It’s the New Year’s Eve edition of our weekly look at concerts going on in the Bay Area. Here are some fun options for ringing in 2020 at local clubs and theaters.
The mighty saxophonist, known for his work with James Brown, George Clinton, Fred Wesley and Prince as well as for his own solo career, celebrates the dawning of the new year for the sixth consecutive time at SFJazz Center in San Francisco. He’s playing five shows in four nights, Dec. 28-31.
Saxophonist Candy Dulfer is the special guest for the shows.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Dec. 28-30, 8 and 10:30 p.m. Dec. 31; $25-$105, www.sfjazz.org
The funky R&B act, with a songbook that includes such hits as “Rock Steady” and “And the Beat Goes On,” performs Dec. 31 at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland.
Vocalist Lenny Williams is also on the bill.
Details: 8 p.m.; $45.75-$89.75, www.paramounttheatre.com
The successful smooth jazz artist, who performs on synthesizer, piano, trombone, trumpet and other instruments, returns to Yoshi’s in Oakland for a year-ending run. He’s performing four shows in two nights, Dec. 30-31, at the venue.
Details: 8 and 10 p.m. Dec. 30, 8 and 11 p.m. Dec. 31; $64.00 – $135, www.yoshis.com
Expect a fun night of punk rock when this SoCal act, which still features founding members Joey Cape on vocals and Chris Flippin on guitar, visits Slim’s in San Francisco on Dec. 31.
Pulley and Grumpster are also on the bill.
Details: 9 p.m.; $35-$40, www.slimspresents.com
Portugal. The Man
The multiplatinum-selling act, best known for the omnipresent single “Feel It Still” of 2017, closes out 2019 with a two-night stand, Dec. 30-31, at the Fox Theater in Oakland.
Chicano Batman opens the shows.
Details: 8 p.m. Dec. 30-31; $59.50, www.ticketmaster.com
The Livermore-area act will delight a hometown crowd with a mix of Americana, folk and bluegrass music on Dec. 31 at the Bankhead Theater in Livermore.
Details: 8 p.m.; $20-$40, lvpac.org
Click here for more New Year’s Eve concert picks as well as some suggestions for comedy shows.