REDWOOD GROVE SUMMER CONCERTS: John Brothers Piano Co + Luke Brechtelsbauer

Performing Arts - Music | July 26 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove

 Botanical Garden

Every Thursday + special Tuesdays, June through August
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills.

TONIGHT: Infectious jazz + New Orleans harp
John Brothers Piano Company
Formed by a pair of former Cal Berkeley students who shared a love of early jazz and barroom blues, the band began as humbly and seemingly incongruously as possible, with the pair dragging their battered Wurlitzer spinet around to busk on street corners and in BART stations around San Francisco and the East Bay.

The John Brothers Piano Company have built a devoted fanbase one show at a time, blending timeless classics and original compositions with nearly irrepressible energy, and the lineup has expanded to a quartet of prodigiously talented multi-instrumentalists. While retaining the heart and spirit of a guerilla street band, they’ve performed on stages around the country including the Monterey Jazz Festival, SFJAZZ Festival, Blue Note Hawaii, the McKittrick Hotel NYC, the Belasco in Los Angeles, the Warfield, Bimbo’s 365 Club and the Edwardian Ball in San Francisco and Los Angeles, and they’ve released a pair of albums including their 2017 session, Fastball!. Asked to describe their sound and approach by The Bay Bridged, the band responded, “This group is a punk band with jazz instruments and classical inclinations.”

Luke Brechtelsbauer
Harpist Luke Brechtelsbauer takes the harp to unusual places. Whether channelling Thelonious Monk or Django Reinhardt or Elvis Presley, Luke makes the harp rhythmic, coarse and fun. He has played the harp in a tall ship rock opera in Greece, in New Orleans traditional jazz bands, in the chamber rock ensemble “Herringbone Orchestra”, and in the circus ring and theater stage. For a while in 2004 he made his living playing in BART stations. Luke’s album MANIFESTO was released in 2017.

Shows will sell-out – buy online in advance. (No surcharge!)
Redwood Grove Gate opens at 5pm.
Ticket includes admission to the main Botanical Garden collections before it closes at 5:00pm. (a $12/adult value!)
Parking in the attached UC campus parking lot ($1/hr) is limited and not guaranteed – carpooling is highly encouraged.
All tickets are by registration “will call" list.
Seating is general admission amphitheater.
Please contact us in advance if you will need a wheelchair accessible spot.
Snacks and drinks available; picnics welcome
Warm clothes recommended.

All concert ticket sales are final and non-refundable.
The value is not transferable to another concert or program. In the event you can cannot attend, another person may use your registration spots using your name.
(Please let us know if your tickets will go unused.)

 All Audiences, General Public

 All Audiences

 $26 Adult,  $24 UCBG Member Adult,  $15 Youth 5-17yrs,  Free Under 5

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