Scott Foster sends in the terrific Urban School Bebop Combo to show what they’re made of. The ensemble will play a 45-minute set and then take part in a jam session hosted by the Keith Saunders Trio (Ollie Dudek, bass, and Tony Johnson, drums).
The jam session is open to students coming from all directions, so take this opportunity to share the stage with top emerging talent and high level professionals with decades in the business.
Adults, bring a twenty if you can afford it to help us pay the professionals in the trio leading the jam session, and to help us pay a small honorarium to each of the students in the featured combo.
As a guitarist, composer and bandleader, Scott Foster has been a cornerstone of Bird & Beckett’s jazz programming for 21 years, holding down a 3rd Fridays residency, and is the Performing Arts Chair at Urban, where he teaches the Advanced Jazz and Lab Jazz Bands and coaches small combos, gaining fluency in a range of styles from swing to rock, pop, fusion and funk. Urban talent flows into the SFJazz High School All-Stars program, into colleges and graduate schools throughout the land and into successful professional careers in music.
Catch these developing talents in the congenial setting of Bird & Beckett. Below is video from the last time Urban came out, in April 2022!
Bird & Beckett hosts a student combo + jam session event on the first Sunday of each month, with a couple of exceptions around the holidays. We’ll do it again in December, but will take a month’s hiatus and return with another one in February. Don’t miss the excitement!
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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