The Alcatraz Islanders

Prisoners of Melody

The Alcatraz Islanders perform swing era Hawaiian music that blends traditional island melodies with mainland jazz. 

The band is led by steel guitarist, Mikiya Matsuda and features a rotating cast of talented musicians including; Danny Chaves (ukulele), Nick Rossi (guitar), Steve Walz (guitar), Lee Jeffriess (string bass), Dan Neville (vibraphone), and Derek McDonald (drums). 

Whether for your private event, luau, or at your favorite tiki lounge, the Alcatraz Islanders can provide everything from upbeat tunes for dancing, to soothing music for drifting and dreaming of the islands.

Catch them in San Francisco every Tuesday at Pagan Idol from 7-11 PM, every first Wednesday of the month at Club Deluxe from 6-9 PM, and at select Sunday brunches at Trader Vic's in Emeryville.