653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Tuesday to Sunday
noon to six


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Sunday, August 11th – 4:30-6:30 pm
Jim Peterson Quartet
which way west?
Sunday concert series

Jim Peterson, sax
Scott Foster, guitar
Aaron Germain, bass
Bryan Bowman, drums

Jim Peterson has been playing and teaching saxophone and woodwinds in the Bay Area for more than 25 years. He started playing saxophone in his teens and went on to study with Ed Tomasi, Randy Feltz and Joe Viola at Berklee School of Music in Boston, and locally, with Bill Bell and Bill Trimble.

Since settling in San Francisco, Jim has been a freelance musician and side man with variety of bands and ensembles, including Beaufunk, Mitch Woods and His Rocket 88’s, Steve Lucky and the Rumba Bums and President’s Breakfast. Jim is a founding member and composer for MoFone, Giant Trio, Mumbo Gumbo, and The New Squatoolas. He toured with both Steve Lucky and Mitch Woods, performing at various jazz festivals and venues in Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Spain, and Switzerland, as well as locally with various groups at the Monterey Jazz and Blues Festivals.

Jim has also composed and performed for local theater productions of The Still Point and The Connection, as well as a dance theater performance with local artists Carol LeMaitre and Joe Cunningham.

Since 1996, he’s been a teacher at Blue Bear School of American Music at Fort Mason, teaching multiple band workshops as well as private lessons for sax, flute and clarinet. He was named Blue Bear’s Teacher of the Year in 2009 and was asked to join the Blue Bear Board of Trustees in 2011 as the teacher representative on the board.


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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

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

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