Yearly Update…

October 27, 2015


I really wish I was better about updating this thing.

Played a lot over the past year with the Bob Enos Legacy Big Band at Roosters Roadhouse in Alameda and continue to do so.  I’m not there every Wed, but I average a couple nights a month.

Joined another band, the CoolTones Big Band out of Pleasanton CA.  My last performance of the year is a private party, but I will try to update for 2016.

Thankful for all the opportunities I get to play – I have been sitting in and subbing with a lot more groups throughout the past year and a half both for rehearsals and gigs- Chops Big Band, What’s Up Big Band, Lafayette Studio Big Band, Albany Big Band, USS Hornet Big Band, Jazz Horizons, Montclair Women’s Big Band and Full Spectrum Big Band.  Apologies to any group I’ve left out.

I also was the co founder and co leader of the Jul Blak project over the past year, an all female little big band.  We had three performances at the Home of Truth in Alameda and a performance at the Neptune Beach Jam  on Webster Street in Alameda this past June.

I’ve been studying jazz improvisation with the amazing Jim Grantham and he’s really opening up the right side of my brain.

Lastly but not leastly, really looking forward to a JAM with my buddy Zoe Lewis!  She’s coming to San Francisco Friday Dec 4th at the Dolores Park Café and I will be sitting in with her for a tune or two.

Peace out!!!


You can find me playing trombone at Roosters Roadhouse in Alameda with the Bob Enos Legacy Band on October 8 2014, October 15 2014 and November 5 2014.

Shows are from 8-10pm and there is no cover.

1700 Clement Ave, Alameda, CA 94501

Dig it!!!

Woah…  The b…

March 20, 2012

Woah…  The blog is still here.

I’m starting to play out a little bit locally – Thursday nights you can usually catch me sitting in at the jazz jam in Alameda – 1400 Bar & Grill, corner of Central & Webster.  I usually get there alittle bit before 10pm.


Saturday I’ll be sitting in with the Phree Thinkers at the same place.  Music starts around 9pm.   Neck pain, rainy night, decided to stay in and medicate, dig?  Another time.

Shocker, I know.

Actually part of my new approach to 2011 focuses around playing more music in the Bay Area as opposed to what I did last year. Last year was awesome and I enjoyed all the traveling and opportunities to play, but I want to keep it local.

Friday February 25 7:30pm Zoe Lewis comes to town!!! I’m be joining her along with Kate Wolf on bass, comedian Amy Boyd as MC and a host of other characters at the Delores Park Cafe in San Francisco.


January 14, 2011

Wow, I’m getting bad about keeping this thing up to date.

But then again blogging is so dub ‘aughties  (You know, like ’00’s?).

Wrapped up a really great year performance wise and gearing up for a new approach for ’11.

I’ll update when I got some more performances in the works.

Peace out!



In training

September 21, 2010

Laying kinda low here as a musician since my East Coast Tour.  I’m training for a bike ride at the end of October – the West Coast Tour de Pink.

Here’s a link to my page for the event – I’m going to raise at least $2500 and ride 180 miles.  Working on a video for it so check back soon.

Sara Julian’s Tour de Pink Page