653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Open to walk-in trade and browsing
Tuesday to Sunday
noon to six


Live Streams every weekend!
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But nothing beats being in the room
with the music & the musicians!

Friday, June 7th – 8:30-10pm
Keith Saunders Trio
bringing back the jazz vibe
of the Club Deluxe

Keith Saunders, piano
Eric Markowitz, bass
Smith Dobson V, drums

$20 cover charge – cash or venmo at the door

Continuing in a Club Deluxe vein, three stalwarts of that venue’s jazz bookings converge for ninety minutes of fiery bebop, standards and jazz classics from the music’s glory years. After cutting his teeth in Los Angeles, Keith led the NY Hardbop Quintet in New York releasing four albums in eight years before he migrated to San Francisco, where for 24 years he’s been in the top echelon of players from day one.

Eric Markowitz learned much of what he knows about jazz from bussing in as a teen from Jersey to haunt the New York clubs, and most of what he knows about playing the jazz bass from veteran players in St. Louis; he’s learned the rest on innumerable club dates in the Bay Area since his arrival in 2003. He gigs more than anyone we know, always in demand, always a pleasure to hear.

Smith Dobson grew up on the music, a prodigy with a father who was considered one of the very best jazz pianists around and a mother who was a dominant singer of the 1960s and 1970s; his grandfather was an accordianist; his sister tours with Norah Jones, continuing the bond that led to their vocal trio called Puss N Boots. Besides drums, his first instrument, Smith is a top drawer saxophonist and vibes player. Paints and writes, too.

find this and other pix of the Club Deluxe at clubdeluxe1 on instagram. If you can tell us who shot them, please let us know so we can contact them for permission and give them a photo credit.

We’ll be back in Deluxeville on Sunday with the bluegrass outfit called Trouble Town, featuring Pam Brandon, English-born bassist and singer who’s an engineer by day and a top flight musician by night. Trouble Town and a number other outfits featuring Pam — including Belle Monroe & her Brewglass Boys and the Luxomatics — always knocked ’em dead at the Deluxe.


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The Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project

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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The Independent Musicians Alliance

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

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