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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 family-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 and 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.
Vitamin Em is currently working on their 2nd CD, due out in 2020. Please join us as we welcome them to their Patchwork Series debut!
Kids at the Freight programs are supported by DeYoe Wealth Management, with additional support from the Bill Graham Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund, and the Friendship Fund.
Patchwork Series Host Rudy Trubitt spent five years touring the country with the psychedelic rock-and-roll circus that was The Sippy Cups. He loves the family audience and is delighted to bring outstanding local and national performers to the Freight stage.