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in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Friday, November 15th – 5:30-8pm
Cubano Be, Cubano Bop:
Caribbean Rhythms in American Jazz!
The Scott Foster Ensemble
featuring percussionist John Santos
jazz in the bookshop
every Friday after work

Scott Foster invites master percussionist John Santos and an all-star roster of musicians to join him for an exploration and celebration of the musical crossroads of Caribbean rhythms and American jazz.

John Santos, percussion
Jeff Cressman, trombone
Scott Foster, guitar
Saul Sierra, bass
Jesus Diaz, percussion

Horns to Havana is supporting tonight’s music; representatives will make a short presentation and will gratefully accept donations for their valuable program.  Read more here about what they do.

No advance reservations for this evening’s music, sorry!  Please come early to claim a seat.  Doors open at 5pm.  $25 suggested donation, but any amount is appreciated.

We’ll need to adhere to our capacity limit of 49, for safety and comfort’s sake, and we do anticipate a full house.  Bird & Beckett is wheelchair accessible and can accommodate 40 people seated with another 9 standing.

We very much appreciate your understanding and cooperation as we look forward to this evening’s music!


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The Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project

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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The Independent Musicians Alliance

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

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