milehouse.com, schedule subject to change).
7 Mile House won Best Live Music Venue in SF Weekly’s Best of 2018 and is known for their fun performances, family and dog-friendly ambiance. Every Sunday the longest running Jazz Jam in San Francisco, the “Dog House Jazz Jam” hosted by Vince Lateano, hits the stage joined by hard-hitting jazz performers from all around the Bay.
On Monday they feature jazz artists like Dave Bendigkeit (every first Monday), and Soul Sauce (every second Monday). With so many different styles of jazz, it’s hard to choose what days to come! Every first Tuesday, their longest running jazz group, the popular Al Molina Jazz Sextet, brings you great instrumentals from 7-10pm featuring songs by Chick Woody, Horace Silver, Blue Mitchell and more! (Tip: Tuesday is $5 happy hour, all day!).
Photo Credit: Jessica Levant
Earlier this year 7 Mile House started an annual 7 Mile House Jazz Fest headlined by Ray Obiedo, with host KCSM Jazz 91 DJ Alisa Clancy and featuring 11 of the Bay Area’s top jazz bands. It also marked the first annual “7 Mile House Jazz Appreciation Awards” given to Mario Guarneri (Outstanding Bay Area Jazz Presenter), Andrew Gilbert (Outstanding Bay Area Jazz Promoter), and Outstanding Bay Area Jazz Artist (Vince Lateano). Next year’s Jazz Fest is on May 4, 2019, kicking off the year’s Bay Area Jazz Season.
When you come to the venue make sure you check out the 7 Mile House “Jazz Wall of Fame”, to the right of the bar, featuring a permanent display of local musicians. Photographed and curated by Jessica Levant, a San Francisco based photo artist and jazz aficionado, who along with co-jazz lover Linda McGilvray, produced two volumes of Bay Area Jazz and Bluesicians; a project that originated and was launched at the 7 Mile House in 2013.
Not only is the entertainment free at 7 Mile House, the club perks are too. Join the 7 Mile House Jazz Appreciation Club by visiting their website www.7milehouse.com/jazz and sign up for the mailing list. Get exclusive perks all year round such as merchandise, discounts, VIP tables with your reservations, meet & greet with the artists and much more.
By: Selena Navarro