The Annie Orzen Trio pushes the envelope of jazz, bringing a unique repertoire of original compositions and freshly interpreted standards to the Bird & Beckett stage. Heavily inspired by their training in jazz and their collective love for modern genres of music, the group combines jazz, r&b, gospel, and funk into a contagiously exciting night of music.
$20 cover charge (cash, please)
$10 for students age 22 and under
Pianist, composer and leader Annie Orzen, born and raised in San Francisco, is pursuing a Bachelorâ€™s of Music in jazz and contemporary media from The Eastman School of Music (Rochester, New York), where she studies under acclaimed pianist Gary Versace. Her sound is influenced by her love for bebop, gospel, r&b, and modern jazz, all of which she combines in her jazz trio conception. Annie has performed at notable San Francisco venues including Brick & Mortar Music Hall and Neck of the Woods, and at The Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles. Annie can be heard live in various groups around New York and the Bay Area, including The Eastman Jazz Lab Band, The Annie Orzen Trio and her jazz-pop fusion band, â€œSeldon.â€
Bassist Sara Gorman, also from the Bay Area, is in her second year at UCLA as a Global Jazz Studies major with a Visual and Performing Arts Education minor. She plays a range of styles on both upright and electric, playing in and leading several combos and ensembles in the LA and Bay Area. Sara was a member of the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars, Stanford Jazz Miles Ahead Combo, and CASMEC All-State Jazz Band. She works at Stanford Jazz Workshop as a faculty member and counselor during her summers. She hopes to become a jazz educator.
Drummer Will Davies, 19 years old from Piedmont, California, has been a percussionist since he was six, when pandeiro ace and family friend Brian Rice brought him up on stage at a concert and handed him a tambourine. Rice soon took him on as a student. Jazz, latin and funk music have been inspirational to Will all along the way. Will participated in the CASMEC All-State High School Jazz Band in 2022, and the California Jazz Conservatory Advanced High School Combo that he played in was recognized for “Best Original Composition” in the 2022 DownBeat Student Music Awards.
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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