The very heart of Bird & Beckett’s music programming is this seasoned group of jazz professionals includingÂ the wonderful, gracious and charming vocalist Dorothy Lefkovits. We opened the store in 1999, hosted the occasional jazz concert on weekend afternoons, and then in October 2002 began to present jazz every single Friday evening, with saxophonist Chuck Peterson at the helm. Along came Dorothy with her own group (the late Henry Irvin on guitar, Bishu Chatterjee on bass and the late Jimmy Ryan on drums) for some Sunday afternoon shows, and eventually a full merger of talents was accomplished. Â Now, we present Chuck’s band with Dorothy on vocals the fourth Friday of every month. No better way to ease out of the work week and into the weekend then to enjoy a few hours in their company.
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