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in San Francisco's Glen Park

1-415-586-3733
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Stay tuned for the next B&B benefit party in Jerry Ferraz's backyard! Here's some video of the last one!

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Saturday, April 27th – 7:30–10:00 pm
Steven Lugerner’s SLUGish Ensemble
jazz club! when lights are low…
every Saturday night

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 
        Mike Gamble – Guitar
        Justin Rock – Guitar
        Maya Kronfeld – Piano
        Tyler Harlow – Bass
        Michael Mitchell – Drums
Multi-instrumentalist // Composer, Steven Lugerner maintains musical ties between multiple music scenes including his home of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago & New York City. As a bandleader, Lugerner leads both SLUGish Ensemble, an amoeba-like group dedicated to original compositions & arrangements in addition to JACKNIFE, a hard-hitting post-bop quintet dedicated to the music of late alto saxophonist Jackie McLean. Lugerner has released multiple albums to critical acclaim – JACKNIFE: The Music of Jackie McLean (2016), Gravitations Vol 1-3 (2013-15) For We Have Heard (2013), Live at the Bunker (2012) Narratives (2010) & These Are The Words (2010). His compositions have been described as “a textured, nearly seamless blend of composition and improvisation” by The Village Voice– while the New York Times calls him “an impeccably trained multi- reedist.”  The San Francisco Examiner as praised “Lugerner’s approach to making music is very much his own; and he seems to be pursuing it to impressive advantage.”

        In a relatively short period of time, 30-year-old Bay Area native Steven Lugerner has collaborated with a heavyweight roster of jazz masters including, Grammy nominated pianist Fred Hersch, pioneering pianist Myra Melford; drum legends Albert “Tootie” Heath, Matt Wilson, John Hollenbeck and Allison Miller; saxophonists Jane Ira Bloom, Dayna Stephens and Anat Cohen ; trumpeter Ralph Alessi, flutist Jamie Baum and bassist Todd Sickafoose.

Raised in the sleepy suburbs of San Francisco, CA, Steven Lugerner is the product of a multicultural, artistically nurturing family. In his youth, Lugerner performed on clarinet, oboe & saxophone with college orchestras & professional pit orchestras while simultaneously organizing and performing DIY local jazz performances. In 2006, Lugerner moved to New York City to attend The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music where he graduated with honors four years later. Lugerner spent the next three years after graduation freelancing in NYC and touring as a member of CHIVES, In One Wind, killerBOB and his own SLUGish Ensemble. It was during this period Lugerner established musical connections throughout the country, expanding his network to Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland and beyond. In 2013, Steven relocated back to San Francisco where he took a position work at the Stanford Jazz Workshop as Education Programs Manager / Camp Director. Lugerner is also the director of Slow & Steady, a non-profit record label dedicated to showcasing west coast creative musicians.

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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.

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