You know Woody Allen as the man behind iconic films like Annie Hall, Midnight in Paris and Sweet and Lowdown, and for the often fretful, intellectual characters he plays onscreen. You might not know that he has another career on the side: playing jazz clarinet in his own band. Woody Allen and his New Orleans Jazz Band have been playing together for more than 35 years, with a regular gig at Manhattan hotel The Carlyle. The band’s sound is firmly rooted in the music that Allen has loved since his childhood and draws inspiration from such legendary artists as Sidney Bechet, George Lewis, Johnny Dodds, Jimmie Noone and Louis Armstrong. Now they’re hitting the road and playing a mix of pop, hymns, blues and New Orleans-style jazz at San Francisco’s Regency Ballroom. Each show from this group of talented musicians is spontaneous and feels like an informal jam session – there’s no playlist and the song choices are made on the spot. Whether you’re a fan of Allen’s films, love New Orleans jazz or just want to experience a rare performance from a multi-talented man, you won’t want to miss this show.