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New Language Ensemble

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The New Language Ensemble is a youth jazz band that performs creative and classic takes on jazz standards, hidden gems, and original compositions.

The Ensemble is led by Oakland Tech High School student, saxophonist and clarinetist, Nathan Nakadegawa-Lee, who has been awarded two Outstanding Soloist Awards at the Reno Jazz Festival. He is joined by five other Oakland High School students: saxophonist Railey Stern-Yen, guitarist Satchel Birch, pianist Mary Nguyen, percussionist and vibraphonist Gus Hurteau, and bassist and classically-trained cellist Nick Reeves.

This is their second time at The Back Room. Come support live music and have a fun night of old, new, and always exciting jazz!

Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for students with ID. Advance tickets are available at the link below, or you may purchase your tickets at the door the night of the show. Doors open one half hour before show time. We accept cash only at the door (ATMs are nearby). 

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 need more information or have any questions, please call us: #510-654-3808. Thank you for your support!

Earlier Event: December 23
Jake Cassman
Later Event: January 7