Kabaret Kab

Taxi Entertainement Take a ride in a San Francisco taxi that you won't soon forget! Buzz will sing his silly, witty, and wacky jazz tunes to you en route!

Operating as usual


Hey out there, local folks, if bored tonight around 9 pm come to Gentilly, 4826 mission, sf. Got a request from the owner to pound the keys on the old upright. 915 to 1030, roughly.

Hey out there, local folks, if bored tonight around 9 pm come to Gentilly, 4826 mission, sf. Got a request from the owner to pound the keys on the old upright. 915 to 1030, roughly.

[04/03/20]   As you may have guessed, the Kabaret Kab is on hiatus for the duration. I'll be sure to let everyone know when I'm back in business. We night drivers rely on large gatherings of people to find rides, so....do the math. Need I say more?
I just hope that the taxi industry doesn't completely collapse because of this pandemic. It could be the last nail in the coffin.


New video by Buzz Brooks


San Francisco Chronicle

Hi Folks, in case you missed it, here's the video story on the Kabaret Kab!

Buzz Brooks isn't your typical S.F. cabbie: He entertains passengers with his Kabaret Kab Experience. Read about Bay Area Regulars like him at: bit.ly/KabaretKab


America's Real Stimulus Package...Us

here's a recent TV show I did, with some clips of a live performance at the old Yoshi's stage on Fillmore St. !

Interview with Buzz Brooks of the Kabaret Kab, about music and the need for people to get involved in keeping live Jazz Alive and support community effort to...

[07/04/19]   Hey now! I'll be out there Saturday night but not Friday July 5th!

[06/18/19]   Hey Kabaroonis! I've reduced my schedule, now just Friday and Saturday nights, from about 7 Pm til LATE! Gimme a call at 415 794 BUZZ, and let's Manifest More Mirth!


Buzz Angelicas

here's a taste of what that krazy kabaret kabist does on a real stage.... this was @ Angelica's in RWC. A few years back.

Buzz Brooks live @ Angelica's, Redwood City, Nov. 2015. With Pamela Rose's band.

[01/27/19]   This from CNN....
(CNN Business)The internal investigators tasked with keeping Uber safe were overworked, underpaid and at times emotionally traumatized as they struggled under the burden of nearly 1,200 cases every week, a confidential internal memo obtained by CNN says.

The 26-page memo, prepared by an outside risk management consultant, says that as recently as May last year, Uber's Special Investigations Unit was handling hundreds of cases every week. The team — which was made up of 60 investigators and 15 team leaders at the time — was tasked with handling the most severe incidents reported to the company in North America, including verbal threats, physical and sexual assault, r**e, theft and serious traffic accidents.
Uber commissioned the memo as part of its "broader efforts to stand up a best-in-class, specialized investigations team," a company spokesperson told CNN.
Although the memo notes that the team members loved "being associated with a 'hot' brand" and its younger employee base, it also said conditions were so bad within the unit that the memo warned of mental health risks to the investigators — even the potential of su***de.
"A single su***de by an Uber investigator who posts that they could not 'take' the job demands any longer will be fodder for the national if not international news media," the memo said.


Kabaret Kab of San Francisco - Buzz Brooks at it again!

look how much fun you can have in the Kabaret Kab!

That Krazy Kabaret Kabist, Buzz Brooks, strikes again! Check out www.buzzbrooks.com, and when in San Francisco, call 415 794 BUZZ to take a ride in the Kabar...

[10/20/18]   Hey out there, despite the SFMTA's recent ruling, which stabs me and 578 other medallion holders right in the back, (they claim to support the taxi industry, but their actions indicate that they are actually trying to dismantle the taxi industry completely -- phasing us out, is what their actions show), despite that, I AM STILL UP AND RUNNING!

[09/28/18]   By golly, I've run out of albums again! But I still have downloads! Take a ride in the Kabaret Kab and get FREE download!* *certain restrictions apply. It's 415 794 BUZZ!

[07/30/18]   Got a sweet new cab!

[02/05/18]   Yo! The Kabaret Kab is live and available every Friday and Saturday and Sunday night!

[01/06/18]   Yo, Kabaret Kab special deal continues! Anywhere in the city,(pick up and drop off) live performance, souvenir album, $35! Hit me up! 415 794 BUZZ

sfchronicle.com 01/03/2018

Take a ride for a song in San Francisco’s Kabaret Kab

Sure, for you far-flung fans, here's a link to the new story:http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/Take-a-ride-for-a-song-in-San-Francisco-s-12462803.php

sfchronicle.com The tap of a finger has replaced the wave of an arm for hailing a cab, thanks to smartphone apps like Uber and Lyft. Humans may also be replaced if driverless cars take over the roads someday. But so far, technology has not found a way to replace crooning cabdrivers, and that's good news for Buzz Br...

[12/29/17]   If you're out and about in San Francisco, tomorrow, Saturday the 30th, pick up a copy of the SF Chronicle. You might see someone you know. The Kabaret Kab special is in effect all weekend!

[12/29/17]   No, I'm not going to be in the Pink section this Sunday. I wish! But...........

[12/28/17]   Around 300,000...those of you who have been in the Pink know that, that's the approx # of the circulation........

[12/25/17]   GOOD NEWS! Now you can get a ride in the world-famous Kabaret Kab from anywhere in SF to anywhere else in SF for one flat fee! My new package deal includes: I will pick you up from anyplace within the city limits of SF, and take you to your destination within the city limits of SF. En route you will enjoy the Kabaret Kab experience, what all the Chron coverage is about! At the end of the ride, you also get a souvenir - a copy of the album to which you've just been listening, and to which, I have been singing! (I now have my album on a thumb drive! USB, baby!) (all artwork and lyrics included with the 15 tracks!) Call 415 794 BUZZ to book an appointment - Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays from 7 Pm on.....

[11/29/17]   SF Chronicle is doing a feature on that weirdo Buzz Brooks. Should be out in December

[11/29/17]   SF Chronicle is doing a feature on Buzz Brooks the person, less on the KAB KAB. Should come out sometime in December.


Buzz Brooks | Manifest More Mirth! | Jazz Radio Show

For those of you who have been unable to hear my Jazz 91 radio show, I have embedded it in my website. Here's a link:
Just click on the black triangle when the website comes up. Enjoy!

buzzbrooks.com This is the radio show I recently did on KCSM 91.1 FM in the San Francisco Bay Area with Alisa Clancy on April 28th, 2017. It's called Desert Island Jazz. The premise is, if you were stranded on a desert island, what 8 pieces of recorded music would you want to have with you? What book would you li...


Desert Island Jazz April 2017

here's the link to the audio program I did with Alisa Clancy on April 28th 2017, on Jazz 91 radio!


kcsm.org 05/11/2017

KCSM Community Stations | San Mateo, California

So, I've joined the ranks of jazzists who have been interviewed on the Desert Island Jazz program on Kcsm Jazz 91 Radio. Hosted by the erudite Alisa Clancy. Some previous interviewees are Dave Brubeck, Chick Corea, Bobby Hutcherson, Wynton Marsalis, Kurt Elling, Ron Carter, Jimmy Heath, Eddie Palmieri, Hubert Laws, Cedar Walton, and a zillion other players. Here's a link to the program:



Kiss My Rump, Donald Trump

Words and music by Sandy and Richard Riccardi copyright 2016 www.partyriccardi.com


Buzz Brooks, the Kabaret Kabist, does a macabre tune on TV20

throw back thursdays!

Buzz Brooks, that Krazy Kabaret Kabist, does an old favorite on TV20, a locally broadcast station.


Buzz Brooks, the Kabaret Kab guy, on TV20 doing Aunt Peg

Buzz Brooks, that Krazy Kabaret Kabist, does his favorite tune on local TV station TV20 here in San Francisco. If you're visiting SF on a Thurs Fri or Sat ni...

sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com 06/09/2016

Mike Sugerman's "About the Bay"

The Kabaret Kab was featured on KCBS radio on June 6th. Mike Sugerman, an Emmy-winning journalsit, did a piece on me. here's a link:
There's a one-minute long ad at the beginning, but you can just drag the play cursor up to the one minute mark, and then the piece starts.

sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com KCBS' Mike Sugerman reports on various people and observations About the Bay.

[06/05/16]   Kabaret Kab on the Radio: Monday June 6th I'll be featured on KCBS 740AM or 106.9FM in a segment called "About the Bay", put together by award winning journalist Mike Sugerman. The approximate air times are all in the AM: 3:30, 4:30, 5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30, maybe 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30. If you're not in the Bay Area, you can probably get it streaming over the net. If you miss it, it will be archived on the KCBS radio website. Or you could probably just Google Mike Sugerman's "About the Bay".


San Francisco Chronicle

Hey out there! The Kabaret Kab got some ink/video in the Chronicle. Enjoy, and I hope to see you soon in the Kab Kab!

Buzz Brooks isn't your typical S.F. cabbie: He entertains passengers with his Kabaret Kab Experience. Read about Bay Area Regulars like him at: bit.ly/KabaretKab

[05/11/16]   Gonna be a party! Contact me for details!

[04/28/16]   Perfed at the JazzSchool in berkeley on the 24th. Did well. Did my tribute to Eddie Jefferson and yet another perf of Rte 56.

[04/19/16]   Going to do a number Tuesday April 19th at the 7-Mile House. Sometime after 9 PM.

[01/11/16]   Perfed at jazzschool earlier tonight. Great fun! Sang and played a Mose Allison tune. Sat in with the band. Blues program. Thanks to Pamela Rose!

Videos (show all)

Aunt Peg & Knack the Mife


Live Musical Comedy!



1100 California St.
San Francisco, CA

General information

The Kabaret Kab experience is very affordable; you get a taxi ride (up to $10 on the meter) plus live jazz vocal entertainment which will have you manifesting mirth copiously, and you get to take a CD or an MP3 download with you at the end of the ride, all this for only $20! (If the meter goes over $10, the cost goes up in $5 increments, so for example if the meter is $13, the whole package is then $25)

Opening Hours

Friday 7pm - 4am
Saturday 7pm - 4am
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