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John Brothers Piano Company

  • SFJAZZ Joe Henderson Lab 201 Franklin Street San Francisco, CA, 94102 United States (map)

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

A throwback sound that evokes the honky-tonk ghosts of Barbary Coast.
— San Francisco Chronicle
This group is a punk band with jazz instruments and classical inclinations.
— The Bay Bridged
Earlier Event: September 12
Alpha Rhythm Kings
Later Event: September 13
Alpha Rhythm Kings