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in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Friday, June 9th – 9 pm
Ben Goldberg – Smith Dobson Quartet
with bassist Rob Adkins and drummer Hamir Atwal!
jazz follows jazz in the bookshop tonight!
$10 cover

Clarinetist Ben Goldberg and tenor saxophonist Smith Dobson join forces in a program of tunes by Thelonious Monk, Ornette Coleman and  other masters of America’s classical music — including Duke Ellington and Charlie Parker!

This will be a conclave of the highest order.

Dobson, a multi-instrumentalist and a cornerstone of the local jazz scene, will be fresh back from Berlin.

Goldberg has an international following, stemming from his early 1990s experiments with the New Klezmer Trio and manifold explorations in the years since — in such groups as Tin Hat, Clarinet Thing, Myra Melford’s Be Bread, Nels Cline’s New Monastery, Afterlife Music Radio, Go Home, Ben Goldberg School, and the 11-piece Ben Goldberg’s Brainchild.

Bassist Rob Adkins will be here from NYC, where he’s particularly active on the trad scene, bringing another strain of jazz into the mix.

Hamir Atwal is a key drummer, with incredible flexibility, subtlety and swing.

All in all, a very special night is to be expected!




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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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