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:
"I don’t think the printed book is going to disappear any time soon. The codex (the bound book) is a wonderful container for information: simple, portable, inexpensive. Flip through the pages. No scrolling. No crashes. And the book, at its best, aspires to and attains the state of art."
-- Les Ferriss
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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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