Upcoming Dates

Wine and Roses - Lounge
2505 W. Turner Road
Lodi, CA 95242
Price: N/A

Please join us any Tuesday night in the Lounge of Wine and Roses.  They have a wonderful restaurant where the music  can be heard, or you may order from their dinner or lounge menu and eat in the cozy, comfortable lounge.

We have a great time with John McDonald on drums, Shelly Denny on bass and I am on piano/vocals.  Miles Cope comes to sing  al most every Tue. -  other vocalists and instrumentalists drop by as well.

I'm really enjoying this gig!  Its been about 3+ years with the trio, and I'm loving the variety of styles we play throughout the evening...

Wine and Roses is also a beautiful hotel/spa/restaurant, so come on Tue., stay overnight, and then visit the over 90 wineries throughout the area...

Wine and Roses - Lounge
Shanna - solo piano/vocals - EVERY MONDAY NIGHT - 6:00-10:00
2505 W. Turner Road
Lodi, CA 95242
Price: N/A

I'm singing and playing a wide variety of music that I've loved over the to have you drop by for a visit...

Past Dates

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

Piedmont Piano Company
Shanna Carlson and Hugo Wainzinger with Bridges Trio - 8:00 P.M.
1728 San Pablo Avenue
Oakland, CA
Price: $20

Shanna, vocals and Hugo, guitar will be performing their original music with wonderful musicians Larry Dunlap/piano, Jeff Chambers/bass and Raul Ramirez/percussion, drums

Sunday, November 18th, 2018

Castro Valley Library
BRIDGES - Hugo Wainzinger and Shanna Carlson - 2:00-3:00
3600 Norbridge Avenue
Castro Valley, CA 94546
United States
Price: Free

Hugo and I will be doing our own songs this time...Hugo is a wonderful guitarist/composer from Argentina.  His melodies are varied and beautiful.  Our mutual friends Cathi Walkup and Ken McKenzie wrote the lyrics for his songs.  I'll be singing his music plus my own compositions with lyrics written by Cathi and Ken.  We're very glad that we'll have an energetic, musical percussionist, RAUL RAMIREZ joining us!

Sunday, November 4th, 2018

Carmel House Concert
BRIDGES - Hugo Wainzinger and Shanna Carlson - 2:00-3:00 social hour, 3:00-5:00 concert
Carmel, California
Price: $25

Hugo and I will be playing our originals (from the three Americas) and will be joined by Raul Ramirez on percussion.  Flautist and friend, Kenny Stahl, will join us on a couple songs as well...

Saturday, October 6th, 2018

Piedmont Piano Company
6th Annual Jazz and Poetry Melange
1728 San Pablo Avenue
Oakland, CA

David Erdreich puts on a concert once a year with a very eclectic lineup...there will be four poets, jazz, doo wop, blues...

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

Van Reutin Winery
Glen Woodward and Shanna Carlson - 12:00-4:00
340 W. Hiway 12
Lodi, CA 95242
Price: Wine Club Lunch

Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

Supper and Song
Supper and Song - 6:00-9:00

Sunday, March 4th, 2018

Supper and Song
Supper and Song - 6:00-9:00

Sunday, February 25th, 2018

Viaggio Estate and Winery
Celebration of Glen Woodward's Birthday - 4:00-8:00
100 E. Taddei Road
Acampo, CA 95220
Price: Free

Sunday, November 12th, 2017

Wine and Roses
Shanna Carlson and Friends - No host bar 4:00, Concert 4:30 P.M.
2505 W Turner Road
Lodi, CA 95242
Price: $20 - Tix to be purchased through Wine and Roses

Shanna will be singing and playing with John McDonald, drums and Shelley Denny, bass (both play for the Tuesday Night Jazz at Wine and Roses in the Lounge.  We will be adding a wonderful keyboardist/pianist from the SF Bay Area, Benny Watson.  We'll be doing songs from Cole Porter to Kenny Rankin to Michael Franks...


There will be a no-host bar before the concert...


Friday, September 22nd, 2017

Shanna Carlson and Friends - 7:30-10:00 P.M.
14577 Big Basin Way
Saratoga, CA 95070
Price: $15 Advance, on line; $18 at door

Shanna’s voice has been compared to Rosemary Clooney, at times June Christy, and is a story-teller, delivering a lyric which touches the heart, not only as a balladeer, but swinging, with a playful side.  She's a pianist/songwriter and has been accompanist at Jazz Camp West and also taught classes there and at the California Conservatory of Jazz.

Tonight she'll be singing/playing with the Benny Watson Trio bringing a wide variety of songs and styles, from Porter to Tizol to Franks...

Benny Watson, keyboard and piano/ Carla K, bass and Bob Blankenship, drums


Saturday, September 9th, 2017

417 Avon Street
Oakland, CA
Price: $20 General Admission/$10 Strawberry Creek Residents, All previous artist participants are invited for free, but dontaions welcomed.

 Three poets with improvised musical accompaniment.  Poets include Dr. Lige DaileyTureeda Mikell, and Clara Hsu.  Jazz musicians include  fabulous Marcus Shelby on bass, formidable Dillon Vado on Vibes, effervescent Shanna Carlson on piano, scintillating Jeff Weinmann on drums, leader/alto sax/singer David Erdreich, Mark Stikman singer, sound engineer. Women singers/Cloudettes Deena Levy, Patti Paul, Catherine De Cuir, and Suzanne Fox.   for RSVP

Saturday, May 20th, 2017

California Jazz Conservatory - concert
Shanna and Benny Watson Trio - 8:00 P.m.
2087 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
Price: $15

I'll be singing/playing (sometimes) and Benny Watson will be on keyboards, Carla K on bass and Bob Blankenship on drums.

Singing some of my favorites from Harry Warren to Michael Franks to Cole Porter to James Taylor, mostly with a slightly different twist.  Would love to share the evening with you...

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

Workshop - Getting the Most from Lyrics - Noon - 3:00
2087 Addison Street
Berkeley, CA 94704
Price: $50

Bring a chart for a song that you know "stone cold" and we'll look for several ways to make that song come not only a singer, but a storyteller!

I'll be your accompanist as well...

Sunday, February 12th, 2017

Supper And Song
Supper and Song - vocalists Shanna, Brian Byrnes, Ann Brewer and Barry Warren - 6:15 first set (see below, doors open at 5:00)
Price: $25 cash at door to defray cost of performers and food

Doors open at 5:15, drinks, appetizers.  Buffet Dinner 5:45, First set 6:15, Desserts 7:15, Second set 7:45, Sociaiizing 9:00

The event is free but we request a $25 cash contribution at the door to defray the cost of the performers.  Seating is limited to 36.  Advance reservations through Brown Paper Tickets are essential.

We accept and encourage names for a waiting list, in case there are cancellations. 


If you reserve seats but subsequently find you will be unable to attend, please let us know directly as soon as possible so that we can re-offer the seats.  Send an email to  We usually have a waiting list.

Sunday, May 22nd, 2016

Piedmont Piano Co,
Jeff Weinmann Trio - 4:00 P.M.
1728 San Pablo Avenue
Oakland, CA
Price: TBA

Jeff will be singing and playing drums, Karen Horner will be singing and playing bass and I'll be singing and playing piano - 

Sunday, May 15th, 2016

St. Albans Parish
1501 Washington St., (Corner of Curtis and Washington Streets)
Albany, CA
Price: N/A

We will be featuring songs written or co-written by Cathi, sung by Andrea Wolper, Gerry Grosz, Jennifer Lee, Benny Watson, Linda Kosut, Sherri Roberts, Larry Smith, Daria and me backed by house band members Benny Watson/David Udolf on piano, Paul Smith/John Clark on bass and Bob Blankenship/John McDonald on drums...we'd love to have those who worked with her drop by and play other music as well.  Of course, since its a celebration of her life, I'm sure that there are many who will have stories to share!  There will be light food fare and wine/sparkling water as well.

Please spread the word - we want to have a great afternoon of music, stories and friendships...

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Shanna Carlson Trio
Jazz Night
Ripon, CA

Private Party

Friday, March 18th, 2016

KCSM 91.1
Desert Island Jazz with Alisa Clancy - 9:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.
San Mateo, ca

Shanna brings CDs she'd love to take with her were she stranded on a desert island...also a favorite book and a luxury item.

If you miss it, go to KCSM radio and check out their Desert Island Jazz archives...

Sunday, March 13th, 2016

Supper and Song
Doors open at 5:00
Berkeley, CA
Price: $25 cash donation

Saturday, January 30th, 2016

Shanna - solo - 6:30-10:30 P.M.

Subbing for Kim Nejak...

Friday, January 29th, 2016

Shanna - solo - 6:30-10:30 P.M.

Subbing for Kim Nejak...

Sunday, January 24th, 2016

Shanna - solo - 6-10:00 P.M.

Subbing for Kim Nejak...

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

Shanna - solo - 6:30-10:30 P.M.
2505 W. Turner Road

Subbing for Kim Nejak...

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Cafe Pink House
Shanna Carlson and Hugo Wainzinger Quartet - 7:00-9:30
14577 Big Basin Way
Saratoga, CA

Great new supper club in downtown Saratoga….good food, sound, piano.   Come join us for an evening of a mix of both Shanna's and Hugo's music!

Saturday, June 20th, 2015

Jazz Camp West
Accompanist for vocal classes - June 20-27, 2015
La Honda, CA

Friday, December 26th, 2014

Little Lou's BBQ
After Christmas musical celebration - 8:00-11:00
2455 S. Winchester Boulevard
Campbell, CA 95008
Price: -0-

I'll be on piano/vocals; Bob Boehm, bass; drummer TBA; Jim Bruno, vocals and perhaps some other surprise guests.

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

New Rheem Theatre
Songs of Winter and the Holiday Season - 7:00
350 Park Street
Moraga, CA 94556
Price: $15 General/ $12 Seniors

Eric Swinderman, guitar and Jeff Neighbor, bass will be joining me and we'll do our best to make you feel the good things that happen in December - like chilled evenings, hot toddys, friends getting together, and the music -especially the music!

We're part of the "Jazz Series at the Rheem Theatre", 3rd Saturday of each month….



Sunday, November 9th, 2014

Supper and Song - 6:30
Berkeley, CA
Price: $20

Doors open at 5:15, cocktails, dinner 5:45, show starts at 6:30

I'll be sharing the evening with singers Kit Weagant, Jack Dynis and Barry Warren.  We'll be backed by the Benny Watson Trio: Benny, piano/Carla K, bass/Bob Blankenship, drums.


Saturday, November 8th, 2014

The California Jazz Conservatory (formerly the Jazz School)
Cathi Walkup - The Secret Of The Song - 8:00
2087 Addison Street,
Berkeley, CA
Price: $15 gen. $12 students, seniors

This is a grand event:  CD and Book release party - Cathi's lyrics put to her's and others melodies.  I'll be singing one or two songs this evening and so will good friend Linda Kosut.  Please join us for this wonderful celebration!!!

Call for tickets:  (510)845-5373

I know you'll love the band:  Benny Watson, piano/ Carla K, bass/ Jim Zimmerman, drums/ Hugo Wainzinger, guitar/ John Capobianco, trumpet/fluglehorn/ Brian Byrnes, harmonica.

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

Maybeck Studio
NO MOON AT ALL - Shanna, Cathi Walkup and Linda Kosut - 3:00-4:30 P.M. (doors open at 2:30)
1537 Euclid Avenue
Berkeley, CA
Price: $20



Websites:  CATHI WALKUP:

                 LINDA KOSUT:

                 DAVID UDOLF:

                 ERICK SWINDERMAN:

                 RICH GIRARD:


Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Piedmont Piano Company
Summer Moon - 8:00 P.m.
San Pablo Avenue
Oakland, CA
Price: $15

This is our third annual Moon concert featuring Linda Kosut, Cathi Walkup and me on vocals, with the Mike Greensill Trio.

Saturday, June 21st, 2014

Jazz Camp West
8 Days of glorious music with fantastic teachers and students! - June 21-28
Camp Jones Gulch, 11000 Pescadero Road
La Honda, CA 94020

Friday, June 20th, 2014

The Lobby Lounge at the Inn at Spanish Bay
Shanna on piano/vocals, Don Rosef. bass and Andy Weiss, drums - 7:00-10:00
2700 - 17 Mile Drive
Pebble Beach, CA
Price: N/A

Relax by the fire, enjoy the fantastic ocean view, food from the lounge menu and to top it all off, music to suit this lovely place.

February 2017

Wine and Roses
Additional dates - 6:00-10:00 on Th, 6:30 trio on F
Lower Sacramento Rd. and Turner Rd.
Lodi, CA 95242

Besides my usual M/T, I've been subbing for Kim Nejak 1/20 (Trio), 26 (solo), 27 (Trio), 2/2 (Solo), 3 (Trio), 9 (Solo), 10 (Trio).   Back to usual schedule after 10th of February!

January 2017

Shanna Carlson - 6:00-10:00 P.M.
2505 W. Turner Road

Come join us every Tue. with Gil Lester, bass and John McDonald, drums (Vocalist Miles Cope joins us most nights).  

Join us for cocktails before dinner in the Towne House Restaurant or stay with us and order from the bar or dinner menu.


I also play Monday nights, solo...

Monday, February 25th, 2019

Wine and Roses
Shanna Solo with Cathi Walkup