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Friday, September 1st – 5:30-8:00 pm
Don Prell’s SeaBop Ensemble
plays jazz in the bookshop

Bring $10 for the band and $10 for hurricane relief – through the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund established by Houston mayor Sylvester Turner and administered by the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

Drummer Vince Lateano joins up with bassist Don Prell’s Seabop Ensemble tonight — Al Molina on trumpet and flugelhorn and Jerry Logas on flute, clarinet and sax.

Bebop, standards and jazz experiments for your listening pleasure.

Vince has been a stalwart on the San Francisco scene for decades — known to many of us from his long tenure as the house drummer at Pearl’s in North Beach, and for being in the first trio to grace Bird & Beckett way back in 1999 or 2000, when he came in with bassist John Clark and keyboard player Lee Bloom. Now, he’s a first call drummer for all manner of top drawer jazz players passing through town and holds down the drum chair at the 7 Mile House Sunday Afternoon Dogpatch Jazz Jam (on Old Bayshore at Geneva — a great joint!).

Al Molina and Jerry Logas have long, fabulous track records as well, though we won’t detail them here and now.  Come talk to the proprietor or the guys themselves on the break if you want to get in the know.

As for Don?  Part of the famous and widely traveled Bud Shank Quintet in the late 1950s, and 30 years with the San Francisco Symphony among other credits. And he’s been keeping the jazz flag waving here steadily since late 2002, 15 years ago!!

Do come!

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