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.
A BLACK DAY FOR AMERICA, FEBRUARY 13, 2021
He's brought shame on the nation, and won't get off so easily if we keep our eyes on the battle against demagoguery and the prize of restored democracy. No fascist America, if we only pay attention and don't avert our eyes. Trump lost the election. We can move on, ignore his blather and spurn the chatter and bluster of those who fan the flames of division..
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