Denise Perrier is known for her elegant contralto, for her phrasing and swing, for her unparalleled interpretation of tunes drawn from the “Great American Songbook” — the timeless popular music that poured out of Tin Pan Alley, Broadway and the little offices and garrets of songwriters across the land from the teens and ’20s through the 1950s.Â Her place among the top rank of San Francisco’s jazz vocalists is unquestioned. And fortunately for us, her affection for the Bird & Beckett stage and audience brings her on occasion out to Glen Park, to our intimate room with 35 seats and space for a dozen more avid standing room guests… BYOB, if you know what’s good for you!
Tonight, Denise performs with the consummate musicians Jerry Logas (baritone sax), Grant Levin (piano), Joe McKinley (bass) and Jack DorseyÂ (drums).
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