March 2, 2019 

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, 36th Annual
Monterey California, right downtown on the beautiful Monterey Bay
Hear the RSJO in concert in Monterey, and if you'd like, dance to our music on two spacious dance floors located on either side of the stage. The RSJO will be giving it their all, playing the spirited, smile-inducing music from the Jazz Age and Swing Era, for their central California fans and those flocking in from all around the country.

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.

March 27, 2019, Wednesday night, 7-9:30 pm, Concert

Don Neely's 10-pc. Royal Society Jazz Orchestra with Carla Normand, Frederick Hodges

Rossmoor Concert

This is a another 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 28th, 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

May 4, 2019 Saturday night, 8:00 to 12:00 midnight
Don Neely's 10-pc. Royal Society Jazz Orchestra with Carla Normand, Adam Swanson, Bob Embry
Art Deco Preservation Ball
"A Night in Buenos Aires the City of Tango.
Sponsored by the Art Deco Society Of California
Belvue Club, Oakland, near Lake Merritt
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. There'll be plenty of Tangos and other delicious Latin rhythms.

This will be a truly unique and memorable experience because the Art Deco Society of California and their dedicated makers of merry 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 landmarks, The Bellvue Club, near Lake Merritt, in Oakland. This was the scene of perhaps our most  hot and jazzy Art Deco Preservation Ball ever, last year, when we had the sexy "Moonlight In Paris," theme. The charming interior of the club's early 20th century ambience is the perfect place for a fun and glamorous evening of music, dancing, glancing, and cocktails. 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

July 13, 2019 Saturday - 11:00 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 stunningly 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 5th) $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 8, 2019 Sunday, 2:00 to 6:00 PM
Don Neely's 10-pc Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, with Carla Normand, Frederick Hodges
Gatsby Summer Afternoon - Splendor in the Outdoors
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. It has been discovered Big Time! Over A Thousand participants get into the spirit of The Great Gatsby's 1920s with music, dancing, period attire, picnics, antique cars, and high-spirited imagination. Picture a setting in rolling California hills, on a warm late Summer day, vast green lawns, oak trees, wooded paths, and the charming Dunsmuir House for a dramatic backdrop. It's the perfect setting for an unforgettable experience.

Special surprise guest performers will preceed the band, and if we're lucky, even sing a number or two with the band.

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

September 1, 2018 - Saturday 7-10:00 pm

Don Neely's 10-pc. Royal Society Jazz Orchestra with Carla Normand, Frederick Hodges
The Hot Jazz Jubilee in Sacramento

Double Tree by Hilton

2001 Point West Way,

 Sacramento, CA 95815

2018 will be our debut performance at the Hot Jazz Jubilee! We were delighted to be invited to perform for the first time, and we are looking forward to seeing you there!!

You'll see the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra really do their stuff!! It's Sacramento after all! 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 audiences year after year in that great town,  and keeps 'em coming back again and again! The festival is a wonderful experience, truly festive and spirited as a festival should be. And may we say Sacramento audiences are the most "with-it" audiences one could wish for!

There will be a variety of bands performing vintage jazz and swing from far and wide.
For ticket and schedule information call or visit their web site  916-813-7665

Veteran's Day USO-Style Dance at the Presidio Officer's Club  
November 3, 2018 Saturday, 7:00 to 10:00 PM  
Don Neely's 10-pc Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, with Carla Normand, Frederick Hodges

By Presidio Trust

Location: Presidio Officer's Club

50 Moraga Ave. (At The Presidio) San Francisco, CA 94129

Exciting Exhibition dancing prior to the RSJO"s first set, and more energizing dance performances during the band's intermissions.

There will be a costume contest at 9:00 pm.

This is a free and open-to-the-public event. To register for the event, go to Eventbrite web site.

Travel back in time to a USO-style dance at the Officer's Club in its World War ll heyday! Light up the city's most historic dance floor as you swing to the 1940s rhythms of the Royal Society Jazz Orchestra, and enjoy classic cocktails available for purchase. Military/vintage dress encouraged - we'll even round out the night with a costume contest!

Doors open at 7:00 pm, no early admittance.

We have played at the Presidio Officer's Club on many occasions, and it is always a special and memorable experience.

The setting, the view, the architecture, the history, and our music  make for a unique time.