The Agitator: William Bailey and the First American Uprising Against Nazism is Peter Duffy’s account of the 1935 action led by the young Merchant Marine Seaman Bill Bailey when the SS Bremen, the flagship of Hitler’s commercial fleet, arrived in New York Harbor flying the Nazi flag, just days after violent anti-Semitic riots rocked Berlin.…Read More
Talk about your San Francisco jazz… On the fourth Friday of each month, our weekly jazz in the bookshop series features The 230 Jones Street, Local 6 Literary Jazz Band — once known as The Chuck Peterson Quintet — five musicians whose individual histories on the local jazz scene date back to the 1950s. The…Read More
SLUGish Ensemble is an amoeba-like musical gathering of saxophones, trumpets, trombones, guitars & rhythm section. It’s music utilizes traditional acoustic instruments to create layers of pocketed-grooves and melodies that blur the lines between pop, rhythm & blues, jazz improvisation & minimalism. Steven Lugerner – Bass Clarinet & Baritone Saxophone …Read More
Francis Vanek, sax Grant Levin, piano Giulio Xavier, bass Jeff Minnieweather, drumsRead More
Al Molina, trumpet Jerry Logas, reeds, flute & vocals Larry Chinn, piano Dean Reilly, bass Vince Lateano, drumsRead More
Bruce Ackley needs little introduction here; nor, really, does Phillip Johnston. But by way of introduction, we’ll say nonetheless that Ackley has been a cornerstone of the world-traveled, San Francisco-based saxophone quartet Rova since its founding in 1978. A bio will follow soon. Johnston was born in 1955 in Chicago IL USA, and raised in…Read More
The return of the mighty David Murray and the miraculous Kahil El’Zabar. People get ready!Read More
The Jazz Philanthropists Union presents… Bruce Ackley, soprano sax Steve Adams, alto sax Larry Ochs, tenor sax Jon Raskin, bari sax https://www.rova.org/about-us/rova-quartet.html Jimmy Carter was POTUS—before ‘POTUS’ was a thing; the ‘Energy Crisis’ was waning and the Iran hostage crisis was still two years off; the first Star Wars movie had just opened in theatres;…Read More
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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