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Sunday, Jan 29, 2012 4 PM PST

Live from The Club Fox 
Redwood City,CA 

Produced by Venmundi

The musicians of Octobop:
Brian Brockhouse - Bass
Julie Bounds - Vibes
Jack Conway - Guitar
Matt Kesner - Tenor, Alto, Soprano Sax
Roddy Magallanes - Drums
Geoff Roach-  Baritone Sax, Tenor Sax and Alto Flute
Jon Schermer - Trombone
Randy Smith - Trumpet and Flugelhorn

See what people are saying about Octobop and Very Early 

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Top 40 Jazz CD in 2007
Very Early
Finishes 2007 #32 Nationally on CMJ Charts

Reaches #4 on CMJ Jazz Charts
#24 on Jazz Week Charts
Stays in top 10 for 10 weeks

Upcoming Gigs
Club Fox
Sunday, January 29, 2012  4:00 pm
2209 Broadway Street Redwood City, CA

Read About Octobop on SanJose.com

About Octobop

 Cool jazz. Images of the early days on the West Coast when new ideas, harmonies, ensemble playing and great improvisation were all happening. Recreating and updating that experience is the mission of Octobop.  Performing and promoting the music that began with The Birth of the Cool -- and the  innovations of Gerry Mulligan, Chet Baker, Shorty Rogers, Bud Shank, Bob Cooper, Dave Pell, Jimmy Guiffre, and Howard Rumsey among others -- Octobop makes cool jazz hot again. 

After Dark, Octobop's third CD, was released in December 2004. The recording contains more cool music from composers and artists such as Gerry Mulligan, Shorty Rogers, Jimmy Giuffre, Henry Mancini, Al Belletto, Steve Swallow, and Cy Coleman. Arrangements are by Bill Holman, Marty Paich, Jack Conway, and Geoff Roach. Recorded at Fantasy Studios in Berkeley, California in August 2004, After Dark will be a welcome addition to your collection. Click here to learn more about After Dark or to order a copy. The week of February 15, 2005, After Dark was number 35 on the national jazz charts at JazzWeek.

Reviews of After Dark - August 2005 - Cadence Magazine and O's Jazz Place Newsletter

Night Lights, Octobop's second CD, was first available in 2002. The title cut is a great ballad by Gerry Mulligan and Judy Holliday. Octobop released its first CD in the spring of 2000.  Too Close For Comfort was recorded with the help of alto sax legend Bud Shank. Both CDs have great reviews. To order a copy or find out more information, contact us


Recent Gigs

San Jose Jazz
Wednesday Concert Series
Wednesday, November 30, 2011 7:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church, San Jose
Saturday, October 15, 2011
San Jose Jazz Festival 2011
Sunday, August 14, 2011 4 pm
Myth Taverna & Lounge
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
The Plaza at Evergreen Village
Friday, July 22, 2011 6 pm
Evergreen Village Square
San Jose, CA
Jazz Showcase
December 5, 2010

San Jose Jazz
San Jose, CA
Tesla Motors

Fremont Plant Opening

October 27, 2010
Fremont, CA
D'Vine Jazz & Wine
Morgan Hill, CA
Friday, July 9 and Saturday, July 10, 2010
Senzala Brazilian Restaurant
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Benefit for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Fairmont Hotel, San Jose
May 7, 2010

Hedley Club - De Anza Hotel

Friday, April 16, 2010
Senzala Brazilian Restaurant
Thursday February 25, 2010
D'Vine Jazz & Wine
Friday, Feb 26 and Saturday, Feb 27, 2010
Poor House Bistro
June 30, 2009
91 S Autumn St San Jose, CA 95110
Left Coast Live
Friday, May 15, 2009
Theater on San Pedro Square
D'Vine Jazz & Wine
Friday, April 24, 2009
San Jose Jazz

Platinum Circle Celebration
Feb 21, 2009
Club Auto Sport, San Jose, CA
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley

March 21, 2009
Doubletree Hotel, San Jose, CA
San Ramon Library Fall Jazz Series
Tech Museum of Innovation, San Jose, CA
Jazz on the Grass
Morgan Hill Community Center
Jazz Showcase
City Lights Theater, San Jose
Presented By San Jose Jazz
Savanna Jazz
, San Francisco
Cinequest Film Festival, San Jose
Kuumbwa Jazz, Santa Cruz

Agenda Lounge, San Jose
Yoshi's, Oakland, CA
Savanna Jazz, San Francisco
Sunset Magazine, Menlo Park, CA

Santana Row, San Jose, CA

Mondo Lounge Atomic Frolic  
Las Vegas, NV