Scott Foster has been the skeleton key to the Bird & Beckett jazz sanctum since it kicked in in earnest, back in late 2002. Back then, Chuck Peterson, a Glen Park neighbor and a professional jazz musician working in the theater district pit bands–and also a proud Local 6 union member, started fielding a quartet weekly. Chuck called on bassist Don Prell to help recruit musicians, and Scott was one of those who was quickly a first call player on those dates and lit them up every time. Don’s career in the ’50s was pretty high profile and, after (or while) toiling in symphony orchestras for several decades, he also ran a jazz band of varied personnel at the San Francisco Boat Club down in Mission Bay. So, Don was in a position to call on lots of musicians and served that purpose well when he brought Scott onto the Bird & Beckett date under Chuck’s leadership.
For years now, we’ve given the third Friday of each month to Scott and it’s paid off every time! These days, Don’s still easy to catch at the Boat Club — so seek him out. And, these days, it’s Scott who brings us great and enjoyable talent month after month!
The Scott Foster Organ Trio
Lorenzo Farrell, organ
Scott Foster, guitar
Bob Scott, drums
$20 cash cover charge at the door!
We take up to 12 reservations
(2 at a time, please!)
by phone (415) 586-3733, in advance,
up to two weeks before the show
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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