Contact Info

For booking information, call Jon Schermer 408-497-4742 or

Tuesday evenings from 7-10PM at the Swingin' Door in San Mateo. 

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About Us

The Silicon Gulch Jazz Band was founded by Joe Bithell in 1982.   Soon after the band found a home playing every Tuesday night in San Mateo at the Swingin' Door (formerly the Prince of Wales Pub). They have also appeared at the Sacramento Jazz Festival and numerous events in the area. 

The band plays a wide variety of music but specializes in early jazz and swing.  The band is perfect for any occasion.


The Band: 

  • Dave Kawamoto, Reeds
  • John Dodgshon, Cornet
  • Jon Schermer, Trombone
  • Joyce Taylor, Banjo 
  • Andy Norblin, Guitar 
  • Martin Thoolen, Bass