653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Friday, November 4th – 5:30-8 pm
Seabop! Bassist Don Prell
with Al Molina, trumpet; Jerry Logas, sax; Vinnie Rodriguez, drums
jazz in the bookshop every Friday!

Don-Jerry-vinnieDon Prell captains the ship of jazz for another evening of bebop and standards. Don’s been keeping this thing afloat at Bird & Beckett since late 2002, when he joined the Friday night cral-molinaew.

His career in jazz reaches back to the 1950s, however, when he was a key participant in the Los Angeles jazz scene – touring and recording with Bud Shank, playing constantly at clubs including the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach and the Haig in downtown L.A. Tours with Shank took him across the country and to the Netherlands, France and South Africa.

This pianoless quartet echoes the Gerry Mulligan / Chet Baker unit that made waves in early 1950s. Don was there at its birth.


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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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The Independent Musicians Alliance

Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.


Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site

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