$10-20 suggested donation.
$5 suggested for students/musicians/fixed income.
Jules Broussard, saxophone
Grant Levin, piano
Chris Amberger, bass
Louis Sweatt, drums
Derek Evans, vocals
Jules Broussard. born in Louisiana, was organizing bands and playing lead saxophone for audiences in and around his hometown by the age of 12. After a stint in the US Air Force and then traveling throughout the US, Europe andÂ Asia, Jules arrived in San Francisco in 1960, taking jobs at Bop City and Jack’s, playing ’til 1 a.m. and on weekends ’til 6 in the morning. In 1966 he went with Ray Charles’ band for a six-month run, and his seven-year tenure leading the house band at Mill Valley’s Sweetwater from that club’s founding in 1972 is legendary.Â Along the way, he worked with Carlos Santana, Boz Scaggs, Van Morrison, Earl Grant, Elvin Bishop, Art Garfunkel and Doctor Hook.Â He’s been a Bay Area favorite for nearly sixty years.
Grant Levin is a marvelously talented pianist who is one of the great talents to emerge from the San Francisco jazz scene in recent years. His tenure at Bird & Beckett hasÂ been, and continues to be, a thing of great beauty.
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