On the second Friday of each month,Â jazz in the bookshopÂ featuresÂ The Jimmy Ryan QuintetÂ akaÂ The Bird & Beckett Bebop Band! Â Tonight, tenor sax player Joe Cohen and trombonist Stu Pilorz hold center stage, with Don Alberts on piano and Aaron Cohn on bass joining drummer Ryan to comprise the rhythm section!
Jimmy’s regular band at Bird & Beckett on the 2nd Fridays is typically a quintet that includes two horn players –Â Henry Hung,Â trumpet;Â Stu Pilorz, trombone and/or Joe Cohen, sax; plus a fabulous rhythm section comprisingÂ Don Alberts, piano;Â Bishu Chatterjee orÂ Aaron Cohn, bass — and Jimmy Ryan on drums, of course!
Drummer Ryan learned his trade in L.A. in the â€™50s, and hit the San Francisco sceneÂ (by way of a short stint in Monterey) in 1960.Â Â Jimmy has played alongside influential musiciansÂ Putter Smith, Vince Wallace, Kent Glenn and Bishop Norman Williams, putting in significant time in the early days at legendary San Francisco clubs including Jimboâ€™s Bop City, Ronnie’s Soulville and in the Fillmore and the Jazz Workshop in North Beach, and in a more recent era, the Gathering Caffe on Grant Avenue.
jazz in the bookshopÂ happens every Friday from 5:30 to 8:00 pm.Â
Thereâ€™s never a cover charge, but your generosity at the gigs
is crucial to help us pay the bands.Â All ages welcome!
Â Join your friends and neighbors for a lovely
1st Fridays â€“ Don Prellâ€™s Seabop Ensemble
2nd Fridays â€“Â Jimmy Ryan’s Bird & Beckett Bebop Band
3rd FridaysÂ – The Scott FosterÂ Ensemble
4th Fridays â€“ The Chuck Peterson Quintet
5th Fridays â€“ special guests – in May, the Kurt Ribak Trio.
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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