Thursday, October 21 – 7:30 pm
Come out to Bird & Beckett for our
Dizzy Gillespie Birthday Bash!
A spectacular sextet celebrates a true genius of jazz. Trumpeter Geechi Taylor and flautist/percussionist/session leader John Calloway have assembled an all-star band for the occasion. Drummer Josh Jones joins the fun, along with conguero Akheel Mestayer, bassist Gary Brown and pianist Ken Cook. Guaranteed cooking bop and afro-latin jazz music of the highest order!
BYOB, and bring $30 cash for tonight’s sextet! We’re guaranteeing a fair wage to the musicians, such that it takes 30 people at $30 each to meet that for six musicians–and we’ve found that our practical safe & comfortable capacity in the shop, vaxxed & masked, is 30.
So grab your cash, vax card & mask and come down to Bird & Beckett to celebrate Dizzy and the San Francisco jazz musicians that play in his honor tonight!
Seating starts 10 minutes before showtime, and a full house is likely — so call the shop for a reservation: (415) 586-3733!
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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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