Stafford & Sturdevant is "the duo with the big band sound": a Bay Area, California based duo celebrated for their unique blend of San Francisco Jazz, R&B, Rock n’ Roll and New Orleans fueled Swing with insightful selections from the Great American Songbook. They engage audiences grand and small with fiery instrumentals and harmonized vocals from a vast repertoire of universally appealing good time music. In addition to clubs, cafes, restaurants and nightclubs, the duo is equally adept at entertaining large crowds and community celebrations. Whether performing for cocktail hour at a popular Napa Valley winery or a cool Mill Valley black tie affair, this duo leaves a lasting mark with good-time-know-how done right.
John & David dedicate a portion of their calendar each month to special concerts for retirement communities, activity centers, cultural events and care residences. The shows are uplifting, lovingly crafted to suit each venue and event, and arranged to capture the energy and memories of eras gone by. Stafford & Sturdevant is highly sought after by senior communities for their vast repertoire of universally appealing feel good music and their unique rapport with multi-cultural, multi-generational audiences. They have performed at many of Northern California's premiere retirement communities and senior centers including Monarch Place of Oakland, Aegis Living, Piedmont Gardens, Lakeside Park, Medical Hill, The Redwoods of Mill Valley, Agesong, Stagebridge, Home Sweet Home, and many others.
Stafford & Sturdevant are also a major force in the Bay Area music scene with regular shows at popular restaurants, cafes, clubs, bars and community events. They maintain a weekly Tuesday evening concert at the Caffe Trieste on Piedmont Avenue in Oakland and bi-monthly lunchtime shows at Berkeley's famous Cheeseboard Pizza. Along with appearances in and around San Francisco, North Beach and Sausalito, John & David appear monthly at Taste of Rome, The Sausalito Galleries, The Seahorse and Osteria Divino. Last year their national tour "Ashbury & Bourbon" was an incredible success covering 3 states, 16 days and 32 shows. Their world tour "Europa" included performances in Switzerland, France and Germany. Their recent tour to the East Coast with "Crossroads of America" was a big hit.