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in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Saturday, January 20th – 7:30-9:30pm
Nathan Tokunaga Quartet

Nathan Tokunaga, at the tender age of 16, has already been making waves for years with his amazing depth and maturity as a jazz clarinetist, particularly delving into the classic eras spanning the jazz of the 1920s to 1940s. In the company of a raft of jazz mentors, among them the acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and musicologist Clint Baker and drummer/pianist Jeff Hamilton, he’s been received with great enthusiasm on the concert and festival circuit.

Steve Pistorius, a renowned New Orleans jazz pianist, after sharing a stage with Nathan in 2022, observed that, “I’ve been doing this for almost 50 years professionally and Nathan is playing at a level I’ve seldom heard (with a) depth of understanding of New Orleans Jazz as I’ve heard coming out that horn…”

With Nathan’s contemporary, Benny Aron, on drums, this quartet is guaranteed to please, and Nathan’s talent will likely leave you breathless.

Come and hear for yourself Saturday evening, January 20th at 7:30pm.

Special thanks go out this month to Jazz in the Neighborhood, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to raising the wages and working conditions of the region’s professional gigging musicians, for their subsidy of a guaranteed fair wage to twenty of the musicians crossing our stage this month!


JitN’s support allows us to go out on a limb to pay that same guaranteed fair wage standard to the other thirty musicians who we’ll be presenting in January, knowing that we can rely on those in the audience paying their cover charges, those watching in the stream who donate online, and the incredible donor base of good-hearted individuals dedicated to the store’s survival to keep us out of hot water!

Thanks for your support!!!



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The Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project

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.

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The Independent Musicians Alliance

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

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