Doors, Bar & Restaurant open at 5:30. Music at 8:00. No Cover. Donations encouraged.
Wednesday March 18
Jake Sherman with Common Tongue
Sean Morrison-/Piano/Keys, Bryan Ponton/Keys, Jyongyoon Lee /Guitar, Sam Smith /Bass, Bryan Kopchak/Drums
This five piece ensemble - comprising the Hudson Valley's most unique rhythm section players - harvests elements from as many musical fields as they can emulate. A modern jazz ensemble whose focus is primarily composition, and secondarily on improvisation.
Whether delivering their own music, paying tribute to a timeless artist, or periodically hosting their "not-so-late-night talk show" TONGUE TALK, Common Tongue leaves a lasting impression on listeners, as genuine masters of their craft.
Individually and collectively, the members of Common Tongue have had the pleasure of playing with and supporting a multitude of artists throughout the Hudson Valley. Each member of the band is able share and play the music they are passionate about, as well as the music of the great artists that have been their inspirations.
Common Tongue (formerly The Real Fake Doors):
Boston-born Jake Sherman learned classical piano listening to his father play Bach every morning. If not for an intervention - stumbling upon the catalog of Weird Al Yankovic - he'd have followed in his father’s path or become a jazz purist. But Weird Al changed everything. Jake started a parody band and sang his newly-written lyrics to classics like “All Star” by Smashmouth and “Men in Black” by Will Smith, and composing new family classics such as “Amy, You’re Turning 49” and “Charles, Charles Sherman.”
Fast forward after his studies at Berklee College of Music and it’s clear Jake has found a way to combine his appreciation of great songwriting with his piano/organ-playing prowess. He has become a go-to musician on recordings, and tours for artists including Meshell Ndegeocello, Bilal, Andrew Bird and Nick Hakim. Chance the Rapper’s Grammy-winning song “No Problem” includes some of Jake’s work.
More recently, Jake has re-tapped his well of musicality and song-making to create his album, Jake Sherman Gets Sexy (2020); a journey through modern dating and relationships, with a point of view that is somehow poignant and Weird Al-esque.