An informal late afternoon date with the pianist and bassist that will make up half of our evening quartet program. Â Grant Levin is a rising star of jazz piano, especially in the Bay Area– with a reputation that has spread like wildfire. Â Bassist Chris Amberger has been a stalwart of the scene for decades, had a stint with Art Blakey, and is largely responsible for getting Grant established in the San Francisco jazz scene. Â The two of them have often worked as a duo, and know each other’s musical language well.
Every 2nd and 4th Sunday, from 4-6 pm, Grant brings in another musician to play in this duo context. Â A real treat! Â Not a formal concert setting, but we have a scattering of chairs out, and the bookshelves can be browsed at will while you listen — it that’s what you’re after.
We love this jazz and books world we’ve developed. Â Hope you do too.
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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