Stay tuned for the next B&B benefit party in Jerry Ferraz's backyard! Here's some video of the last one!
Friday, May 15th – sets at 5:30 and 7:00 pm
Saxophonist David Boyce
plays solo jazz, live streamed
from Bird & Beckett
A long-time force on the Bay Area jazz/hip hop/afro-funk music scene, David Boyce is revered for his work since the mid-1990s as a founding member of the Broun Fellinis as much as for his connection with the soprano saxophone genius of New Orleans jazz pioneer Sydney Bechet, aand so many points along the jazz journey. He’s one of the towering intellects of the music, graced with ample good humor and kindness.
We’re always honored and pleased when David comes to play, and floored by the music, by turns titanic and lovely, that pours from his horn.
Help us help David meet the bills in this time of few gigs and short bread!
If you find $10 a stretch, then contribute $5.
Consider it your cover charge, please.
There’s no audience in the house, so it’s up to you in your house!
Give $20 if you’re able, more if you’re flush!
The first $200 goes to David (that’s our guarantee to him), the next $100 goes to the organization, and any donations beyond that go to David. If you love him, help him out! If you just think musicians shouldn’t work for peanuts, then have the courage of your convictions and help him out.
It’s all crucial if we want to keep our treasured musicians healthy, vital and productive.
Here’s where to view the live stream:
"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.
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