Friday, July 29th – 5:30-8 pm
The Dave Parker Sextet returns to Bird & Beckett!
Bassist Dave Parker leads his sextet through two sets of exciting and challenging music, from Ornette Coleman to Eric Dolphy, Joe Henderson and Lee Morgan.
The Sextet this time out is: Clifford Brown III (trumpet); Rick Elmore (trombone); Hal Richards (tenor sax); Jerry Logas (baritone sax); Dave Parker (bass); Greg German (drums). Wow! This band don’t need no “chordal instrument.”
Dave’s band has a long history in the neighborhood, rooted in the days when Le P’tit Laurent (the “French place” at the corner) was the Red Rock Lounge and they played every Friday night ’til late. We used to migrate over there after cleaning up from our own Friday night jazz party to hear them wail, and it was always magnificent.
Now, Dave’s gigs in the neighborhood are fewer (though they just played at Laurent’s for a Bastille Day celebration), but you can hear them around town no problem — Sheba Piano Lounge every first Wednesday, Bare Bottle Brewery every third Thursday, and the Fillmore Farmers Market every first Saturday, for instance. But hearing them at Bird & Beckett this Friday is the first order of business. Don’t miss them!
Jazz is Our Religion!
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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