N HIS CHARMING 1920s home in the heart of Venice, California, BRAD KAY brings his considerable talent, knowledge, wit and skill to the task of presenting brilliant evenings of live and recorded (mostly pre-1950) music. You’ll be so caught up laughing and being amazed, you won’t realize you also are LEARNING so much. He’s successfully been giving these house concerts for years. Now, he’s expanding to embrace Airbnb. Brad’s presentation is both spontaneous and well-scripted, and centers around his playing on the many fantastical and historic musical instruments on hand. Starting with the 1898 Bechstein Grand Piano, he may roam to the 1910 Langham-Hupfeld upright player piano, or the 1907 Mercedes wind-up Morning-Glory horn phonograph, or his 1903 Edison cylinder machine (which plays AND records). He sometimes will invoke the slide whistle and kazoo, in his never-ending advocacy of “Scorned Instruments.” He also does killer impressions of JIMMY DURANTE and NOËL COWARD! But mostly you’ll hear him play and sing beautiful jazz rarities on the Bechstein.
Mr. Kay has been playing piano and trumpet, singing and lecturing for over four decades. Working mostly in Los Angeles, but also in England, Canada, New York and points in between, he’s played with JANET KLEIN AND HER PARLOR BOYS, JOHNNY CRAWFORD’S 1928 JAZZ ORCHESTRA, THE MYSTIC KNIGHTS OF THE OINGO BOINGO (with Danny Elfman). He’s led his own MAJESTIC DANCE ORCHESTRA, composing and arranging. On piano, he has backed up MEL TORME, GROUCHO MARX and HARLAN ELLISON. He also has a world-class collection of some eighteen thousand 78-rpm records (the kind that break when you drop them!), and forcefully brings back the vivid sounds of LOUIS ARMSTRONG, BIX BEIDERBECKE, SOPHIE TUCKER, BESSIE SMITH, ENRICO CARUSO, CHARLEY PATTON, JIMMIE RODGERS and oh, so many more. WHITNEY RALEIGH, your host, is a professional cellist, active over 35 years.
Fresh fruits, nuts, fresh veggies, cheeses & crackers
후기 페이지 탐색 섹션
This is a concert - storyteller performance experience in a private home in Venice about 3 hours with food and drink.
예약 가능 여부
만 13세 이상의 게스트 최대 10명 참여 가능 Best - do not bring dogs or any other animals. Babies are probably not a good idea.
정부 발급 신분증
신분증상의 사진과 대조할 수 있는 본인 사진을 찍어야 합니다. 이를 통해 에어비앤비가 체험에 참가하는 게스트를 확인할 수 있습니다. 이 절차는 한 번만 완료하시면 됩니다.
이 체험은 주류를 포함합니다. 법적 음주 가능 나이에 해당하는 게스트에게만 주류가 제공됩니다.
Photos are welcome without flash. A FEW videos, recordings are ok ( to put on FB, for example). Just not the entire evening~
명장 피아니스트의 베니스비치 자택에서 즐기는 피아노 연주와 스토리텔링 시간