Welcome to the website of Gordon Schaaf

Welcome to my presentation of the congas as a product originating from San Francisco, derived from all my experiences that captured my interest from the birthplace of Latin Rock.  

Back in the early 70's, I was advised by a popular High School Band Instructor and Latin percussion instructor at Drum World in San Francisco to just do what I do and not worry about taking lessons - so in that way, what I do is the San Francisco way.

In the Audio Section, I put my own spin on how to approach the original content so this may help accentuate why I feel it's important to adopt and maintain a playing style that's unique and provides opportunity for the congas to move in new directions. Posted audios were recorded Summer/Winter 2010 with the Sabor Band. Currently performing with Lumbre (Original San Francisco Bay Area Latin Rock), La Familia Loca, Michael Sea Band & 5-Day Bender. 

See New LUMBRE Video:  Lumbre @ Club Fox 2 Nov 2013 under video tab.  Check calendar also for links or additional info:

2014 Performances: 

Dec 31, 2014 -  La Familia Loca, Moose Lodge New Years Eve Party, Acampo CA 8 pm to 1 am

Sep 27, 2014 - La Familia Loca,  Brewsters, Galt CA / Exact time to be determined...

Aug 16, 2014 - La Familia Loca, Discovery Bay Private Party

Jul 5, 2014 - Lumbre

Jun 28, 2014 - La Familia Loca, Private Gig - Wedding Anniversary

Jun 7, 2014 - Lumbre & Dakila! Private Party 40th Wedding Anniversary, Isleton CA

May 31, 2014 - 5-Day Bender Band, Jamieson Ranch Vineyard - 1 Kirkland Ranch Road, Napa CA 3 - 6 pm

May 25, 2014 - Lumbre, SF Carnaval!  3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, Stage: 20th & Harrison St

May 18, 2014 - Lumbre, Cesars Latin Palace, 826 26th Street San Francisco, CA-Sunday 2pm to 7 pm 

May 3, 2014 - La Familia Loca, So. Cal Tour @ Isadore's in Los Alamitos, CA (Orange County)

Apr 26, 2014 - La Familia Loca, Sacramento Mexican-American Hall of Fame

Apr 11, 2014 - La Familia Loca, Reunion! Brewsters, Galt CA / 8 pm to ???

Feb 15, 2014 - La Familia Loca, Moose Lodge Valentine's Dance, Acampo CA / 8 pm to 11 pm 

Jan 25, 2014 - La Familia Loca, Birthday Bash @ Brewster's in Galt, CA / 7 pm to 11 pm

2013 Performances:

Dec 2013 - Date TBD Lumbre in recording studio

Nov 29, 2013 - La Familia Loca, Micke Grove Zoological Society 25th Annual Zoo Lights Concert, 11793 N Micke Grove Road, Lodi CA 95240.  5 pm to 8 pm

Nov 2, 2013 - Lumbre is opening for Dakila! @ the Club Fox, 2215 Broadway St. Redwood City CA, Saturday $15 advance / $20 door  Doors open 7 pm / Show 8 pm - www.LatinRockInc.com 415-285-7719 

Oct 26, 2013 - La Familia Loca, Private Halloween Party - Galt CA 

Oct 20, 2013 - Lumbre - 1st Annual United Impalas Car Show -  History Park at Kelly Park, 1650 Senter Road (entrance at 635 Phelan Avenue) in San Jose, CA (Open 10:00 AM to 4 PM)

Sep 21, 2013 - La Familia Loca - Western Service Workers Fundraiser, Hallows Hall 5605 14th Ave / Sacramento, CA  7 PM to 11:00 PM 

Aug 31, 2013 - Michael Sea Island Fever - Spindrift Marina, 841 W. Brannan Island Rd, Isleton CA  3:00 PM

Aug 24, 2013 - La Familia Loca - Elk Grove Park Multicultural Festival, Elk Grove CA 10 AM to 12:00 Noon

Aug 4, 2013 -  Lumbre - 7th Annual DeLeon Family "Day on the Dirt" San Jose, CA 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Aug 3, 2013 - La Familia Loca - Brewsters, Galt CA  8:00 PM

Jul 27, 2013 - Lumbre - Performing at the ROYAL Unity Gala Concert Benefit (semi-formal) - See www.royalpresents.org for dinner & concert ticket prices - 5 PM Dinner / 7 PM Concert - Fort McKinley Officers Club, 101 Brentwood Drive, South San Francisco, CA 94080.        Other bands include: Richard "Suavecito" Bean, FLO featuring Juan Escovedo & Anthony Blea, Los Cochinos, Rumores, Conga Company, & the Latin Rock All Starz Band for ROYAL

Jul 21, 2013 - Lumbre - The Liquid Club - 32 So. 3rd Street, San Jose CA  Doors Open @ 7:00PM  Lumbre @ 8:00 PM  Tickets $10.00 advance & $12:00 at the door.  For advance tickets call Robert Banda @ 408-401-2636 or Gordon Schaaf @ 805-598-4938

Jul 13, 2013 - Lumbre - Private Party for "Stage 20", San Francisco CA  2:00 PM

Jun 28, 2013 - Lumbre - (To be rescheduled *no sound engineer) Performing Live from KPFA Studios, Berkeley CA, Hosted by Gary Baca

Jun 21, 2013 - La Familia Loca - Retirement Party

Jun 13, 2013 - ALINCIA Band - El Dorado County Fair @ the Tiki Bar, 1:45PM to 5:00PM

May 26, 2013 - Lumbre - Carnival, San Francisco CA (Time of Performance: 2:00PM - 3:00PM / Stage 20th Street & Harrison)

May 24, 2013 - La Familia Loca - Brewsters, Galt CA  8:00 PM

May 10, 2013 - Lumbre - Wedding - Chardonnay Golf Club, Napa CA

May 4, 2013 - Lumbre & Los Cochinos! (featuring the best of Bay Area Latin Rock) Club Fox Theater, Redwood City CA  8:00 PM

Apr 10, 2013 - Lumbre - Television Show @ El Monte Night Show, EMTV3, El Monte CA (Cancelled)

Jan 26, 2013 - La Familia Loca - Koe's Bar (Michael's Birthday Party!) Stockton/Lodi CA

2012 Performances:

Dec 8, 2012 - Lumbre - *Performing with Los Cochinos - Conneticut Yankee, 100 Conneticut Street, San Francisco CA  9:00 PM to 12:30 AM

Oct 17, 2012 - La Familia Loca - The SPLASH 15th & 'H' St. www.splashbardowntown.com/ Sacramento CA  7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Oct 5, 2012 - La Familia Loca - Wedding, Sacramento CA

Sep 22, 2012 - La Familia Loca - Western Service Workers Fundraiser, Hallows Hall 5605 14th Ave / Sacramento, CA  7:00 PM to 11:00 PM

Sep 15, 2012 - Jay'e and Friends - Fillmore Farmers Market / San Francisco, CA 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Aug 25, 2012 - Michael Sea Island Fever - http://www.mseafever.com/PALSinParadise.pdf / Lodi, CA  4:30 PM to 7:00 PM

Aug 18, 2012 - La Familia Loca - Private Party, Discovery Bay CA / 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Aug 4, 2012 - Lumbre - 6th Annual Deleon Family "Day on the Dirt" San Jose CA / 10:00 PM to 11:30 PM

Jul 30, 2012 - Michael Sea Island Fever - Parrot Head Beach Party, Tower Park, Lodi CA / 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Jul 4, 2012 - Michael Sea Island Fever - USS Hornet, Alameda CA / 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Jun 8, 2012 - Lumbre Latin Rock Debut - Opening Act @ Lil Fox Theater, Redwood City CA / 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM

May 29, 2012 - La Familia Loca - Roseville Tuesday Night Street Faire, Roseville CA / 6:00 PM 9:00 PM

May 18, 2012 - La Familia Loca - Private Graduation Party, Sacramento CA / 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

May 5, 2012 - Sapo Guapo - Stars in Vacaville CA / 9:30 PM to 1:30 AM

Jan 28, 2012 - La Familia Loca - The Taste Ultra Lounge, 501 E. Main Street, Stockton CA / 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Jan 21, 2012 - La Familia Loca - Live @ Oshimas Fugu Lounge, 2071 Natomas Crossing Drive, Sacramento CA / 9:00 PM to 1;00 AM

2011 Performances:

Mar 5, 2011 - Sabor Band - Cafe New Orleans, 117 J. Street, Old Sacramento CA / 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Mar 4, 2011 - Sabor Band - KCRA Channel My58, Sacramento CA / 7:45 AM to 9:15 AM

Feb 18, 2011 - Sabor Band - Live @ Oshimas Fugu Lounge, 2071 Natomas Crossing Drive, Sacramento CA / 9:30 PM to 1:00 PM

Feb 17, 2011 - Sabor Band - Grand Opening "Jazz on J Street" Shenanigan's 705 J Street, Sacramento CA / 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM

2010 Performances:

Dec 31, 2010 - Sabor Band - Private Party, Elk Grove CA / 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Dec 18, 2010 - Sabor Band - Old City Gallery, Franklin at Broadway, Sacramento CA / 4:00PM to 5:15 PM

Dec 5, 2010 - Sabor Band - Recording Studio Sessions @ EME Studios, Sacramento CA

Nov 26, 2010 - Sabor Band - Live @ Oshimas Fugu Lounge, 2071 Natomas Crossing Drive, Sacramento CA / 9:30 PM to 11:45 PM

Nov 13, 2010 - Sabor Band - Private Party, Folsom CA / 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Oct 16, 2010 - Sabor Band - Private Birthday Party, El Dorado Hills, CA / 2:00 to 7:00 PM

Oct 10, 2010 - Sabor Band - Cafe New Orleans, 117 J. Street, Old Sacramento CA / 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Oct 9, 2010 - Sabor Band - 2nd Saturday Old City Gallery, Franklin at Broadway, Sacramento CA / 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Sep 24, 2010 - Sabor Band - Live @ Oshimas Fugu Lounge, 2071 Natomas Crossing Drive, Sacramento CA / 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM

Sep 11, 2010 - Sabor Band - Benefit Concert, Washington Youth Center, D & 16th Street, Sacramento CA / 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Sep 5, 2010 - Sabor Band - Memorial Day Weekend Party, Roseville CA / 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM