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in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Friday, April 10th – live streamed jazz from the bookshop
Javier Santiago + Giulio Xavier Cetto Duo

No in-store audience was allowed due to the pandemic, but folks found the live stream link below, and to contributed generously to the musicians’ much needed payday.

Housemates in San Francisco’s nearby Excelsior district, pianist Javier Santiago and bassist Giulio Xaxier Cetto have been in high demand on the local jazz scene in recent years, each having arrived in San Francisco not long ago… First, Giulio, a Stockton native, and a bit later, Javi, with roots in Minneapolis. Before either made their way to San Francisco, the two had met in Cetto’s Stockton, where Javi was enrolled at the Brubeck Institute.

This evening we’re pleased to be able to present them together in a program of duo performances interspersed with solo turns. Scoll to the bottom of this post for a link to the live stream and to find the “donate” button.

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, would have been the only other person in the room besides the musicians and the proprietor, bringing along a nice rig to give you optimum picture and sound quality for this performance, but B&B upload speeds weren’t up to his gear; still, the streaming went on via a phone and a facebook account; everything’s an improvisation as befits jazz, and subject to the imperfections that prove us to be humans–as if there weren’t ample proof already. 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.

Donate through our website at this link.

View the live stream at this link.


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The Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project

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.

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The Independent Musicians Alliance

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