A Non-Profit Organization Dedicated to the Performance, Promotion and Preservation of Traditional Jazz

Monthly Jazz-Dance Session Details

We host live bands at the Sunnyvale Elks Lodge* on the Fourth (4th) Sunday of each month from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. Also, the SBTJS Jammers play during two band breaks for a full four hours of fabulous music.

(See our SBTJS Band Schedule and read our latest South Bay Beat newsletter for more Trad Jazz news and events in the San Francisco Bay Area. Our newsletters also have news about Trad Jazz travel opportunities.)

Sandwiches, snacks, bottled water and beverages are available. There is an open bar near the dance floor for those over 21.

You will see couples, families and singles from all age groups at our events. We welcome cultural diversity and attendees from all backgrounds.
Sunnyvale Elks Lodge*
375 North Pastoria Avenue
Sunnyvale, California

Non-Members: $10
Members: $8

We hold a Raffle with some great wines, prizes and CD's at each Hot Jazz Sunday event.

Raffle Photo by Don Abel

Photo by DixieCat

Traditional or "Trad" Jazz is the lively, happy, syncopated music of the early 20th Century. Bands typically have a front line of clarinet, trumpet, cornet and trombone, plus banjos, tuba, piano and drums.

Photo by DixieCat

When you visit our events you will see folks doing the Charleston Strut, the Foxtrot and many other dances from the early years of the last century.

Just ask if you want to learn some steps or learn more about the music. We are very friendly folks and love to talk about the music with newcomers.

*We rent the Elks' dance floor. We are not affiliated with the Elks organization.

Need some 1920's dance tips? Check this out:

If this looks like fun to you, please join us!