SoWal visitors and locals love the Red Bar, and the Red Bar Jazz Band is a fixture thanks to restaurant owners Oli and Philippe Petit.
The band lives on after the passing of John "Jabo" Starks (1938 -2018), an American funk and blues drummer. He is best known for playing with James Brown. Starks played on many of Brown's biggest hits, either as the sole drummer or in tandem with Clyde Stubblefield, including "The Payback", "Sex Machine", "Super Bad", and "Talking Loud and Saying Nothing".
Red Bar Jazz Band plays almost nightly. The party gets cranked up a notch after the dinner crowd thins creating a more funky atmosphere. Don't be surprised to spot celebrities here late at night. But please, everybody just wants to chill at The Red Bar.
Catch local legends Dread Clampitt on Sundays from noon til 3pm (brunch time) and again at 7pm during the season. Monday night music with Dread Clampitt also happening in the summer as well as more bands as announced. Follow The Red Bar on Facebook to see what Oli's talking about today. And see the website at theredbar.com with many photos of the funky spot we all love.