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653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park

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Stay tuned for the next B&B benefit party in Jerry Ferraz's backyard! Here's some video of the last one!

Swings Left

Friday, February 1st – 5:30-8:00 pm
Rob Reich Swings Left
Album Release!
jazz in the bookshop
every Friday since 2002

Rob Reich – piano;
Andrew Stephens – trumpet;
Ben Goldberg – clarinet;
Ollie Dudek – bass;
Eric Garland – drums.

Brand new cd! This is a fabulous band that plays for swing dancers from its own unique bag… well worth listening to in Bird & Beckett’s cozy concert setting to catch the extraordinary talent that makes it work so well. But you’re welcome to claim a few square feet between the bookcases to dance if you’re determined to do so. We’d be delighted. Regardless, you’ll be delighted with what you hear!

The music is rooted in the classic swing era of the late 1930s. Featuring classic arrangements of Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Artie Shaw, “Swings Left” branches off from there and also features Reich’s original music in the style, combining a hot rhythm with a cool sensibility.

$10-20 suggested donation; $5-10 suggested for students, musicians, limited income.



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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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