Noah Frank is an SF-based jazz trumpet player, composer, producer, engineer, DJ, and educator. He has performed at jazz clubs and festivals nationwide, including the PDX Jazz Festival in Portland, Herb Alpert's Vibrato Jazz Club in LA, and Paris Bistro in Philly. Noah's recording credits include Chance the Rapper, Saba Pivot, and Mr. Carmack. He splits his time between Brooklyn, NYC and the SF Bay Area.
Grant Levin is a San Francisco-based contemporary pianist and composer who performs in various configurations from intimate settings to concert halls and festivals. His style showcases the piano as an infinitely dynamic instrument, allowing the listener to experience the sonic blend.
Noah and Grant have been playing together for almost 10 years, and performing jazz duo concerts around the Bay Area for the last couple of years. These performances are always intimate and spontaneous, spanning the entire history of jazz from the 1920s . They can go from Louis Armstrong to Herbie Hancock to the Great American Songbook so naturally the listener won't notice they've jumped decades. Grant's virtuosic piano playing and Noah's warm tone and soulful licks combine to create a beautiful sound that's perfect for The Back Room's funky, homey, intimate space.
Tickets are $20 general admission. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby).
The Back Room is an all-ages, BYOB (for those 21+) space, dedicated to (mostly) acoustic music of all kinds. You are welcome to bring your own adult beverage with no additional corkage fee. If you need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!
**PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER START TIME FOR THIS CONCERT, DUE TO THE SUPER BOWL.
Feb 2, 1pm to 3pm, The Back Room, 1984 Bonita Ave, Berkeley
The Sunday Lounge Rumba has been going on at La Peña for the past 12 years and we want to see it continue. We highly encourage attendees to donate online to ensure that we keep this community event alive!
Folkloric Afro-Cuban Rhythm & Dance Every 1st & 3rd Sunday!
Come enjoy the Afro-Cuban folkloric drums, dances, and songs of rumba. Rumba is the word used for a group of related, community-oriented, music and dance styles in Cuba. Rumba developed in rural Cuba, with strong influences from African drumming and Spanish poetry and singing.
Feb 2, 3pm to 5pm, La Peña Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley