Catch Sylvia Cuenca leading a fabulous trio with Wil Blades on organ and Paul Bollenback on guitar, mid-way through a four date Bay Area run– Cafe Stritch in San Jose on Thursday and Friday, Bird & Beckett Saturday night, and Chez Hanny Sunday afternoon. Read E. “Doc” Smith’s BeyondChron articleÂ on the date here!
Frank Hanny always does a nice job of presenting bios of the players… you can read what he’s gathered here. Â Hear the trio at Bird & Beckett Saturday night, and then hear them again Sunday afternoon at Frank’s place, Chez Hanny on Silver Avenue over in the Portola District, a hop, skip and a jump from Bird & Beckett. Â www.chezhanny.com
If you’re coming up from the South Bay, please do bring word of the Trio’s Stritch gigs, where you’ll also have heard Lyle Link with the trio on tenor sax Thursday night and/or Bob Kenmotsu on tenor Friday night — both have played memorable dates at Bird & Beckett in the recent past. Â Bob has his own date coming up here on May 22nd. Put that on your calendar and smoke it! He’s sublime.
Jazz lives in the Bay Area– you’d better believe it!
All it needs is you to make it pay! Bring your wallet!!
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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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