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San Francisco Medicine Ball Band

- US Oakland, CA Americana / R&B / Jazz

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Sounds Like: The California Honeydrops

Manager: Dissave Pictures

Bio: The San Francisco Medicine Ball is an eclectic Bay Area ensemble featuring a revolving line-up of all star entertainers brought together from all over the world by founder and bandleader David Sturdevant. Known for his unique pairings of award winning multi-instrumentalists and first class vocal... See Full Bio

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Twitter_icon_for_status: San Francisco Medicine Ball Band has a show on 08/21/2014 at 07:00 PM @ The ... in Oakland, CA http://t.co/xc81VoYl1X #concert

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“I’ve had the joy of hearing the music of the Medicine Ball players many times. They raise high the spirits of the crowd with their wonderfully tight harmonies, irresistible and energetic rhythms, amazingly broad repertoire and skillful musicianship. Their playful banter between pieces adds to the enjoyment of their performances. They are wonderful and a joy to hear. I hope that many others will have that joy.”
—  Rabbi Yitzhak Husbands-Hankin,, Temple-Beth Israel Eugene, OR
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  • Thu

    Aug 21


    Berkeley, CA, US | 11:45am

    Berkeley, CA, US
    Thu Aug 21 11:45am

    Details

    Hungry for Pizza and tantalizing music? Go no further than Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley and join David Sturdevant & Friends for an afternoon of good music and amazing pizza at the Cheese Board, where great things happen with good food. David spins the turnstile of his amazing ensemble of star performers that make up his celebrated band The Medicine Ball every other week for just the right mix to make the long lines worth every minute. With long time friends and new friends too, visiting luminaries like Pee Wee Ellis (James Brown's bandleader, arranger and sax great) and local favorites like Benny Watson and John Stafford (on loan from Stafford & Sturdevant) the music is the best around.

  • Thu

    Aug 21


    Oakland, CA, US | 7:00pm

    Oakland, CA, US
    Thu Aug 21 7:00pm

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    David Sturdevant's popular ensemble Medicine Ball Trio performs at the Terrace Room in the Lake Merritt Hotel in Oakland featuring international recording artist and two time Grammy Award winning violinist Mads Tolling, keyboard sensation Charlie Hickox, also on vocals and 'San Francisco M.D." David Sturdevant on guitar, harmonica and vocals. Medicine Ball Triage is a popular Bay Area Jazz/Swing trio celebrated for their powerful harmony vocals and dynamic interpretations of the great music of the 20th century. With an expansive repertoire that defies boundary and a plethora of styles and influences from around the world, these multi-instrumentalists deliver a unique brand of Americana with a signature commitment to the heart and soul of New Orleans. Empowered by the rich diversity of Bay Area music, Triage masterfully spins modern classics and traditional favorites from the Great American songbook for a fresh and memorable experience that is accessible and enjoyable to all. With Stafford's amazing clarinet, saxophone and vocal charms well matched with Sturdevant's guitar, harmonica and vocal mastery, two-time Grammy Award winner Mads Tolling's red hot violin skills elevates their engaging concerts to a whole new level of feel good music for any occasion. With mountains of experience and an impressive set list driven by one-of-a-kind instrumental improvisation and precise vocals, Medicine Ball Triage is the talk of the Bay from Berkeley to Sausalito, San Francisco to the Napa Valley and back again. John "Mr. Clarinet" Stafford, "Doctor" David Sturdevant and Mads Tolling's concerts are delightful family affairs with a vibrancy and homespun quality that is often copied but rarely surpassed. The Terrace Room is known to many as a little gem, tucked inside The Lake Merritt Hotel with panoramic views of the mesmerizing Lake Merritt. The beautiful, Art Deco building was built in 1927. Then it was a trendy hot spot, featuring Big Bands and dancing, including Count Basie. Today we welcome you to come visit this historic room while enjoying fresh, local and seasonal items.

  • Fri

    Aug 22


    Sausalito, CA, US | 6:30pm

    Sausalito, CA, US
    Fri Aug 22 6:30pm

    Details

    Discover what locals and tourists already know - the big fun, danceable rhythms of Medicine Ball Music! Featuring a revolving lineup of the Bay Area's best musicians and vocalists, celebrate in Sausalito with David's unique pairing of entertainers from all over the world. A really fun environment with good food, drinks and BIG FUN!!

  • Thu

    Sep 4


    Berkeley, CA, US | 11:45am

    Berkeley, CA, US
    Thu Sep 04 11:45am

    Details

    Hungry for Pizza and tantalizing music? Go no further than Shattuck Avenue in Berkeley and join David Sturdevant & Friends for an afternoon of good music and amazing pizza at the Cheese Board, where great things happen with good food. David spins the turnstile of his amazing ensemble of star performers that make up his celebrated band The Medicine Ball every other week for just the right mix to make the long lines worth every minute. With long time friends and new friends too, visiting luminaries like Pee Wee Ellis (James Brown's bandleader, arranger and sax great) and local favorites like Benny Watson and John Stafford (on loan from Stafford & Sturdevant) the music is the best around.

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  • San Francisco Medicine Ball Band (Artist) San Francisco Medici...
    Catch up with the Medicine Ball Band and join the many happy people who get down with this funky cool band!
  • David Sturdevant (Artist) David Sturdevant
    Join one of the most fun bands anywhere!
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    Your reverbnation profile looks better every day! The new email you are sending out for your shows are wonderful - you get press coverage and updates, links to youtube and fac...
  • San Francisco Medicine Ball Band (Artist) San Francisco Medici...
    Crazy Hat Promo video of David performing live at the Sausalito Cruising Club. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBccCvdXda0
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Q: One question...May I sing with you?! Kat
A: Please take a look at our calendar and come out to one of our shows so we can talk about it. Best, David

Asked by Kathryn Keats. Answered on Wed Oct 24 2012

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  • Video Plays 1,258 +11

  • Total Fans 277

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