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

Ben Esposito

Saturday, June 19 – 7:30pm
Ben Esposito Quartet
featuring Mike Olmos
jazz! live in the shop and live-streamed!

Mike Olmos, trumpet
Javier Santiago, piano
Giulio Xavier Cetto, bass
Ben Esposito, drums

Mike Olmos is one of the towering legends of San Francisco jazz!
Javier Santiago and Giulio Xavier Cetto are two of its top players!
And young Ben Esposito is coming on strong.

Drummer Ben Esposito is a Bay Area native, born and raised in Alameda. He was a college freshman studying music education and performance at Chicago’s DePaul University when the pandemic hit, and had been playing weekly at a Baptist Church on Chicago’s South side as well as working with the great guitarist Bobby Broom and bassist Dennis Carroll. He came back home to the Bay Area and soon got busy playing outdoors at Lake Merritt in Oakland working with great players, both budding talents and seasoned pros (like the three with him on this gig), to raise money for social justice causes.

Read more about Ben’s efforts here.

View our live streams on our
YouTube channel and our Facebook page.

$20 cover at the door

$10 suggested donation for the live stream
at this link

We pay a “guaranteed fair wage”
of 
$150 to each musician performing
in our Friday and Saturday evening live streams
and you are the first ones we look to in order
to get that money together, so please do what you can!

We are extremely grateful as well to the many individuals
in the community who donate to our nonprofit
Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the “BBCLP”)
to help us build up the general fund from which
we augment audience donations when necessary!

Monthly donations are particularly helpful.

Donate to the BBCLP at this link to further our work!

Any questions?
Email [email protected] or call us at 415-586-3733!

We also thank and gratefully acknowledge
the City & County of San Francisco’s Grants for the Arts
for operating support of 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.

The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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