The Oakland Stroke


Aug 10 Thu
The Oakland Stroke7:30 PM
Blue Note Napa
Aug 10 Thu
The Oakland Stroke9:30 PM
Blue Note Napa

The Oakland Stroke are a quintet of veteran Bay Area musicians playing vintage instrumental Funky Soul and Jazz in the style of artists such as The Meters, Booker T & the MG's, Jimmy Smith and James Brown.  We feature a group of highly experienced professionals who have performed in various ensembles throughout the U.S., Europe, Japan and Brazil. Our players have also performed at many local venues including The Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, The Warfield, The independent, Slim's, The Fillmore, Great American Music Hall, Bimbo's, Herbst Theater and The Treasure Island Music Festival. Our name, borrowed from a song by local legends Tower of Power, pays homage to the great Funk and Soul tradition of Oakland.  Our musical repertoire ranges from groovy cocktail and Cool Jazz with a sprinkle of space age Dub to full-on funky dance floor throw-downs.

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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, 21+:

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. A Percentage of all fees go toward the historic preservation of the Napa Valley Opera House.