this evening at Bird & Beckett!
Friday, January 11th – 5:30-8:00 pm
Jessica King/Clint Baker/Jeff Hamilton Trio
jazz in the bookshop, every Friday since October 2002
$10-20 suggested donation
Jessica King, vocals & washboard
Clint Baker, trumpet, trombone & clarinet
Jeff Hamilton, piano
Sure, you could stay home. But you’d miss the chance to tell your friends, “I saw Jessica King at Bird & Beckett before she became A Star.” Because Jessica is on her way for certain. She’s studied her craft from the inside out, but, even better, she’s made friends with the songs she sings, so her music is warm and welcoming. She started in the Bay Area swing dance community, so she knows her rhythm.
Lucky for us, both Clint (on whatever instruments he feels like bringing to the gig) and pianist Jeff Hamilton will be playing alongside Jessica. Both of them are swing and jazz masters with worldwide reputations. Their music is down-home and groovy but also delicate and precise, inventive and mellow.
Jeff and Clint have worked often with Jessica, and you’ll see the three of them smiling at each other throughout the evening.
Start the good works!
–from jazz maven Michael Steinman, whose Jazz Lives blog keeps us linked to the wondrous world of hot jazz
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.
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