We can’t let 2021 arrive unheralded, so there’s a full weekend ahead for you starting tonight,
New Years’ Eve, at 11:45 pm
Joshua Raoul Brody has a half hour of song for you from the Bird & Beckett stage from 11:45pm to 12:15am tonight to ring out the old year and bring on the new! Don’t fret if you just need to bury your head under your pillow tonight. It will be up for viewing the next day… a vestige of 2020. But join us live on YouTube or Facebook (links below), if you can!
And at 7:30pm on New Year’s Day, Kalil Amar Wilson will sing and swing with a trio in a full-out embrace of love, hope and joy. Luis Peralta, piano; Dexter Williams, bass; Mike Quigg, drums.
Then, Saturday, January 2nd, 7:30pm, catch Groove Merchant Larry Vann with his long-time working trio featuring Tim Landis on guitar and Michael Warren on bass. Larry is a cornerstone of Bay Area jazz, soul, blues and funk, and has anchored the music many times at Bird & Beckett, with this trio as well as playing with the New Squatoolas and This Side Up!
And Sunday, January 3rd, 7:30 pm, Avotcja leans on the marvelous youth and musical genius of the Genius Wesley Trio — Luis Peralta, piano; Isaac Coyle, bass; Genius Wesley, drums. Avotcja has held down our first Sunday of the Year booking for a decade or more, and isn’t about to stop now!
Tell everybody to tell everybody, and get on down to Bird & Beckett’s YouTube channel or Facebook page to enjoy the soul, charm and flat out joy that is live (streamed) music in San Francisco as 2021 rolls out!
$20 suggested donation / pay what you can at this link
You can also simply go to PayPal and send your donation to [email protected],
use the Venmo app on your smartphone and send to @birdandbeckett,
or use the Cash app and send to $BirdBeckett.
Or email a pledge and drop cash or check by the shop in the coming days.
Your generosity allows us to guarantee a “fair” wage of $150 per musician
for our live stream concerts during this pandemic period
of few gigs and sparse gig income
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