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Don Neely's 10 pc Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, Carla Normand, and Frederick Hodges
Concert with Dancing at the Woman's Club
of Palo Alto
The Woman's Club Of Palo Alto
75 Homer Ave. Palo Alto, CA 94301
Join us for a Winter Concert guaranteed to warm you all over! We'll be performing in an intimate setting, surrounded by the charming interior of the Woman's Club of Palo Alto.
There will be dancing!
Musicians performing in the orchestra are: Don Neely, Carla Normand, Frederick Hodges, Bob Embry, Dick Mathias,
Kent Mikasa, Marty Eggers, Steve Apple, Dix Bruce. Special guests: The Au Brothers!
Tickets and information on the event: womansclubofpaloalto.org Phone: 650-321-5821
March 7, 2020
Jazz Bash By The Bay - Monterey
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.
Monterey Conference Center
One Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940
March 25, 2020, Wednesday night, 7-9:30 pm, Concert
Don Neely's 10-pc. Royal Society Jazz Orchestra with Carla Normand, Frederick Hodges
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
Concert Los Gatos
Hear the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra in concert performing their authentic, scintillating, and entertaining repertoire from the Jazz Age in a superb concert venue!
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.
For more information about the concert, purchasing tickets, and the location itself, visit: http://www.lgcca.org or call 408 529 8913.
Art Deco Preservation Ball
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 Art 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! 2020'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.
For more information about the event visit: www.ArtDecoSociety.org or call 415-982-DECO
July 11, 2020 Saturday - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Don Neely's 10 pc. Royal Society Jazz Orchestra with Carla Normand
line Wine and Dixieland Jazz Festival
2437 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95676
Cline Cellars, Sonoma, CA
The Cline Cellar Jazz Festival is located on the stunningly beautiful grounds of Cline Cellars in Sonoma, in the Carneros Region. Delicious food, wine, and beer will be available or you can bring your own picnic. This is a wonderfully relaxing experience. Performing there will be many other excellent bands specializing in vintage jazz. The grand finale will be a set with the Jambalaya Big Swing Band.
Admission information located on the Cline Family Cellar Website
Tickets and information on the event: (707) 940-4025
September 13, 2020 Sunday, 2:00 to 6:00 PM
Don Neely's 10-pc Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, with Carla Normand, Frederick Hodges
Gatsby Summer Afternoon - Splendor in the Outdoors
Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate
Sponsored by The Art Deco Society of California
Also performing with the band, "The Decobelles."
The Royal Society Jazz Orchestra has performed at the famous Gatsby Summer Afternoon for over twenty years, and each year it becomes more fascinating and fun. The event has been discovered Big Time! Over A Thousand participants get into the spirit of The Great Gatsby's 1920s with music, dancing, period attire, picnics, antique cars, and high-spirited imagination. Picture a setting in rolling California hills, on a warm late Summer's day, vast green lawns, oak trees, wooded paths, guests dressed in the quaintest vintage style, and the charming Dunsmuir House for a dramatic backdrop. And best of all, the MUSIC of the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra! And a giantic dance floor to dance to their wonderful music!! It's the perfect setting for an unforgettable experience.
Special surprise guest performers will preceed the band, and if we're lucky, even sing a number or two with the band.
For information please call the Art Deco Society Of California 415-982-DECO or visit www.artdecosociety.org
July 20, 2019 Saturday - 11:45 am to 12:45 pm Performance Time. Short and Exciting!
Don Neely's 10 pc Royal Society Jazz Orchestra with Carla Normand
Radio Day - California Historical Radio Society Benefit
Locations: Veterans Auditorium, Alameda CA 2200 Central Ave.
And CHRS Central, 2152 Central Ave. Alameda (Across the Street!)
$10 Admission to benefit the CHRS!
Event starts at 8:00 am and concludes at 3:00 pm. RSJO will perform from 11:45 to 12:45. 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!
There will be food at the CRHS's Doggie Diner Cafe!
For more information: https://www.californiahistoricalradio.com
1940s USO Dance for
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!