Tom Stryker & Impromptu – live-streamed event – 9/15

Tom Stryker, jazz harmonica player

Live-streamed event:  Enjoy the jazz stylings of Impromptu, led by jazz harmonica player Tom Stryker. Tom began his musical journey in San Francisco and has performed extensively in the U.S. and Asia. He began playing professionally with world-famous “Harmonica Rascal” Johnny Puleo, and went on to perform as a soloist and with symphonies, harmonica trios, and jazz bands. He has appeared on television and radio shows as well as the World Harmonica Championships in 1980s as the lead player with Harmonica Express quartet, and began playing jazz in San Jose, CA, nightclubs. Tom served as President of SPAH (Society for the Preservation and Advancement of the Harmonica). Impromptu will perform with Tom Stryker on chromatic harmonica, Jimmy Vermilion on keyboard and vocals, Neil Strocchio on drums, and Marcy Benner on vocals.

The actual live performance is not open to the public, due to coronavirus restrictions.  The link for this live-streamed performance will be available on Facebook at

Jazz Brunch at Empire Ranch Golf, with Niall McGuinness

A Jazz Brunch featuring Niall McGuinness and the New World Jazz Project is on Sunday, Sept. 13, at Empire Ranch Golf, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  Doors open at 10:40 a.m.

Soul, Latin, and world jazz music is played genuinely, straight ahead, and right down the middle by the New World Jazz Project. Redirecting the art of jazz, the band lays down groove-oriented original compositions and soulfully arranged modern classics, from Afro-jazz to adult contemporary, bebop, and beyond. Musicians are Niall McGuinness, sax, flute, and percussion; George Tavoularis, piano; Kyle Rothschild, bass; Eric Finkelstein, drums; and Eric Middleton, percussion.  (Personnel subject to change.)  The band’s website is at

Reservations are required with a $10 deposit applicable to a voucher for a meal or a drink.  Seating is limited to 35 guests per coronavirus restrictions.  Call 775-883-4154 between 10 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. to register. Registration begins Aug. 12 at 10:00 a.m. and ends at 9:00 p.m. on Sept. 12.  $10 per person deposit must be received prior to event.  (We are currently at our limit, but are accepting “wait listing.”) Link to the streaming of this event will opened on Sept. 13 (just prior to the event) at