653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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jazz in the bookshop! EVERY Friday!
Friday, Feb. 12 – 5:30-8:00 pm
The Don Alberts Quartet
“New Highways”


Don AlbertsThe Don Alberts Quartet
with Ian Carey, trumpet
Stu Pilorz, trombone
Aaron Cohn, bass

Top flight bebop, standards and originals…
with guest Jeff Kaliss reading some of Don’s poetry

Don Alberts is a triple threat, as a jazzman, poet and novelist.

Add jazz historian for his valuable compilation of oral interviews called Diary of the Underdogs: Jazz in the 1960s in San Francisco.

Born and bred in the Bay Area, with a long stint on the Portland jazz scene, he was house pianist at Jimbo’s Bop City in the early 1960s, played Pearls in North Beach, Ronnie’s Soulville in the Fillmore, and all manner of other clubs up and down the coast.  A key figure in jazz piano as it’s been played in these parts for five decades!


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The Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project

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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The Independent Musicians Alliance

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

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