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Sunday, July 24 – 5pm

Live music occupied by indigenous culture!

Dysfunktional is a new funk/jazz/pop quintet serving up improvised music from classic standards to funky fan favorites. Their repertoire includes personal takes on Stevie Wonder,  Bill Withers, Vulfpeck, Lawrence, D’Angelo (the band’s favorite), and much, much more. Consisting of San Francisco’s most beloved tech workers and two jaded graduate students, Dysfunktional aims to bring verve and youthfulness to San Francisco’s improvised music scene.

Tory Johnston (Quinault), guitarist & musicologist

Dysfunktional is:

Grace Cheng, Piano, Flute, Melodica, Voice
Tharun Sankar, Trumpet, Piano
Ross Taylor, Drums, Voice
Tory Johnston (Quinault), Guitar
Jared Marx-Kuo, Bass, Voice

Live in the shop, and also viewable both as a live stream and after the fact on YouTube or Facebook

By donation, but $20 per is very much appreciated. Bird & Beckett pays a guaranteed “fair” wage to the musicians on our stage, and can’t do that without serious audience buy-in.

BYOB. No food in the shop just yet. Covid considerations? Wouldn’t kill you to wear a mask!

Dysfunctional sound check at Gestalt

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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