San Francisco Holiday Party

by Robbie Schlosser · 19 comments

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This wonderful time of the year, the band is busy entertaining at one holiday party after another.  It seems like every day we’re jazzing up another San Francisco holiday party.

It’s fascinating to watch how each party captures the same festive spirit.  Celebrations are happy times, and despite the ups and downs in the world’s economy, many people are still able to find SOMETHING to celebrate.  And we’re glad to help!

Maybe it’s a company landmark, or a new personal achievement, or even just managing to stay in business or employed for another year.  Or (gosh!) perhaps celebrating the symbolic good tidings of the season.

Whether a holiday party is elaborate or modest, the main point is to create good feelings, and that’s where we come in.  For example, here are two video clips I took with my Flip camera, during a break mid-way at a recent private party in downtown San Francisco.  The trio entertained during cocktails and dinner in the spectacular Rotunda in Nieman-Marcus.  As usual, I caught the party’s excitement and mis-spoke a few times in my narration.  Sorry about that!

We celebrate nearly every day.  How do YOU celebrate the season?


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I agree about holiday parties – the main point IS to create good feelings. No matter what else is going on in our lives we stop, put on some heels and make up – metaphorically speaking, for most of the guys – and go forth with our best intention of adding to the glamor of the occasion. There is a time and a season, and this is a good season to celebrate, just as the New Year is a time to plan ahead, November 11 is a time to remember and Thanksgiving a time to be grateful. Bring it on! Let’s leave our troubles aside for a night or two and make the most of it!

Irene Turner

Yes Robbie, Celebrating the season for me is to remember why it is a special season in the first place. This one, Christmas is a birthday celebration, the birth of the heart and of joy and love. So for me that is what I want to focus on, not the materialism that the season has become in many instances. It’s good to put it into words, thanks!
Happy Holiday to you and yours…and music is a little bit of beauty that helps us feel the spirit of the season. Thanks for your contribution!

Cory Zacker

Great to see that your band is busy and that people are celebrating. Looks like it was a great party, Robbie! My favorite part of the season is seeing friends and relatives that I haven’t seen in a while and sharing good food, good wine and lots of laughter. Happy Holidays!

Vicki Dello Joio

Looks like great energy for this party, no doubt enhanced by your band, Robbie. Nice big open space. For me, I have to admit that I kinda love to “hole up” at this time of year, take time for reflection and replenishment. I’m afraid I’m not much of a “party gurl” 😉

Robbie Schlosser

Hi Vicki, Thanks!  Glad you like this post.  I think you would have loved all the excitement.  And I agree with you:  It’s important to stay in balance — the more we party, the more we need to “hole up” in between.  At least, it seems to work that way for me.  You too?

Maureena Bivins, PhD

What a beautiful venue!  I wish we could have heard the trio playing as well!  Congratulations on being asked back next year too!

Robbie Schlosser

Hi Maureena, Thanks!  Glad you like this post.  Yes, it’s a stunning venue, and you can enjoy seeing it the next time you visit downtown San Francisco.  Nieman-Marcus, corner of Grant and Sutter, 4th floor.  Meantime, you can hear us right now on our website.

Julieanne Case

You definitely celebrate holidays more than anyone else I know.  You go from party to party and you love playing so much, it doesn’t seem like work!  

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Robbie Schlosser

Hi Julieanne, Thanks!  Glad you like this post.  Everyone’s vocation ought to be like this.  Of course, whatever we focus on takes energy, but when we do it for love, it’s hard to call it WORK.  Although it is, really.

Rowena Starling

What a fun job Robbie!  That is very much what I thought I might like to do someday…sing with a band again.  Maybe someday.

Robbie Schlosser

Hi Rowena, Thanks!  Glad you like this post.  Sing with a band AGAIN?  Tell me about that. One of these days, we’ll make it happen.

Jennifer Peek

Having live music at holiday parties is such a treat – and not done nearly enough.  It’s great that you get to see and be a part of so many celebrations.  I love your videos (bloopers and all) because they capture what holiday parties are all about.

Jennifer Peek
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Robbie Schlosser

Hi Jennifer, Thanks!  Glad you like this post and my videos, as well.  Hope you enjoyed some good holiday parties, too.

Shayla Mihaly

My husband Dave Mihaly is also a jazz musician, so I especially enjoyed your post.  I may sound my age here, and I do appreciate a great dj/ipod dance jam, but there really is nothing like live music at a party.  Happy Holidays!

Robbie Schlosser

Hi Shayla, Thanks!  Glad you like this post, and I hope you often get to enjoy Dave’s music at special events.  I visited his website and Facebook pages — interesting.

Brandy Mychals

Looks like a lot of fun and still want to see video of you playing 🙂 The rotunda was just gorgeous! What a great career to always be in “celebration” mode!

Robbie Schlosser

Hi Brandy, 
Thanks!  Glad you like this post.  I hope to see you at a party one of these days, and in the meantime you can catch some videos of us on our website.

Robbie Schlosser

Hi Susan, Thanks!  Glad you like this post.  Sounds like you enjoy a wonderful tradition.  And what’s ANY party without food!

Robbie Schlosser

Hi Candace, Thanks!  Glad you like this post.  Yes, it was a nice party, and I tried to give you a little taste of being there.  You can always catch a few videos of our music on our website.  And perhaps I ought to feature our next little video in it’s own blog, as you suggest.

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