653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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noon to six


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Tuesday, March 12th – 7-9pm
Tim Berne Trio

Tim Berne, saxophone
Tom Rainey, drums
Gregg Belisle-Chi, guitar

$20 cover charge (cash or venmo) at the door, byob

Tonight, the seats have all been spoken for,
but some limited standing room audience will be accommodated.
(NB: Reservations for our shows are taken by phone
starting three weeks before the performance date,
and are cut off once 30 seats have been reserved.)

For four and a half decades,  Tim Berne has recorded prolifically under his own name and alongside creative innovators of the jazz avant garde including his idol and mentor Julius Hemphill as well as Nels Cline, Vinny Golia, Paul Motian, Bill Frisell, Olu Dara, Herb Robertson, Hank Roberts, Mark Dresser, Ray Anderson, Michael Formanek, John Zorn and dozens more. He operates the Empire and Screwgun record labels and has recorded for Soul Note, Black Saint, JMT, ECM, Enja, Intakt and many others.

His first recording on lp with drummer Tom Rainey — in the trio Big Satan with Danish guitarist Marc Ducret — was issued in 1997, preceded by an lp by the trio BBC, with drummer Jim Black and guitarist Nels Cline. Many trio configurations have followed including Hardcell with Rainey and keyboard/synthesizer player Craig Taborn and Miniature with cellist Hank Roberts and drummer Joey Baron.

Berne recorded as a sideman on two albums issued by Gregg Belisle-Chi in 2022 and Berne, Belisle-Chi and Rainey have performed frequently in a trio configuration around NYC in 2023-2024.


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