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Luxorius – Joe Warner Trio

Sunday, June 3 – 2:00 pm

Opera Omnia:
Or, a Duet for
Sitar and Trombone

Art Beck reads from
his new book of translations

Art Beck has devised an extended set of translations of the poems of Luxorius, the 6th century (c.e.) provincial Roman poet who lived in North Africa during the time of the fall of the Western Roman Empire.  Beck first published some of these translations in the early 1980s, but has expanded and extended these to book length.  This stuff is anything but dry, folks!  Do come!

Read Neeli Cherkovski’s review in Big Bridge magazine here:  http://www.bigbridge.org/BB16/prose/prosencherkovski2.htm


Sunday, June 3 – 4:30 to 6:30 pm

Joe Warner Trio

young players – classic jazz!

which way west? Sunday concert series
all ages welcome.
your donations help us pay the band!

Pianist Joe Warnerjazz trio with pianist Warner, bassist Gary Johnson and drummer Alex Nash.

Warner, not yet 20 years of age, has been turning heads with his jazz piano mastery for several years already, and has played at the San Francisco Jazz Festival, Yoshi’s, the Great American Music Hall and Herbst Theatre, and holds down a regular gig at The Cheese Board in Berkeley– he regularly gigs around with top players Marcus Shelby, Howard Wiley, Smith Dobson and more– plus he books a twice-a-month jazz series in a church basement out in Martinez that has hosted jazz vocalist Kenny Washington with the Dynamic Miss Faye Carroll coming up…

Drummer Alex Nash graduated out of SOTA just a couple of years ago and has been making big waves for his work as a jazz player and also with Blind Willies, an indie rock outfit that played Bird & Beckett a few weeks ago to an overflow audience.


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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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