We are kicking off the new year with a Studio Grand Balkan Nights dance party. We are super excited that clarinetist/vocalist Greg Masaki Jenkins will be joining us for this show and it's gonna be rockin'. Don't miss this rare chance to trip the light fantastic with Janam! We can't wait.
Janam with Greg Masaki Jenkins
Studio Grand Balkan Nights
9:00 doors, 9:30 music
$7-15 sliding scale donation
Gregory Masaki Jenkins is a professional musician and educator who is known for his skill and passion for the music of the Balkans on clarinet, alto saxophone, and voice. Greg, a founding member of Brass Menazeri, can currently be seen with the Greek folk band Agapi Mou, the Greek laika band Helios, the Rebetika group The Disciples of Markos, the Turkish/Balkan reed and drum band MWE, and directing the Balkan Brass Band Fanfare Zambaleta.
Fusing funky Balkan rhythms, gritty Appalachian ballads, inspired originals, arresting vocal harmonies and enchanting acoustic textures, Janam creates a one-of-kind musical experience. Janam unites some of the Bay Area's most playful and imaginative devotees of southern Balkan and American roots music who weave together folk tunes and their own colorful compositions and take their audience on a stirring and labyrinthine musical ride.