Flower Piano at Night, a special evening version of Flower Piano, is back again this year for three nights, July 18-20. Beautifully lit pathways guide visitors to pianos aglow with performances by Sunset Piano all-stars and open pianos to play. Food and drink are also available for purchase.
P | Sarah Cahill: Music by Žibuoklė Martinaitytė, Germaine Tailleferre, and Frangiz Ali-zadeh
CN | Elektra Schmidt, Carlyn Kessler & Friends: Solo Piano Masterpieces and Chamber Music Gems
RG | Jill Tracy: a Sonic Séance of Elegant Dark Beauty
NZ | Joe Magdalena: Standards, Pop, Sinatra, Happy Stuff
GF | ByerSelf Trio: Synomatic Soul Jazz; Cellist Lead Trio
CL | Rob Dehlinger’s Alpha Rhythm Kings: Jumpin’ Jivin’ Piano Party!
In the beautiful setting of San Francisco's Botanical Garden nature and byerSelf music join together to defy the norms of your typical jazz trio. The byerSelf trio has an energetic quality and is considered a progressive adaptation of classic jazz through multi-genre original compositions and searing improvisation. With their dynamic stage presence, the use of acoustic and electric textures they are effervescent, nourishing and unique. These musicians are known for embodying the mission of bringing the joy of live jazz to their listeners.
Alpha Rhythm Kings
Swing. Jump Blues. Vintage Lounge. Boogie Woogie.
Formed in 2017, The Alpha Rhythm Kings have created quite a stir with music fans, having crafted an exciting California sound, with what Roots Music Magazine No Depression calls "the badge of authenticity". The band's top quality musicians, with Robert Dehlinger's blazing trumpet and "magnetic" singing (Jazz Corner) leading the way, are a favorite with swing dancers.
Their debut recording, "California Boogie", featuring their exciting original arrangement of "Oh Marie", is a "truly happening party record" (Jazz Corner), and one of the "greatest swingin' releases worldwide" (Hey Mister Jesse).