The POSTunderground is a magical live music venue. This angular, low-ceilinged room, larger than it seems, was never designed with acoustics in mind. Nevertheless, jazz simply sounds great, with no amplification required. The volume level hits that elusive sweet spot: people can talk without raising their voices, but conversation doesn't disturb the miraculous house band or nearby listeners. So this spacious yet intimate room is perfect for meeting up with friends to hang out, chow down, and dig live jazz, free of charge.
Everyone talks about the American Songbook (Gershwin, Porter, etc.) but where can you go to actually hear it? (Rhetorical question.) Using it as a point of departure, the POSTunderground House Band (featuring Phil Grenadier, trumpet, and Matt Marcus, piano) ventures into the unknown every Friday night, seeing new pathways through old masterpieces. Weekly Featured Artists join the expedition. On Friday nights, the POSTunderground offers a full cash bar at veterans' post prices. Outside jazz groups from the greater Brookline community play Set One from 7 to 8 PM. CHECK WEEKLY EVENTS PAGE FOR SPECIFIC LISTINGS
Jazz is thriving academically but it's on life support commercially. So where do aspiring jazz player go to meet and perform together? (Rhetorical question.) Every Sunday from 3 to 6 PM, the POSTunderground Community House Band (Juliet Eastland, piano, John Purcell, saxophone, Yuki Kodama, bass, Simone Cooke, drums) holds forth from 3 to 6 PM, playing nothing but the finest jazz standards and compositions. Aspiring jazz players of all ages and levels are cordially invited to sit in and road test their chops in an utterly noncompetitive environment. CHECK WEEKLY EVENTS PAGE FOR SPECIFIC LISTINGS
The great live jazz, free admission & food, and reasonable drink prices are just the means to an end. The ultimate goal is to enrich the Brookline community by providing a gathering place open to one and all, money or no money.