Originally from Berkeley, California, Jessica and Tony Jones are the core of the Jessica Jones Quartet, performing this time around with fellow Berkeley ex-pats Noah Garabedian on bass, Maya Kronfeld on piano, and Jason Lewis on drums.
The Jessica Jones Quartet is an improvising jazz ensemble which performs original experimental music. Their music derives from the jazz tradition using structured original compositions as a framework for freer improvisation. Combining two tenor saxophones with bass and drums, the group creates an exciting, robust new soundscape. The over 30 years of partnership between Jessica and Tony are apparent in the intimacy and spontaneity of their collective sound.
The Quartet has played venues on the East and West Coasts, including Yoshi’s and Dizzy’s Club, and at the Knitting Factory Festival in New York City and other festivals on the West Coast, including headlined with special guest Don Cherry. The group has released several CDs to critical acclaim, including Nod, featuring Tristano-lineage pianist Connie Crothers and Joseph Jarman of the Art Ensemble of Chicago, and their most recent, Moxie. Poets, storytellers, and guest musicians often augment the core quartet as the band continues to explore creative alliances.
Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. 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!