When you see and hear the numbers 510 you think of the East Bay area code and home of the west coast jazz, blues, funk, Caribbean and Latin music scene ladened with generations of multi-cultural artists, activist, poets and musicians. 510 has been the center and progressive ground for some of the nation’s most exciting performances from the Oakland Coliseum and Greek Theater to the Paramount and Fox Theaters. The 510 area code is synonymous with great entertainment.
The musical group FIVE TEN represent the future of those great performances with extreme musicianship, well crafted tunes and an exciting array of instrumentation…including the mysterious sound of the steel pan from Trinidad played by pan virtuoso Jeff Narell, along side multi-keyboard master Steve Carter and a world class rhythm section consisting of the excellent bass playing of Dennis Smith and stellar drumming of Joel Smith plus the colorful sounds of nature by Brazilian percussion master Marquinho Brasil.
Five Ten is the sound of modern jazz with world rhythms presented with class and sophistication. Songs such as the clever rearrangement of Smells Like Teen Spirit by Nirvana illustrate the band’s innovative application of the East Bay sound. The members of FIVE TEN have graced the world’s stages and are set to satisfy and entertain.