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Friday, July 29nd – 5:30 pm

George Cotsirilos Trio

Jazz in the Bookshop – 5th Friday Special Guest

George Cotsirilos, guitar; Robb Fisher, bass; Ron Marabuto, drums

A “blue collar jazz trio” with an impeccable sense of swing, celebrating the recent release of its cd entitled “Past, Present”…  noted by one reviewer as being “happy in its collective skin…  the music is correspondingly relaxed, confident and elegant.”  Cotsirilos played a lot of rock and blues back in Michigan, but has become an assured jazz player working in the classic style associated with players like Kenny Burrell and Jim Hall.  Fisher and Marabuto have been well-respected jazz players for decades as well, and have played extensively alongside artists of huge stature including Cal Tjader, Pharoah Sanders, Pepper Adams, Tommy Flanagan and many others. Marabuto plays at Bird & Beckett as part of our regular fourth-Friday group, and was the one who brought this trio to our attention.

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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