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Fog Dub


Live Roots Reggae Dub + Afrobeat +Jazz + Psych = Fog Dub


San Francisco Mime Troupe


Multi instrumentalist with the Tony winning political theater in it's 60th year




9-piece Bay Area collective keeping vintage Ska music alive.


Strike Iron


12 piece funk/afrobeat/prog band based in Oakland.





Psychedelic and Avant Garde jazz based in the North Bay



Sons of 

the Beach


Old School Jazz Quintet. Hosting an underground Sunday late night session for years running. Also available for restaurants private events, and clubs.


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First cutting his teeth in San Francisco with the swing and ska revival scenes of the late nineties, Patrick Byers has not slowed since. While touring with numerous groups, he concurrently earned his Jazz Performance degree from Sonoma State University. Out of college, Patrick made the switch to performing Afrobeat, funk and world music, touring the country and beyond with many of the Bay Area's top Afrobeat bands. As the music industry changed and touring became less profitable, his focus switched to becoming one of the most in-demand baritone saxophonists in Northern California, as well as adding  flute, guitars, clarinet, alto saxophone, percussion, and melodica to his arsenal. Specializing in Jazz, West African, Funk, Caribbean, Classical, Rock, Blues, and New Orleans style music, Patrick continues to play with a constantly evolving and diverse group of musicians and bands.

From the subtle and sensual, to the fiery and fantastic, Patrick Byers displays a timeless breadth and style that is often lacking amongst today's modern musical landscapes.

The Fillmore

The Warfield

SF Jazz Festival

Montreal Jazz Festival


Burning Man

Outside Lands

The Independent

Great American Music Hall


The Highball Lounge

High Sierra Music Festival

Mardi Gras (New Orleans)

Alaskan State Fair

The Edison

The Good Foot

The Bentley Reserve

The Regency Ballroom

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