With a name borrowed from legendary local giants Tower of Power, The Oakland Stroke pays homage to the Oakland tradition of mixing Funk, Soul and Jazz into unique musical hybrids. Inspired by great instrumental groups such as Booker T & the MG's, The Meters, Jimmy Smith and The JB's, the band expands on this musical heritage by adding influences from West African Afrobeat, Brazilian Samba and healthy doses of Jamaican Dub in which electronic effects become instruments of improvisation. With a repertoire ranging from groovy space age cocktail Jazz to full-on Funky dance floor throw-downs, The Oakland Stroke serve up surprising musical journeys for the mind and soul.
The term The Oakland Stroke came from a Herbie Hancock biography in which he describes Mike Clark’s distinctive style as The Oakland Stroke …
BLUE NOTE NAPA
Blue Note Napa is located on the first floor of the Historic Napa Valley Opera House at First & Main. We are an intimate 150-seat jazz club and restaurant, where you can enjoy performances of world renowned and local Bay Area artists alike. We offer a full menu with Wine Country Comfort market-driven cuisine, as well as an elegant wine and cocktail list. Enjoy fantastic sharing plates, desserts and wonderful main courses while you take in the show.
All ticket prices are based on per person.
“Sapphire” Booth Seating:
Booth seating for parties of 4, 5- 6 persons: Our premier level of seating! Booths are only available as tables of four, five or six and are not available as singles or pairs. Booths are 1st come, 1st seated. You will be seated when you arrive. Each ticket is your reservation. (seating is dark blue color on map)
“Royal Blue” Center Table Seating :
Seating in premier center table areas in front of stage: Pairs are seated across from each other. 1st come, 1st seated in center section. Each ticket is your reservation. (seating is light blue color on map)
Standard Side Table Seating :
Seating in side table areas left and right of center section: Pairs are seated across from each other. 1st come, 1st seated. Ea ticket is your reservation. (table seating is yellow on map)
Bar Area Ticket Seating:
Great View!! Bar Chairs with cushioned seat and back are 1st come, 1st seated. Dinner is also served at the bar. Ea ticket is your reservation. (bar area is pink on map)
Dinner served in all seating areas.
Ticket prices and fees are the same on line, over the phone or in person at the Box Office.