653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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noon to six


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Friday, May 3rd – 8:30-10pm
Macy Blackman’s Mighty Fine Trio

Macy Blackman, piano and vocals;
Bing Nathan, bass;
Jon Otis, drums.
        The late show!
$20 cover charge
cash or venmo at the door
for a reservation, call 415-586-3733

Macy Blackman has been steeped in rhythm & blues since he was a youngster in Delaware. Born in 1948, by his high school years he was leading a local combo that touring vocal acts including the Orlons, Lee Andrews and the Hearts, and The Tymes hired for their local appearances.

Throughout his career, Macy has ranged far and wide musically — you’ll hear evidence tonight! Says jazz writer Andrew Gilbert in Berkeleyside, “Macy is as comfortable rockin’ Ellington and Gershwin as he is swingin’ Joe Turner and Eddie “Cleanhead” Vinson.” New Orleans R&B has been his beating heart since the late ’70s, when he formed a tight bond of friendship with one of its masters, drummer Charles “Hungry” Williams.

Tonight, Macy and his steady upright bass player Bing Nathan are stepping out and coming into Bird & Beckett with drummer Jon Otis, son of the late great Johnny Otis, brother of Shuggie Otis–a musician of wide influences from African to Afro-Caribbean to Latin to funk to rock to pop… Blubeatz Sound, he calls his music.


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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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