Saturday, March 21st – 8-11 pm
jazz club! when lights are low…
Guitarist Calvin Keys with the
Heshima Mark Williams Trio
Guitarist Calvin Keys has been featured on many acclaimed recordings since the early 1970s, both as a leader and a sideman, with such artists as Ahmad Jamal, Ray Charles, and Bobby Hutcherson. He’s also long been a mainstay of the Oakland jazz scene. We are more than pleased to welcome him for his second appearance on the Bird & Beckett stage, hot on the heels of a booking earlier this month by New York City’s Jazz at Lincoln Center in a celebration of Wes Montgomery’s groundbreaking guitar work. Like Wes Montgomery, Calvin possesses an unmistakable personal style that sets him apart from his peers.
Bassist Heshima Mark Williams is a world-traveled musician who holds down our third-Saturday-of-the-month date, playing when he’s free and booking the date whenever he can’t be on hand. For this date, he’ll be here to lead a superlative trio with Calvin Keys at its heart. We’re proud and overjoyed in anticipation of presenting what promises to be an exceptional night of jazz.
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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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