Pianist Art Lande is a legendary and unique figure on the jazz landscape, has been so for five decades or more, and we’re pleased & honored to present him again at Bird & Beckett tonight, this time in the context of a trio that has been coming together to create some beautiful music for the past ten years.
The centerpiece of tonight’s performance is a project of the saxophonist Carl Schultz, with Art and guitarist Tim Wendel, evidenced by the newly released cd “ACT reAct”, recorded in Denver, Colorado on July 30/31, 2020.
The trio is presenting their music in three dates this weekend
around the Bay Area, of which the Bird & Beckett date
is the last before they return to their respective bases.
Catch them before they’re gone!
BYOB, a mask and $20 cash for the cover charge.
Doors open at 7:20pm for the 7:30 show.
For a reservation, call the shop at 415-586-3733.
Reservations will be held only until showtime at 7:30pm,
then weâ€™ll make the seats available to those waiting on line.
The music these musicians have been creating together demonstrates the credo:
Whatever musical action you take, do it with conviction. ACT, don’t just act. Other players must also take action with the same level of conviction. Thus, they reACT, not simply perform a reaction.
With this group, the interplay of this dynamic is on full display, and from this conviction comes cohesive, melodic, intricate, expressive and compelling music.
Philadelphia native Carl Schultz has worked with modern jazz heavyweights including Ray Vega and Brad Goode as well as making appearances with such jazz legends as Mickey Roker, Billy Taylor and Dave Brubeck. He now resides in San Jose and teaches at Santa Clara University.
Tim Wendel “cut his teeth in the Philadelphia jazz scene,” earned an M.A. in Jazz Performance and Pedagogy from CU Boulder and enjoyed considerable success in the New York City music scene. He’s again Colorado based.
Art Lande, who built a now-legendary career in San Francisco in the 1970s and 1980s, has called Boulder, Colorado home for three decades-plus and has continued to tour widely, returning to the Bay Area often. He’s a Grammy-nominated, internationally acclaimed pianist, composer, improviser, drummer and educator who has performed with a long list of the Who’s Who in jazz, including Joe Henderson, Woody Shaw, Bobby Hutcherson, Steve Swallow, Charlie Haden, Kenny Wheeler, Sheila Jordan, Mark Isham, Paul McCandless, Jan Garbarek and many others. His band Rubisa Patrol was formed in the mid 70s and worked through 1983, traveling to Europe often and recording on ECM Records. After teaching for three years in Switzerland, he moved to Boulder, Colorado, where he played a weekly performance for 15 solid years. Each week had different music and drew from a large list of different bands, members and seasonal special guests from nearly everywhere. Art’s live performances are not to be missed, each unique and each an occasion full of musical adventure and inspiration, spontaneity, warmth and soul.
Click here to enjoy Art’s most recent Bird & Beckett appearance, last November in the company of trumpeter Erik Jekabson, bassist Peter Barshay and drummer Alan Hall.
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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