Come join us at the 222 Speakeasy behind Mochi Dolci this friday night for our honored guest, Jenna Mammina who is in town touring this week and has selected our loved Speakeasy space for a dinner time jazz performance! Jenna has sold out the Jazz Center and other venues around New York City. The performance is FREE with a one drink beverage purchase. Dinner will be served and guests can enjoy our pan-Asian cuisine.
Jenna & Rolf first met in NYC at the very end of 1995 in a rehearsal for a 17 piece rock orchestra that was focused on the music of the Grateful Dead. The band toured the United States and Canada, recording and/or touring with folks like Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane), Catherine Russell, Tom Constanten (Grateful Dead), Ike Willis (Frank Zappa), and Maggie Roche. Jenna was in the band for 3 years. Rolf was in the band for over 10 years. Together they appeared on 3 of the band’s recordings. During this time period, Jenna & Rolf talked about putting a duo together…. “someday.”
The two have been touring almost every month since reconnecting, performing at festivals, conferences, clubs, cafes, and house concerts. They are happy to be performing so much and audiences are unanimous, this is a very special pairing.