Lefty O'Doul's Restaurant & Cocktail Lounge 
333 Geary St | SF, CA 94102 | (415) 982-8900
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Tuesday, July 29, 2014
July 2014

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Chris Novak (-)

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Musician - Pianist - Vocalist 


Chris Novak is one of the most innovative private music instructors and producers in the greater Bay and Peninsula region. His 36 years of performance, recording and teaching experience are all integrated into the piano and music education you will receive. Having worked with students between the ages of 5 and 85, he has developed a unique style of teaching that emphasizes individual artistic, technical and personality traits. In addition to teaching, Chris is developing a Music Theory Curriculum book and workshop with intentions of worldwide production.

Trained by husband-and-wife Juilliard graduate concert pianists Francis Veri and Michael Jamanis, Chris was introduced to a whole new world of technical expertise. He took his excitement and talents to the real-world stages, pursuing performance opportunities in Funk, R&B, Country, Jazz and Blues bands both locally and around the nation. He landed a job as chief programmer for Sybersound Records between 1995 and 2000 where he honed his studio and production chops. Since then, he has been recording, producing and performing in Atlanta, Long Island, Manhattan, Central Pennsylvania, Las Vegas, San Francisco, and, on Carnival Cruise lines in front of 80,000 world-wide as one of their star, solo piano bar performers. He spent May 2012 – May 2013 with Maryland-based, up-and-coming country star Richie Fields (www.richiefields.com), as they travel throughout Nashville and the Mid-Atlantic in anticipation of a September 15, 2012 nationally released CD. Before relocating to SanMateo, CA in June 2013 (where he now holds house-gigs at both The Swinging Door in San Mateo and Lefty O'Doul's in San Francisco) he did a 10-day funk, soul and R&B stint with The Michel Jons band (http://www.eastcoastentertainment.com/artist/michel-jons-band).

The combination of these experiences helps to make Chris' teaching fun, intense and adaptable to the needs of each student while still managing to maintain the technical integrity required to play an instrument well. Courses are available in Technique, beginner-to-intermediate Classical, Blues, Jazz, Music Theory, New Age, Improvisation, Arranging, Ear-Training, Composition and Sight Reading. The courses are designed to accommodate all levels, from beginner to advances. College-level tutoring is also available, as well as professional-level artistic enhancement for students who already have experience and want to refine their art.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Reggie Reginelli (-)

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Musician - Pianist - Vocalist 


Rockin' Regi is celebrating his fourty seventh year in show business!

Regi's early days were rock and roll bands in Denver (1965-1969) and the SF peninsula (1969-1976) In 1976 he led his own band REGI'S ROCKERS to Europe for a four year stay including performances in Munich, London, Monte Carlo, Copenhagen, Amsterdam and other towns too numerous to mention, including an appearance at the 1977 Montreaux Jazz Festival in Switzerland. After Europe, Regi returned to the states with extended stays in Hawaii and New Orleans.

He currently plays in several bands, Besides leading his own combo, he also plays in the great oldies band DADDY-O, a surf band called CALIFORNIA BEACH PARTY, a variety band called SHARK SANDWICH, a boogie woogie piano duo called THE WOOGIEMEN, and JOHNNY Z AND THE CAMAROS at the famous Golddust Lounge in San Francisco, to name a few. Regi fills his daytimes with perfomances at many of the bay areas assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. "I love playing these places because i get to play all the old songs i have learned throughout my career and i continue to learn more old songs. I also love the feedback and smiles i get from my audiences. it's very rewarding."

If you catch Regi in a rare solo performance and you're likely to hear his early influences like Jerry Lee Lewis, Fats Domino, or Little Richard, the Beatles, Leon Russell or you might hear the blues of Willie Dixon or Muddy Waters, the boogie woogie of Pete Johnson and Meade Lux Lewis, maybe the ragtime and swing of Fats Waller and Benny Goodman or the jump of Louis Jordan, sometimes even Willie Nelson or Hank Williams, how about a Nat King Cole ballad, definitely some New Orleans and lots more. Regi will surprise you with his repertoire. One thing for sure, it'll be a rockin' good time!


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Frank O'Connor (-)

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Piano - Comedian - Vocalist


8:45PM to Close

Frank O'Connor was born in County Cavan, Ireland and started his musical career at the age of six. He has an innate talent as a pianist and has mastered other instruments including the tin whistle and guitar. He is a renowned composer, winning several awards in International Song Contests. With his life-long ambition to perform in the United States, Frank gave up his job as a law enforcement officer to follow his dream. O'Connor's signature style was noticed during a performance in Orlando, when he was invited by Universal Studios to perform for the grand opening celebration. His opening night performance resulted in a contract with Universal and his first solo album "Frank O'Connor Live." O'Connor is an extremely versatile artist with a charismatic personality who has turned his musical style into an International export. In addition to recording a number of CDs, O'Connor wrote and recorded the soundtrack for the movie "Ivory," which appeared in the 1998 New York Independent Film Festival. His CD release, "Journey to Tir na nOg" A Celtic Odyssey showcases his broad talent. With its bewitchingly melodic instrumentals, this collection of haunting songs instantly transports the listener to "Tir na nOg" – The Land of Eternal Youth. Journey to Tir na nOg has recently been followed up with his new album "Celtic Paradise" which is available on the Global Journey label. You can find the CD on their website at Global-Journey.com.

"Frank has been a resident piano player/entertainer at Lefty O'Doul's in San Francisco for the past 10 years. Not only is Frank a gifted musician, playing requests from a library of over 500 songs (everything from Frank Sinatra to Coldplay), but his quick wit and interactive style allows Frank to create a fun-filled environment. The unique Lefty's experience, that Frank creates has inspired a legion of followers – including many world-wide visitors who make special trips back to San Francisco just to see him. You can find him at Lefty O'Doul's every Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights"



Hours of Operation

Monday 07:00am - 02:00am
Tuesday 07:00am - 02:00am
Wednesday 07:00am - 02:00am
Thursday 07:00am - 02:00am
Friday 07:00am - 02:00am
Saturday 07:00am - 02:00am
Sunday 07:00am - 02:00am


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