Stay tuned for the next B&B benefit party in Jerry Ferraz's backyard! Here's some video of the last one!
Friday, July 31 – 7:30pm
Andrew Stephens + Dexter Williams play trad to bop & beyond
Missed the show? You can view it and hear it here. Jump in at 5:40 and enjoy it. Up ’til then, it’s the logo and silence… This show was worth every penny! You’re indebted to the kind folks who donated to make it possible for these musicians to get a nice paycheck!
Trumpeter Andrew Stephens & bassist Dexter Williams — two sets of trad, swing, bop & more.
No audiences allowed in the shop these days, just the musicians and the proprietor, but thousands of you can listen & watch from home.
If you can drop by for our live steam this Friday evening at 7:30, and you’re not squeezing every dime, please do donate so we can meet and exceed our guarantee to these musicians in a time when paying gigs are hard to come by —
consider it your cover charge!
Use the links below:
Dexter Williams got his start as a trad jazz bass player in Sacramento, California.
Since then, he’s been performing with various groups at festivals and venues around the country.
Dexter now resides in San Francisco as a full time musician, playing swing, bebop,
French swing, traditional, and straight ahead jazz.
Also a child of the Sacramento trad jazz festival world,
Andrew Stephens has been a star on trumpet from the get go.
He, too, calls San Francisco home and plies his trade widely,
both in geographic and genre terms.
To hear the first set from their outing three months back, on April 18th,
click below (you can find sets 2 and 3 on our facebook page):
Andrew Stephens / Dexter Williams Duo live at Bird & Beckett, San Francisco – April 18, 2020
Posted by Bird & Beckett Books on Saturday, April 18, 2020
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-- Les Ferriss
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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