which way west? Sunday concert series.
All ages welcome!
No cover charge, but your generous donations
make it possible for us to pay the musicians.
May 26th – 4:30-6:30 pm: Pacific Jazz Connection
Jerry Logas, a multi-instrumentalist who covers all manner of saxes, clarinet and flute with equal parts lyricism and power, and Smith Dobson V, tenor player extraordinaire, heir to a multi-generational musical tradition and steeped from the cradle in jazz,Â bring us a fantastic quintet drawing from the deep well ofÂ “West Coast Jazz” that set listeners on their collective ear back in the late 1950s.
Pacific Jazz Connection is co-led by Jerry Logas on baritone sax andÂ Smith DobsonÂ VÂ on tenor sax, and a truly top-flight rhythm section comprising pianistÂ Keith Saunders, bassist Michael Glynn and drummer Tony Johnson.
Smith Dobsonâ€™s dad, also Smith, was a key pianist & vibes player on the regional (and national) scene for decades who played with all the stars of the West Coast jazz scene throughout the 1950s and 1960s,Â and Smith the younger more than carries on the family tradition of jazz excellence.Â Smith V, as heâ€™s often known, is one of the most in-demand young musicians in town, covering vibes, drums, saxÂ and piano in multiple genres.Â But heâ€™s just one member in this superb quintet.Â You can catch Pacific Jazz Connection at Club Deluxe on Haight Street on the third Saturday of each month startingÂ July 27th.
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