Bird & Beckett started in business in May of 1999…
and in October of 2002, 13+ years ago, we started presenting
live jazz every single Friday evening after work.
We’re still doing it, and more… but every so often
the necktie gets a little tight — you all know how it is…
So, on Friday, October 30th, 2015 we called on
the founders of our jazz programming
— Chuck Peterson, Don Prell, Scott Foster and Dorothy Lefkovitz —
to entertain youÂ while you reached into your wallets
to throw a little money our way
so we could throw it to the banks!
For a post-event wrap-up, read on
beneath the picture below!Â
The view from Halloween: The benefit we had last night with Dorothy, Chuck, Don & Scott, plus Rick Elmore and Omar Aran, was a terrific success. Â $1,256 was contributed to the nonprofit, and the bookstore raised another $3,982. (Coincidentally, that latter amount is just shy of the $4,000 in debt we picked upÂ in SeptemberÂ when things suddenly got impossibly tight — the first new debt we had taken on in years). Those results, plus good sales in recent weeks have left us much relieved. Thanks for the wonderful support! It was wonderful also to be in the room for the event, packed with folks enjoying the music and the pleasure of the company. Thanks to all who were here in spirit, as well!
With your financial support, we can keep offering the musicians
and poets bookings, audiences and remuneration —
to keep San Francisco like it’s always been:
a haven for the arts,Â the artists and the human element!
into the glorious beyond!
Dedicated to the memory of Jimmy Ryan!
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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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