653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Friday, July 3rd – 5:30-8:00 pm
Don Prell’s Seabop Ensemble

jazz in the bookshop every Friday, 5:30-8:00 pm

Friday, July 3rd:  SeaBop Trio
Don Prell, bass – Scott Foster, guitar – Eugene Pliner, piano

donprellThe 1st Friday of every month, Don Prell brings in an aggregation he calls The SeaBop Ensemble, kicking off another round of Fridays.  The co-founders of Bird & Beckett’s long running jazz series follow suit:  with Jimmy Ryan fielding a quintet or sextet on the second Fridays, Scott Foster taking the third for a fresh unit of his devising, and Chuck Peterson leading his 230 Jones Street quintet on the fourth.

Bird & Beckett’s Friday jazz dates started in late 2002– and somewhere along the way trumpeter Ernie Figueroa, may he rest in peace, gave it its name. And on it goes!


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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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