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Saturday, May 12th – 7:30-10:00 pm
Noel Jewkes’ Dr. Legato Express Quintet at
jazz club! when lights are low…
Every Saturday night!
$20 cover charge tonight; students $5

The Dr. Legato Express pulls into Bird & Beckett! 

Veteran reed player Noel Jewkes (Dr. Legato) brings in a group
to revisit his classic 1978 outing on Revelation Records,
“Just Passin’ Thru.”

Noel Jewkes – saxes
Dave Bendikeit – tpt & fluglehorn
Keith Saunders – piano
Chris Amberger – bass
Mark Lee – drums
Kay Kostopoulos – vocals

“A prodigious multi-instrumentalist who’s been a mainstay on the Bay Area jazz scene for more than half a century, Noel Jewkes is a compelling, cool-toned tenor player and an accomplished clarinetist, flutist, alto, and soprano saxophonist. Dubbed Dr. Legato for his long, fluid, Lester Young-inspired melodic saxophone lines, he’s also a skilled arranger and original composer…(and)… a graceful accompanist who can add a jolt of electricity to just about any musical situation.”
— Andrew Gilbert, Oakland Magazine, 11/14/17
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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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