- B.B.'s Bluesberrytini
- In honor of the great B.B. King
Smirnoff Blueberry Vodka, Sour, Sierra Mist
& splash of Monin Blueberry
- Bebop Banana Split
- In honor of bebop style jazz
Banana Rum, Cream de Cocoa and Chocolate Milk
Bebop or bop is a form of jazz characterized by fast tempos and improvisation based on harmonic structure rather than melody. It was developed in the early and mid-1940s. It first surfaced in musicians' argot some time during the first two years of the Second World War. Hard bop later developed from bebop combined with blues and gospel music. Charlie Parker and Miles Davis were famous for this style of jazz.
- Bit O'Brubeck
- In honor of Dave Brubeck
Buttershots, Frangelico, Vanilla Vodka and Cream
David Warren Brubeck (born December 6, 1920 in Concord, California, better known as Dave Brubeck, is a U.S. jazz pianist. Regarded as a genius in his field, he has written a number of jazz standards, including "In Your Own Sweet Way" and "The Duke". Brubeck's style ranges from refined to bombastic, reflecting his mother's attempts at classical training and his improvisational skills. Much of his music employs unusual time signatures.
His long-time musical partner, alto saxophonist Paul Desmond, wrote the Dave Brubeck Quartet's most famous piece, "Take Five", which is in 5/4 time and has endured as a jazz classic. Brubeck experimented with time signatures through much of his career, recording "Pick Up Sticks" in 6/4, "Unsquare Dance" in 7/4, and "Blue Rondo ? la Turk" in 9/8. He also provided music for the TV animated miniseries "This Is America, Charlie Brown".
- Calypso Cafe
- In honor of calypso joining jazz
Tia Maria, Espresso, Cream, Caramel and Chocolate
Calypso is a style of Afro-Caribbean music which originated in Trinidad and Tobago at about the start of the 20th century. The roots of the genre lay in the arrival of African slaves, who, not being allowed to speak with each other, communicated through song. This forged a sense of community among the Africans, who saw their colonial masters change rapidly, bringing French, Spanish and British music styles to the island of Trinidad.
The steel drum as pictured to the left, is an example of a predominant calypso instrument.
- Count Basie's Cosmo
- In honor of Count Basie
Chambord Flavored Vodka, Sour, Cranberry, Splash of Sierra Mist & Fresh Lime
Considered one of history's most influential jazz musicians, William "Count" Basie was born on August 21, 1904, in Red Bank, New Jersey. He began on the vaudeville circuit, which took him Kansas City. He assumed leadership of a nine-piece band, which eventually became the Count Basie Orchestra. The group recorded several hits during the late 1930s and early '40s, including "Jumpin' at the Woodside," "Lester Leaps In," "Taxi War Dance," "Miss Thing" and "One O'Clock Jump," the band's theme song as well as its most popular recording. By the late 1940s, the Count Basie Orchestra's fame had waned. Count Basie died on April 26, 1984, in Hollywood, Florida.
- Cucumber Melon Melody
- In honor of those famous "melodies"
Effen Cucumber Vodka, Midori, Sour and a splash of Sierra Mist
Since melody is mostly a part of the musical foreground, it is one of the easiest aspects of music to perceive and remember. Melody gives a piece of music richness and character. Melody also helps the listener remember and identify music. In most cases, it is the melody of a song that is the most memorable part.
Great examples are "What A Wonderful World" and "Body And Soul".
- Ellington's Espressotini
- In honor of The Duke!
Van Gogh Double Espresso Vodka, Kahlua
& splash of cream
- Getz The German Chocolate Cake!
- In honor of Stan Getz
Frangelico, Vanilla Vodka, Coconut Rum, Chocolate Milk, and Coconut
In the 1950s, Getz became popular playing cool jazz with Horace Silver, Johnny Smith, Oscar Peterson, and many others. His first two quintets were notable for their personnel, including Charlie Parker's rhythm section of drummer Roy Haynes, pianist Al Haig and bassist Tommy Potter. A 1953 line-up of the Dizzy Gillespie/Stan Getz Sextet featured Gillespie, Getz, Oscar Peterson, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown and Max Roach.
Returning to America from Europe in 1961, Getz became a central figure in Bossa nova. Along with Charlie Byrd, who had just returned from a U.S. State Department tour of Brazil, Getz recorded Jazz Samba in 1962 and it became a hit. The title track was an adaptation of Antonio Carlos Jobim's "Samba de Uma Nota S?" (One Note Samba). Getz won the Grammy for Best Jazz Performance of 1963 for "Desafinado".
- Jelly Roll Rancher
- In honor of Ferdinand "Jelly Roll" Morton
Watermelon Vodka, Sour Mix, Sprite and Grenadine
Jelly Roll Morton was the first great composer and piano player of Jazz. He was a talented arranger
who wrote special scores that took advantage of the three-minute limitations of the 78 rpm records.
But more than all these things, he was a real character whose spirit shines brightly through history, like his diamond studded smile.
- Major Key Lime
- In honor of music
Vanilla Vodka, Pineapple, Sour Mix and a Splash of Cream
In musical notation, a key signature is a series of sharp symbols or flat symbols placed on the staff, designating notes that are to be consistently played one semitone higher or lower than the equivalent natural notes (for example, the white notes on a piano keyboard) unless otherwise altered with an accidental. Key signatures are generally written immediately after the clef at the beginning of a line of musical notation, although they can appear in other parts of a score, notably after a double bar.
- Mambo Mango
- In honor of Mambo joining jazz
Mango Rum, Orange Juice, Sour and a splash of Grenadine
Mambo is a Cuban musical form and dance style. The word mambo (which means conversation with the gods) is the name of a priestess in Haitian Voodoo. The name is derived from the language of the African slaves who were imported into the Caribbean.
Class and color melted away in the incandescent rhythm of the music. Even jazz musicians such as Erroll Garner, Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins and Sonny Stitt
fell under the mambo's charm, as can be heard on the many Latin recordings they made in the 1950s.
- Mojito Fuentes
- In honor of the Tito Puente, Sr.
Bacardi infused with Fresh Mint and Fresh Lime
Born Ernesto Antonio Puente, Jr., was an influential Latin jazz and mambo musician. The son of native Puerto Ricans Ernest and Ercilia Puente, of Spanish Harlem in New York City, Puente is often credited as "El Rey" (the King) of the timbales and "The King of Latin Music". He is best known for dance-oriented mambo and Latin jazz compositions that helped keep his career going for 50 years.
- Only The Thelonius
- In honor or Thelonius Monk
Herradura Silver Tequila, Blue Curacao, Cointreau, Sour & Splash of Sierra Mist with a Salted Rim
Thelonious Sphere Monk (1917 ? 1982) had a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire (including his classic works "'Round Midnight" and "Blue Monk"). He is often regarded as a founder of bebop, although his playing style evolved away from the form. His compositions and improvisations are full of dissonant harmonies and angular melodic twists, and are impossible to separate from Monk's unorthodox approach to the piano, which combined a highly percussive attack with abrupt, dramatic use of silences and hesitations.
- Orange Groove Crush
- In honor of groove joining jazz
Orange Vodka, Orange Soda, Triple Sec and Orange Juice
Named for "groove master" Herbie Mann: In some more traditional styles of jazz, the musicians often use the word "swing" to describe the sense of rhythmic cohesion of a skilled group. However, since the 1950s, musicians from the organ trio and latin jazz subgenres have also used the term "groove". Jazz flute player "Herbie Mann talks a lot about "the groove." In the 1950s, Mann "locked into a Brazilian groove in the early '60s, then moved into a funky, soulful groove in the late '60s and early '70s. By the mid-'70s he was making hit disco records, still cooking in a rhythmic groove." He describes his approach to finding the groove as follows:"All you have to do is find the waves that are comfortable to float on top of." Mann argues that the "epitome of a groove record" is " Memphis Underground or Push Push".
- Peggy Lee's Pamatini
- In honor of Peggy Lee
Absolut Citron vodka, Sour, Pama Liqueur & Splash of Sierra Mist
Peggy Lee was an American jazz singer, songwriter and actress whose career spanned six decades. In 1942 Lee had her first #1 hit, "Somebody Else Is Taking My Place." In then began collaborating on songs, often with her husband, Dave Barbour, including “Mañana,” and several songs for Walt Disney's Lady and the Tramp. She received three Grammy Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award.
- Prelude to a Hershey's Kiss
- Named for the famous song by Duke Ellington.
Vanilla Vodka, Cream de Cocoa and Chocolate Milk
Edward Kennedy "Duke" Ellington was an American composer, pianist, and band leader who was one of the most influential figures in jazz, if not in all American music. As a composer and a band leader, Ellington's reputation has increased since his death, with thematic repackagings of his signature music often becoming best-sellers. Posthumous recognition of his work include a special award citation from the Pulitzer Prize Board.
Ellington called his style and sound "American Music" rather than jazz, and liked to describe those who impressed him as "beyond category", including many of the musicians who served with his orchestra, some of whom were themselves considered among the giants of jazz and remained with Ellington's orchestra for decades. While many were noteworthy in their own right, it was Ellington that melded them into one of the most well-known orchestral units in the history of jazz.
- Rhumba Razamataz
- In honor of Rumba influenced jazz
Mango Rum, Bacardi, Bacardi Limon, Orange Juice, Triple Sec and Sour Mix
In Cuba, Rumba is a generic term covering a variety of musical rhythms and associated dances. The rumba has its influences in the music brought to Cuba by Spanish colonizers as well as Africans brought to Cuba as slaves.
Rumba developed in the Cuban provinces of Havana and Matanzas in the late 19th century. As a sexually charged Afro-Cuban dance, Rumba was often suppressed and restricted because it was viewed as dangerous and lewd.
Rumba developed in rural Cuba, and is still danced in Havana, Mantanzas and other Cuban cities as well as rural areas, especially those with a significant or predominant black community, although now it is infused with influences from jazz and hip hop, such as the jazz of Arturo Sandoval.
- Sinatra's Citrus Tea
- In honor of the great Frank Sinatra
Jeremiah Weed Sweet Tea Vodka, Lemonade & Splash of Orange Juice
Francis Albert Sinatra (1915 ? 1998) was an American jazz-oriented popular singer and Academy Award-winning actor.
Beginning his musical career in the swing era with Harry James and Tommy Dorsey, Sinatra became a solo artist with great success in the early to mid-1940s, being the idol of the "bobby soxers". His professional career had stalled by the 1950s, but it was reborn in 1954 after he won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He signed with Capitol Records and released several critically lauded albums (such as In the Wee Small Hours, Songs for Swingin' Lovers, Come Fly with Me, Only the Lonely and Nice 'n' Easy). Sinatra left Capitol to found his own record label, Coming out of retirement in 1973, he recorded several albums, scoring a hit with "(Theme From) New York, New York" in 1980, and toured both within the United States and internationally until a few years before his death in 1998.
- The Big Dizzy Apple
- In honor of Dizzy Gillespie
Apple Vodka, Sour, Roses Sour Apple, Splash of Sierra Mist with a Caramel Swirl
John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie (1917 ? 1993) was an American jazz trumpeter, bandleader, singer, and composer. He was born in Cheraw, South Carolina, the youngest of nine children. Together with Charlie Parker, he was a major figure in the development of bebop and modern jazz.
In addition to featuring in these epochal moments in bebop, he was instrumental in founding Afro-Cuban jazz, the modern jazz version of what early-jazz pioneer Jelly Roll Morton referred to as the "Spanish Tinge". Gillespie was a trumpet virtuoso and gifted improviser, building on the virtuoso style of Roy Eldridge but adding layers of harmonic complexity previously unknown in jazz. In addition to his instrumental skills, Dizzy's beret and horn-rimmed spectacles, his scat singing, his bent horn, pouched cheeks and his light-hearted personality were essential in popularizing bebop, which was originally regarded as threatening and frightening music by many listeners raised on older styles of jazz. He had an enormous impact on virtually every subsequent trumpeter, both by the example of his playing and as a mentor to younger musicians.
The Jazz Corner honors some of the great attributes of jazz . . .
WHITE WINE & CHAMPAGNE LIST
- WHITE WINE AND CHAMPAGNE
Bogle California 11 $33
Buena Vista Carneros Carneros 09 $36
Charles Krug Napa 11 $38
Chateau Ste. Michelle Col. Valley 11 $32
Renegade~Sleight of Hand Cellars Col. Valley 12 $31
Rodney Strong, Chalk Hill Sonoma 11 $37
Sonoma Cutrer Sonoma 11 $49
Stags Leap Wine Cellars Napa 10 $54
Sterling Central Coast 11 $31
Trefethen Napa 10 $46
Chenin Blanc Dry Creek CA 11 $27
Chenin Blanc the Royal South Africa 11 $33
Pinot Grigio Brancott NZ 11 $36
Pinot Grigio Luna Nuda Italy 11 $33
Pinot Grigio St. Margherita Italy 11 $54
Pinot Gris Joel Gott Oregon 11 $34
Sauv. Blanc Casa Lapostolle Chile 11 $34
Sauv. Blanc Sea Glass California 12 $32
Sauv. Blanc Whitehaven NZ 12 $38
Riesling Biltmore Asheville, NC 11 $30
Riesling Cht. Ste. Michelle Col. Valley 11 $29
Riesling Urban ~Mosel~ Germany 11 $33
Mionetto Prosecco (split) Italy $10
Chandon Brut 1/2 Bottle California $29
Veuve-Clicquot 1/2 Bottle France $59
Ruggeri Valdobbiadene Prosecco Italy $52
Villa Rosa Moscato D’Asti Italy $33
Moet & Chandon White Star France $78
Piper Sonoma Brut Sonoma $49
Perrier Jouet France $69
Chandon Brut California $48
Our bottle list changes seasonally and we try to keep a nice variety so there is something for everyone.
We also have several wines by the glass, as well as half bottles.
Please suggest your favorite and we will try to add it to our list.
RED WINE AND HALF BOTTLE LIST
- RED WINE AND HALF BOTTLES
14 Hands Columbia Valley 10 $34
Beringer Napa 10 $43
Chateau St. Jean California 10 $37
Duckhorn Napa 09 $98
Ferrari-Carano Sonoma 10 $49
Rodney Strong Sonoma 10 $34
Rutherford Hill Napa 07 $56
Cellar No. 8 Sonoma 10 $38
Cht. Ste. Michelle Columbia Valley 09 $53
Decoy by Duckhorn Napa 11 $49
Etude Napa 09 $89
Flora Springs Napa 10 $57
Jordan Alexander Valley 09 $98
Joel Gott 815 California 09 $43
Miner~Stagecoach Napa 09 $93
Newton Unfiltered Napa 09 $88
Raymond Reserve Napa 10 $56
Rock & Vine North Coast 10 $42
Pinot Noir Acacia Carneros 11 $58
Pinot Noir Erath Oregon 10 $47
Pinot Noir Gloria Ferrer Etesian Sonoma 07 $45
Pinot Noir Heron Sonoma County 11 $37
Pinot Noir Three Degrees Oregon 11 $43
Pinot Noir La Crema Monterey 11 $48
Pinot Noir Witness Tree Willamette Valley 11 $49
Cotes Du Rhone Parallele 45 France 10 $33
Malbec Antigal Uno Argentina 08 $38
Malbec Bonfanti Argentina 10 $42
Malbec Vistandes Argentina 08 $35
Chianti Monrosso Italy 10 $36
Chianti Santa Christina Italy 11 $42
Blend Elyse C’Est Si Bon Sierra Foothills 09 $57
Meritage Gundlach Bundschu Sonoma 10 $68
Blend The Sum Napa 10 $58
Rioja Montebuena Spain 10 $31
Shiraz Angove’s “Red Belly Black” Aus. 08 $34
Shiraz Penfolds, Bin 128 Australia 09 $48
Syrah 6th Sense Lodi 11 $46
Petite Sirah Greg Norman Paso Robles 10 $42
Zinfandel 7 Deadly Zins Lodi 10 $41
Zinfandel Edmeades Redwood 10 $46
Zinfandel Ridge Ponzo RRV 08 $68
Cabernet Alexander Valley Alex Valley 10 $22
Cabernet Rutherford Ranch Napa 10 $21
Chianti Luiano Chianti Classico Italy 10 $26
Merlot Alexander Valley Alex Valley 10 $22
Pinot Noir La Crema Sonoma 11 $26
Pinot Noir Row 11 California 09 $26
Cotes du Rhone Les Violettes France 10 $23
Zinfandel 7 Deadly Lodi 10 $21
Pinot Grigio St. Margherita Italy 11 $26
Sauv. Blanc Duckhorn Napa 11 $26
Chardonnay La Crema Sonoma 11 $22
Chardonnay Sonoma Cutrer Russian River 11 $21
Our bottle list changes seasonally and we try to keep a nice variety so there is something for everyone.
We also have several wines by the glass, as well as half bottles and a few "rare finds" for the connoisseur.
Please suggest your favorite and we will try to add it to our list.
- Brandy Alexander
- Brandy and Kahlua blended with chocolate and vanilla cream
- Fresh Mint Grasshopper
- Creme de Menthe, fresh mint, vanilla cream and Creme de Cocoa
- Fresh Strawberry Berryetto
- Fresh strawberries blended with Amaretto
- Gran-Ma's Martini
- Grand Marnier, Espresso, chocolate and vanilla cream, shaken and served straight up
- Nutty Irishman
- Frangelico and Baileys with our house blend coffee
- Toasted Almond
- Amaretto and Kahlua blended with chocolate and vanilla cream
Handcrafted blended drinks, good anytime!
COFFEE AND TEAS
- Cappucino and Espresso
- We use Italy's best - Lavazza
- Chai Tea
- A super sized black tea chai with steamed milk
- House Blend Coffee and Hot Tea Variety
- Our famous house coffee is great on its own and we also offer a variety of hot teas
- Iced Irish Mocha Cappucino
- Espresso, Baileys, chocolate and milk, shaken over ice
- Iced Thai Coffee
- Our house coffee with espresso, ground cardamom and condensed milk, shaken and served over ice
- Iced Vietnamese Coffee
- Our house blend coffee with a shot of espresso and condensed milk, shaken and served over ice
We feature a wide variety of coffee drinks and a fine selection of teas.
- Cognacs and Cordials
- Remy, Hennessey, Calvados, Courvoisier, Galliano, Baileys, Frangelico, Sambuca, Tia Maria,
Kahlua, Grand Marnier, Amaretto,
Galliano and Nocello
- Dessert Wine
- We feature Framboise, Muscat, Limoncello and a Sparkling Red Wine
- Dow's, Taylor Fladgate and Cockburn's