Serving the San Francisco Bay Area New Music Community

Sat, Mar 31 2018 7:30 PM

The Monkey House Berkeley
1638 University Ave., Berkeley

Jenny Maybee will be joined by Argentinian guitarist Nahuel Bronzini to present an evening of original songs. Jenny regularly performs with her jazz piano trio, but for the Monkey House, she is putting together an intimate show of wide-ranging songs — from jazz to blues to folk to wherever the inspiration leads: stories of life, love, empowerment, and deep feeling.

Jenny Bio:
Jenny Maybee is a composer, pianist, and vocalist whose music has been described in the press as “eloquent and heart-stopping” and “exquisite,” “expressing the sheer joy of being alive.” Her last nationally-charting album, HAIKU, drew comparisons in the press to Billie Holiday for her vocal performance. Jenny’s composition “Winter Butterflies” was selected as one of the top 10 New Songs of 2016. In 2018, she will be an artist in residence at Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island. Her songs cross the landscape from jazz to blues to folk and world-inspired rhythms. Her lyrics and performance reflect that range of exploration, dancing from stunning open space and intricate use of silence to powerful rhythmic intensity.

Nahuel Bio:
Nahuel Bronzini is an Argentinean arranger and music producer living in the Bay Area and working with his production company, Studio Burgundio, since 2010. He is a Governor for the Recording Academy, San Francisco Chapter and a member of the Producers and Engineers Wing Committee, as well as a committee member for the AES SF Chapter.
Nahuel’s work focuses in the blending of acoustic instrumentation into pop and folk productions, making use of chamber type ensembles such as string quartets and horn sections as a complement to the work of solo artists and bands.
Nahuel is a graduate from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music and from Escuela de Música Contemporánea (Argentina), and studied audio and acoustics at Universidad de Tres de Febrero (Argentina).
Nahuel has worked with groups and artists such as Fantastic Negrito, Tony Toni Toné!, MagikMagik Orchestra, Diana Gameros, D'Wayne Wiggins and Kendra McKinley. Nahuel works off of Airship Laboratories Studios in Richmond, CA.

His most recent work is an album titled “The String Quartet Experience”, a collaboration with 8 solo artists from the Bay Area, East Coast, Argentina and Mexico, which joins together the sounds of singer-songwriting and the the string quartet. The album features local artists Diana Gameros, Kendra McKinley and the Amaranth Quartet. "

Cost: Sliding Scale $10-$20
Audio samples in which musicians at this event play:
Videos featuring musicians playing at this event
Interview with Jenny Maybee & Nick Phillips about the concepts behind the album HAIKU.