Guitarist Scott Foster holds down the 3rd Friday slot at Bird & Beckett, bringing in a fresh project every time out, drawing from the stellar pool of jazz players that the San Francisco Bay Area can claim.
Tonight, trumpeter Henry Hung steps up to pull a phat batch of pop hits into the jazz cauldron and discover what alchemical magic can be made.
Bass & drums, tba.
Audience? You, your neighbors and friends, current and prospective!
$20 cover charge (cash please).
Doors open at 7:20 for the 7:30 show. BYOB.
Come down to the shop for the best experience, or get a great taste of it in the live stream — to be found on Bird & Beckett’s YouTube channel and Facebook page. Don’t fail to donate to support the musicians if you can possible afford to do so. Bird & Beckett pays a guaranteed fair wage to the many hundreds of musicians that cross our stage, and cover charges only pay part of that expense. The rest is handled nicely by our fabulous donor base — mostly people in the neighborhood, but a not insignificant number of folks who look on San Francisco and its jazz community from afar with awe and envy! If you’d be so kind as to join their number, it will make our task a bit easier, for which, thanks in advance!
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