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Vic Wong

November 10, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Hi Free Live Jazz, but they do appreciate tips!

Vic Wong is a jazz guitarist, double-bassist, tenor banjoist, and ukulele(ist?) in based in San Francisco. He specializes in early jazz styles of the ’30s and ’40s. Sometimes, in the comfort of his home, he makes horrible noises on lap steel when nobody is around to hear.

Vic proudly plays regularly in a wide variety of local bands, including jazz/blues/swing combo the Cottontails, earth’s only theremin-lounge band: Project Pimento, and swing-era Hawaiian group the Alcatraz Islanders. He wont bother to list every band because that would be unproductive use of our time.

Also, if you twist his arm not very hard, you can find him playing solo jazz guitar, reggae, ska, soul, R&B, funk, rock, folky singer-songwriter, bossa nova, choro, top-40 or whatever the paycheck is sufficient for. He’s likes everything and is versatile, is what I’m saying.

One time, he opened for John Legend. Okay, so maybe “opening” isn’t the word. But he played music prior to John Legend in the same event location. Quincy Jones was there too, but Vic was unable to get his attention despite throwing all the Brazilian music he knew at the set list. Despite all this, he thinks it was a cool experience.


November 10, 2022
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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2730 21st street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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(415) 829-3375
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