"It’s been a long time since I’ve come across a CD that compelled me to listen to every song from top to bottom, and left me wanting for more. The song selections and performances truly reflect the incredible chemistry between Jenna and Rolf. Needless to say, I absolutely love their CD!!! Go Jenna & Rolf!!” – Larry Batiste (Music Director for the Grammys)
Jenna & Rolf first met in NYC at the very end of 1995 in a rehearsal for a rock orchestra called Illuminati. It was a 17-piece ensemble that focused on the music of the Grateful Dead. The band toured the United States and Canada, recording and touring with a couple of members from the Grateful Dead. Jenna & Rolf performed for 3 years together in Illuminati and appeared on 3 of the band’s recordings.
During this time period, Jenna & Rolf talked about putting a duo together…“someday.” But time passed. In January of 2014 they decided that “someday” had arrived. Jenna returned to New York in June, they played their first gig together in 18 years, and went into the recording studio the next day. The recording they made, entitled Spark, was released in 2015. It is still receiving nationwide radio play and the two have been touring almost every month since its release. Their new CD, Begin To Dance, will be released in 2017! They are happy to be performing so much and audiences are unanimous, this is a very special pairing.
Tickets are $15 and are available in advance at the link below, or at the door the night of the show. Doors open one hour before show time. 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 have any questions or need more information, please call us: #510-654-3808.