Her talent honed during countless renditions of old standards, Ren Geisick seamlessly melds jazz delivery with a country sensibility. Taking cues from greats like Eva Cassidy and Nina Simone, she focuses on the connections between singer and listener to tease out emotional responses while also delivering a solid, entertaining performance.
Ren plays live with a rotating cast of talented musicians, but her connection with pianist Jon Dryden led to the completion of her upcoming debut full-length album, which was produced by Jesse Harris. While immersed in San Jose’s thriving jazz scene, she started to interweave the twang and atmosphere of Americana with the musical complexity of jazz. The result is a winning combination of heartfelt lyrics delivered with impeccable timing and style.
The new album, Ren, Love Song, delivers four originals and Ren’s take on several classics, including a cover of Kris Kristofferson’s “Enough For You.” The album was recorded in Los Angeles with Anthony Wilson and Joey Waronker.
Five Points Cocktail Bar is one of downtown San Jose’s brightest spots for drinks and conversation. You’ll find delicious craft cocktails, distinctive local brews and limited menu of tasty bar bites, along with a jazz jam each Monday and the best regional jazz musicians Tuesday evening, curated by SJZ.