The John Brothers Piano Company

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Oct 18 Fri
The John Brothers Piano Company6:30 PM
Blue Note Napa
Oct 18 Fri
The John Brothers Piano Company9:00 PM
Blue Note Napa
John Brothers Piano Company is an Oakland, California-based instrumental quartet whose compositions oscillate between incisive part-writing and unrestrained improvisational energy. Guided by this interplay, seemingly disparate influences, from chamber music to hot jazz, are focused through emphatic, expressive lyricism.
John Brothers Piano Company began as a group of friends who would haul their Wurlitzer spinet to the nearest subway station, to a weekly appearance at an after-hours speakeasy, to theaters and stages including Monterey Jazz Festival, SFJAZZ, The Fonda Theatre,Stern Grove Festival, Coup de Grâce Saint-Prime and Outside Lands. In addition to headlining their own shows across the US, the John Brothers Piano Company has supported a variety of international touring artists including Karen O, Joan Osbourne, and Booker T.
 
Ages 8+

BLUE NOTE NAPA is located on the 1st floor of the Historic Napa Valley Opera House at 1030 Main St. We are an intimate 144-seat Live Music club and Restaurant, where you can enjoy performances of world renowned and local Bay Area artists alike. We offer a full menu with an elegant wine and cocktail list. Enjoy fantastic main courses, sharing plates, and desserts while you take in a show.
  • All ticket prices are per person.
  • Dinner is served in all sections.
  • Your ticket is also your dining reservation.
  • Every Ticket does get a seat in area purchased.
  • Our Seating Policy is First Come, First Seated in area purchased.
  • We recommend arriving 30 min before door time to get best choice of seating. 
  • We do not have a standing room only section
  • Pairs are sat across from each other, not next to each other.
  • No Refunds, Professional cameras or outside food and drink.
  • Ear Plugs are available for free at the Box Office
  • Any special needs or accommodation requests, please call our Box Office.
  • A portion of all ticket fees goes to the historic preservation of the Napa Valley Opera House.
  • Tickets are the same price whether purchased in person, over the phone or online

“Sapphire” Booth Seating: Booth seating for parties of 4, 5- 6 persons
Premier level of seating! Sold only in units of 4 or 5/6, and are not available as singles or pairs. You will be seated when you arrive. (Dark Blue on map)
“Royal Blue” Center Table Seating: Center table area in front of stage: Pairs are seated across from each other.  (Light Blue on map)
Standard Side Table Seating: Side table areas left and right of center section: Pairs are seated across from each other.  (Yellow on map)
Bar Area Seating (only 21+ may sit at bar):
Great View! Bar Chairs are tall with backs and comfy padded seats. Purse hooks too. (Pink on map).

1030 Main Street, Napa CA 94559
Box Office: 707.880.2300 (Wed - Sat, 2:30-9:00 pm, Sun, 1 hr. before doors)

The John Brothers Piano Company

In 2011 a group of friends at UC Berkeley had recently graduated and were contemplating job options. Finding that by hauling their spinet piano to nearby subway stations and busking together they could make enough to survive in the Bay Area, the path forward was clear. After the first few haphazard street shows and a generous write-up in the San Francisco Chronicle, the newly-formed John Brothers Piano Company began receiving opportunities to bring their wild sound in off the street. They landed a weekly residency at an after-hours club where they played from 2-6AM every Friday night for a year and have since been invited to play at Monterey Jazz Festival, SFJAZZ Festival, Stern Grove Festival, Coup-de-Grace, Outside Lands. In addition to headlining their own shows across the US, John Brothers Piano Company has supported a variety of international touring artists including Karen O, Booker T., Red Baraat. 
John Thatcher Boomer (piano, clarinet), Arlo Perlstein (trumpet, piano), Jimi Marks (drums, piano), and Tyler Ryan Miller (bass) all inject their diverse musical instincts and backgrounds into every composition. However, the defining quality of the band lies not in what genres it bends or blends, but in the fact that performance has always been their rehearsal space. From their first sidewalk street shows to the weekly speakeasy, an audience has been present throughout the development of their sound. Thus, while John Brothers Piano Company often explores new musical possibilities, the music never strays into the esoteric, for the constant audience demands their unrelenting energy and runs an electric current through everything they produce.
John Brothers Piano Company is an Oakland, California-based instrumental quartet whose compositions oscillate between incisive part-writing and unrestrained improvisational energy. Guided by this interplay, seemingly disparate influences, from chamber music to hot jazz, are focused through emphatic, expressive lyricism.
John Brothers Piano Company began as a group of friends who would haul their Wurlitzer spinet to the nearest subway station, to a weekly appearance at an after-hours speakeasy, to theaters and stages including Monterey Jazz Festival, SFJAZZ, The Fonda Theatre, Stern Grove Festival, Coup de Grâce Saint-Prime and Outside Lands. In addition to headlining their own shows across the US, the John Brothers Piano Company have supported a variety of international touring artists including Karen O, Joan Osbourne, and Booker T.
 
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