Atlas is the long-running weekly FREE jazz event, featuring 8 bands in rotating residency. The genres include classic 1950s jazz, swing jazz, be-bop, hard bop, experimental, original tunes, and jams. [email protected]
Atlas specializes in unknown bands featuring exceptionally good performers. These are often new groups just starting out or long established bands working on new material, and sometimes just musician friends getting together to play. There are two sets, usually 8 to 9 and 9 to 10pm.
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
All ages are welcome, and there is a toy box for kids outside in the patio. The Atlas is a cafe serving local beers and wines in addition to coffee drinks, soups, salads, and sandwiches.
What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
Free street parking usually within 2 blocks. The 12-Folsom and 27-Bryant buses stop 2 blocks away and run between Bernal Heights, downtown, North Beach, and Pacific Heights.
What can I bring into the event?
If you're a musician you might bring a small instrument and see if you can sit in for a tune with the band. Nothing guaranteed, but musicians often do this.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions?
The most-asked question is "Can you book my band?" With our residency program, each of the 8 bands plays a particular Thursday or Friday the same week each month. There usually are no openings because of this guaranteed rotation. However, for other questions, contact [email protected]