King of the San Francisco saloon and salon pianists, Eric Shifrin sings too, and rolls through material from Cole Porter to Hoagy Carmichael to Gene Autry. Â
He’s been charming the swells, swindlers and stand-up guys in bars and bistros from the Barbary Coast to Nob Hill for decades and shows no signs of flagging.
Our live stream will keep you smiling this Friday evening… tune in!
And pay the cover charge (donate) if you’re able to help us pay this fine musician!
Reward Eric for a sterling talent and a distinguished career
and also help him meet the bills in this time of few gigs and short bread!
Thereâ€™s no audience in the house, so itâ€™s up to you in your house!
Hereâ€™s where to donate:
(DO BEWARE OF SCAMMERS
ASKING FOR YOUR CREDIT CARD INFO!
MAKE VERY SURE YOUâ€™RE AT
BIRD & BECKETTâ€™S SITE
AND USING PAYPAL OR VENMO)
leads you to our PayPal account via our website
On Venmo, send your cover charge/donation to @birdbeckett
Give $20 if youâ€™re able, more if youâ€™re flush!
The first $200 goes to Eric (thatâ€™s our guarantee to him),
the next $100 goes to the organization,
and any donations beyond that go to Eric.
If you love him, help him out!
If you just think musicians shouldnâ€™t work for peanuts,
then have the courage of your convictionsâ€¦ and help him out!
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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The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.
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