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Friday, October 18th, 5:30-8:00 pm
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The Scott Foster Ensemble

Autosave-File vom d-lab2/3 der AgfaPhoto GmbHJazz in the bookshop… every Friday without fail.  San Francisco’s longest running neighborhood jazz party!

Every third Friday, guitarist Scott Foster brings in a newly constituted ensemble for the occasion.

Joining guitarist Scott Foster at Bird & Beckett this Friday, October 18th, are trumpet player Dave Scott, bassist Aaron Germain and drummer Surya Prashanka.  This quartet has several years of experience playing as a unit, and has a deep reservoir of tunes at their disposal.  In the second set at Bird & Beckett, they’ll pass around their book of tunes to the audience and honor any request.  It’s Audience Choice!

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… and don’t miss our Saturday, Oct. 28th all-day (11 a.m. to 9 p.m.) bebop cavalcade, when literally dozens of top local jazz musicians will be crossing our stage to help us raise a little rent money!

Want to help us establish a consistent recording facility for all that happens on the Bird & Beckett stage so that these dates are not lost in time and the recesses of imperfect memory?  It’s a worthy goal!  We’ve got a grant application in to help us fund some gear and consultant’s fees, but we really could use a few good friends who already understand the requirements of such a task, and can lend us a hand in building an accessible and broadcast-quality archive.  Talk to the proprietor if you might be one of those individuals.

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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