Tonight's Setlist #1: Brisa Roché, Paris Darling, Arcata


Expect emotional and startling jazz standards from the 1930s to 1950s interpreted by singer Brisa Roché with Steve Smith on piano and Baron Wolfe on bass.

Roché was born in Arcata and raised by an artist mother and adventurer father. She left home with her guitar at 16 to bask in the glory days of Seattle grunge, traded her acoustic for an electric and began broadening her repetoire. 

After the death of her father, Roché moved to Paris and plunged into the masculine jazz world as a bandleader and frontwoman, cutting her teeth five nights a week in the stone "caves" of St. Germain, where she was discovered by Blue Note and signed to EMI in 2004. Her career rocketed skyward – she's  collaborated with Nick Zinner (the Yeah Yeah Yeahs), Rosemary Standley (Moriarty), Toby Dammit (Iggy Pop) and the renowned King Khan, but returned to her hometown a while back.  

Show at 8 p.m., doors at 7:30 p.m. at the Arcata Playhouse Tickets at $15 general, $13 members and students, and are available at Wildberries or online at

Whet your appetite below. Full Setlist here.


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