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Saturday, September 18 – 7:30 pm
The Isaac Schwartztet

The Isaac Schwartztet brings a fresh take and vibrant artistry to the jazz/black american music repertoire. Leading the Schwartztet from the drumset is Isaac Schwartz, joined by Henry Hung, trumpet; Sam Priven, alto saxophone; Joshua Thurston-Milgrom, bass.

Live in the shop and viewable as a live stream on YouTube or Facebook.

Isaac, an Oakland native, has honed his craft for the last 20 years and has toured the country as well as Europe with various projects. He has performed and taught at the California Jazz Conservatory, has played multiple sold out shows at The Sound Room in Oakland, and currently helps lead the People’s Session at Artichoke Basille’s Pizza* in the Temescal, where seasoned pros and up and coming musicians share the stage.

* (A note from B&B’s proprietor: Sadly, we haven’t yet convinced that hip national pizza corp. with 14 locations nationwide to pay their musicians, but we’re commencing to work on it! We’re told it’s still a tips and glory proposition there, with, we would imagine, pizza and a whiskey or beer or a non-alcoholic beverage, and a vibrant hang thrown in. Gratifying to the musicians in many ways, we’re sure, but not really a professional proposition befitting professional musicians. This is the world we live in. For now.

Bird & Beckett, the Bay Area JazzMobile, the Independent Musicians Alliance, the Musicians and Venues Development Alliance and, the Granddaddy of all progressive efforts at play in that realm these days, Jazz in the Neighborhood, aim to change that! We’ll need your help when it comes time to lobby government and incalcitrant should-be-fair-wage employers! How about $150 per musician for a standard gig?)

Doors open at 7:20pm. Music at 7:30pm.
$20 cash cover charge at the door.

Call for reservations – 415-586-3733 during regular store hours, Tuesday to Sunday, noon to six pm.

Proof of vaccination required on entry; masks required while in the shop.
BYOB. Please only lower your mask only when sipping whatever it is your sipping. Thanks!

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.

Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site