Don has had a six decade love affair with the string bass and jazz, beginning back in the 1950s.Â That’s when he first made his mark as a mainstay of the Bud Shank quartet, touring internationally and accompanying the likes of vocalist Peggy Lee.Â Don’s been indulging in public displays of his affection for the musicÂ at Bird & Beckett ever since our weekly jazz series began in October 2002… twelve years ago…
In all that time, we’ve never been without live jazz at Bird & Beckett onÂ FridaysÂ — largely because Don has made it happen under the unlikeliest circumstances!
Besides Don on bass, SeabopÂ featuresÂ three top-notch players — Jerry Logas on reeds and flute, Michael Parsons on piano and Vinnie Rodriguez on drums.
jazz in the bookshop happens every Friday from 5:30 to 8:00 pm.Â
There’s never a cover charge, but your generosity at the gigs
is crucial to help us pay the bands.Â All ages welcome!
Join your friends and neighbors for a lovely end of the work week tradition.
1st Fridays – Don Prell’s Seabop Ensemble
2nd Fridays – The Jimmy Ryan Quintet
3rd FridaysÂ – The Scott Foster Trio
4th Fridays – The Chuck Peterson Quintet
5th Fridays – special guests.Â
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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