Ray Loeckle (tenor saxophone); Brad Buethe (guitar), Dean Reilly (bass) and Tony Johnson (drums) carry on the tradition that began with Chuck Peterson’s weekly Friday trio date that started it all back in late 2002.
This band showcases the music we love bestâ€“ straight ahead, bebop-based, swinging jazz.
Itâ€™s a lively time in the neighborhood every Friday evening â€” in the venue that many a jazz player has declared the best place to play in town.Â That tribute is in no small way due to the audience that comes to enjoy the music and the convivial vibe.Â Come enjoy the music and the company.
All ages are welcome, and thereâ€™s no cover charge. But if you can spare the dough, ten dollars or whatever you will for the band is much appreciated.
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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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