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.
Live music is scarce in Brookline, so every Friday the POSTunderground offers a space where Brookline adults can gather and converse over drinks to the sound of the American Songbook (Gershwin, Porter, etc.) as performed by the miraculous POSTunderground House Band featuring Phil Grenadier, trumpet, and Matt Marcus, piano. On Friday nights, the POSTunderground offers a full cash bar at veterans' post prices, making it the last place on earth where you can get a $3 beer. Outside jazz groups from the greater Brookline community play Set One from, 7 to 8 PM, then the House Band takes over until 11 PM with weekly Featured Artists.
Each Sunday from 3 to 5 PM (until the end of the academic year in June) the POSTunderground Community House Band will host Featured Artists of all ages from the greater Brookline jazz education community. Juliet Eastland is our intrepid pianist, Matt Stavrakas lends his professional talents on upright bass, and Simone Cooke (8th grade) is our amazing drummer. Sundays are alcohol free, since most Featured Artists are young musicians. The POSTunderground strives to be a safe space where Brookline parents can bring their kids to see performances by accomplished young players close in age. Set One, from 2 to 3 PM, features weekly performances by outside groups from the Brookline community, in an array of musical styles.