For decades now, Grant Levin has been one of the best kept secrets in jazz, and Bird & Beckett has been proud to present him literally hundreds of times since he arrived in the Bay Area in 2010. The performance documented here was the last of the live-stream only pandemic concerts we presented between March 2020 and June 2021. The very next week, on Friday June 18, 2021, we once again began to welcome live audiences into the shop.
Grant will be back before an audience here on Saturday, July 17, 2021 in a stellar trio with bassist Peter Barshay and drummer Hamir Atwal. Meanwhile, you can catch him solo at the Hotel Nikko’s Kanpai Lounge and Anzu Restaurant two or three times a week. Good reason to fly into SFO and take BART to the Powell Street station, then wheel your suitcase over to the Nikko and take a room! You can jump on BART out to the Glen Park station (one stop beyond the Mission District’s 24th Street station) for our shows! Bird & Beckett is just a block and a half from the BART station, and our charming little neighborhood is replete with great restaurants and a friendly bar, also known, conveniently, as Glen Park Station. Come out in the afternoon and visit Glen Canyon Park while you’re at it. There, you can hike right up to Twin Peaks overlook, where you’ll gaze out on the city in all its resplendent glory, and you’ll spot the Nikko if you train your eyes in just the right direction… we’ll be happy to welcome you here after.
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