Eric Shifrin has brought the In Crowd to Bird & Beckett countless times in the past twenty years, but it’s never been enough! He’s been the favorite of the swells & the swindlers in the finest saloons and boites of this town for decades, and when he brings the In Crowd in here, we’re all in. So now, we’ve invited him to come into Bird & Beckett every second Friday, for the happiest 2.5-hour happy hour you’ll find.
This Friday, he’s featuring the wonderful Lara Louise on guitar and vocals, and the marvelous Simon Planting on bass. You may arrive in a mood shaped by the travails of the working week, but when you leave at 8 you’ll be singing a different, snappier tune– we can assure you of that!
BYOB and a twenty for the musicians!
On the skids or the dole? Bring what you can afford and sip our free Hetch Hetchy!
Eric & the In Crowd changes up in personnel every time out, with familiar and new faces on the bandstand that you’ll find easy to love. Eric Shifrin — “Easyfingers” to some — is the genial presence at the keyboard & mic each time out.Â Jazz pearls from ragtime to hard bop & your occasional novelty tune, they’re all in his vast and charming repertoire.
Your donations to help pay the trio and support the stream are much appreciated!
Bird & Beckett adheres to the guaranteed fair wage standard promoted by the Independent Musicians Alliance.
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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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