Friday, April 29th – 5:30-8:00 pm
Mean to Me – Judy Butterfield-Ben Slater-Dave Shaff
jazz in the bookshop every Friday
A Special Fifth Friday Guest Booking: Mean to Me
Mean to Me was a huge hit when they played Bird & Beckett a year ago,
and we’re excited to have them back!
Mean to Me resurrects classic jazz of the 1920s through 1940s
–sometimes twisted by the more modern stylings of Monk, Mingus and Ahmad Jamal–
and an eclectic variety of soul-jazz and latin-jazz
The three-chambered heart of Mean to Me comprises
Judy Butterfield — trained as a cabaret singer but whose love is for soul music
Ben Slater — a pianist interested in exploring jazz’s roots after living in New Orleans
and Dave Shaff — a trumpeter drawn to more modern and funky sounds.
Guitarist Scott Foster, bassist Aaron Cohn and drummer Chris Lauf drive the mix!
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