Our Management Team
Jonathan Korty Talent Buyer/General Manager
Born in Stinson Beach in 1968, he is a graduate of Marin Country Day School, The Branson School (’86) and the University of Hawaii (’93). The son of Oscar-Award winning film director John Korty and noted designer Beulah Chang, Jonathan is a Marin native with deep roots in the art and music community. A classically trained pianist who studied under Josefa Heifitz in Mill Valley as a child, Korty began playing the Hammond organ in 1994 and founded the award-winning groove band VINYL (now in it’s 20th year). He has since gone on to tour nationally and internationally performing with artists such as Chrome Johnson, Danny Click, Soul Ska, Monophonics, Honeydust, The Kortuzday Band, James Nash, Jay Lane, the Mo’fessionals, Ernest Ranglin, Austin deLone and more. In 2006, he starred in the National Lampoon produced Mockumentary “Electric Apricot-Quest for Festeroo” directed by and also starring Les Claypool (primus).
Jonathan opened the new Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley and was House Manager from 2011-2013 before becoming GM, talent buyer and part owner of the 19 Broadway Nightclub team in 2014. Korty has been a contributing music writer for both Pacific Sun (under the pen name “The Space Cowboy”) and Marin Magazine for many years. Married and the proud father of three children in the Ross Valley School district, Jonathan continues to perform as well as work behind the scenes to continue the great musical tradition of “Live music nightly for 30 years” at 19 Broadway in Fairfax.
Tony DeFrance, MD Managing Member, Majority owner 19 Broadway
Tony became an owner of 19 Broadway in 2013. He grew up around Fairfax and San Anselmo and has always been a big fan and supporter of 19 Broadway. He loves live music and throwing a great party, so the bar was a natural fit. Tony has helped to assemble a great team of people that will carry the tradition of music every night forward for many years to come. He also has a grand vision for the bar which includes bringing a restaurant to 19 Broadway.
Tony is an interventional Cardiologist. After graduating from Drake High School he attended UC Santa Cruz and obtained a BA in Biology with honors. He worked as a paramedic for 3 years before attending USC medical school. He did his residency in internal medicine at UC San Francisco. He did his Cardiology fellowship and interventional cardiology training at Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles. Tony then was in clinical practice in Santa Barbara for nearly 10 years before moving into the teaching and business side of medicine. He is currently on clinical faculty at Stanford University and the Chief Medical Officer of a large quality and safety in medicine company. Tony is also an entrepreneur and has founded, owned and run several successful companies. Tony is also the proud father of three children in the Ross Valley School District.
Chris McCarthy Bartender extrordinare and owner
Chris grew up in San Anselmo and Fairfax and loved 19 Broadway from the beginning. He has been tending bar at 19 Broadway as well as being an owner of the club for nearly 30 years. Chris puts his heart and soul into the bar and it shows.
Gary Lee Bar Operations Manager
Gary has spent 14 years in the bar and nightclub industry. He has been working at 19 Broadway for 5 years and has been the bar operations manager since 2014. His specialty is in creating craft cocktails. Gary brings a great friendly and professional vibe to 19 Broadway and has brought together a great team of bartenders. Gary has been instrumental in opening our new Martini Bar – MYX Lounge which features craft cocktails with fresh juices.
Gary Graham Owner
Garry is a third generation San Franciscan. After attending local schools and graduating from San Jose State, Garry served 3 years in the Marines. Upon his return, he atternded UC Berkeley law school, and graduated in 1963.
Garry went on to become a prominent maritime trial attorney with law offices in San Francisco, Spain and Scotland. He practiced law for 38 years from 1963 until he retired from law practice in 2001.
In 1984 Garry and his wife Amory bought 19 Broadway, and instituted the policy of MUSIC EVERY NIGHT.
Garry was the president of the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, and started and ran the annual Fairfax Jazz Festival from 1997-2002.
Garry learned to play piano at age 5 and has playing piano and singing for over 70 years. Garry has his own band now called The 19 Broadway Goodtime Band and plays at 19 Broadway Nightclub the first SUNDAY of each month from 6-8pm. As Garry says, "I HAD TO BUY THE CLUB TO GET A GIG"
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