The Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project and the Jazz Philanthropists Union, with financial support from the Zellerbach Family Foundation, presentÂ Alterna
David Boyce, saxophones/EFX
Cairo McCockran, drums
$20 cover charge; $5 for students
The “Alternative Acts” series is devoted to improvised and other avant garde musical approaches by locally based artists beginning on April Fool’s Day withÂ OuroborosÂ
The series continues on April 18th with a program featuring the poetsÂ Steve Dalachinsky, Neeli Cherkovski and Clark CoolidgeÂ with pianist Walter Earl; followed on April 20th byÂ Scott Amendola’s 3-in-1Â with Raffi Garabedian, saxophone and Zach Ostroff, bass; on April 21st,Â animals and giraffesÂ with Phillip Greenlief, saxphones and Bb clarinet; Claudia La Rocco, text and voice; Danishta Rivero, voice and electronics ; and John Shiruba, electric and acoustic guitars and preparations; and on May 5th,Â Dark MetalsÂ (David Boyce, saxophones/EFX; David Ewell, bass; Cairo McCockran, drums).
The Alternative Acts sequence concludes May 20th with theÂ Kasey Knudsen QuartetÂ featuring Kasey Knudsen on sax; Lorin Benedict on vocals; Ben Goldberg on clarinet; and Miles Wick on bass.
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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