With a supper-club setting, it only makes sense that the recently reopened George’s Nightclub would host a jazz series. This year, that idea comes true with Jazz at George’s, happening every first and third Thursday of the month. Upcoming artists in the series include the versatile bassist Marcus Shelby and guitarist Ray Obiedo, while the opening honors are given to Roberta Donnay. A backup singer with Dan Hicks and His Hot Licks, Donnay was mentored in recording jazz by the legendary producer Orin Keepnews, who helped nurture the careers of Bill Evans, Thelonious Monk and Sonny Rollins. She must be doing something right; see her on Thursday, Jan. 5, at George’s Nightclub. 842 Fourth St., San Rafael. 9pm. $12—$15. 415.226.0262.