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Saturday, May 5th – 7:30-10:00 pm
Dark Metals
Alternative Acts at jazz club! when lights are low…

The Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project and the Jazz Philanthropists Union, with financial support from the Zellerbach Family Foundation, present Alternative Acts: Seeking Truth Above #F – a series of six concerts beginning April Fools Day and concluding May 20th.

David Boyce playing tenor saxophone with the Broun Fellinis live at Cafe Du Norde in San Francisco, California.

May 5th
Dark Metals
David Boyce, saxophones/EFX
David Ewell, bass
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 with Ouroboros (Sheldon Brown and Joseph Noble, reeds; Andrew Joron, theremin; Clark Coolidge, drums).

The series continues on April 18th with a program featuring the poets Steve Dalachinsky, Neeli Cherkovski and Clark Coolidge with pianist Walter Earl; followed on April 20th by Scott Amendola’s 3-in-1 with Raffi Garabedian, saxophone and Zach Ostroff, bass; on April 21st, animals and giraffes 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, Dark Metals (David Boyce, saxophones/EFX; David Ewell, bass; Cairo McCockran, drums).

The Alternative Acts sequence concludes May 20th with the Kasey Knudsen Quartet  featuring Kasey Knudsen on sax; Lorin Benedict on vocals; Ben Goldberg on clarinet; and Miles Wick on bass.



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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

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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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