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Ron Vincent

Friday, June 2nd – 5:30pm
Ron Vincent Quartet
featuring Erik Jekabson, Ben Stolorow and Peter Barshay

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, and 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 Mulligan’s Re-Birth of the Cool Tentet from 1989 until Mulligan’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 — trumpeter Erik Jekabson, pianist Ben Stolorow and bassist Peter Barshay.

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 of groups and the many fine resident musicians we can boast of is a consequence of having a healthy venue landscape in the Bay Area! Support the venues that present the musicians! Thanks for that!

Cover charge (cash please) is $20; byob.
For a reservation, call the bookshop at 415-586-3733.

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