653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Tuesday, July 5 – 7:30pm
Ray Skjelbred and his Cubs

Ray Skjelbred, piano
Marc Caparone, trumpet
Clint Baker, bass
Jeff Hamilton, drums

$20 cash cover charge at the door
Doors open at 7:20pm for the 7:30pm show
BYOB and a mask

Can’t make it to the shop? Nothing’s like the real thing live!
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Chicago-born, Seattle-based pianist Ray Skjelbred returns to Bird & Beckett in the company of like-minded friends — three of the very best players the California trad scene has to offer. You’re in for an evening steeped in early Chicago style jazz on a rich program of originals and classic material.

Wherever he’s been heard, Ray has been held in very high regard for the past five decades. His facility and imagination are unmatched, and his influences run deep — artists including Earl Hines, Jess Stacy, Joe Sullivan, Mary Lou Williams, Art Hodes, Thelonious Monk, Zinky Cohn, George Zack, Cassino Simpson, Horace Henderson, Frank Melrose, Jimmy Yancey, Big Maceo, Bill Evans, Burt Bales, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Paul Lingle, Alex Hill, Sir Charles Thompson and Eddie Whitley inform his playing and composition.

Ray writes, “I love music that shows passion, daring and surprise. For me, these are the pianists I admire who most represent these ideas and to whom I listen most often.”

Read more, and hear some samples of  Ray’s work, at the following link to the “Jazz Lives” newsletter of Michael Steinman:



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