653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Friday, August 16th – 5:30-8:00 pm
Tonight, the Scott Foster Quartet
jazz in the bookshop
every Friday since October 2002

Scott Foster, guitar
David Boyce, saxophone
Bill Noertker, bass
Dave Mihaly, drums

For more than fifteen years, guitarist Scott Foster has been giving Bird & Beckett a great jazz ride — each time out across new terrain.

Nowadays, we count on him for a great show on the third Friday of every month.

Tonight, he’s bringing together a quartet that’s bound to open your ears!


Says Scott, “David Boyce, saxophone, Bill Noertker, bass and David Mihaly, drums, cover a place in the musical spectrum that lies beyond category. Their ability to take a personal and unique approach to repertoire and a fresh take on original far reaching material will make us able to open up the entire musical universe in terms of material. In addition they are icons of the new music scene and are improvisers that can create boundless ideas from a small musical gesture. It will make this performance inspiring for myself and all who are open to the cosmic energy that will abound.”

People get ready!

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The Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project

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

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