Friday, July 31st – 5:30-8:00 pm
The Don Alberts Trio
jazz in the bookshop every Friday!
Pianist Don Alberts has the bebop knowledge and technique we love so well at Bird & Beckett, as well as being a prolific composer, a versatile poet, a fiction writer and a documentarian. Don has recorded several cds and has published many volumes of his compositions. His books include A Diary of the Underdogs: San Francisco Jazz in the 1960s as well as The Rushing, a thinly veiled autobiographical novel of a jazz musician’s development, joys and demons and a number of fictions in a variety of genres, plus several volumes of poetry, including Ancient Warrior: Selected Poems, Small Unrested Desires, and others.
As a jazz pianist, Don excels in the trio format, which showcases his bebop upbringing, his lyrical way with the jazz standards, as well as his solid compositional skills. Long-time trio partner Art Lewis is on drums, with Aaron Cohn on bass.
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.
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