Sunday, October 20th – 7pm
In the Velvet Lounge:
Alex Harding & Lucien Ban on tour!
with Phillip Greenlief & Kjell Nordeson
San Francisco’s own Phillip Greenlief, a tenor saxophonist of immense talent and scope whose career in music takes him to major venues worldwide, returns to Bird & Beckett with a quartet anchored by Swedish drummer Kjell Nordeson, now a Bay Area resident. At the core of the group, two traveling musicians whose collaborations stretch back two decades — Detroit-born and -based baritone saxophonist Alex Harding and Transylvania-born, New York-based pianist Lucien Ban.
Together, Harding and Ban have appeared on a number of albums for American and European labels and in countless concerts and tours. Their travels this fall celebrate the Sunnyside Records release of a long-awaited duet recording, “a unique amalgamation of original pieces and improvisations informed by traditions of jazz, blues, and European chamber music.”
You’re in for a fascinating and beautiful night of music played by four master jazz musicians.
$20 cover charge / sliding scale available.
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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