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Verdi Club: Roaring ‘20s – SF Salon Music

March 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Step into a 1920s speakeasy, right here at the Verdi Club! This salon pairs sultry jazz vocal stylings with some behind-the-scenes knowledge of how the silent films of Hollywood began.

Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served prior to the performance, followed by dessert after the program, and opportunities for the audience and artists to mingle and exchange. You will definitely walk away entertained, having learned something new, and perhaps even with a new friendship or connection!

This intimate performance is unlike any other performed in the Bay Area, and we invite you to spread the word to friends and family to let them know about this rare experience.

Verdi Club, 2424 Mariposa Street, San Francisco

Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served at 4 PM, followed by the concert. Desserts are offered after the concert.

Elise Thora Volkmann, Film Scholar

Elise Thora Volkmann is a second-year PhD candidate in the Department of German at the University of California, Berkeley, with a Designated Emphasis in Film & Media and Critical Theory. Her research focuses on music specifically written to accompany silent films produced during the interwar period in Germany. She also has a deep passion for the reconstruction of silent film scores. Prior to starting her PhD, Elise received her B.A in German Studies and her B.M. in Voice Performance from the Oberlin College and Conservatory in 2018. After graduating from Oberlin, she attended the Peabody Conservatory at Johns Hopkins University to continue her training as an opera singer. She also holds an M.M. in Musicology and Voice Performance from the Peabody Conservatory.

Noa Levy, Jazz Vocalist

As quoted by JAZZIT magazine: “Noa Levy is at the same time classic and contemporary”. Noa is an accomplished international Jazz vocalist who has performed around the SF Bay Area at SF Jazz, Cafe Claude & Club Deluxe, and nationwide with the Richard Brown Orchestra and tours in Israel and Europe. She is currently touring with her trio “The Experts” in support of her upcoming single release “If You Never Fall In Love With Me” and working on a new album with British pianist Paul Edis.

Born for the stage, Noa creates an energetic, groove-filled performance and heartfelt, intimate moments. She draws on materials from her diverse musical background and re-arranges selections by Sting, Cole Porter, Thelonious Monk, and Stevie Wonder to make unique musical experiences relevant to our lives today.

Art Khu, Pianist

Art Khu has been playing jazz piano for since he was four years old, as well as violin, guitar, bass and organ. In high school he studied at Yale School of Music before going to Oberlin Conservatory, where he got a degree in classical piano performance. He frequently plays at the Fillmore Jazz Festival, as well as other venues in the local San Francisco jazz scene. He has recorded several albums and plays in a quartet, often alongside bassist Jon Evans and drummer-percussionist Josh Jones, and with his wife, vocalist Jacqui Naylor.

In addition to his musical pursuits, Khu starred as an actor in the short film “Pictures from the Gone World”, for which he also wrote most of the music.


March 19
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Verdi Club
2424 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA 94110 United States
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