653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Sunday, May 15th – 4:30-6:30 pm
Sheldon Brown/Ben Goldberg Quartet

which way west? Sunday concert series
every Sunday afternoon, since 2008

Sheldon and Ben

photo copyright Porto Franco Files – view on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iX5ZM9MwFA

 Live jazz lives in San Francisco!

Sheldon Brown – Alto Saxophone
Ben Goldberg – Clarinet
John Shifflett – Bass
Jason Lewis – Drums

Thelonious Monk + Herbie Nichols + Originals!

Sheldon writes:

Ben and I have been making music together in a variety of groups for almost 25 years, as members of Clarinet Thing (led by Beth Custer and also featuring Harvey Wainapel), Darren Johnston Quintet, Touch and Go (led by Vijay Anderson) and Goldberg, Brown Anderson Trio, and, of course, many of Graham Connah’s amazing large ensembles.

We’ll be playing music of Herbie Nichols and Thelonious Monk (two composers who have fascinated us for years), and a few originals of our own. We’ll be joined by two of our favorite rhythm section cohorts and all around great fellas, John Shifflett, on bass, and Jason Lewis on drums.

Join us as this piano-less quartet tackles the music of two of Jazz’s most demanding pianist-composers! Delights await . . .

Admission: $5 – $20 sliding scale
No one turned away, but do support the music with your $$ if you possibly can.

Editorial note:
Don’t stay away just because you’re unable or hesitant to pay!
But if you can manage it, please help keep our musicians and their venues afloat. They’re well worth it!
It’s on all of us to keep this living, wonderful music thriving and to help its makers meet their rent.
So far, so good. It’s really extraordinarily good.



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