March 4, 2017 

Saturday afternoon, 1:00 - 3:30 PM
Don Neely's 10-pc Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, with Carla Normand, Frederick Hodges
Dixieland Monterey Jazz Festival, 34th Annual
Monterey California, right downtown on the beautiful Monterey Bay
Hear the RSJO in concert in Monterey, and if you'd like, dance to their music on two spacious dance floors located on either side of the stage. The RSJO will be giving it their all, playing their spirited music from the Jazz Age and Swing Era for their central California fans and others from far and wide.

DeAnza Ballroom
Monterey Conference Center
One Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: 831.646.3770

For information please call (831) 633-5053 or toll free at 888-349-6879.


Concert, March 22, Wednesday night 7-9:30 pm

This is a special appearance by the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra!  We feel truly welcome at Rossmoor and that is due to the wonderful people they have volunteering for,  and organizing the jazz events such as Bob Burch. Thank you Bob! We love performing at The Rossmoor Event Center because it is a beautiful concert hall done in High Sierra lodge-style, with great numbers of river rock, massive windows, and large timbers. The hall has marvelous acoustics, and has perfectly unobstructed sight lines from the audience to the stage. You'll see the RSJO at their best: great sound, beautiful surroundings, a marvelous grand piano, massive stage, high quality sound system, and excellent technicians. Don Neely, Carla Normand, Frederick Hodges, Andrew Storar, Kent Mikasa, Steve Apple, Dix Bruce, Bob Embry, Brent Bergman, Marty Eggers, Mike Young. See you there on Wednesday, March 22nd at 7:00 pm!

At the breathtaking Rossmoor Event Center

1021 Stanley Dollar Dr.

Walnut Creek, CA

For tickets please visit the web site of the Rossmoor Dixieland Jazz Club

April 29, 2017 Saturday night, 8:00 to 12:00 midnight
Don Neely's 10-pc. Royal Society Jazz Orchestra with Carla Normand, Frederick Hodges
Art Deco Preservation Ball
Sponsored by the Art Deco Society Of California
Scottish Rite Temple, Lake Merritt in Oakland
Also performing, "The DecoBelles," and surprise artists to be announced.

Hear the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra play their authentic, thrilling, and entertaining repertoire from the
Art Deco Era, the 1920s,'30s and '40s.

This will be a unique and memorable experience because the Art Deco Society of California and their dedicated makers of magic know how to put on a memorable vintage-style event!  And they have proven this year after year! This year's event will be held at one of the San Francisco Bay Area's landmark Art Deco buildings, the Scottish Rite Temple in Oakland on Lake Merritt. The stunning interior with it's dome and columns create a grand ambience. It will be a fun and glamorous evening of dancing and cocktails in the stylish and timeless Scottish Rite. This Oakland landmark will be fully alive with swinging jazz, dancing, entertainment, laughter, and period pizazz!

Special guest performers and other surprises will delight you before the show and during intermissions. There will be live period-perfect cocktail music prior to the RSJO's downbeat. And there will likely be surprise special guests singing with the band! The exquisitely lovely Decobelles, in their knock-out costumes, will be choreographing another dazzling number to one of our exciting musical arrangements a highlight of the evening!
More information and ticket pricing is available on the web site visit:

For information please call the Art Deco Society Of California 415-982-DECO  or visit

May 27, 2017 - Saturday, Time To Be Determined (Changed from Sunday, May 28)
Don Neely's 10-pc. Royal Society Jazz Orchestra with Carla Normand, Frederick Hodges
Sacramento Music Festival
We may be returning once again! If we do, you'll see the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra really do their stuff!! From A to Z! Hot Jazz, grin-inducing novelty songs, swing, syncopated 1920s jazz, heart- melting ballads, avant-garde music of the 1920s and '30s and more! The RSJO wows the patrons of the Sacramento Music Festival year after year, and keeps 'em coming back again and again! This festival is a wonderful experience, truly festive and spirited as a festival should be. And may we say Sacramento Music Festival Audiences are the most "with-it" audiences one could wish for!

There will be a variety of bands performing vintage jazz and swing, blues, cajun, and much more.
Appearing this year, as in all past years, are bands from all over the country and abroad.

For ticket and schedule information go to web site: and call (916) 372-5277

July 8, 2017 Saturday - 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm
Don Neely's 10 pc Royal Society Jazz Orchestra with Carla Normand and Frederick Hodges
Cline Wine and Dixieland Jazz Festival
2437 Arnold Drive, Sonoma, CA 95676
Cline Cellars, Sonoma, CA

The Cline Cellar Jazz Festival is located on the beautiful grounds of Cline Cellars in Sonoma, in the Carneros Region. Delicious food, wine, and beer will be available or you can bring your own picnic. This is a wonderfully relaxing experience. Performing there will be many other excellent bands specializing in vintage jazz. The grand finale will be a set with the Jambalaya Big Swing Band.
Admission is $30 advance, (before July 10th) $35 at the gate. Wine Club price in advance is $25.
Cline Cellars.
Tickets and information on the event: (707) 940-4025 or or

September 10, 2017 Sunday, 2:00 to 6:00 PM
Don Neely's 10-pc Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, with Carla Normand, Frederick Hodges
Gatsby Summer Afternoon
Dunsmuir Hellman Historic Estate
Oakland, California
Sponsored by The Art Deco Society of California
Also performing with the band, "The Decobelles."

The Royal Society Jazz Orchestra has performed at the famous Gatsby Summer Afternoon for over twenty years, and each year it becomes more interesting and fun. Participants get into the spirit of The Great Gatsby's1920s with music, dancing, period attire, picnics, antique cars, and high-spirited imagination. Picture a setting in rolling hills, vast green lawns, oak trees, wooded paths, and the charming Dunsmuir House for a stunning backdrop. It's the perfect setting for an unforgettable experience.

Special surprise guest performers will preceed the band, and also sing with the band.

For information please call the Art Deco Society Of California 415-982-DECO  or visit