653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Stay tuned for the next B&B benefit party in Jerry Ferraz's backyard! Here's some video of the last one!


Saturday, June 22nd – 7:30–10:00 pm
Frank Tusa’s Passing Dreams Trio
jazz club! when lights are low…
every Saturday night

A Guaranteed Fair Wage Fund event!

The Passing Dreams Trio — a bass/tabla/guitar trio. Passing Dreams, led by the legendary bassist Frank Tusa, was a subset of Lookout Farm, a seven-piece band led by saxophonist Dave Liebman in the early 1970s. Lookout Farm was an acclaimed jazz/fusion/world music unit of the era that merged Indian classical instrumentation and rhythms as well as rock guitar and drum impulses into a jazz superstructure.

Today at Bird & Beckett, Tusa, the original bass player in both the trio and the larger band, brings tabla player William Rossel (a disciple of tabla master Swapan Chaudhuri), in the role originally held by Badal Roy, and guitarist Randy Vincent, in the role pioneered by John Abercrombie. A date in our “Velvet Lounge” occasional sequence of adventurous, non-standard jazz bookings, named in homage to Chicago saxophonist Fred Anderson’s bar/venue — a haven for free jazz in that city from 1983 until Anderson’s death in 2010.

$20 cover charge. Sliding scale available.

Our presentation of the Passing Dreams Trio is a Guaranteed Fair Wage Fund event, where each musician will receive a $150 guarantee for their work. The Guaranteed Fair Wage Fund is a project of Jazz in the Neighborhood, established with the aim of raising gigging musicians’ wage standards so they can afford to stay in this very expensive city and region.



"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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