Jazz standards from the depths
Thursday, 2/8/24 – 7:30-9:30pm
Darren Johnston / Kai Lyons /
Marcus Shelby / Jeff Mars
ERIC & THE IN CROWD
Eric Shifrin / Ari Munkres / Mark Lee
Friday, 2/9/24 – 6-8pm
The songs of Harry Warren and Fats Waller! Ari Munkes on bass and Mark Lee on drums join Eric “Easifingers” Shifrin for a celebration of the tunes penned by two giants of the 1930s!
ZILBER STOWELL DUO
Michael Zilber / John Stowell
Friday, 2/9/24 – 8:30-10pm
A master saxophonist and a guitar genius
continue a long-running conversation
Bobby Bradford / William Roper / Francis Wong
Saturday, 2/10/24 – 7:30-9:30pm
The pocket brass band Purple Gums
returns to Bird and Beckett!
Here’s video for you
video part two
video part three
video part the last
Featuring the legendary cornetist Bobby Bradford,
tuba virtuoso William Roper,
and Asian Improv aRts co-founder
saxophonist Francis Wong,
Purple Gums pursues the art of improvisation
with whimsy, fire, and mindfulness.
The music created from the pooled experience
of the band’s members is a tasty gumbo of
jazz, free improvisation, ragtime, classical and spoken word.
Want to glimpse the shows
coming up in the next few months?
Check our “Events Calendar”
linked in the navigation bar above!
Mark your calendar for:
James Mahone with the Scott Foster Trio on February 16th;
Goldberg/Reich/Yang/Glenn on February 23rd;
Kahil El’Zabar’s Ethnic Heritage Trio (50th Anniversary Tour!),
with Corey Wilkes on trumpet and Alex Harding on bari sax, on February 28th;
Mo’Fone (Jim Peterson, Larry Delacruz & Jeremy Steinkoler) on March 2nd;
Ray Skelbred on March 8th…
and so much more…
Harvey Wainapel on April 6th… Marina Crouse on May 11th…
And remember the residencies: Eric Shifrin on the 2nd Fridays (this year celebrating the composers whose tunes became jazz standards — in February that’ll be Fats Waller and Harry Warren), Scott Foster on the 3rd Fridays with a different formulation each time out, Tony Johnson alternating his quartet and the 230 Jones Street band on the 4th Fridays, the Vince Lateano Trio with Peter Barshay and Ben Stolorow on the 3rd Sundays, the Seducers with Joe Goldmark (The Ten Gallon Cats), Mitch Polzak (The Royal Deuces), Hank Maninger (The Jukebox Charlies) and Kenny (the Haiku Cowboy) on the 2nd Sundays in the odd-numbered months, plus jam sessions on the last Sunday of the month and most first Sundays… Poetry on the first Thursday of every month, with an open mic… Walker Talks once a month… like that…
Big fun ahead always!
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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