Attention You Wonderful RSJO Fans!

In these difficult times we are looking for Patrons to keep RSJO afloat. 

Most of our concerts and engagements have been cancelled into the foreseeable future, with some delightful exceptions, listed below. With that being said, we would like to invite you to become a Patron of the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra and support our music. With your support, we can work make some interesting projects that we feel you would enjoy. To make it easy for you we have signed up with External link opens in new tab or Also, PayPal and checks are most welcome.


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December 18, 2021 Saturday -  TIME CHANGE 1:40 to 2:40 pm Concert Performance Short and Exciting!
Don Neely's 10 pc Royal Society Jazz Orchestra with Carla Normand

Radio Day - California Historical Radio Society Benefit

Locations: CHANGE! USS Hornet Aircraft Carrier in Alameda, CA

$10 Admission to benefit the CHRS!

Event starts at 8:00 am and concludes at 3:00 pm. RSJO will perform from 1:40 to 2:40. Short but stuffed with RSJO Hotcha Sauce!

The California Historical Radio Society is a fascinating group devoted to the History of Radio in the San Francisco Bay Area, "The Birthplace Of Broadcasting!" Everything from programs, personalities, to antique radios and broadcasting technology of bygone years. Their museum is so interesting because it has on display the artifacts of historic radio days in the Bay Area! There will be a lot to see and hear at this event!

The event will also feature live auctions and sales of vintage Radios and Electronics! Many have been converted to Bluetooth I have been told!

You are invited to also visit their museum which is located across the street from the Veteran's Auditorium!

Does this sound like too much fun or what?  We'll likely have a fun hangover!

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The date of the Art Deco Preservation Ball has been moved to
March 19, 2022.  City Club in San Francisco.
Don Neely's 10-pc. Royal Society Jazz Orchestra with Carla Normand, Frederick Hodges, Bob Embry

Art Deco Preservation Ball - Stunning Night

Theme to be announced
Sponsored by the Art Deco Society Of California
Location: City Club Of San Francisco, 155 Sansome St.  In San Francisco's Financial District
Also performing, "The DecoBelles," and surprise artists to be announced.

Hear and see the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra play their authentic, thrilling, and entertaining repertoire from the
Art Deco Era, the 1920s,'30s and '40s.

This will be another truly unique and memorable experience because the External link opens in new tab or windowArt Deco Society of California and their dedicated makers of merry magic know how to put on a  vintage-style event that stands out from all the rest!  And they have proven this year after year! 2021's event will be held at another carefully selected San Francisco Bay Area architectural landmark. The City Club is one of the few remaining intact Art Deco gems in San Francisco.

Special guest performers and other surprises will delight you before the show and during intermissions. There will be live period-perfect cocktail music prior to the RSJO's downbeat. And there will likely be surprise special guests singing with the band! The exquisitely lovely Decobelles, in their knock-out costumes, will be choreographing another dazzling number to one of our exciting musical arrangements — a highlight of the evening! See the guests decked out in vintage style , dancing the foxtrot and the swing, and adding immeasurably to the charming ambiance.
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March 5, 2022 

Saturday afternoon, 1:00 - 3:30 PM
Don Neely's 10-pc Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, with Carla Normand, Frederick Hodges

Jazz Bash By The Bay - Monterey 41st Anniversary!

Monterey California, right downtown on the beautiful Monterey Bay
Hear the RSJO in concert in Monterey, and if you'd like, dance to our music on two spacious dance floors located on either side of the stage. The RSJO will be giving it their all, playing the spirited, smile-inducing music from the Jazz Age and Swing Era, for their central California fans and those flocking in from all around the country.

DeAnza Ballroom
Monterey Conference Center
One Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

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This wonderful Rossmoor concert may be rescheduled, and we'll keep you abreast.

Wednesday night, 7-9:30 pm, Concert

Don Neely's 10-pc. Royal Society Jazz Orchestra with Carla Normand, Frederick Hodges

Rossmoor Concert

This is a another special appearance by the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra!  We feel truly welcome at Rossmoor and that is due to the wonderful people they have volunteering for,  and organizing the jazz events such as Bob Burch. Thank you Bob! We love performing at The Rossmoor Event Center because it is a beautiful concert hall done in High Sierra lodge-style, with great numbers of river rock, massive windows, and large timbers. The hall has marvelous acoustics, and has perfectly unobstructed sight lines from the audience to the stage. You'll see the RSJO at their best: great sound, beautiful surroundings, a marvelous grand piano, massive stage, high quality sound system, and excellent technicians. Don Neely, Carla Normand, Frederick Hodges, Kent Mikasa, Steve Apple, Dix Bruce, Bob Embry, Marty Eggers, Mike Young. See you there on Wednesday, March 25th, at 7:00 pm!

At the breathtaking Rossmoor Event Center

1021 Stanley Dollar Dr.

Walnut Creek, CA

For tickets please visit the web site of the Rossmoor Dixieland Jazz Club

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New Date - May 1, 2022
Sunday, 2:30 to 4:30 pm
Don Neely's 10-pc. Royal Society Jazz Orchestra with Carla Normand, Frederick Hodges

Concert Los Gatos

Los Gatos Community Concerts - Los Gatos High School, Prentiss Brown Auditorium

Hear the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra in concert performing their authentic, scintillating, and entertaining repertoire from the Jazz Age in a superb concert venue!

We are proud to be invited for the first time to perform in Los Gatos for The Los Gatos Community Concerts, and we'll do our darndest to make them glad they did invite us!

This will be an enjoyable and memorable experience because the Los Gatos Community Concerts are renowned for being top notch and world class in every way. And the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra will be there, too, to make it an-over-the-top day to remember.

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November 9, 2019 Saturday, 7:00 to 10:00 PM

1940s USO Dance for

Veteran's Day

Presidio Officer's Club  

Don Neely's 10-pc Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, with Carla Normand, Frederick Hodges

By Presidio Trust

Location: Presidio Officer's Club

50 Moraga Ave. (At The Presidio) San Francisco, CA 94129

Exciting Exhibition dancing prior to the RSJO"s first set, and more energizing dance performances during the band's intermissions.

There will be a costume contest at 9:00 pm.

This is a free and open-to-the-public event. To register for the event, go to Eventbrite web site.

Travel back in time to a genuine USO-style dance at the Officer's Club in its World War ll heyday! Light up the city's most historic dance floor as you swing to the 1940s rhythms of the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, and enjoy classic cocktails available for purchase. Military/vintage dress encouraged - we'll even round out the night with a costume contest! We invite you to wear your jazziest 1940s style frocks and Victory Rolls too!

Doors open at 7:00 pm, no early admittance.

We have played at the Presidio Officer's Club on many occasions, and it is always a special and memorable experience.

The setting, the view, the architecture, the history, and our music  make for a unique time. A Real San Francisco Experience!