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Vitamin Em: Music Infused With FUN!
Serious Fun: Grammy-nominated musicians put the “play” back in music
Funk, Klezmer, R&B, Rock, Soul, Bluegrass, and more!
Vitamin Em: Formed in 2015 by Grammy®-nominated and award-winning musicians from around the Bay Area, Vitamin Em celebrates jazz, funk, R&B, soul and fiddle music with verve and enthusiasm.
The band is serious about having fun, and its members, steeped in an abundance of musical traditions – jazz, funk, blues, Klezmer, indie, rock, Balkan, fiddle, classical – bring a wealth of experience, creativity and fearless improvisation to each performance.
For their 2017 debut CD “Shake it Up”, Vitamin Em put their creative spin on the music of Tower of Power, Blood Sweat and Tears, Väsen and Duke Ellington along with their own hip-hop and contemporary music-inspired originals. This band is about sharing with audiences a fun-loving spontaneity and exhilaration for the groove.
Vitamin Em has appeared around the Bay Area as featured artists with: Mason Bates and Mercury Soul; Berkeley Symphony & Friends; Pt. Richmond Jazz. Members can also be found performing with the Hot Club of San Francisco, Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, The Brothers Comatose, Randy Brecker, the Klezmatics, at SF Jazz or in the pit of Hamilton and the San Francisco Ballet.
The concert will be broadcast via YouTube Premiere, which feels just like a live concert, with all the features of a live broadcast you’ve come to expect from Calliope — high-quality audio and video, synchronous viewing, live chat with the artists and other music lovers — but allows us to capture Vitamin Em’s performance a few days in advance when they had an opening in their calendar, then “air” it for all of you with a watch party on concert day.
THIS CONCERT WILL ALSO BE AVAILABLE “ON-DEMAND” for the week following the premiere. After the initial broadcast, you may watch it as often as you like, whenever you like.
We will be paying the artists a guaranteed fair minimum wage, with help from Jazz in the Neighborhood – and listeners like YOU!