Friday, February 28th – 5:30-8pm
The 230 Jones Street,
Local 6 Literary Jazz Band
jazz in the bookshop
every Friday since 2002
$20 suggested/sliding scale available.
Talk about your San Francisco jazz…
On the fourth Friday of each month, our weekly jazz in the bookshop series features The 230 Jones Street, Local 6 Literary Jazz Band — in direct line of descent from the Chuck Peterson Trio, which started the whole “jazz in the bookshop” thing 17 years ago.
These five musicians — Ray Loeckle, tenor sax; Jerry Logas, bari sax, clarinet, flute, vocals; Glen Deardorff, guitar; Dean Reilly, bass; Tony Johnson, drums — have all put in decades of work on the local jazz scene, dating back to the early 1950s.
The band was originally formed by multi-instrumentalist Chuck Peterson (tenor sax, baritone sax, flute), who was a union activist particularly in his prime years (the 1950s and 1960s) and throughout his career, hence his nod to the address of Local 6 of the American Federation of Musicians, where he and his cohorts made sure they could make a decent living at their craft by banding together and defining and defending their rights.
It was Chuck who got jazz going at Bird & Beckett on a weekly basis in October 2002. He volunteered that he’d provide musicians if we’d provide the venue and pay what we could. We both kept our word. Chuck is retired now, living up in Petaluma, and rarely makes an appearance anymore, but this band comprises musicians that were friends and colleagues of his all through the years and show no signs of flagging!
"It is in doubt and not in faith that the salvation of the world is to be found. Faith is a delusion and a snare: a pitfall, a prison. It intimidates the intellect. With fear of eternal damnation religion crushes intellectual activity; with hero worship it destroys individuality; with hopes for the beyond it prevents the growth of ideals for the present. It makes of us a race of intellectual cowards; it changes but little if any our daily conduct toward each other. But doubt sets us free."
-- Job Harriman, 1902
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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