The way the hotel describes the concept of snazz is as follows:
"SNAZZ: (noun) any time or event that is a positive "San Francisco Natural" occurrence.
Seeing random musicians just pop up in random places - simply to share some music - is a very "San Francisco Natural" thing that could happen more than it does.
SNAZZ: from the 99% for the 99%. Nothing but a "San Francisco Natural" thing."
So there you go. And yes, Theo's performance there in the middle of the Carlton's lobby, wedged in between a giant light-up "SNAZZ" sign and a pair of lo-fi speakers, was most definitely snazzy.
The music itself was somehow operatic and spaceship-y and danceable at once, so really how can you go wrong. While the rest of the crowd mingled over glasses of local wine, relaxing into the early evening, resident funkmaster Theo with total focus serenaded from his little corner.
And when it was over, he quietly slipped off the sunglasses, put away the keyboard, and reclaimed his position behind the Front Desk. Total snazz.
Ever experienced an impromptu lobby concert like this in your hotel? Let us know about it in the comments below!