Drummer Ron Vincent’s career notably includes seven years in Gerry Mulligan’s last quartet, 1989 to 1996, ending only with Mulligan’s death. Ron had graduated from Berklee College of Music in 1973, toured for six years then spent three years in Kansas City through 1982 when he settled in New York City. Seven years later, he was with Mulligan. He’s continued to be a key player in the New York City jazz scene; he works often as a sideman and has recorded for labels including GRP, Concord and Palmetto, where he’s been a producer as well as a co-producers for a number of projects.
Ron was a member of the Gerry Mulligan Quartet and Mulliganâ€™s Re-Birth of the Cool Tentet from 1989 until Mulliganâ€™s passing in 1996. He recorded four cds with Mulligan and has also recorded with Phil Woods, Lee Konitz, Randy Brecker, Bob Brookmeyer, Bill Charlap, John Lewis and Slide Hampton, to name a few. Ron has appeared with such notables as Art Farmer, Karrin Allyson, Jimmy Heath, Rob McConnell, Rufus Reid and Dr. Billy Taylor. As a leader, his own trio and quartet are active in the New York City area and his quartet has toured the U.S. and Europe.
Tonight, he’s in the company of three fine, first-call Bay Area musicians well known to Bird & Beckett audiences — guitarist Brad Buethe, pianist Ben Stolorow and bassist Peter Barshay.
$20 requested donation for Friday 5:30 shows; byob.
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Ron is coming to San Francisco from NYC with two nights at Keys Jazz Bistro June 9 and 10 as his anchor booking, stopping in at Bird & Beckett on the way to tune up and wail. This flow through multiple venues working with the pool of fine resident musicians we can boast of here is a consequence of having a healthy venue landscape in the Bay Area! Thanks for supporting the venues that present the musicians! Bird & Beckett presents its music and poetry events under the umbrella of the Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, which counts on the donations of individuals like you to augment audience revenues in order to pay the musicians fairly and cover operating costs. Please consider making a donation today. Only with a healthy donor base can we do what we do. Click here for information on how to donate and be part of the Bird & Beckett family.
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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