Live Streams Every Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm.


Friday, July 30 – 7:30pm – LIVE STREAM ONLY TONIGHT
Avotcja & Modupue
poetry + jazz
celebrating Avotcja’s 80th birthday!

Avotcja – poetry and small percussion
Francis Wong – saxophone
Sandy Poindexter – violin
Heshima – bass
Myron Cohen – drums

Avotcja digs deep in her poems and the band takes it to the outer limits of joy. Years and years of musical collaboration have yielded more ecstatic moments that we can count.

Her group Modupue was named best jazz group of the year twice, in 2005 and again in 2010, by the Bay Area Blues Hall of Fame. Avotcja herself was named a “Jazz Hero” by the Jazz Journalists Association. Her radio shows on KPFA – Bebop, Cubop & the Musical Truth, and KPFA – La Verdad Musical, have been soul satisfying for decades, expressing the boundless joy she always finds in the music.

Come help us celebrate Avotcja 80th birthday!

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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