Underscore Jazz is made up by professionals from all over the San Francisco bay area that specialize in music with roots in the jazz tradition, including Jazz Standards, Hard Bop, Motown, Funk, R&B and more. Underscore believes in this music, and we pride ourselves in bringing good vibes and great sounds to all events. We come in a variety of ensemble styles and sizes (detailed below). Regardless of the group hired, the quality, integrity, and authenticity of our collective sound always remains consistent. We are available for club dates, private functions, weddings, corporate events, holiday parties, backyard BBQs, and more.


      "What we play is life." - Louis Armstrong

"Jazz washes away the dust of every day life." - Art Blakey


The Bands

The Trio

Still not exactly what you're looking for?

We've got you covered.

If the ensembles above aren't quite what you're looking for, let us know what you were thinking! Chances are we can adjust the size and vibe of our band to fit your event.

Ricardo Lomelí Gómez
Musical Director

The Quintet

Drums & bass with either

guitar or piano, this group

will bring your cocktail hour

to a new level of classy, 

equipped with chill jazz standards, pop/R&B mashups and funk tunes for a full night of fun for all to enjoy.

Vocalists can be added to any ensemble if requested!

Underscore has a network of professional singers in our

roster available upon request, with samples if needed.

The true "Party Band" of

Underscore. The Trio plus

two horns, this group brings

hard bop jazz to the forefront,

and hip-shaking Motown/R&B for the party portion of the night. Add vocals to take this band to the next level!

Looking for vocals?

Underscore Jazz Trio

Abishek Menon - guitar

Josh Fossgreen - bass

Ricardo Lomelí Gómez - drums


“When Jon and I were planning our wedding we were sure of one thing: we wanted one of Ricardo’s bands to celebrate with us. After reaching out to him and discussing our ideas (we really wanted it to be jazzy and danceable, and definitely needed a horn in the group), Ricardo got the band together and made it a reality (Quintet with vocals added). We knew we could trust them to deliver, and it was epic. He helped pick our walking-down-the-aisle song when we were unable to think of a good one, and everything felt perfect. Our guests were super impressed with the band and it really made the whole day just that much more special. I wholeheartedly recommend Underscore Jazz for any event. They travelled all the way to San Diego to help make our wedding something we’ll always remember.”

Wedding - San Diego, CA

Shelby & Jon


Entertainment Specialist

The Rare Barrel, Berkeley, CA


"We hired Underscore Jazz Trio to play an event in our breweries tasting room and they completely set the mood. Within the first couple songs, the bar quieted as the ensemble captivated the room. It was inspiring to watch and we can't wait to have them back!"


Fun fact: this image was taken at

Shelby & Jon's wedding!


To book an Underscore ensemble for your next event,

please fill out the form below and we'll get back to you ASAP.

Questions? Contact our musical director:

Ricardo Lomelí Gómez   /   San Jose, SF Bay Area

707.583.6342   /   Booking@UnderscoreBand.com 


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