Denise Kidder/Ben Stolorow/Fred Randolph Jazz Trio
Le Colonial 721Lounge, 721 Sutter Street, 2nd Floor (between Taylor and Jones), San Francisco 94109
Greet the Buddha at Le Colonial in San Francisco and head upstairs where we'll be swinging up a storm at the 721Lounge. Pianist Ben Stolorow he displays the wide scope of his influences, from Bach and Bill Evans to Thelonious Monk and McCoy Tyner. One of the most in demand jazz pianists in the area both as a leader and sideman, he has performed at Yoshi’s, The Jazzschool, and the Kuumbwa Jazz Center, at the Healdsburg and SF Jazz Festivals, at Oakland’s Art and Soul Festival, and has also toured and performed throughout Japan.
Bassist Fred Randolph's professional career includes three CD releases, orchestral and soundtrack work as well as teaching at UC Berkeley. He is currently the leader of The Fred Randolph Quintet (Fred Randolph, basses; Erik Jekabson, trumpet; Sheldon Brown, saxes; Matt Clark, piano; and Greg Wyser-Pratte, drums). He continues to perform as a bassist for many of the Bay Area’s finest including Maria Muldaur, Dan Hicks, Contemporary Jazz Orchestra, Collective West Jazz Orchestra, Sandy Cressman’s Homenagem Brasileira, Bobbe Norris and Larry Dunlap, Kenny Washington, Michael O’Neill, Dmitri Metheny and Calvin Keys.
This Vietnamese fusion spot offers a more casual setting to enjoy the dinner menu or opt for lighter fare instead. The bar offers an array of signature cocktails and happy hour is 5pm – 8pm every day and features half priced wines by the glass, Asian influenced bar bites and discounted draft, bottle beers and unique cocktails. Look for the red lanterns and and don’t forget to check out the veranda. lecolonialsf.com