Saturday, December 21st – 7:30-10pm
Slow & Steady Records
Album Release Celebration
Bastet + CHIVES double bill!
Hear them at Bird & Beckett 12/21!
Two bands, $20 cover
Led by guitarist Justin Rock, Bastet takes the art of improvisation and the art of the trio into edgy, unfiltered territory. The “grunge-jazz” or “grazz” trio brings Rock’s distinct compositional voice to life, featuring Bay Area stalwarts Giulio Xavier Cetto on bass and Mike Quigg on drums. The trio’s contagious onstage chemistry comes from years playing and touring together, as well as its welcoming spirits, bringing listeners into its exploratory, at times time-bending ambiance. With four albums to date, and on the verge of their fifth release At The Age of Zero (Slow & Steady Records), Bastet is potent and brimming with passion.
CHIVES represents the collective musical output of bassist Matthew Wohl, multi-reedist Steven Lugerner and drummer Max Jaffe. Their music is a continuation of the jazz trio continuum – yet Chives’ repertoire is heavily influenced by the world of songwriting. Friends since middle school, Chives have been making music together for the majority of their lives and have released three album to critical acclaim, Yeaux (2016), Dads (2012) & For Brian Wilson (2010).
A BLACK DAY FOR AMERICA, FEBRUARY 13, 2021
He's brought shame on the nation, and won't get off so easily if we keep our eyes on the battle against demagoguery and the prize of restored democracy. No fascist America, if we only pay attention and don't avert our eyes. Trump lost the election. We can move on, ignore his blather and spurn the chatter and bluster of those who fan the flames of division..
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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Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.
Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site