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in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Wednesday, May 22nd – 7pm
Author event with William Gee Wong
journalist and memoirist
Sons of Chinatown

Author William Gee Wong reads from and discusses his book, Sons of Chinatown: A memoir rooted in China and America, a dual memoir of his and his father’s parallel experiences in America. The author’s father entered the U.S. legally as the “son of a native,” despite having partially false papers, and he himself was born and raised in Oakland’s Chinatown. Wong received his B.A. at the University of California at Berkeley and M.S. at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. His print journalism career was spent at The Wall Street Journal (1970-1979) and The Oakland Tribune (1979-1996). He also worked for The San Francisco Chronicle and the San Francisco News Call Bulletin, and has written for the San Francisco Examiner, East West: the Chinese American Journal, and Asian Week, among other publications. In the mid-1960s, he served in the Peace Corps in the Philippines. From 1995-1996, he was a…

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Thursday, May 23rd – 8-10pm
Adam Gay Quartet

Bassist Adam Gay has been a key player at Bird & Beckett for decades, though he moved to Brooklyn in 2019. In New York, he’s been playing with friends such as pianists Jinjoo Yoo and James Austin, guitarist Ki Hong Jang, Saxophonist Chris Byars, and drummer Keith Balla amongst others. Adam travels to San Francisco for gigs a couple times a year, and we’re more than pleased to find a spot in our calendar for him. Thursday the 23rd from 8-10pm, Adam will lead a quartet date here with long-time colleagues Bob Kenmotsu on tenor sax and Tim Bulkley on drums, as well as a pianist who’s been making big waves on the San Francisco scene, Graham Messer. They’ll play compositions by Hank Jones, Oscar Pettiford and Gigi Gryce, and some American song book standards as well. $20 cover charge; byob. Here’s video of Adam with his quintet performing at…

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Friday, May 24th – 6-8pm
Tony Johnson Quartet

Bob Kenmotsu, tenor sax; Ben Stolorow, piano; Eric Markowitz, bass; Tony Johnson, drums. $20 suggested donation; kids free; students $10. Tony Johnson has a monthly fourth Fridays residency at Bird & Beckett, leading his quartet in the odd numbered months and the 230 Jones Street band in the even numbered months. The players are all seasoned veterans of the San Francisco jazz scene, drawing on a deep well of material and thousands of hours sharing the bandstand over many years.

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Friday, May 24th – 8:30-10:00pm
The Rent Romus Spirit Quartet

Eli Knowles – drums; Quinn Gerard – bass; Jakob Pek – guitar; Brett Carson – piano; Rent Romus  – saxophone. $25 cover charge; byob. A titan of the San Francisco avant garde scene, both as a saxophonist and with his record label, Edgetone, Rent Romus has just recently established the Spirit Quintet, with a chemistry that’s given him a massive infusion of forward looking, positive energy. Rent has long led the Lords of Outland, a free improvisation unit; the Life’s Blood Ensemble, a composition-based contemporary group, and the Otherworld Ensemble, a Finnish/American collective exploring new perspectives in heritage and traditional folk. Over the years, he has recorded well over 50 albums, exploring a wide variety of musical settings which have included beat poet founder ruth weiss, and creative music pioneers Chico Freeman, John Tchicai, and Vinny Golia, Teppo Hauta-aho, Heikki Koskinen, Thollem McDonas, Stefan Pasborg, Marcos Fernandez, and Ernesto Diaz-Infante…

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Saturday, May 25th – 7:30-9:30pm
Jonah Cabral’s Young Lions Sextet

Jonah Cabral, alto saxophone & leader; Will Berg, tenor saxophone; Armen Krakirian, trumpet; Charles Chen, piano; Alex Farrell, bass; Kirk Duplantis, drums. $25 cover charge; byob. Jonah Cabral is one of the rising saxophonists in the jazz scene today. He has played throughout the world including South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and extensively in the United States. He has shared the stage with musicians such Carl Alan, Nicholas Bearde, Tiffany Austin, Vince Lateano, Akira Tana and many others. In 2021 Jonah released his first album as a co-leader in dedication to the great Bud Powell and in 2022 he released his solo album recorded live in Tilburg, the Netherlands.

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Sunday, May 26th – 5-7pm
Jam Session led by the Akira Tana Trio

Drummer Akira Tana is filling in for Vince Lateano tonight; Vince has a scheduling conflict. Ben Stolorow will be here on piano, together with Peter Barshay on bass. A great opportunity to learn from three seasoned professionals, and a great opportunity for audiences to discover talents they may not even have heard of yet. $20 suggested cover charge for adults. $10 for students. Free to musicians playing in the jam session. byob.

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Thursday, May 30th – 7:30pm
Author Event
Summer Brenner presents her book
Dust: A Memoir

“In this Boomer memoir, Driving Miss Daisy meets One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. With lilting eloquence, Summer Brenner captures the tumultuous fifties and sixties of a genteel Jewish family in Atlanta, with the South’s oppressive segregation and anti-Semitism. The family drama is fraught: the brother is a schizophrenic, the mother a Gucci-clad Medusa, and the father a suicide. After extensive travels, Brenner frees herself in the Bay Area to become ‘more beatnik than debutante.’ –James Nolan Dust  (Spuyten Duyvil, 2024) is the latest of the many books published by Summer Brenner since her 1990 short story collection The Dancers and the Dance (Coffee House Press). Along the way, she has brought out a book of novellas, The Missing Lover, (Spuyten Duyvil, 2022) with collages by Lewis Warsh; a pair of noir crime novels and four youth social justice novels; as well as a half dozen volumes of poetry. Her…

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Friday, May 31st – 6-8pm
Super Trio – Dobson/Markowitz/Messer

Smith Dobson, drums; Eric Markowitz, bass; Graham Messer, piano. $20 suggested cover charge. $10 for students and teens. kids 12 and under free. byob. A powerhouse trio massing the energy of two bandstand veterans and a young player fast emerging as a fiery voice on piano, proving that bebop lives.  

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Friday, May 31st – 8:30-10pm
Red Fast Luck

David Boyce, reeds; PC Muñoz, percussion. $15 cover charge; byob. Red Fast Luck is a Bay Area-based improvising duo consisting of multi-reed sorcerer David Boyce (aka Black Edgar) and electro-acoustic percussionist PC Muñoz. Their EP, “Live in San Francisco”, is one of the featured albums on the San Francisco Public Library’s new curated streaming service, Bay Beats. Their first studio album, “Everything You Do Controls the World”, is out now (2024) on bandcamp; download it here. A new one-off single, “Three-Run Homer”, is also on bandcamp and on all streaming services. David Boyce/Black Edgar Originally from NYC, David Boyce graduated from Cornell University and taught elementary/junior high school in the Bronx. After his plans to move into the city became thwarted due to gentrification and high rents, he moved out to San Francisco just in time for the Loma Prieta earthquake. In 1991 he co-founded the iconic AfroFuturist jazz trio…

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Saturday, June 1st – 7:30-9:30pm

Jim Campilongo, guitar Sam Reider, accordion & piano Giulio Xavier Cetto, bass Scott Amendola, drums $20 cover charge; byob. Spaghetti is a quartet formed by the rising star accordionist/pianist Sam Reider (a local prodigy gone global with his genre-busting, bluegrass-adjacent band, The Human Hands) and the renowned veteran guitarist Jim Campilongo (Jim Campilongo & the Ten Gallon Cats and a zillion projects since), featuring drummer Scott Amendola (TJ Kirk et seq) and bassist Giulio Xavier Cetto, the Jazz Thug. Original compositions by Campilongo and Reider collide with tunes by Duke Ellington, Astor Piazzolla, Hank Williams and beyond.

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Sunday, June 2nd – 5-8pm
Tomorrow’s Jazz Today!
Urban High Bebop Combo plus Youth Jam Session

The Akira Tana Trio, with Keith Saunders, piano and Eric Markowitz, bass host a jam session for student players welcome from throughout the Bay Area. The jam is preceded by a jazz combo out of San Francisco’s Urban School. Phenomenally talented youth well schooled and ready to forge their own future of jazz!

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more excitement in June & beyond!

Watch for more information on these future shows this summer…Voz do Brasil…Keith Saunders Quartet…RPM3…The Lost Trio…David Murray + Kahil El’Zabar…James Mahone Quartet…Benny Amon Quartet…Stolorow/Schenker/Bowman…Dave Parker Septet…Luke Westbrook Trio…Byrds of a Feather…Ray Skjelbred & the Hot Corner…Marlina Teich Quartet…Henry Salvia & Friends…George Cotsirilos/Robb Fisher Duo…Laura Dreyer Quartet…Noel Jewkes Quartet…Lillian Charlotte Stern Quintet…Dred Scott Trio…Ron Vincent…Maurice Tani…Ele Salif Howell…Eytan & Gabriel Schillinger-Hyman…Brian Melvin…Two Way Mirror…Rojai in the Pocket…Duncan James’ George Barnes Experience…Hafez Modirzadeh…Sharman Duran’s Alternate Realities…and so much more!

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25th Anniversary Fundraising Push!

We have so many plans, so many commitments and so little to rely on save hard work, luck and fate! Make your mark on the culture by staking us to our plans, schemes, habits and dreams! Jazz and poetry don’t usually pay in this alternative reality we call capitalism! It’s the hardscrabble commitment of the average citizen and the largesse of the few that allow organizations like ours to pay the artists AND keep the lights on. Thank you those who have our back! We do it for you, with you and for and with the artists. If a tax deduction is a high priority for you, you’ll want to wait awhile before cutting us a check. We understand that, and in a few months we’ll have our nonprofit status back, we’re quite sure. Meanwhile, this drive is a pitch for non-deductible donations! The Bird &  Beckett Cultural Legacy Project…

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O Pioneers of the Cosmostream! We’ve been vaccinating you against the plague of boredom and the scourge of demagoguery with live streamed events twice a week and more since March 2020, when it all came down!

Hungry to hear some of Bird & Beckett’s past live streams? On the home page you can scroll down to read the individual posts for the shows we’ve mounted in the past several months, a hint of what’s gone down since the pandemic lock-down began. In more amazing times, it would take you right back to the very first show of the current period, back on March 12, 2020, but that beautiful skein is no longer quite so easily accessed. Still, the evidence is there for those who dig. The March 12, 2020 show that signaled the shift was a Thursday evening performance by New York saxophonists Jessica and Tony Jones, both alumni of the Berkeley High jazz program, with NYC bassist Stomu Takeishi and local hero Deszon X. Claiborne on drums. The quartet’s booking for the night before at the Backroom over in Berkeley had been cancelled. A few…

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Yes! Believe your five senses–
shows for in-store audiences
resumed in mid-June 2021,
and continue apace

 Bird & Beckett’s events open to the public have been back since mid-June 2021. Mask up if you’re inclined, and do come in! (Not vaxxed? Please get vaxxed and be safer!) Jazz, poetry & more live in the shop and live streamed Come to 653 Chenery if you’re in town! Doors open at 7:20 for our 7:30 shows. $20 cover for trios and quartets $25 for quintets, $30 for sextets, etc. Cash at the door please! BYOB and BYOglass, and pack out what you pack in! Please feel free to wear a mask in the shop. We trust the science and its processes, and we trust SF’s DPH to keep us up to date on best practices! Advised best practices as of early September 2021 was to wear a mask indoors around people. If that makes you a little more comfortable being inside this winter, then do feel free. Sure…

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Water under the bridge…

The posts that follow show you what’s come and gone. Search the videos on our youtube channel or facebook page to find evidence of what you remember, or what you missed! Then, make sure you catch the next thing that catches your fancy. The live streams are great, but live music in a room with folks you know or ought to get to know, that’s irreplaceable…

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Events Wednesday 5/15 to Sunday 5/19
Wed: Jonathan Richman & David Alvarez
present a night of Spanish poetry
Thursday: Walker Brents III on Edgar Allan Poe
The Friday Happy Hour: The Scott Foster Combo
The Friday Late Show: The Ryan Ancheta Quartet
Saturday Night: Vocalist Tiffany Austin & Her Trio
Sunday at 5: The Vince Lateano Trio
with John Calloway

A very big week wraps up Sunday 5/19/24 at Bird & Beckett with the monthly, third-Sundays 5-7pm residency of the Vince Lateano Trio (Ben Stolorow, piano; Peter Barshay, bass; Vince Lateano, drums) — with special guest John Calloway on flute and small percussion. Adults $20 cover; music students and teens, $10 cover. Help us pay a guaranteed “fair” wage to the trio, and a respectful guarantee to their guest, Dr. John Calloway! This current run of shows started back on Wednesday the 15th like this… — A night of Spanish poetry with Jonathan Richman and David Alvarez Wednesday 5/15 at 7:30pm, $20 cover; students 23 and under, $10 suggested.     — A talk by Walker Brents III on Edgar Allan Poe Thursday evening 5/16 at 7:30pm, $15. — Guitarist Scott Foster‘s monthly third-Fridays “jazz happy hour” residency, 5/17, 6-8pm, this time out with drummer Tom Hassett mapping the territory…

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Saturday, May 18th – 7:30-9:30pm
Vocalist Tiffany Austin & Her Trio

Tiffany Austin, vocals; Adam Shulman, piano; Kevin Goldberg, bass; Mark Lee, drums. $20 cover charge; byob. Born and raised in South Los Angeles, Austin grew up in a house filled with music. Her parents listened to soul and pop masters like Donny Hathaway and Stevie Wonder, while her Louisiana Creole grandmother introduced her to jazz. “She really taught me what soul was about,” Austin says. “She had a great sense of herself, and didn’t let anyone make her feel less than herself. When I sing the blues or jazz, I draw on that Grandmama place.” Her older brother John Austin IV was also a profound influence. A celebrated emcee and rapper, he’s best known as Ras Kass. “He got signed to a record label at 17,” she recalls. “I watched him pursue his music, for better or worse, He never had a day job, and sustained himself from music. I’d…

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Events Friday 5/10 to Sunday 5/12
Eric & the In Crowd play Richard Rodgers
Sebastian Pinillos plays Afro-Peruvian Jazz
Marina Crouse sings boleros & jazz
The Seducers play honky tonk country
Jan Jakut plays solo guitar

Sunday 5/12, 5-7pm: The Seducers! Joe Goldmark, pedal steel guitar; Mitch Polzac, lead guitar and vocals; Hank Maninger, bass guitar and vocals; Kenny Owen, drums. BYOB and a twenty for the band. Kids free. On the second Sunday of each month, you’ll hear Americana music at Bird & Beckett, and in the odd numbered months, that means it’s time for the Seducers! Indisputably America’s favorite honky tonk band. and Sunday at 7:30pm, guitarist Jan Jakut, solo…   THAT’S HOW IT ENDS, THIS WEEKEND. SURE ENOUGH… How did it all start???? How did we get here? like this… Friday 5/10, 6-8pm: Eric & the In Crowd The Composers Series. This month, the focus is on the music of Richard Rodgers. The In Crowd is: ~~Eric Shifrin, piano and vocals; ~~Chuck Bennett, bass; ~~Mark Lee, drums. The Jazz Happy Hour, 22 years running! Every Friday save two since 2008! $20 suggested donation…

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Sunday, May 5th – 5-8pm
Two jazz combos from
Ruth Asawa School of the Arts
jam session with the Akira Tana Trio follows

Bird & Beckett makes way for the next generation on the first Sunday of each month! On the first Sunday of each month, you’ll hear what youth well schooled in jazz can do. The musicianship on display is always amazing, delightful and fills us with confidence in the future of the culture. This time out, the jazz program at Ruth Asawa School of the Arts will field two combos, and drummer Akira Tana will lead the jam session to follow, with the able assistance of pianist Parker Grant and Heshima Mark Williams on bass — three first-call musicians of the highest caliber, all well attuned to the tradition by which those finding their way in jazz learn the intricacies of playing in the moment with others they have often just met, speaking a common language and developing a conversation that has depth, joy and profundity that’s inclusive of the audience.…

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Friday, March 31st – 5:30-8pm
Jinx Jones Trio

Luxurious guitar and exotica. Cool swing and soul with a hot trio. That’s Jinx’s jazz bag! Long-time Bird & Beckett fans know that bag well, though most beyond our cozy niche know him only for his rockabilly twang and train songs, whether wafting out the swinging doors of the Saloon across from Caffe Trieste or ringing loud from the stage of the annual Glen Park Festival. You can nudge Jinx that way for a minute if you want to try, he’s a reasonable man. But his true compass points to the jazz north star tonight, and a star he is in that glistening firmament. It’s jazz and Swedish pastry you’ll get from Jinx and his trio tonight! Welcome a true and capable apostle of the many towering gods of the jazz guitar traditions, from Freddie Green to Charlie Christian to Tal Farlow to Wes Montgomery to Barney Kessel to Joe…

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Friday, May 3rd – 8:30-10pm
Macy Blackman’s Mighty Fine Trio

Macy Blackman, piano and vocals; Bing Nathan, bass; Jon Otis, drums.         The late show! $20 cover charge cash or venmo at the door for a reservation, call 415-586-3733 Macy Blackman has been steeped in rhythm & blues since he was a youngster in Delaware. Born in 1948, by his high school years he was leading a local combo that touring vocal acts including the Orlons, Lee Andrews and the Hearts, and The Tymes hired for their local appearances. Throughout his career, Macy has ranged far and wide musically — you’ll hear evidence tonight! Says jazz writer Andrew Gilbert in Berkeleyside, “Macy is as comfortable rockin’ Ellington and Gershwin as he is swingin’ Joe Turner and Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson.” New Orleans R&B has been his beating heart since the late ’70s, when he formed a tight bond of friendship with one of its masters, drummer Charles “Hungry” Williams. Tonight,…

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Thursday 5/2 to Sunday 5/5
Poetry & jazz kicking off
Bird & Beckett’s 25th Anniversary Month!
founded May 1999!

Thursday 5/2 at 7pm: Poets James Cagney and Thomas Dunn, followed by an open mic hosted by Jerry Ferraz and Michael Koch. Featured poets and an open mic presented monthly since 1999. Free to all, though donations are always appreciated. James Cagney is the author of Black Steel Magnolias In The Hour Of Chaos Theory, winner of the PEN Oakland 2018 Josephine Miles Award. His newest book, Martian: The Saint of Loneliness is the winner of the 2021 James Laughlin Award from the Academy of American Poets. For more information, please visit JamesCagneypoet.com Thomas Dunn is a multi-media artist, poet, and experimental filmmaker from Midland, Michigan. A proud graduate of Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Thomas is a Cave Canem Fellow and is completing his MFA in Writing at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. _______ Friday 5/3, 6-8pm: The Francis Vanek Trio. ~~Francis Vanek, saxophone; ~~Randy…

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Sunday, April 28th – 5-9pm
Jam session with the Vince Lateano Trio
and jazzy SFCM RJAM end-of-semester party!

Join the precociously talented undergrads from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s B.Mus. “Roots, Jazz & American Music’ program to help celebrate the end of another semester. Some will be back next year, some will head for the bright lights of another big city…  it’s the now that counts! Bring a donation to help us cover some expenses! The evening starts at 5pm with a jam session led by drummer Vince Lateano with pianist Ben Stolorow and bassist Fred Randolph. At 7pm, several  ensembles from the Conservatory will each play a set, with the music and party continuing to 9pm. Thanks for being in our corner all these years. In a few days, the 25th anniversary month begins!

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Saturday, April 27th – 7:30-9:30pm
Phillip Greenlief – Scott Amendola Duo

30 years of spontaneous collaboration! No reason to stop now! $20 at the door. Doors open at 7:15pm. Showtime 7:30. BYOB. Scott Amendola and Phillip Greenlief celebrate 30 years of collaboration with the release of STAY WITH IT on clean feed records. The two musicians began playing together when Greenlief moved back to the SF Bay Area in 1993. They experimented with a variety of approaches, but soon dedicated their work in the tradition of free improvisation for drums and saxophone. Their first release on 9 Winds Records, COLLECT MY THOUGHTS (1995), garnered international acclaim and offered the push they needed to begin touring and deepening their musical relationship. 30 years later, the sound of the duo has changed. Greenlief’s sound palette has expanded to create a theater of the unexpected, and Amendola has integrated live electronics; the duo now moves easily between free jazz and electro-acoustic improvisation traditions with…

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Saturday, April 27th – 4pm
Book Launch Party!
Glen Park Writer Jason K. Friedman
presents Liberty Street: A Savannah Family, Its Golden Boy, and the Civil War from University of South Carolina Press

Jason Friedman has lived up the way for quite a few years, but hails from Savannah, Georgia, and when he and his partner Jeffrey bought a flat in a building on Liberty Street in Savannah a few years ago, Jason began to dive into the archives to see what he could learn about the family who built and owned the property. A tale ensues! Come out to hear Jason tell a bit of it, and celebrate with us!  

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Friday, April 26th – 8:30-10pm
The Mike Gamble Trio with Lisa Mezzacappa

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Friday, April 26th – 6-8pm
The 230 Jones Street Band
remembers Si Perkoff (1937-2024)

With its roots in the Friday-after-work jazz party started by veteran tenor player Chuck Peterson as a trio back in 2002, the 230 Jones Street, Local 6 Literary Jazz Band is the legacy band at Bird & Beckett. It’s been led in recent years by drummer Tony Johnson, with pianist Si Perkoff joining up a few years ago. Tonight, the combo, with Max Perkoff on piano and trombone, celebrates the late, much missed Si! Max Perkoff, trombone and piano Charlie McCarthy, sax and flute Glen Deardorff, guitar Chuck Bennett, bass Tony Johnson, drums Here’s video of Si’s first appearance with the band, a sextet date in October 2022, with reed players Noel Jewkes and Charlie McCarthy in the front line, Glen Deardorff on guitar, Chuck Bennett on bass and Tony Johnson leading the band from the drum kit.

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Thursday, April 25th – 7:30pm
Sundered Sound
A Multi-Genre SFSU Creative Arts Revue

Sundered Sound is a multi-genre event showcasing SFSU students of the arts, aiming to force music and words into collision to create fresh experiences. It’s a series dedicated to the wide range of emotions that sounds can strike. The evening will include segments by writer August Edwards; a duo comprising poet Elodie Townsend and electronic musician Nathan Ho; a quartet comprising rai, Kara, Leo and Alder Duan Hurley; writer Tadeh Kennedy; and Quinn Rennerfeldt. Evan Burkin, who has organized the event, will host. August Edwards is a nonfiction writer. She is lucky in cards and in love. She listens to desert rock. You can find her work in Albuquerque Green Room, Word West Revue, Mulberry Literary, and Hard Noise. ElodieTownsend (she/her) is a poet from San Francisco. She holds a B.A. in English jiterature from U.C. Berkeley, and is set to receive her M.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco…

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This weekend at Bird & Beckett, April 25 to 28…

Students frame the pros this weekend, with a cavalcade of SFSU creative arts students converging for a poetry and music revue Thursday evening and a gaggle of jazz students from SFCM celebrating the impending end of the semester Sunday evening. In between, on Friday and Saturday, we present three significant jazz concerts and a book launch! Friday at 6pm, the 230 Jones Street band celebrates the memory of  veteran pianist Si Perkoff, and at 8pm we present Seattle avant guitarist Mike Gamble’s trio with bassist Lisa Mezzacappa, herself a key figure in the Bay Area avant garde. Saturday evening, two giants of the music, Phillip Greenlief and Scott Amendola, get in a few final duo licks as Phillip prepares to decamp with his wife for Maine this summer! Catch this one, and mark your calendar now for two nights of shows with Phillip’s long running Lost Trio on June 14…

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The Independent Musicians Alliance

Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.


Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site