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Sunday, January 2 – 5pm
Avotcja and Modúpue
a healing evening of poetry,
jazz & the fire of wordsong

Celebrate 2022
with our annual first Sunday booking of

with her supergroup

Sandy Poindexter, violin;
Francis Wong, saxophone;
Heshima Mark Williams, bass;
Val Serrant, steel pan drum & percussion.


Live stream only for this show,
to preserve the continued good health of

Avotcja, a Bay Area cultural treasure!

Avotcja is a recipient of the JaZzLine Institute’s
Bay Area Jazz and Blues Artist (BAJABA) Lifetime Achievement Award
and her five- to ten-piece ensemble Modúpue was named
Jazz Group of the Year in both 2005 and 2010 by
the Bay Area Blues Society Hall of Fame

To help us pay Avotcja and her musicians
a guaranteed fair wage for their work,
please donate online or drop off a check!

$10 to $30 suggested donation

Paypal – send to [email protected]
Venmo app – @birdandbeckett
Cash app – $BirdBeckett
Check/Cash – Bird & Beckett, 653 Chenery Street, San Francisco 94131


Find the live stream on Bird & Beckett’s
YouTube Channel  or  Facebook Page

and watch for our transition
happening in early 2022 to Bandcamp!

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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