Zoe Ellis, Jenna Mammina, Leah Tysse: Forget About It - The Music of Allison Krauss

Zoe Ellis, Jenna Mammina, Leah Tysse: Forget About It - The Music of Allison Krauss

Justus Dobrin

Thursday, June 6th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$20 ADV / $24 DOOR (plus fees)

  • All tickets are subject to an additional $4 per ticket facility fee.

Forget About It - The Music of Allison Krauss
"I heard this Alison Krauss album years ago and listened to interviews with her band mates about what its like to hold such hard emotions so well as musicians. One of them said that the key was that eveyone's ego was wrapped up in the songs being the best they can. That one statement has guided me since then. Where is my ego in the WHOLE song. Where is everyone else's and do we need to check in about it...Jenna and Leah are dear friends and colleagues. Just seemed obvious to make this a joint show." - Zoe Ellis

The show will consist of songs from the Allison Krauss album Forget About It as well as carefully selected original songs to showcase the writing of Zoe Ellis, Jenna Mammina, and Leah Tysse.

Musical director Justus Dobrin.
Zoe Ellis
Zoe Ellis
Zoe Ellis has been singing all her life. Starting in elementary school with light opera, she moved on to gospel, R & B, soul, hip-hop, and house music. She added a capella improvisation to her repertoire when she joined SoVoSo and Keith Terry’s Slammin All-Body Band. Alongside her brother, jazz saxophonist Dave Ellis, she leads Zadell (Zoe and Dave Ellis), which showcases her original compositions, highlighting both the power and emotion of her voice, and its softer, soul-stirring side. Together they recorded Zoe Ellis: Live at Anna's Jazz Island. She is currently co-lead of Darryl Anders~AgapéSoul and holds a chair with Linda Tillery’s Cultural Heritage Choir
Jenna Mammina
Jenna Mammina
A picture may paint a thousand words, but a word can tell the whole story. “Exquisite!” says author/radio host Ben Fong-Torres, former senior editor of Rolling Stone Magazine and perennial king of what’s hot and what’s not. He’s talking about pop/jazz vocalist/songwriter Jenna Mammina and he is not alone. Hailing from Michigan, home to luminary vocal legends like Aretha Franklin, Betty Carter, and her mentor, Abbey Lincoln, Jenna’s mixed heritage household and neighborhood surrounded her with a vast array of diverse culture and music. Her parents, Ben and Grace, both accomplished musicians in their own right, nurtured all four siblings to cultivate their own breed of musical talent, culminating in the creation of their own independent record label Mamma Grace Records. And the rest is HERstory...
Leah Tysse
Leah Tysse
Leah Tysse has played for audiences from The Monterey Blues Festival to Beale Street in Memphis, Tennessee and her songs have been featured on radio across the country and in Europe. Since arriving in California in 1998, Leah has also been a featured soloist at Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco and can be seen singing in the film "The Pursuit of Happyness" with Will Smith, filmed partially at Glide Memorial.

Her first album "Real Good Fire" has met great success, receiving songwriting accolades from Billboard for Best R&B/Blues Song of 2008. Her follow-up album "Love Again", is a soulful blend of infectious grooves and lyrical songwritiing, featuring an all-star line-up of musicians including co/producer Mike Blankenship (Lauryn Hill, Ledisi, Sheila E.).
Justus Dobrin
Justus Dobrin
Justus Dobrin is a composer, producer, engineer, songwriter and pianist located in the San Francisco Bay Area. His work has been featured in television, film, advertising and the Internet. Formally trained at the Berklee College of Music, Justus studied arranging and orchestration alongside a performance focus in jazz and contemporary piano. He furthered his education in recording engineering at CSU San Francisco’s Avid Pro Tools Training Program. Dedicated to creating unique and compelling original music, Justus founded Nine Dragons Studios in 2009.

Justus became involved in music at very young age. Classically trained on piano from the age of seven, he began writing and recording original music as teenager. Influenced by the musical diversity of his native Bay Area, Justus continues to perform and write in a wide variety of genres including jazz, pop, gospel, R&B, rock, electronica and hip-hop.