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Dave Parker Trio, Turning a Train of Thought Upside Down, Joe Lasqo

this weekend at Bird & Beckett…

Friday – 5:30 to 8:00 pm
jazz in the bookshop

3/30 – The Dave Parker Trio

Jerry Logas, baritone and tenor saxes, flute and clarinet
Charles Hamilton, trombone
Dave Parker, bass

Remember the halcyon days of the Red Rock Lounge?  That was Ric Lopez’s elegant little corner bar at Diamond & Chenery before Le P’tit Laurent took its place…  and Friday nights in Glen Park always sizzled with jazz from a fiery quintet that featured Dave Parker on bass along with Jerry Logas on saxes and the late trumpeter Mike Pitre.  Dave’s group holds down regular gigs now at the Purple Onion in North Beach and Farmer Brown’s in the Tenderloin– and once in a blue moon we lure the band back into Glen Park for a reprise of those early days.


Sunday – 2:30 to 4:00 pm
Poetry Anthology Release Reading

4/1 – Turning a Train of Thought Upside Down
(Scarlet Tanager Press 2012)

A reading by Nellie Hill, Susan Cohen, Jeanne Wagner and Lynn Knight, hosted by Andrena Zawinski and Lucille Lang Day

For years, this anthology’s editor, Andrena Zawinski, and publisher, Lucille Lang Day, have been among the Bay Area’s most active proponents of contemporary working poets, and most specifically women poets, with Lucille’s Scarlet Tanager press and Andrena’s activity as features editor of  PoetryMagazine, an online journal.  Accomplished and well-published poets in their own right, Zawinski and Day will host this reading by four poets from the Women’s Poetry Salon, all contributors to the new anthology, Turning a Train of Thought Upside Down: An Anthology of Poems by 41 San Francisco Bay Area Women Poets.


Sunday  – 4:30 to 6:30 pm
which way west?

4/1 – Joe Lasqo, solo piano

Joe’s complex and beautiful improvisations at the keyboard are rooted in his original compositions, which spring from a long exploration of Indian classical, Western avant garde and jazz concepts.


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The Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project

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