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in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Thursday, May 23rd – 8-10pm
Adam Gay Quartet

Bassist Adam Gay has been a key player at Bird & Beckett for decades, though he moved to Brooklyn in 2019. In New York, he’s been playing with friends such as pianists Jinjoo Yoo and James Austin, guitarist Ki Hong Jang, Saxophonist Chris Byars, and drummer Keith Balla amongst others. Adam travels to San Francisco for gigs a couple times a year, and we’re more than pleased to find a spot in our calendar for him.

Thursday the 23rd from 8-10pm, Adam will lead a quartet date here with long-time colleagues Bob Kenmotsu on tenor sax and Tim Bulkley on drums, as well as a pianist who’s been making big waves on the San Francisco scene, Graham Messer. They’ll play compositions by Hank Jones, Oscar Pettiford and Gigi Gryce, and some American song book standards as well.

$20 cover charge; byob.

Here’s video of Adam with his quintet performing at Bird & Beckett a year ago:


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