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Vitamin Em


Made up of Grammy-nominated and award-winning musicians from around the Bay Area, Vitamin Em celebrates funk, jazz, R&B, soul and fiddle music with verve and enthusiasm.

From hip-hop inspired originals to artfully remixed fiddle and funk favorites, this group of strings, accordion and bassoon happily deliver concerts that run the musical gamut. They may even sneak a lively classical piece into their line-up. Whatever the genre, Vitamin Em brings irresistible energy and passion to each performance and along the way, fearless improv abounds. If you like to have fun, be exhilarated, and love the groove, this band is for you.

“…love your arrangements and varied song selection. Keep that Vitamin Em music coming!” - Jerry Cortez, guitarist with Tower of Power.

The group features Matthew Szemela and Philip Brezina (violins), Emily Onderdonk (viola), Michael Graham (cello) and Paul Hanson (bassoon).

Tickets are $18 in advance and $20 at the door, general admission; $10 for students with ID/low-income individuals. 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!

Later Event: August 3
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