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Sheldon Brown Group

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The music of Sheldon Brown Group is a blend of driving odd meter grooves, infectious melodies and lush, compelling harmonic landscapes.

Composer and woodwind multi-instrumentalist Sheldon Brown has been active on the Bay Area creative music scene for over 30 years. In 2014 he premiered his commissioned extended work, Blood of the Air, at SFJAZZ Center as part of the 32nd annual San Francisco Jazz Festival. He is an original member of Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, and has composed and arranged for that group since its inception in 2015. Brown has toured extensively with Omar Sosa and other notable ensembles, and performs with many Bay Area artists, such as Ben Goldberg and Ian Carey. He has performed with many of Graham Connah’s various ensembles, and he composes, arranges and performs with Clarinet Thing, Club Foot Orchestra and Hemispheres.

Brown formed Sheldon Brown Group in 1991 to perform his original music. They have performed extensively in the San Francisco Bay Area, including performances at the San Francisco Jazz Festival, Yoshi’s Nitespot in Oakland and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles. They released Shifting Currents in 1996, and plan to release another CD later this year.

Sheldon Brown - Soprano and Tenor Saxophones, Clarinet
Darren Johnston - Trumpet
Dave MacNab - Guitar
Dan Zemelman - Piano
Michael Wilcox - Bass
Alan Hall - Drums

Tickets are $15 and 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: May 20
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