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in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Friday, October 2 – 7:30pm
Clint Baker/Jeff Hamilton/Sam Rocha Trio
live streamed jazz from the bookshop

Three expert hot jazz practitioners join forces for a sizzling set or two of gems from the early decades of jazz music!

Cornetist Clint Baker has led the Cafe Borrone All-Stars for 16 years or more, also playing — among other instruments — trombone, clarinet, bass, drums and vocalizing as the circumstances demand. He’s played the Monterey Jazz Festival twice and the Sacramento Jazz Jubilee countless times. He’s an inveterate musicologist and a KCSM dj. He’s been a bandleader since 1984, produced his first record in 1991 and has seven recordings to his credit.

Jeff Hamilton, at the piano tonight, is most renowned as a trad drummer of impeccable credentials. There’s another jazz drummer that shares that name, but this Jeff is ours and possesses talent and a self-effacing charm that make his appearances here a solid delight every time out. We’re crazy for his piano!

Young Sam Rocha fell in love at age 15 with the acoustic string bass after 11 years studying piano, viola and bass guitar. Largely self-taught on his chosen instrument, he played his first professional gigs on bass at 17 with Fresno’s Blue Street Jazz Band, and he’s made a close study of such masters of the instrument as “Pops” Foster, Al Morgan, Milt Hinton, Bob Haggart, Jimmy Blanton, Ray Brown, Walter Page, and Scott LaFaro. He’s also absorbed the nuances of classic jazz tuba, cornet and guitar playing and performs regularly on those instruments as well. He’s one of the rising stars of the traditional jazz and gypsy swing circuit.



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