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Friday, May 31st – 5:30-8:00 pm
John Calloway & the Hired Guns,
featuring Marcus Shelby
jazz in the bookshop
every Friday since 2002

The Jazz Commissioner meets the New Jazz Commissioner at Bird & Beckett!

John Calloway plays a mean flute, is an accomplished star in the Latin jazz world, is a highly regarded jazz educator and served on the San Francisco Arts Commission for many years.  Marcus Shelby is a superb & world renowned bassist, always has six projects on the burner at once and currently serves on the Arts Commission.

They’re joined by veteran players Ken Cook on piano and Alan Hall on drums, both first-call players at the top of their profession, as well as the sublime vocalist, Angie Doctor!

Ken came up in San Francisco, and subsequently studied in Boston at Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory as well as in Havana at La ENA, and has about 40 years of professional experience, 13 of those since he returned to the Bay Area in 2006. Alan is a distinguished jazz educator, including at Berklee in Boston from 1986-1993 as well as at UC Berkeley, Stanford, etc. and has worked with a “who’s who” of major jazz figures. Angie is Artist-in-Residence in the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts Vocal Department and directs the SOTA Jazz Choir, has soloed with Sweet Honey in the Rock and Bobby McFerrin, has sung back up with The Manhattans and Gene Chandler, performs with The Bobs, writes and arranges, and more.

Two sets of superb jazz guaranteed! It’s the early show on a grand double bill! Go back to the home page, scroll down & read on!

Also, read Carlos Baron’s delightful El Tecolote article about the last time John Calloway played Bird & Beckett:



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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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