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Friday, May 5th – 5:30-8:00pm
The Fred Randolph Quintet

Erik Jekabson, trumpet/flugelhorn
Sheldon Brown, saxophones/flutes
Murray Low, piano
Fred Randolph, bass/compositions
Isaac Schwartz, drums

$20-25 is suggested for quintets (cash or venmo, please), but no one is turned away for lack of funds. Pay what you can at our Friday evening jazz happy hours! Byob if you think you’re going to get thirsty!

Fred Randolph brings his fiery quintet to Bird & Beckett for an afternoon of all original music with jazz, funk, latin, and world music influences.  Of the band’s June 2020 cd “Mood Walk,” filled with Fred Randolph originals, JW Vibe calls it a “Stylistically eclectic, supremely grooving, endlessly fascinating masterwork…a rambunctious, twist, turn and improvisation-filled set.”

Tune in particularly at about the 3:10 mark in the video below to get a taste of saxophonist Sheldon Brown and trumpeter Erik Jekabson, two core members of tonight’s ensemble, featured on Fred’s “Mood Walk” cd. And play the whole video for more on all the musicians involved in the cd and of course lots of Fred Randolph’s bass playing throughout. The video gives a great feel for the cd and introduces you to a dozen fantastic Bay Area musicians who are among the legion that Fred works with year round, providing his invigorated and skillful bass work in clubs, concert halls and recording studios. At Bird & Beckett, we make it a point to support and display the Bay Area’s depth of jazz talent. These musicians epitomize the scene, keeping the Bay Area prominent among the great jazz metropolises from New Orleans to Chicago to New York to Paris to Amsterdam to Tokyo… Make it a habit to come out often to Bird & Beckett to hear what they can do!

Thank you for supporting the musicians, the venue and jazz music with your precious dollars and for spreading the word! Consider making an extra donation this year to the non-profit to get us through a rough time. Recurring donations are particularly helpful. We need your help to make it work, and we thank you for your contribution!


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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