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Trieste Records came into existence in 1981 with the introduction of our first LP Saturday Live at Caffe Trieste.
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IN MEMORIAM June 8, 2015 It has suddenly come to our attention that two TRIESTE MUSIC friends and colleagues, singer Stephen Randolph and Master Accordion repairman Gordon J. Piatanesi have passed away very recently. Steve Randolph wowed our Saturday Concert audiences audiences for years. Dubbed “the only Tenor I know who sings Cool Jazz”, Steve Randolph wowed our Saturday Concert audiences for years in the 2000’s. His renditions of “Don’t You Know” and “Satin Doll” were perennial favorites. It was a pleasure and privilege to have worked with him over the years, and the S.F. Bay Area musical community will feel his loss.
Gordon Piatanesi was part of the famous Piatanesi family accordion dynasty that started with the arrival of Colombo Piatanesi in San Francisco from Castelfidardo, Italy around the turn of the century, and his later establishment of Colombo & SonsAccordions on Columbus Ave. only a few blocks from our Caffe Trieste flagship location. Colombo is one of the most recognized ofAmerican-made brands, and the historic manufacturing, import and repair location operated under Gordon’s direction until the mid 1990’s on Columbus Avenue, after which it moved to San Rafael, CA. Gordon was a witty, highly skilled and trusted accordion artisan who took great care of my accordions for several decades. He was widely known and loved, and we will miss him very much. Photo above from Accordion video on YouTube.
SATURDAY MUSIC SCHEDULE
THE LONGEST RUNNING SHOW IN THE CITY OF SAN FRANCISCO:
April 11, 2015
A Caffe Trieste SaturdayConcert
The Caffe Trieste Band can consist of accordion, organ, piano, guitar, mandolin, bass guitar, bass violin, harmonica, washboard, banjo, spoons, congas and just about any other low-tech instrument (except for Fabio's Petosa Series II electronic accordion). Well known Bay Area favorites such as Bing Nathan (bass violin), Ned "Eddi" Boynton (bass guitar, guitar), David Sturdevant (guitar, harmonica, vocals), Dave Jess (bass guitar, drums), Tony Mance (bass guitar, banjo, vocals, a.k.a Antonio Mancini), Richard Mayers (conga drums/percussion), Jon Otis (conga drums/percussion) and Ron Borelli (accordion/piano) are "regulars" with the band. Multiple accordions are not unusual at the concert. Noted Bay Area accordionists such as Ron Sfarzo and Rene Sevieri join Fabio and the band. Our 2+hour show now starts at about 1 p.m. $8.50 minimum per person. No cover charge. For more information about show schedule, theme shows, and guest singers, please go to our events page.
In March, 2004. the Caffe’s seating and stage area arrangement were reconfigured to be more audience friendly. As it was in the late 1960’s and periodically in the 1980’s, the audience now enjoys the same Caffe Trieste ambience with an added bit of Cabaret flavor. The “new” stage area is set against the beautiful Fishermans’ mural depicting a scene in Sardegna, the house sound reinforcement system has been completely revamped and continues to be improved (engineer included), and the performances have never sounded or looked so good.
EVERY FIRST WEDNESDAY NIGHT OF THE MONTH
first Wednesday of each month: next performance is on July 1st
EVERY LAST AND FIRST very last and first Sunday morning of the month:
Thursday Night Concert Series
September 24, 2015
October 29, 2015
November 19, 2015
July 17, 2015
If you know of an act that you would like to see on the Thursday Night Concert Schedule, please contact Fabio Giotta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
See Event Archives for a listing of past events.