Stay tuned for the next B&B benefit party in Jerry Ferraz's backyard! Here's some video of the last one!
Saturday, August 24th – 7:30-10pm
Hardly Strictly Family Band
jazz club! when lights are low…
every Saturday night
$20 cover/sliding scale available.
Featuring the renowned country blues singer, Uncle Joe “Lucky” Beckett, and backed by the most dangerous backing band west of the Sacramento River, the Hardly Strictly Family Band plays a mix of your favorite country blues, folk, and Americana music.
The Hardly Strictly Family Band features:
Uncle Joe “Lucky” Beckett: Vocals
Henry Hung: Trumpet
Kristen Strom: Tenor Sax
James Mahone: Alto Sax
Scott Sorkin: Guitar
Brandon Essex: Bass
Though Uncle Joe may get lost on the way to many of his shows, the rest of the Hardly Strictly Family Band can always be relied on to keep the place rocking ’til he arrives.
The Guaranteed Fair Wage Fund will be supporting this one, with $150 going to each musician, to help them keep their families shod and shorn in this expensive City by the Bay.
Your $20 cover charge at the door is a crucial component of that guarantee, though a sliding scale is available to those who need avail themselves of it.
In league with Jazz in the Neighborhood and our audiences, Bird & Beckett hopes to put upwards pressure on the average compensation for our wonderful local pool of professional musicians. Thanks for buying in!
"It is in doubt and not in faith that the salvation of the world is to be found. Faith is a delusion and a snare: a pitfall, a prison. It intimidates the intellect. With fear of eternal damnation religion crushes intellectual activity; with hero worship it destroys individuality; with hopes for the beyond it prevents the growth of ideals for the present. It makes of us a race of intellectual cowards; it changes but little if any our daily conduct toward each other. But doubt sets us free."
-- Job Harriman, 1902
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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