Jazzing it up in San Francisco.


Great fun was had by all at the Fillmore Studio last week during San Francisco’s Fillmore Jazz Festival. The festival attracts upwards of 90,000 folks, eager to enjoy some of the best Bay Area jazz. DWR Fillmore played a large part in this year’s festival by hosting a Creole-themed event. Seafood Gumbo, red beans and rice and fiery slaw were provided by Cajun Pacific San Francisco, a small weekend-only restaurant specializing in Creole food. Trumer Pils, a local Berkeley Brauerei, were kind enough to sponsor our event and it made a fine paring with the spicy Creole menu. But the main attraction was the three-piece band, Makeshift Elements, who are based in SF’s Mission District and feature a stand-up bass, guitar and keyboard. We drew a crowd of 300 for their three-hour set. It was a great event and a great opportunity for us to give back to the community.

Posted by Kelly Spain, Proprietor-DWR Fillmore.