Oakland-based ensemble The TOaG Quartet brings a dazzling breadth of improvisational music, all composed in response to and reflecting on the tumultuous last several years â€“ which hit professional creatives especially hard. Described as â€œSwinging and Funky,â€ â€œBeautiful and Groovin,â€ â€œDark and Spacey,â€ and â€œRaw but Refined,â€ The TOaG Quartet, under the direction of bassist Benjamin Lee, is fronted by saxophone phenom Eli Maliwan, whose technical and creative prowess is unmatched. Powerhouse drummer Ricky Carter commands the rhythm section with a seamless blend of fury and subtlety, alongside veteran guitarist DV Wright â€“ whose soundscapes are as stunning as his screaming solos.
$20 cover charge; BYOB.
Call the store at 415-586-3733 for a reservation.
Doors open at 7:20 for the 7:30pm show.
Our events are live streamed on our YouTube channel and Facebook page.
Your kind donations while watching online help us pay the musicians
and support the stream. $10 is nice if you’re online for a set or two. Every donation helps.
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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