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Friday, August 14 – 7:30pm
Kasey Knudsen / Eric Vogler Duo
live streamed jazz from the bookshop every Friday evening

Kasey and Eric, thinking of their friend in trio times, the plumber’s helper, Lorin.

Due to difficulties with the live stream technology, this performance has been postponed. Watch for their return on a Friday in a month or so. Despite the postponement, Kasey & Eric played two bebop tunes with elan before we decided to pull the plug for the evening–so our 18-year streak of consecutive weekly jazz dates at Bird & Beckett continues uninterrupted!

Kasey Knudsen and Eric Vogler have a long history of playing music together in various configurations. They have worked together frequently with the “Holly Martins” trio, along with vocalist Lorin Benedict.

For this special Bird and Beckett livestream concert, they will bring you their favorite Holly Martins repertoire in duo format, along with a few choice standards, lots of rhythmic twists and turns, and a few free improvisations.


Listen here to a sample of their interplay on the tune SubconsciousLee:

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Eric Vogler has been a regular in the San Francisco jazz scene for over two decades. On bass and guitar, he has performed with many hundreds of Bay Area musicians. He co-leads The Holly Martins and Bleeding Vector, ensembles performing original music that explore intersections between traditional jazz, abstract generative forms, and free improvisation. Other active collaborations include The Klipptones, The Cody Anderson Trio, Nova Jazz, Jelly Roll, Ever Music, Noisy Strangers, EEL Trio, Cyril Guiraud American Quartet, Rob Sudduth, Timascus LeSquatch, and The No Coasters.

Kasey Knudsen is a San Francisco based saxophonist, composer & educator. She earned her BA in Jazz Composition from Berklee College of Music in 2002. She leads her own trio and sextet and co leads The Schimscheimer Family Trio and The Holly Martins. She can be seen performing with a number of ensembles and bandleaders including Ben Goldberg, Klaxon Mutant All Stars, the Ian Carey sextet, The Montclair Women’s Big Band, Nathan Clevenger, Aaron Novik, Erik Jekabson, Circus Bella’s All Star Band, and many more. Knudsen has toured the world with Tune-Yards including a number of performances at South By South West; she has played with Fred Frith’s world premiere of Gravity Live, the Electric Squeezebox Orchestra, the Marcus Shelby Jazz Orchestra, Chris Cohen, Joe Bagale, Charlie Hunter, Rova Saxophone Quartet, & many others. Knudsen has performed at the SF Jazz Center, Yoshi’s, The Palace of Fine Arts, The Great American Music Hall, Cafe Du Nord, The Independent, The Fillmore, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, The Red Poppy Art House, Intersection for the Arts, Kuumbwa, The California Jazz Conservatory, the Monterey Jazz Festival, the Moer’s Festival in Moers Germany and the Saalfalden International Jazz Festival in Austria. She has appeared at New York venues Local 269, Barbes, The Music Hall of Williamsburg, Roulette and many more. Knudsen is currently the saxophone professor at Sonoma State University and has taught at The Stanford Jazz Workshop, the Lafayette Jazz Workshop, the Monterey Jazz Festival and the California Jazz Conservatory.



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