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Saturday, August 18th
6:30pm-9:30pm |$15 – $20

THE JAZZ VOCALS OF REN GEISICK

What matters most to Ren Geisick is music’s capacity to tell a story. Her driving force is evoking emotion through the medium of song. Most easily perceivable in Ren’s music are the influences of jazz and Americana, but her multifaceted vocal delivery defies any one genre.

Surrounded by the music of Patsy Cline and Frank Sinatra in her childhood home in San Jose, California, Ren developed her love for singing at an early age. It wasn’t until enrolling at CSU Long Beach that Ren began studying jazz music in earnest. She honed her skills in the genre over the course of several performances and recitals. After graduating, Ren remained in Long Beach around ten months as a freelancer, then embarked upon an adventurous cruise ship gig. Both experiences helped her refine her voice and style for her eventual return to the Bay Area.

When Ren returned to San Jose, she began regularly attending jam sessions at local clubs like Cafe Stritch, where she met musicians who would become her mentors, and eventually, her band. Guided by the first-call South Bay rhythm section Jason Lewis and John Shifflett, she gained the necessary experience and skills to lead a band and perform her own arrangements. In 2014, Ren arranged a collection of Nina Simone’s music for an electrifying tribute performance at Blackbird Tavern. Shortly after, Ren met local pianist Jon Dryden, and the duo began arranging and recording classic country tunes to rediscover their love for the genre.

Between performing and recording, Ren finds time to teach the next generation of vocalists at San Jose State. Since fall 2016, she has been mentoring a steadily growing studio. Ren always emphasizes the importance of storytelling through performance.

Ren’s latest album, Ren, Love Song, is a manifestation of her Americana roots that is decidedly personal yet universally relatable. Borrowing elements of jazz, blues, and country, Ren delivers heartfelt performances of original music and reimagined classics. Collaborating with producer Jesse Harris and top-notch studio personnel, Ren crafts an album that blurs the lines between Americana and jazz. Never one to remain confined by a single genre, Ren flows seamlessly from a carefree country shuffle to an introspective ballad. What remains consistent throughout is her intimate lyrical delivery and vibrant energy.

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KASSA OVERALL “DRAKE IT ‘TIL YOU MAKE IT!” FT. EVAN FLORY-BARNES & TIM KENNEDY

CLOSED THIS EVENING

LAHO FT. KEVIN VAN DEN ELZEN

LAHO FT. KEVIN VAN DEN ELZEN

HENRY SOLOMON QUARTET FT. LEGENDARY CANNONBALL ADDERLEY DRUMMER, ROY MCCURDY

JON HATAMIYA SEXTET

THE INCOMPARABLE VOCALS OF AZURE MCCALL & HER LITTLE BIG BAND!

JON HATAMIYA SEXTET

JAZ SAWYER COLLECTIVE FT. THE SEXY VOCALS OF LORI CARSILLO

JON HATAMIYA SEXTET

JON HATAMIYA SEXTET

CLOSED THIS EVENING

THEO CROKER GROUP

MAE.SUN

THEO CROKER GROUP

MAE.SUN

THEO CROKER GROUP

BRIAN CHARETTE “KURRENT: ELECTRO FUSION!”

THEO CROKER GROUP

HRISTO VITCHEV TRIO

SAX POWERHOUSE IRWIN HALL

THEO CROKER GROUP

CLOSED THIS EVENING

FREDDY CLARKE & WOBBLY WORLD

BLACK CAT TRIO

STACY DILLARD & HIS WEST COAST COLLECTIVE

THE JAZZY, SOULFUL VOICE OF LILAN KANE WITH HER SWINGIN’ BAND

STACY DILLARD & HIS WEST COAST COLLECTIVE

THE JAZZY, SOULFUL VOICE OF LILAN KANE WITH HER SWINGIN’ BAND

STACY DILLARD & HIS WEST COAST COLLECTIVE

THE JAZZ VOCALS OF REN GEISICK

STACY DILLARD & HIS WEST COAST COLLECTIVE

STACY DILLARD & HIS WEST COAST COLLECTIVE

CLOSED THIS EVENING

KALÍ RODRÍGUEZ-PEÑA WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

TERRY DISLEY JAZZ & ROCK EXPERIENCE

RARE & CLASSIC WINE SERIES PART I: VINTAGE CALIFORNIA

KALÍ RODRÍGUEZ-PEÑA WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

KAZEMDE GEORGE TRIO

KALÍ RODRÍGUEZ-PEÑA WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

THE INCOMPARABLE VOCALS OF AZURE MCCALL & HER LITTLE BIG BAND!

KALÍ RODRÍGUEZ-PEÑA WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

MARK ROBINSON AND HIS SWINGING TRIO “THE SOUNDS OF FRANK!”

KALÍ RODRÍGUEZ-PEÑA WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

KALÍ RODRÍGUEZ-PEÑA WITH SPECIAL GUESTS

CLOSED THIS EVENING

SAMI STEVENS & KAZEMDE GEORGE “SOME BEATS & SOME SOUL”

TERRY DISLEY JAZZ & ROCK EXPERIENCE

SAMI STEVENS & KAZEMDE GEORGE “SOME BEATS & SOME SOUL”

KAZEMDE GEORGE TRIO

SAMI STEVENS & KAZEMDE GEORGE “SOME BEATS & SOME SOUL”

KAZEMDE GEORGE TRIO

SAMI STEVENS & KAZEMDE GEORGE “SOME BEATS & SOME SOUL”

THE INCOMPARABLE VOCALS OF AZURE MCCALL & HER LITTLE BIG BAND!

SAMI STEVENS & KAZEMDE GEORGE “SOME BEATS & SOME SOUL”