Jazz Builders designed and constructed the complete renovation of a 1970’s banquet room to a state of the art music venue for former Grateful Dead bass player Phil Lesh and his wife Jill.

The Lesh's were so pleased with the results that Phil Lesh described his space as the "Holy Grail" of music venues.

The renovation included:

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State of the art sound insulation was added to the entire room. Although the acoustics were designed to particularly accommodate Phil Lesh's bass guitar, the room performs magnificently for all frequencies.

Created a grand new entry with library style doors and tall wood school house windows letting in beautiful light.

The venue is outfitted with a recording room and six cameras positioned to capture all the action. Shows can be live streamed over the internet from the venue.

In addition to the pristine acoustics, the deeply rich rustic hemlock wall paneling and tree branch like crystal chandeliers, the room was designed to include the music fans in the performance. This was accomplished by surrounding the room in LED light bars that are controlled with the stage lighting which envelopes both the musicians and the fans in sound and light.

A stunningly modern new bar was added with dark chocolate colored concrete counters and brushed stainless steel liquor shelves that are LED lit which highlight the artistic shapes of the bottles.The entire bar is framed in clear vertical grain cedar to compliment the rustic hemlock paneling.

Photos by Mitch Shenker Studios

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