Home > San Francisco local places > San Francisco events

Posted: Friday, August 4, 2017 2:27 PM


City of Pleasanton Firehouse Arts Center presents:

The Music of Simon & Garfunkel starring AJ Swearingen and Jayne Kelli

Aug 12, 8pm; Aug 13, 2pm, Pleasanton


Wrapping up the summer shows at the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton is the popular duo of Swearingen & Kelli, with two concerts celebrating The Music of Simon & Garfunkel.

AJ Swearingen and Jayne Kelli recreate the music, memories and magic of the beloved folk-rock duo Simon & Garfunkel, in a tribute to the sound of the 1960's Greenwich Village, NY coffeehouse performances.

Swearingen is known for his mastery of Paul Simon's intricate guitar performance style and technique. AJ's deep baritone blends perfectly against Kelli's angelic vocals, which invoke a true, clear sound in the spirit of Art Garfunkel. The duo has been performing music together since 2010. Together and separately Jayne and AJ have shared the stage with Kenny Rogers, Crystal Gayle, Livingston Taylor, John McCutcheon and many more.

"[Swearengin & Kelli are] one of the most talented duos of today playing the music of one of THE most famous duos of yesterday" -Broadway World, 2017

AJ Swearingen, born in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, grew up in a house where the classic country records of Kris Kristofferson, Merle Haggard, Johnny Cash, and Willie Nelson were always spinning. "I love that music, but the folk records of the early '70s like Gordon Lightfoot and Simon & Garfunkel are what really fueled my desire to pursue a life in music." His acoustic guitar finger style echoes his influences - James Taylor, Paul Simon and Lindsey Buckingham - but his silky, soulful baritone voice is definitely his own.

Jayne Kelli's voice has been described as both husky and sweet, tender and bluesy. Jayne began writing and recording her own songs at the age of 15, and her first release garnered praise from critics, calling her "a formidable talent with elegantly poetic and emotionally charged songs." Jayne's song "Sweetness" was chosen as an anthem song for the domestic violence foundations Victim Services International and Angel Wings International in 2015.

Aug 12, 8pm; Aug 13, 2pm

Firehouse Arts Center
4444 Railroad Avenue
Pleasanton, CA, 94566

Reserved seat tickets: $15-$25.

Phone: 925-931-4848

About City of Pleasanton Firehouse Arts Center:
The Firehouse Arts Center, owned and operated by the City of Pleasanton, opened in September 2010. The facility incorporates portions of the city's first fire station built in 1929. Highlights of the venue include a 227-seat studio theater, 2,000 square feet of high-quality art exhibit space in the Harrington Gallery, two large arts classrooms, and a spacious lobby for receptions and events.

Send to Outlook:

4444 Railroad Avenue, 94566    google map | yahoo map

• Location: Pleasanton, San Francisco

• Post ID: 76198868 sf is an interactive computer service that enables access by multiple users and should not be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider. © 2017