East Bay vocalist Ann Moss leads a consortium of musicians active in the Bay Area's jazz, classical, rock and experimental scenes, in a special birthday tribute to one of the greatest poet-composers of our time. Featuring pianist Matt Berkeley, guitarists Carrie Smith and Patrick Anseth, violinist Justin Ouellet, bassist Joe Kyle Jr., and additional special guests.
Soprano Ann Moss is an acclaimed recording artist and champion of contemporary vocal music whose voice has been singled out for “beautifully pure floated high notes” (Opera News), “powerful expression," (San Francisco Classical Voice) and “exquisite, long fluid lines" (Cleveland Classical). Her albums Love Life and Currents, produced by multi-GRAMMY® award winner Leslie Ann Jones at Skywalker Sound, feature premiere recordings of works by composers including Jake Heggie, John Thow, Liam Wade and Vartan Aghababian, as well as songs by The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and Weslie Brown.
She can also be heard on releases from PARMA, Naxos, Albany, Arsis, Angels Share Records, and Navona Records. As co-founder and Artistic Director of new-music repertory group CMASH, Moss has has created and premiered over one hundred and fifty new vocal works. She recently made her solo debut with the San Francisco Symphony singing the music of George and Ira Gershwin.
"These tribute concerts are a continuation of The Joni Mitchell Suite - an ongoing and evolving project that explores the multi-faceted spectrum of musical worlds I inhabit, through arranging, performing and recording the music of Joni Mitchell. These original arrangements, conceived and created in a spirit of open collaboration, allow my colleagues and me to pay homage to the music that has nurtured and guided us to become the artists we are today. In many instances, they also serve to highlight Joni Mitchell’s own artistic ties to the classical vocal genre of Art Song." — Ann Moss
Tickets are $25 general admission. Children under 12 are free. 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!