May 28th Pro Showcase features the fabulous vocals of singer/songwriter Joyce Grant! Joyce instantly captivates audiences with her soulful, smooth sound. Her voice will touch your soul, warm your heart, and take you on an unforgettable musical journey. Joyce will be backed by the masterful musicianship of Joe Lococo on guitar, Herman Eberitzsch on keys, Robin Roth on drums along with Kimrea on Rhythm guitar.
Join us for a fun and musically satisfying afternoon in the wonderfully acoustic Tivoli room at the Throckmorton. No cover – all ages welcome – a one beverage purchase requested. Come listen and discover the beauty of music in an intimate accessible setting!
ABOUT JOYCE GRANT
Joyce Grant singer/songwriter, determined at an early age that she was going to be a singer and spent her elementary and high school days performing in choir and musical theater. She is the great-great-niece of famed ragtime composer Scott Joplin. City Swing started a new chapter in 2007 with jazz singer Joyce Grant. Grant has been singing jazz in Bay Area venues for over 20 years. A mezzo-soprano with a voice like dark honey, Grant has a performance resume which includes a wide range of venues including the Empire Plush Room and Zingari Ristaurante in San Francisco, the Ledson Hotel in Sonoma, Sam’s Chowder House & Cetrella in Half Moon Bay, the Liberty Hotel in Pittsburg as-well-as the Pittsburg Yacht Club, Slates in Walnut Creek, Joe’s of Lafayette, and the Woodminster Amphitheater. She is one of the featured artist for the “Delta Jazz Society” and a member of the Vallejo Jazz Society. Born in Texarkana, the town where Scott Joplin was raised, Grant moved to Oakland as a child where she started singing with the North Oakland Baptist Church Youth Choir. Since that time she has earned the respect of singers and musicians alike performing professionally in San Francisco, the East Bay, Walnut Creek, Napa Valley and beyond. Her unique shows consist of a blend of jazz, blues, country western, Rhythm and Blues, and funk. Her vocal interpretations range from sensitive to powerful to cheeky over a broad spectrum of charts. Joyce Grant is a member of ASCAP.
ABOUT KIMREA’S PRO SHOWCASE
For these Sunday Sessions we invite some of the Bay Area unsung working musicians to join us for our Pro Showcase and showcase their talent. These musicians form the backbone of the Bay Area music scene and are established Bay Area performers, session players, sidemen and undiscovered talent! Come for some fabulous music and discover real talent!
Kimrea, a prolifically active songwriter and performing musician, taps the talent for these Sunday Sessions, as well as the supporting musicians. She and her band continue to play regularly in the Bay Area and can be found every Monday Night (For the Last 14 years and counting) performing at the Historic No Name Bar in Sausalito, California.
Some of our past featured performers include:
Lisa Kindred www.lisakindred.com (Blues Singer)
Derek Evans https://www.facebook.com/derek.evans.7374 (R&B, Jazz, Country, Rock, Blues Singer)
Jose’ Neto www.joseneto.com (Brazillian Jazz)
Ron Borelli http://www.ronborelli.com/ (Master Accordion Player, Classics, Jazz and Italian music)
Todd Swensen https://www.facebook.com/toddwswenson (Master Guitarist, Country, Rock, R&B, Blues, Jazz)
GiGi Amos http://www.twogees.com/ (Blues Guitarist & Singer)
Grant Ewald https://www.facebook.com/grant.ewald.3 (Pianist and vocalist, all styles)
Backing musicians: Joe Lococo – guitar, Russ Whitehead – bass, Willie Riser – bass, Elvis Johnson – drums, Roscoe Gallo – Piano
There is an incredible wealth of talent who make their home right here in the Bay Area. Our Sunday Sessions invite performers in to share their talents and our community in to enjoy and be inspired! We pay a small stipend to performers, donations to support these events are gratefully accepted.
The Throckmorton is dedicated to the inclusion of all members of our diverse community; every member is entitled to be exposed to thought-provoking, multicultural events.