San Francisco's Home for Great Concerts since 1970

Rudy Salvini Octet

Jazz and Standards from the Great American Songbook, plus originals.In the aggregate, the members of The Rudy Salvini Octet bring, literally, several centuries worth of musical experience to Old First. Collectively, they are a virtual embodiment of that fabled period in Bay Area music known as the big band jazz era. Just a partial list of musical greats they have played with or accompanied reads like two blocks on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame: Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Marvin Gaye, Duke Ellington, Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr., Isaac Hayes, Peggy Lee, Mel Tormé, Billy Eckstein, Nancy Wilson, Natalie Cole, Lena Horne, Dionne Warwick, Henry Mancini and more. The RSO is truly a musical treasure.

Old First Concerts has volunteer opportunities available!

Our concerts rely on the generosity of volunteers to assist with simple tasks like:


distributing programs

box office

set-up and clean-up

Scheduling is flexible — you choose when to work! We especially need helping hands for our Friday and Saturday night performances.

An excellent opportunity for students, seniors, or anyone who possesses a love for music!

If you’d like to consider volunteering with Old First Concerts, please contact for more information.

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