Vinnie Rodriguez

Saturday, October 24th – 7:30-10 pm
Vinnie Rodriguez Quartet

VinnieSaxophonist Matt Zebley joins guitarist Luke Westbrook and bassist Don Prell in drummer Vinnie Rodriguez’ quartet this Saturday, for two sets of straight ahead jazz and bebop.

Matt Zebley released his first solo CD, “Live at Moondog” in 1999, MattZebleyand over the years has collaborated with the likes of Tony Bennett, Dave Brubeck, Wynton Marsalis, Yusef Lateef, Bobby McFerrin and Wayne Shorter. Since 1999, Matt has performed with the rock and roll big band Brian Setzer Orchestra, and received a Grammy (Best Instrumental) for his work on “Caravan” from their 2000 release entitled Vavoom. Dr. Zebley is Director of Jazz Studies at Diablo Valley College.

Don Prell began his six-decade career in music in the mid-1950s, as a member of The Bud Shank Quartet, recording two albums with Shank – “The Bud Shank Quartet featuring Claude Williamson” (1956) and “Bud Shank on Tenor” (1957). Along the way, he put in 30 years with the San Francisco Symphony. He’s been a cornerstone of Bird & Beckett’s Friday evening jazz series since its beginnings in late 2002.

Guitarist Luke Westbrook has a subtle, complex and lovely approach to his instrument and virtuosic technique that belie his young age, while drummer Vinnie Rodriguez is a solid and steadily gigging drummer on the local jazz scene, with a long tenure leading Bird & Beckett’s fourth Sunday “jazz club” dates.

Available Now at Bird & Beckett

Hot off the press from your neighborhood bookshop just in time for the lame duck period. 75 million voters, and counting, have rejected fascism and lies. 70 million haven’t yet made that commitment. Bully Goat’s Bluff might change a few of their minds.

Fits nicely in an invitation envelope for mailing. Fits in a pocket as well.

~~ Poetry as philosophy to plumb the deeper truths of these times ~~

$15 and worth every penny
_ _ _
Jerry Ferraz is a keystone of
the Bird & Beckett cultural edifice, built by you through your decades-long love and support.

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...
[Read More ]

Sign Up for Weekly Emails!

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