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Sunday, May 5th – 5-8pm
Two jazz combos from
Ruth Asawa School of the Arts
jam session with the Akira Tana Trio follows

Bird & Beckett makes way for the next generation
on the first Sunday of each month!

On the first Sunday of each month, you’ll hear what youth well schooled in jazz can do. The musicianship on display is always amazing, delightful and fills us with confidence in the future of the culture. This time out, the jazz program at Ruth Asawa School of the Arts will field two combos, and drummer Akira Tana will lead the jam session to follow, with the able assistance of pianist Parker Grant and Heshima Mark Williams on bass — three first-call musicians of the highest caliber, all well attuned to the tradition by which those finding their way in jazz learn the intricacies of playing in the moment with others they have often just met, speaking a common language and developing a conversation that has depth, joy and profundity that’s inclusive of the audience.

You don’t have to be rich to be a jazz philanthropist! Come out and donate to sustain the professional musicians who report to work to conduct the jam session that follows the combos.

It’s something unique, and something that’s uniquely valuable.

No charge for the student musicians participating in the jam session.
$20 donation suggested for adults; cash and venmo accepted.
Kids, teens and music students free.


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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.

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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.


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