Experience cozy evenings in the Towne House Lounge every night of the week featuring live music, local wines, premium cocktails and exceptional service.
Monday – Shanna Carlson
Tuesday- Jazz Night with Shanna Carlson Trio (Gil Lester, Bass and John McDonald, Drums)
Wednesday- Jim Martinez
Thursday-Sunday- Kim Nejak
Shanna has been singing and playing in and around the SF Bay Area in big bands or small combos at concerts, jazz festivals, recordings, musicals and radio and TV. She has a strong sense of swing and sounds like a mix of Rosemary Clooney and Ernestine Anderson. She loves playing and singing the Great American Songbook or pop tunes with her own “twist”.
Gil has practiced his art in countless venues for more than fifty years. His early interest in jazz was sparked after hearing the Nat King Cole Trio in 1950—long before Cole’s musical talent was universally recognized. From jazz trios to big band concerts, Gil has worked with numerous well-known artists and has produced several CDs under his own label, The Gil Lester Trio.
While still in high school, John started playing with local professional jazz and big bands. In ’69 he signed with Elektra Records, playing with LA pop bands who toured with The Doors, Three Dog Night, Steve Miller Band, Taj Mahal and many others through the ’70’s. Currently he plays throughout the Central Valley and San Francisco Bay Area.
Kim Nejak has performed professionally for over thirty years in a variety of venues and locations. Her musical interpretations of standards, contemporary, light rock, and more, are drawn from a wide range of artists. Her warmth, engaging style and her beautiful piano and vocal interpretations offer a special quality to the Towne House experience for our guests.
Pianist Jim Martinez, from Sacramento, California, began his musical career at the age of four, receiving 18 years of classical training. He has amassed a list of musical accomplishments encompassing nearly all styles of music. Jim has thirteen CD’s to his credit, and is also a recording artist for PianoDisc.