The Connie Doolan Quartet

Doors Open at 7:30pm
Music Starts at 8:00pm
Suggested Donation to the Artists: $20
We will provide tea and coffee.
Please bring a dessert/munchies and/or beverage to share.

Venue is located in Larkspur.

Reserve now:

Let’s swing into the summer….

We are thrilled to be hosting the Connie Doolan Quartet at our upcoming Magnolia House Concert Series.
Join us in July and be transported by Connie’s exquisite vocals and the innovative musicality of her outstanding band featuring Julian Smedley (violin), Mike Wollenberg (guitar), and Steven Strauss (bass).

Connie Doolan has been singing professionally for more than 30 years in numerous styles including swing/jazz, musical theater, cabaret, opera and folk. In addition to recording and performing with her quartet, she teaches music and dance to children and teens. Connie is a sought after vocal coach in the Bay Area. She is a popular teacher at various adult music camps including California Coast Music Camp, Puget Sound Guitar Workshop, Lark In The Morning, and B.C Swing Workshop.

Multi-instrumentalist Julian Smedley has enjoyed a long and highly accomplished career as a professional musician in his native England as well as in the US. As a violinist he performed regularly on the BBC before moving to the west coast. He has performed with such artists as Art Lande, Ralph Towner, Gary Peacock and Gil Evans and was a member of the Bay Area’s Hot Club of San Francisco. Residing now in the Northwest, he is a studio producer, a music teacher and regularly performs with various bands covering many styles of music.

Mike Wollenberg has been part of the Bay Area music scene for over 35 years. He performs regularly as a solo guitarist and with small groups. Here’s what guitar great Tuck Andress has says about Mike: “Mike Wollenberg is a magician of solo guitar…He has the unusual ablility to play very technically challenging passages so smoothly that he consistently makes me forget the difficulty and compels me simply to enjoy the music.

Steven Strauss is a commanding presence on the local music scene and rounds out the swinging sound of this top notch quartet.

Swing and jazz music in an intimate setting – what could be better? We hope you’ll be able to join us for this extraordinary night of music.

Amy & Bruce Friedricks
Magnolia House Concerts


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