The innovative sounds of The John Brothers Piano Company are the colors of timeless energy – early jazz meets stride and swing, waltzed through a Barbary saloon, laid to rest on a bed of rambunctious roses. But the definitive quality of this dynamic quartet does lies not just in genres they bend or blend, but in a strong notion that the audience has been the primary inspiration in the development of their sound.
From their first sidewalk street show – hauling their Wurlitzer spinet to the nearest subway station – to a weekly appearance at an after-hours speakeasy, to theatres and festival stages throughout the country, The John Brothers have been on a steady track to success. Highlights have included The Monterey Jazz Festival, the Belasco Theatre in Los Angeles, the Warfield Theatre and Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, the world-famous Edwardian Ball, and countless wineries and private soirees throughout the Napa Valley and Bay Area.
The skillful compositions and playful dynamics of John Thatcher Boomer (piano, clarinet), Arlo Perlstein (piano, trumpet), Jimi Marks (drums, piano) and Dustin Smurthwaite (bass, trombone) explore and unfold new musical possibilities with unrelenting energy, elegance, and humor flowing through everything they produce.