Rachel Efron, Joe Bagale
Thursday, October 2, 2014, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm)

sultry piano & vocals, innovative pop co-bill

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October 02 8:00 pm

Rachel Efron“It isn't long – about three notes will do it – before Bay Area singer-songwriter Rachel Efron hooks you by the heart,” says the San Francisco Chronicle. “To listen to a Rachel Efron song is to be led across an inner landscape at once beautiful, dangerous, serene, and startling,” says AllAboutJazz. “Rachel offers that rare combination of sophisticated musicianship and commanding lyricism. There is a delicacy and astuteness to her perspective on the world, and she possesses that most precious artistic quality of being able to honestly share herself with her listeners.” Rachel was a student at Harvard majoring in Social Anthropology and taking piano lessons from a professor at Berklee College of Music when she wrote her first song. A few years later, when she thought she had enough good ones for an album, she moved to the Bay Area and recorded Say Goodbye, released to terrific reviews in 2006, and 4AM, released to more great reviews in 2008. Last year’s Put Out the Stars, recorded at Berkeley’s Fantasy Studios, has continued the trend – Rachel writes and sings beautiful songs, and listeners love them. “Balancing fragility and strength, introspection and unblinking observation,” says critic Andrew Gilbert, Rachel “sets her lambent, poetically charged lyrics to soft, caressing melodies.” The San Jose Mercury News describes her as “an exceptional singer-songwriter-pianist,” praising her “literate lyrics and haunting melodies” and calling her vocals “genuine, delicate, and deeply moving.”
 
Joe BagaleSinger, songwriter, composer, producer, educator, and multi-instrumentalist Joe Bagale launched his musical career using a broomstick as a microphone, belting out songs by Michael Jackson and Tito. He grew up in a musical family in Rochester, New York, started his first band when he was 12, studied with such jazz greats as Steve Gadd, Jack DeJohnette, Ron Carter, Rich Thompson, Clay Jenkins, and his own father, John Bagale, and attended the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester. Since moving to San Francisco, he’s released a self-titled debut album and last year’s Yesterday Once Again, a blend of old-school funk, classic rock and roll, rhythm and blues, and even a little avant-garde jazz. He plays piano, guitar, bass, and drums, and teaches drums and musical technology at the California Jazz Conservatory, as well as performing with the Mickey Hart Band and as part of a wide range of projects associated with the San Francisco collective, Jazz Mafia.

 

 

 

 

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