Stay tuned for the next B&B benefit party in Jerry Ferraz's backyard! Here's some video of the last one!
The bassist Giulio Xavier Cetto and the pianist Javier Santiago, both prominent figures on the San Francisco jazz scene, share an apartment here in San Francisco; fortunately, that cohabitating status allows us to book them as a duo for our live stream series, and we welcome them back!
No in-store audience is allowed due to the pandemic,
but you can find the facebook live stream link here.
Scroll down to find the video screen with the red “live” rectangle.
Refresh your screen if you don’t see it–you might just be a little early to the party!
If you prefer, look for the stream on the Bird & Beckett YouTube channel.
You can, and we hope will,
pay your cover charge via PayPal at this link.
or by Venmo @birdandbeckett
$20 suggested and encouraged;
less or more as your circumstances demand or allow!
Javi and Giulio are among the finest young gigging jazz musicians in town and we’re happy that we can give them an audience via the live stream and a chance to replace a bit of the gigging income that’s been lost due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Their third housemate, Nico, will be along, and the only other person in the room besides the musicians and the proprietor, bringing his rig to give you optimum picture and sound quality for this performance.
Our live stream series started Friday the 13th of March, with saxohonist Michael Zilber’s trio with drummer Jason Lewis, joined by bassist Tyler Harlow. At that point, the pandemic was first really registering with San Franciscans and their political and DPH leadership. The night before New York based Berkeley High alums Jessica and Tony Jones had played to a small audience without benefit of the live stream, and then flew quickly home. Giulio and Javier joined with guitarist Kai Lyons for a wonderful show on March 21st, the last of our shows that wasn’t restricted to soloists and cohabitating musicians. Giulio and Javi last performed in a live stream duo performance here on April 10th. In the six weeks since the series began, we’re kept jazz flowing live to the community over a span of some 21 performances.
Thanks for tuning in and donating generously to help our talented local professional jazz musicians housed, fed and healthy, keeping body and soul together!
$20 suggested donation.
Any amount, whether smaller or larger,
is very much appreciated.
Your cover charge is payable via
PayPal ([email protected])
& Venmo (@birdandbeckett)
or by check or cash brought to the shop
anytime before or after the show.
Small donations are completely acceptable, and large donations are very much appreciated.
We present these live stream concerts in order to help local musicians through financially difficult circumstances, and we appreciate your help in paying them and your respect for their status as professional musicians.
No one wants to see them working for “tips” or for low pay!
When donating, please specify where you want your donation applied.
If you’re donating online during the show, we’ll assume your donation is for the show.
The first $400 in donations to this show goes to the duo, then the venue takes $100; after that 2/3 of all donations go to the duo.
Should donations fall short of $400, Bird & Beckett will pick up the slack to meet the duo’s guarantee.
"It is in doubt and not in faith that the salvation of the world is to be found. Faith is a delusion and a snare: a pitfall, a prison. It intimidates the intellect. With fear of eternal damnation religion crushes intellectual activity; with hero worship it destroys individuality; with hopes for the beyond it prevents the growth of ideals for the present. It makes of us a race of intellectual cowards; it changes but little if any our daily conduct toward each other. But doubt sets us free."
-- Job Harriman, 1902
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