Friday, March 21st – 5:30-8:00 pm
Scott Foster and Friends
play the music of Billy Strayhorn
Every third Friday, guitarist Scott Foster brings in a newly constituted ensemble for the occasion.
On March 21st, saxophonist David Boyce, bassist Scott Chapek and drummer Tom Hassett will join Scott to explore the compositions of Billy Strayhorn.
Strayhorn was a significant force behind the beautiful music of Duke Ellington, working with Ellington from 1938 until his own death in 1967 composing Lush Life, Take the A Train, Chelsea Bridge, Satin Doll and many more iconic tunes.
Jazz in the bookshop… every Friday without fail. San Francisco’s longest running neighborhood jazz party! Scott’s monthly Bird & Beckett sessions draw on the fantastic pool of jazz musicians that populate this little berg, from his years of experience gigging and teaching around town. One day we’ll realize what a golden era of jazz it is in San Francisco! Don’t be shy to make it out to Bird & Beckett’s Friday and Sunday sessions…
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