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Sam's Corner featuring Charles McNeal

Charles McNeal's powerful and passionate virtuosity can be attested to by all who have heard or played with him.

His impressive list of Jazz and R&B collaborators include national names such as McCoy Tyner, Wynton Marsalis and Boz Scaggs, and local heroes Lavay Smith, Brenda Boykin, and - on our stage - the Dynamic Miss Faye Carol.

Sam Rudin is, of course, the owner/creator of The Back Room. He is also a top-notch pianist whose versatility encompasses the whole range of 20th century music. He can evoke the spirit of Fats Waller, Oscar Peterson, Mose Allison, and Jerry Lee Lewis - sometimes all at the same time. He is also a compelling vocalist whose rough-hewn voice conveys both drama and humor.

Sam is also a fearless, jump-off-the-cliff improviser, and he is very excited that his high-energy performance style will be more than met by this world-class saxophonist.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. 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!

Earlier Event: August 22
J Hanrahan Quartet
Later Event: August 24
Cuchulain, Maggie Y/O