Duncan James, guitar
Larry Chinn, piano
Joe McKinley, bass
Bob Blankenship, drums
$20 requested donation; pay what you can.
byob. reservations, 415-586-3733
Four long-time bandstand colleagues play jazz as if it’s second nature to them, which it is, actually… byob and settle in for a set or two amidst friends and neighbors at Bird & Beckett’s long-running Friday after work jazz happy hour. Provision yourselves!
Duncan traditionally helps us close out the year each year with a gathering of friends and fellow musicians.
The Duncan James Quartet date this evening is supported by Jazz in the Neighborhood’s Guaranteed Fair Wage Fund. Visit JitN’s website to find out how you can help them in their mission to raise the wage and working conditions standards for the Bay Area’s pool of fine professional jazz musicians.
Jazz in the Neighborhood is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the economics of jazz performance in the Bay Area. One of the ways in which JitN pursues its mission is to underwrite venues on individual dates to help the venues meet a “guaranteed fair wage” standard without reliance on door revenue, tips and other approaches to compensation.
Bird & Beckett is very appreciative of JitN’s support this December!
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