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Thursday, September 3 – 7:30 pm
Darren Johnston / Adam Shulman / Lorca Hart
trio jazz live from Bird & Beckett

Darren Johnston  / Adam Shulman / Lorca Hart
        trumpet / piano / drums


Jazz in San Francisco
Live streamed from Bird & Beckett
Thursday, September 3rd – 7:30 pm

suggested cover charge — $20
sliding scale — $2 to $200

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Musicians you’ve heard at Bird & Beckett, and many, many musicians you’ve never heard here, are busking in the parks, on the Embarcadero and in countless other public spaces to share their music with each other and with the passersby, and to make some small amounts of money to help meet the rent in these times of no gigs and no gig income. Tuesday, September 1st, a scant week before Labor Day, a small group was rousted in the Panhandle for playing without a permit; likely not the first such petty and disheartening harassment, initiated by some touchy citizen…

Sign the petition at the link below to beseech Mayor Breed
to give the players room to practice their art
and to earn a little bread:

Petition to urge Mayor Breed to “change San Francisco’s anti-music park ordinances.”

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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Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site