Shows at Studio 55 Marin are a treat for both audience and artist alike.
For audiences, the venue offers the opportunity to see some of the nation’s top musical talent in an intimate venue. Studio 55 Marin seats a cozy 150, the acoustics are can’t-be-beat and the sight lines are unobscured.
For artists, a Studio 55 Marin gig means playing before an attentive audience there not for frills but to wholly absorb the performance. And, because the venue serves as both concert hall and recording studio, all performers receive an audio/video recording of their show. All in a convenient location along 580 in San Rafael.
There is no music this weekend but head over September 13. The evening brings the double-neck guitar and jazz harp duo of Ian Ethan and Motoshi Kosako to Studio 55 Marin. They will be joined by a pair of living legends in the acoustic music field, Michael Manring and Paul McCandless. As the venue’s website notes with not too much hyperbole:
Whether you're a fan of traditional jazz, alternative jazz or both, you will be in for a treat. Each (artist) has performed in various iterations with each other. However, this will be the very first time they have all played on stage together. It is going to be a phenomenal evening of musicianship. This evening's co-mingling of instrumental talent and skill deftly mixed with a large dollop of improvisation will elevate both mind and spirit.
Want to keep up with the best in Bay Area jazz and blues?
Subscribe to us: Have our jazz Examiner columns sent to your inbox. Click the SUBSCRIBE button on this page. It's free. (And we won't spam you or give out your information.) Bookmark us: http://www.examiner.com/jazz-music-in-oakland/brian-mccoy