A rambunctious blend of ragtime, blues, stride, and swing, the Bay Area’s John Brothers Piano Company brings “a throwback sound that evokes the honky-tonk ghosts of Barbary Coast” (San Francisco Chronicle). 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.
John “Thatcher” Boomer piano & clarinet
Arlo Perlstein piano & trumpet
Tyler Miller bass
Jimi Marks drums & piano