Josh Clark – photo by Jeremy Gordon

Tonight, Tea Leaf Green’s Josh Clark and ALO’s Dave Brogan will perform in San Francisco. Rather than their principal groups, however, the two will instead will take the stage with a variety of students from the Blue Bear School of Music. Tonight’s gig at Cafe Du Nord will be a Blue Bear Showcase, which also will feature guitarist Sean Leahy. As the school itself explains, “Blue Bear Band Workshops are student bands that are organized by the school and feature adult musicians ranging in age from early 20s to late 40s. They rehearse with a professional musician who coaches the band in group playing and arrangement. For 10 weeks the aspiring musicians rehearse a set which they then perform live in a San Francisco club at the end of the class session. The shows are always lively, and proceeds help support Blue Bear’s nonprofit mission to make music education fun and affordable for anyone who is motivated to play or sing or craft a song.”