Blue Bone Express

Rank #1 US Alameda, CA Jazz / Parade / Southern Rock


Sounds Like: Rebirth Brass Band, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, James Booker, Tom Waits, Louis Armstrong

Label: StudiO FictuS

Bio: Oakland-based Blue Bone Express has held a unique place in the San Francisco Bay Area music scene since formed in 2004 by pianist/trumpeter Jara Ra. Their music is a mix of jazz, blues, and R&B, inspired by the deep legacy of New Orleans music culture. Rags and stomps are played and sung effortle... See Full Bio

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Twitter_icon_for_status: Thanks to a bunch of our fans who made it out to Kingman's last night. We are super excited about a new home... http://t.co/KuhjJtrLdQ


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  • Sat

    Mar 22

    Oakland, CA, US | 8:00pm

    Oakland, CA, US
    Sat Mar 22 8:00pm


    Classic bar in the Grand Lake neighborhood of Oakland. Come support us as we play a new venue for BBX.

  • Sat

    Mar 1

    Brisbane, CA, US | 4:30pm

    Brisbane, CA, US
    Sat Mar 01 4:30pm


    Blues Man Bobbie "Spider" Webb & Friends Plus Two New Orleans style second line bands: MJ’s Brass Boppers Band (from NOLA) and Blue Bone Express “Finger Snaps Music Salon” DJ Lamont Co-Hosted by Marilyn Fowler and Donald E. Lacy Jr. Games, raffle, food, music, bake sale and dancing ALL DAY! A Live Broadcast on KPOO 89.5 FM and KPOO.com 4-8 PM. Suggested donation: $10 The bar will also be donating half of its profits made during the event to KPOO

  • Fri

    Feb 7

    Oakland, CA, US | 8:00pm
    The Red Room
    Oakland, CA, US
    Fri Feb 07 8:00pm


    BBX is playing early at Oakland's First Friday Art Murmur. A new venue featuring a grand piano at 1944 Broadway called The Red Room! We start around 8pm and go till ??? Come checkout one of downtown's newest establishments, across from Sears!

  • 2013

    May 11

    Oakland, CA, US | 9:00pm

    Oakland, CA, US
    Sat May 11, 2013 9:00pm


    2nd Line 2nd Saturdays with Blue Bone Express! New Orleans style Jazz & Parade music. BBX is joined by showgirl dance troupe Hot Pink Feathers in December, March, June, and September.

  • 2013

    Apr 28

    San Francisco, CA, US | 12:00pm

    San Francisco, CA, US
    Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:00pm


    The 14th annual How Weird Street Faire SUNDAY APRIL 28th, 2013 Noon to 8pm BBX PARADES AT 4:15 AND PERFORMS ON STAGE AT 5:30! Howard & 2nd Streets Downtown San Francisco, Earth For this year’s theme of Weirdi Gras, there will be 5 marching bands at the faire, including Blue Bone Express, Loyd Family Players, North Beach Brass Band, TrashKan Marchink Band, and Fanfare Zambaleta.

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