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Pele Greenberg Group, Adam Briere

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Berkeley-born drummer and composer Pele Greenberg is currently attending The New School for Jazz in NYC, pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Jazz Performance under the guidance of musicians such as Kendrick Scott, Rodney Green, Andrew Cyrille, Jimmy Owens and Amir Ziv. A graduate of the Berkeley High School Jazz program, Greenberg has become an active member of both the Bay Area Jazz and Indie Rock scenes, performing at local venues including Yoshi’s, The Freight & Salvage, Slim’s, Birdland Oakland, Cafe du Nord and the Fox Theatre. 

He's back home to play with a group of talented young musicians from the East Bay for a night of music, combining swinging standards with modern original compositions.

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New York-based drummer, student, and Bay Area native Adam Briere started playing the drums at the early age of five, influenced by the works of greats such as John Bonham, Elvin Jones, Mitch Mitchell, Stewart Copeland, and Philly Joe Jones.

At an early age, Adam quickly became immersed in the San Francisco music scene, playing everything from Rock to Jazz and Fusion. Adam is currently in his final year at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, where he has had the pleasure to study and work with influential musicians Adam Nussbaum, Allison Miller, Johannes Weidenmeuller, Henry Cole, Billy Harper, Matt Wilson, Ingrid and Christine Jenson and Oz Noy. Adam co-leads a trio with New School alums, that performs regularly in New York, throughout the Northeast and California.

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!

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