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 in 2011, 2007, & 2003.  Currently performing with Lumbre -  Latin Rock Originals by Robert BandaLa Familia Loca and Delbert Bump's SA-ZIL Band. 

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

2017 Performances:

Oct 6, 2017 - La Familia Loca, Bella Bru in Natomas

Sep 16, 2017 - Delbert Bump's SA-ZIL Band, Vacaville Jazz Festival, Nut Tree Village Main Stage, 2:45 - 4 PM

Aug 5, 2017 - La Familia Loca, Bella Bru in Natomas

Jul 16, 2017 - Delbert Bump's SA-ZIL Band, Rio Grille in Napa 4 - 7 pm

Jul 1, 2017 - La Familia Loca, Holiday Inn Sacramento

Jun 3, 2017 - La Familia Loca, Bella Bru in Natomas

Apr 1, 2017 - Cuban Jazz Bistro

Mar 31, 2017 - Cuban Jazz Bistro

Mar 11, 2017 - La Familia Loca, Mexican American Hall of Fame Awards Dance, VFW Sacramento CA

2016 Performances:

Oct 1, 2016 - La Familia Loca @ Discovery Bay Yacht Club

Aug 13, 2016 - La Familia Loca @ Brewster's in Galt CA

Aug 6, 2016 - Lumbre @ the Club Fox, 2215 Broadway St. Redwood City CA, Saturday, $12 Advance - $15 Door.  Special Guest Freddy Anthony & others will be performing @ the show! Opens 7 pm / Show 8 pm - www.LatinRock.com 415-285-7719

May 28, 2016 - La Familia Loca, Moose Lodge Hot Latin Nights Party - Acampo, CA Dinner/Dance

Mar 12, 2016 - La Familia Loca, VFW Hall 2784 Stockton Blvd, Sacramento CA - Dinner/Dance

Mar 11, 2016 - Guest @ Freddy Anthony's Gig in Las Vegas!

Mar 10, 2016 - Guest @ Freddy Anthony's Gig in Las Vegas!

Mar 5, 2016 - La Familia Loca, CRAB FEED at the American Legion Hall, 320 N. Washington St., Lodi CA $45.00 per Person. Ticket Reservations call Barbara @ 209-483-2679 or Tom @ 209-747-0258.  Door Open: 5:30 pm, Dinner 6:30 pm, Raffles, Prizes, No-Host Bar. 

Feb 20, 2016 - Rumba Jam, Private Party SF CA

Jan 30, 2016 - La Famila Loca, Koe's Bar Stockton/Lodi CA

Jan 16, 2016 - Potluck Rumba @ Richards! Private Party

2015 Performances:

Dec 12, 2015 - La Familia Loca, Discovery Bay Private Party

Nov 7, 2015 - Lumbre, @ the Club Fox, 2215 Broadway St. Redwood City CA, Saturday $12 advance / $15 door  Doors open 7 pm / Show 8 pm - www.LatinRockInc.com 415-285-7719

Oct 31, 2015 - La Familia Loca, Moose Lodge Halloween Party- Acampo CA

Sep 19, 2015 - La Familia Loca, Show for Dolores Huerta, Stockton Civic Auditorium Fundraiser - Celebrating 85 Years of Dolores Huerta - Tickets & options for dinner/donations etc. available through www.eventbrite.com/e/stockton-celebrates-homegrown-civil-rights-leaders-lifetime-of-service-tickets-18004984393

Sep 12, 2015 - La Familia Loca, LA Tour #3 @ Isadores Historical Plaza Los Alamitos, CA

Aug 28, 2015 - La Familia Loca, Elk Grove Sports Bar 9661 Elk Grove Florin Road

Aug 1, 2015 - La Familia Loca - Private Party

Jul 4, 2015 - La Familia Loca - Private Party

May 23, 2015 - La Familia Loca, Sacramento Latin Democratic Club, 9684 Sutton Pointe Court, Elk Grove CA 2 PM to 6 PM $25.00 @ the Door Information: 916-870-5034

Apr 25, 2015 - Alincia Band, Fallon Nevada

Mar 14, 2015 - La Familia Loca, Mexican American Annual Sports Awards, VFW Sacramento CA

Feb 28, 2015 - La Familia Loca, 60 Year Wedding Anniversary, Turn Verein Hall Sacramento CA

Feb 14, 2015 - La Familia Loca, Moose Lodge - Acampo CA

2014 Perfromances:

Dec 31, 2014 -  La Familia Loca, Moose Lodge New Years Eve Party, Acampo CA

Nov 1, 2014 - La Familia Loca, Private Halloween Party, Galt CA

Oct 18, 2014 - Lumbre's opening for TonyToniTone! followed by Tortilla Soup & Ontourage @ Cesar Chavez Plaza, San Jose CA / Lumbre's start time: 

Sep 27, 2014 - Lumbre's performing as entertainment for the "after party" @ the Brava Theater Lobby 2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA

Sep 27, 2014 - La Familia Loca,  Private Party, Ripon CA

Sep 13, 2014 - La Familia Loca, LA Tour #2 @ Isadore's Historical Plaza Los Alamitos, CA

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

Aug 16, 2014 - Lumbre & Suzanne Cortez's Adalante @ McClaren Park Amphitheater SF CA

Aug 9, 2014 - Lumbre is performing with Suzanne Cortez's Adalante Band @ SLIM'S in San Francisco, CA

Aug, 3, 2014 - Lumbre @ the San Jose Tamale Festival

Aug 2, 2014 - Lumbre, with Zebop & Dave Workman @ the Club Fox, 2215 Broadway St. Redwood City CA, Doors open 7 pm / Show 8 pm - www.LatinRockInc.com 415-285-7719

Jul 4, 2014 - La Familia Loca, Private Gig - Invitation Only, Galt CA 

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

May 31, 2014 - La Familia Loca, Ballejo's Restaurant - 1100 O street, Sacramento, CA 

May 25, 2014 - Lumbre, SF Carnaval!  3:15 pm to 4:15 pm, Stage: 20th & Harrison St - San Francisco CA

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

May 4, 2014 - La Familia Loca, LATour @ Isadore's Historical Plaza Los Alamitos, CA

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

Apr 11, 2014 - La Familia Loca, Reunion! Brewsters, Galt CA

Feb 15, 2014 - La Familia Loca, Moose Lodge Valentine's Dance, Acampo CA

Jan 25, 2014 - La Familia Loca, Birthday Bash @ Brewster's in Galt, CA

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. 

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

Sep 21, 2013 - La Familia Loca - Western Service Workers Fundraiser, Hallows Hall 5605 14th Ave / Sacramento, CA 

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

Aug 24, 2013 - La Familia Loca - Elk Grove Park Multicultural Festival, Elk Grove CA

Aug 4, 2013 -  Lumbre - 7th Annual DeLeon Family "Day on the Dirt" San Jose, CA

Aug 3, 2013 - La Familia Loca - Brewsters, Galt CA 

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 

Jun 21, 2013 - La Familia Loca - Retirement Party

Jun 13, 2013 - ALINCIA Band - El Dorado County Fair @ the Tiki Bar

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 

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 

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 

Oct 17, 2012 - La Familia Loca - The SPLASH 15th & 'H' St. www.splashbardowntown.com/ Sacramento CA 

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 

Sep 15, 2012 - Jay'e and Friends - Fillmore Farmers Market / San Francisco, CA

Aug 25, 2012 - Michael Sea Island Fever - http://www.mseafever.com/PALSinParadise.pdf / Lodi, CA 

Aug 18, 2012 - La Familia Loca - Private Party, Discovery Bay CA

Aug 4, 2012 - Lumbre - 6th Annual Deleon Family "Day on the Dirt" San Jose CA

Jul 30, 2012 - Michael Sea Island Fever - Parrot Head Beach Party, Tower Park, Lodi CA

Jul 4, 2012 - Michael Sea Island Fever - USS Hornet, Alameda CA

Jun 8, 2012 - Lumbre Latin Rock Debut - Opening Act @ Lil Fox Theater, Redwood City CA

May 29, 2012 - La Familia Loca - Roseville Tuesday Night Street Faire, Roseville CA

May 18, 2012 - La Familia Loca - Private Graduation Party, Sacramento CA

May 5, 2012 - Sapo Guapo - Stars in Vacaville CA

Jan 28, 2012 - La Familia Loca - The Taste Ultra Lounge, 501 E. Main Street, Stockton CA

Jan 21, 2012 - La Familia Loca - Live @ Oshimas Fugu Lounge, 2071 Natomas Crossing Drive, Sacramento CA

2011 Performances:

Mar 5, 2011 - Sabor Band - Cafe New Orleans, 117 J. Street, Old Sacramento CA

Mar 4, 2011 - Sabor Band - KCRA Channel My58, Sacramento CA

Feb 18, 2011 - Sabor Band - Live @ Oshimas Fugu Lounge, 2071 Natomas Crossing Drive, Sacramento CA

Feb 17, 2011 - Sabor Band - Grand Opening "Jazz on J Street" Shenanigan's 705 J Street, Sacramento CA

2010 Performances:

Dec 31, 2010 - Sabor Band - Private Party, Elk Grove CA

Dec 18, 2010 - Sabor Band - Old City Gallery, Franklin at Broadway, Sacramento CA

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

Nov 13, 2010 - Sabor Band - Private Party, Folsom CA

Oct 16, 2010 - Sabor Band - Private Birthday Party, El Dorado Hills, CA

Oct 10, 2010 - Sabor Band - Cafe New Orleans, 117 J. Street, Old Sacramento CA

Oct 9, 2010 - Sabor Band - 2nd Saturday Old City Gallery, Franklin at Broadway, Sacramento CA

Sep 24, 2010 - Sabor Band - Live @ Oshimas Fugu Lounge, 2071 Natomas Crossing Drive, Sacramento CA

Sep 11, 2010 - Sabor Band - Benefit Concert, Washington Youth Center, D & 16th Street, Sacramento CA

Sep 5, 2010 - Sabor Band - Memorial Day Weekend Party, Roseville CA

2008 Performances:

*Moved to San Francisco Bay Area

2007 Performances:

Dec 16, 2007 - Soulamente Band - SF Marriott (Private Party)

Nov 24, 2007 - Soulamente Band - O'Reilly's Bar and Grill, Grover Beach CA

Nov 23, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Elk's Club, Santa Maria CA

Nov 10, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Private Party, Nipomo CA

Nov 9, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Private Party, Arroyo Grande CA

Nov 4, 2007 - The Bomb Band (Victor Vega) - Whiskey's, Santa Barbara CA

Nov 3, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Rock's Club, Santa Barbara CA

Oct 28, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Wedding in Santa Barbara CA

Oct 21, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Ralph & Duanes Tavern, Arroyo Grande CA

Oct 20, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Wedding in Santa Maria CA

Oct 14, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Tantara Winery Open House, CA

Oct 13, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Rock's Club, Santa Barbara CA

Oct 12, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Mongo's Bar & Grill, Grover Beach CA

Oct 6, 2007- Soulamente Band - Wedding in Arroyo Grande CA

Oct 5, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Loading Dock, Santa Maria CA

Sep 29, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Harry's Bar, Grover Beach CA

Sep 28, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Harry's Bar, Grover Beach CA

Sep 15, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Royal Scandinavian, Solvang CA

Sep 9, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Ralph & Duanes Tavern, Arroyo Grande CA

Sep 8, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Maverick Saloon, Santa Maria CA

Sep 7, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Loading Dock, Santa Maria CA

Sep 2, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Elks Club, Private Party, Santa Maria CA

Sep 1, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Rancho Nipomo Eatery, Rancho Nipomo CA

Aug 30, 2007- Soulamente Band - San Luis Obispo Farmer's Market, SLO CA

Aug 18, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Cambria Pine Lodge Inn, Cambria CA

Aug 17, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Elk's Club, Private Party, Santa Maria CA

Aug 12, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Cambria Winery, CA

Aug 11, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Addamo Vineyards, CA

Aug 4, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Royal Scandinavian, Solvang CA

Aug 3, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Rock's Club, Santa Barbara CA

Jul 21, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Cambria Pine Lodge Inn, Cambria CA

Jul 14, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Moose Lodge Private Party, Pismo Beach CA

Jul 12, 2007 - Soulamente Band - San Luis Obispo Farmer's Market, SLO CA

Jul 7, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Rock's Club, Santa Barbara CA

Jul 6, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Mongo's Bar & Grill, Grover Beach CA

Jun 30, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Royal Scandinavian, Solvang CA

Jun 29, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Cambria Pine Lodge Inn, Cambria CA

Jun 23, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Rancho Nipomo Eatery, Rancho Nipomo CA

Jun 22, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Avila Bay Athletic Club, Avila Beach CA

Jun 20, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Lompoc Flower Festival, Lompoc CA

Jun 16, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Private Party, Orcutt CA

Jun 15, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Rick's Beach Bar, Avila CA

Jun 2, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Rock's Club, Santa Barbara CA

Jun 1, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Loading Dock, Santa Maria CA

May 31, 2007 - Soulamente Band - San Luis Obispo Farmer's Market, SLO CA

May 27, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Strawberry Festival, Arroyo Grande CA

May 26, 2007 - Soulamante Band - Strawberry Festival, Arroyo Grande CA

May 24, 2007 - Cello Bossa Band - Inn @ The Morrow Bay, Morrow Bay CA

May 19, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Royal Scandinavian, Solvang CA

May 18, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Maverick Saloon, Santa Maria CA

May 16, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Elk's Club, Private Party Santa Maria CA

May 10, 2007 - Cello Bossa Band - Inn @ The Morry Bay, Morrow Bay CA

May 6, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Coachman's Bar, Santa Maria CA

Apr 28, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Private Party Lompoc CA

Apr 22, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Tantara Winery Open House, CA

Apr 21, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Maverick Saloon, Santa Maria CA

Apr 19, 2007 - Soulamente Band - San Luis Obispo Farmer's Market, SLO CA

Apr 14, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Harry's Bar, Grover Beach CA

Apr 13, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Harry's Bar, Grover Beach CA

Apr 7, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Royal Scandinavian, Solvang CA

Mar 30, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Rick's Beach Bar, Avila Beach CA

Mar 24, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Santa Maria Inn, Santa Maria CA

Mar 18, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Harry's Bar, Griver Beach CA

Mar 16, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Mongo's Bar & Grill, Grover Beach CA

Mar 15, 2007 - Cello Bossa Band - Inn @ The Morrow Bay, Morrow Bay CA

Mar 8, 2007 - Cello Bossa Band - Inn @ The Morrow Bay, Morrow Bay CA

Mar 3, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Wedding at Village Country Club, Lompoc CA

Feb 17, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Maverick Saloon, Santa Maria CA

Feb 15, 2007 - Cello Bossa Band - Inn @ The Morrow Bay, Morrow Bay CA

Feb 9, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Special Event @ VAFB CA

Feb 2, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Loading Dock, Santa Maria CA

Jan 25, 2007 - Cello Bossa Band - Painted Sky Recording Studio, Cambria CA

Jan 21, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Harry's Bar, Grover Beach CA

Jan 18, 2007 - Cello Bossa Band - Inn @ The Morrow Bay, Morrow Bay CA

Jan 17, 2007 - Cello Bossa Band - Painted Sky Recordin Studio, Cambria CA

Jan 13, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Royal Scandinavian, Solvang CA

Jan 12, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Royal Scandinavian, Solvang CA

Jan 11, 2007 - Cello Bossa Band - Inn @ The Morrow Bay, Morrow Bay CA

Jan 5, 2007 - Soulamente Band - Mongo's Bar & Grill, Grover Beach CA

Jan 4, 2007 - Cello Bossa Band - Inn @ The Morrow Bay, Morrow Bay CA

2006 Performances:

Dec 31, 2006 - Soulamente Band - Loading Dock, Santa Maria CA

Dec 28, 2006 - Cello Bossa Band - Inn @ The Morrow Bay, Morrow Bay CA

Dec 22, 2006 - Soulamente Band - Cambria Pine Lodge Inn, Canbria CA

Dec 21, 2006 - Cello Bossa Band - Inn @ The Morrow Bay, Morrow Bay CA

Dec 17, 2006 - Soulamente Band - Greka Party, Buellton CA

Dec 16, 2006 - Soulamente Band - Private Party, Santa Maria CA

Dec 14, 2006 - Cello Bossa Band - Inn @ The Morrow Bay, Morrow Bay CA

Dec 7, 2006 - Cello Bossa Band - Inn @ The Morrow Bay, Morrow Bay CA

Nov 30, 2006 - Cello Bossa Band - Inn @ The Morrow Bay, Morrow Bay CA

Nov 16, 2006 - Cello Bossa Band - Inn @ The Morrow Bay, Morrow Bay CA

Nov 9, 2006 - Cello Bossa Band - Inn @ The Morrow Bay, Morrow Bay CA

Nov 2, 2006 - Cello Bossa Band - Inn @ The Morrow Bat, Morrow Bay CA

Oct 15, 2006 - Soulamente Band - Tantara Winery Open House, CA

Oct 12, 2006 - Cello Bossa Band - Inn @ The Morrow Bay, Morrow Bay CA

Oct 7, 2006 - Soulamente Band - Loading Dock, Santa Maria CA

Oct 5, 2006 - Cello Bossa Band - Inn @ The Morrow Bay, Morrow Bay CA

Sep 15, 2006 - Soulamente Band - Loading Dock, Santa Maria CA

Aug 25, 2006 - Soulamente Band - Village Country Club, Lompoc CA

Aug 19, 2006 - Soulamente Band - Wedding @ Village Country Club, Lompoc CA

Aug 18, 2006 - Soulamente Band - Loading Dock, Santa Maria CA

Aug 5, 2006 - Soulamente Band - Wedding @ Village Country Club, Lompoc CA

Jul 2, 2006 - Soulamente Band - Guadalupe 4th of July Celebration, Guadalupe CA

Jun 21, 2006 - Soulamente Band - Lompoc Flower Festival, Lompoc CA

Jun 11, 2006 - Soulamente Band - Private Party, Lompoc CA

Jun 3, 2006 - Soulamente Band - Santa Maria Rancho Bowl, Santa Maria CA