Saturday, May 24 — 8-11 pm
JAZZ CLUB Sat. Nights! Join up!
Michael Parsons at the piano,
with Jay Sanders, Charles Thomas & Vinnie Rodriguez
It’s the new thing at Bird & Beckett! May is the trial run, then we lay low in June and start in earnest in July… Catch dinner some Saturday at one of the neighborhood’s great restaurants, then come on up to Jazz Club for a couple sets of fantastic jazz ’til 11 p.m
The second Saturday night of each month Grant Levin will be bringing in the finest jazz players working the Bay Area scene, and Michael Parsons will follow suit on the fourth Saturday night. Grant and Michael both have quickly gained respect as among the very top echelon of players around town.
Our series aims to shine a bright light on the many fine musicians who are taking the Bay Area jazz scene to new heights.
Want to find out what it’s about? May 10th, we’ll feature saxophonist Noel Jewkes — a San Francisco jazz legend, with pianist Grant Levin your host, Eugene Warren on bass and Hamir Atwal on drums. Known to many as Dr. Legato, with a 60-year career here in the Bay Area, Noel is an acknowledged master of the reed instruments, and a fine composer as well. His skills have only deepened with the passage of time, and musicians here name him as among the very top players around.
On May 24th, veteran bassist Charles Thomas anchors a date with young trumpeter Jay Sanders and drummer Vinnie Rodriguez — Michael Parsons hosts the precedings from the piano.
It’s Saturday night in Glen Park
— the jazz destination!
$8-$15 (sliding scale) gets you in the door. Join Jazz Club & you’ll get a discount on the cover charge, plus live recordings and more. Become a Jazz Philanthropist and you’ll be one of the key players in promoting Bay Area jazz and launching our fine musicians into both national prominence and day-to-day solvency!
Bird & Beckett is determined to go where no one has gone before! Come along for Come along for the ride, and for the jazz!
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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