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The 230 Jones Street, Local 6 Literary Jazz Band plays Bird & Beckett on the fourth Friday of every month, including this one! Jerry Logas, clarinet; bari sax and flute; Ray Loeckle, tenor sax; Glen Deardorff, guitar (sub Duncan James pictured here); Dean Reilly, bass; and Tony Johnson, drums. Jazz musicians with 60 years-plus experience on the San Francisco jazz scene.

Start your weekend out at Bird & Beckett Friday evening with the relaxed bop & swing of the 230 Jones Street Band, then grab a taco and come back for the late show, when Beth Custer and Stephen Kent’s Trance Mission deploys clarinets, didgeridoo and percussion to take you there…

Saturday morning, Andre Custodio’s Audible Method deploys synthesizers & processors we can’t possibly fathom to dive into ambient depths we fully perceive only on a subliminal plane! So wander the stacks and let your mind go where it wants. Saturday night, jazz club swings into play at 7:30 as four solid senders known as the North Berkeley Jazz Quartet will deliver two satisfying sets of jazz, ranging across bebop, latin and straight ahead terrain…

And then it’s Sunday! Jerry Ferraz explores the workings of his guitar and memory beginning around 11:30, and Walker Brents takes the stage at 2:30 to cogitate on Walt Whitman, the good grey poet of yore, and, says Walker, how Whitman “teaches me to see.” And then, it’s 4:30 and you can let all the complexity of thought give way to the boisterous pleasures of trad jazz like it started in New Orleans, amped up in Chicago and dug in in New York from the ’20s to the ’40s, as delivered by singer Darlene Langston and the seven-piece Buena Vista Jazz Band. And why do they call them that? Well, just because they look so damned good!

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Thanks to our friend Ernesto at Gojont for the video above! Play it and then visit his wonderland of pleasures from Frisco to Rio on display at gojont.com

Available Now at Bird & Beckett

Hot off the press from your neighborhood bookshop just in time for the lame duck period. 75 million voters, and counting, have rejected fascism and lies. 70 million haven’t yet made that commitment. Bully Goat’s Bluff might change a few of their minds.

Fits nicely in an invitation envelope for mailing. Fits in a pocket as well.

~~ Poetry as philosophy to plumb the deeper truths of these times ~~

$15 and worth every penny
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Jerry Ferraz is a keystone of
the Bird & Beckett cultural edifice, built by you through your decades-long love and support.

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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