the towne house lounge
Experience cozy evenings in the Towne House Lounge every night of the week featuring live music, local wines, premium cocktails and exceptional service.
We love Monday Nights, and we want you to join us! Kick off your week with an evening of drink specials, food specials, live music, and the Towne House Team… Monday Nights at Towne House are the perfect way to start your week!
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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 Bay Area since she was twelve, starting with playing for her church and later moving on through weddings, private parties, big bands, small combos, concerts, jazz festivals, recordings, musicals and radio and TV appearances. “She has an appealing and clear voice, a strong sense of swing and at times sounds like a mix of Rosemary Clooney and Ernestine Anderson, straddling the boundary between jazz and middle-of-the-road cabaret music.”
Gil, the featured bass player at the Towne House Lounge at Wine & Roses, has practiced his art in countless venues for more than fifty years. Gil’s early interest in jazz was sparked when hearing the Nat King Cole Trio with his parents in 1950—long before Cole’s musical talent was universally recognized. Gil was 8 years old at the time but knew then that jazz was his passion. As a high school student, Gil was working in jazz groups throughout the region—albeit illegally given his age. His talent was the draw for musicians far older than their younger counterpart. By the time he was a senior in high school, the Sacramento Symphony recruited him to their ranks. Gil majored in music at Chico State University but decided to pursue a profession in financial services. Having said that, his life-long passion has been music—jazz specifically. His group, the Gil Lester Trio, has produced several CDs that have been recognized locally and regionally. We are pleased to include his exceptional talent among our team at Wine & Roses.
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.