Special Events and Weddings

DAP_0236_White_BGThe Ravi Abcarian Quintet will help you create just the right atmosphere for your special event by playing jazz classics, upbeat tunes from great musicals as well as relaxing ballads and bossa novas.

Our Love Is Here to Stay by George & Ira Gershwin.

Manhã de Carnaval by Luiz Bonfá & Antônio Maria.

Don Beck- trumpet and flugelhorn
Kasey Knudsen- tenor saxophone
Laura Klein- piano
Ravi Abcarian- bass
Bryan Bowman- drums


Review by Molly M., San Francisco, CA

“Ravi is such a talented musician!

Over the past few years, my,{now}, husband and I have thoroughly enjoyed Ravi’s public performances throughout San Francisco and Berkeley.

We enjoyed him so much we decided to have Ravi perform at our wedding!  Ravi performed as part of a trio during our ceremony procession, father-daughter dance and our first dance as husband and wife!  He also entertained our guests during the cocktail hour.

We received so many amazing compliments and inquiries on Ravi’s performance.  He added such an incredibly, perfect element to our special day and we are forever grateful!!

I strongly recommend Ravi’s music talents for your next event.  I promise everyone will ask for his information!”


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John Santos Quintet Saturday, October 6th • 7PM

You’re invited to a concert performance featuring the outstanding young musicians of Oaktown Jazz Workshops and The John Santos Quintet.

The concert takes place at 7PM on Saturday, October 6th at Oaktown Jazz Workshops, 55 Washington Street, Jack London Square, Oakland.

This event is a benefit for Oaktown Jazz Workshops’ year-round music program for youth. As you may know, I’ve been with Oaktown Jazz Workshops since 1997, and have seen the incredible impact that we’ve had on the lives of countless youth.  We are only able to continue thriving thanks to support from individuals like you.

Tickets are available at https://oaktownjazz2018.brownpapertickets.com

Tell a friend and if you participate in social media please share the event Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1296727803796851/

Thank you,

Ravi Abcarian

Executive Director
Oaktown Jazz Workshops

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