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Friday, May 20 – 7:30pm
The Tom Hassett Experiment

Tom Hassett, drums
Dan Seamans, bass
Jim Peterson, saxes
Scott Foster, guitar

$20 cash cover charge; $10-20 sliding scale – first time free!
Covid numbers are rising, so we’ll be limiting the audience to about 20 people
and returning to masks for the time being.
Doors open at 7:20pm. Show at 7:30. BYOB as well as a mask.
For a reservation, call 415-586-3733.

You can also take the show in live streamed on our YouTube channel or Facebook page.
Donate if you can.

Scott Foster has had the 3rd Friday slot at Bird & Beckett for years and always brings a great night of music, every outing an experiment — though the results are always guaranteed to be a joy. This time out he’s turned the beakers over to Tom Hassett, to see what the lab will produce when Tom’s mixing from behind his kit. Seems a sure thing!

“A stealth member of the SF Bay Area jazz community for over 20 years,” Tom’s often been here behind his kit in the Lost Trio, his long-time experiment with Phillip Greenlief and Dan Seamans, and with Times Three, a trio with Paul Mindrup and Scott Chapek. Both of those trios will be in here in the not so distant future. But now’s the time for this quartet of the moment.

Tom & Scott’s mutually esteemed colleagues Dan Seamans and Jim Peterson will join the date — musicians delightful in countless ways.

Given the way things go, it wouldn’t be a surprise if these four were converging for the first time tonight.
However the elements combine, it’s impossible
to imagine that the experience will be anything but fun.

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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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