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in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Friday, 2/24/23 – 5:30-8pm
Tony Johnson’s 230 Jones Street, Local Six Literary Jazz Band: Dedicated to Al!

Charlie McCarthy, saxophones and flute
Si Perkoff, piano
Glen Deardorff, guitar
Chuck Bennett, bass
Tony Johnson, drums
with guest vocalist Darlene Langston

Bassist Al Obidinski, a wonderfully funny, droll, down to earth & supremely hip bass player, one of the great human beings, passed away last month. We’re more than sad that he’s gone. This evening, his bandstand colleagues in the long-running residence of the 230 Jones Street band created and nurtured by the late tenor player Chuck Peterson and now led by drummer Tony Johnson will pay tribute with special attention to some tunes Al played during his time with Benny Goodman and stories from many decades of friendship.

Bring your own beverage and some dough to help us pay these six musicians! $20-30 donation requested, though you needn’t let lack of funds keep you home. Come help us celebrate a fine jazz musician, and donate what you can. No reservations needed, just come early and we’ll dole out the seats first to those most in need of one!


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The Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project

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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