653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Tuesday to Sunday
noon to six


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Sunday, June 4th – 5pm
Community Music Center Jazz Ensemble
with jam session to follow


Scott Foster’s CMC jazz combo performs 5-6pm followed by a jam session hosted by the Keith Saunders Trio. Your voluntary contributions help us pay a stipend to the student musicians and a fair guaranteed wage to the members of the trio.

The Community Music Center has been teaching music to San Franciscans, young and old, for more than a century, and its jazz ensembles are coached by a dedicated faculty drawing from many of the City’s finest musicians.


The trio:
Keith Saunders, piano
Ollie Dudek, bass
Ron Marabuto, drums

The jam session is open to all non-professional players,
though no players will be chased away due to their
professional status! We appreciate you sharing your
talents and experience!

No charge to play or attend, although audience donations are gratefully solicited to help pay an honorarium to the students performing in the opening combo and a guaranteed wage to the members of the trio. $20 suggested, but no amount is too small or too large.

The students performing this evening are superbly representative of the value to the Bay Area of having jazz as a part of regular life, and also points to the need to keep professional musicians working as performers and teachers, and keeping them resident in the Bay Area. The CMC ensemble also points to the value of having a long-running community organization like the CMC in San Francisco! Keeping the CMC going 100 years and more has relied on consistent community support. Keeping musicians here and gainfully employed relies on having a healthy venue landscape in San Francisco, the region’s cultural nexus. Thank you for supporting the organizations and venues throughout the region that support the musicians!

Bird & Beckett presents its music and poetry events under the umbrella of the Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, which counts on the donations of individuals like you to augment audience revenues in order to pay the musicians fairly and cover operating costs. Please consider making a donation today. Only with a healthy donor base can we do what we do. Click here for information on how to donate and be part of the Bird & Beckett family.



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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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