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Bob Kenmotsu

Friday, November 25 – 7:30pm
Bob Kenmotsu Quartet

Drummer Tony Johnson leads a quartet on the 4th Friday of each month. And here it is the fourth Friday! But he’s out tonight; we’ll see him with the 230 Jones Street band at the end of December. His regular colleagues tenor player Bob Kenmotsu and pianist Keith Saunders have recruited Doug Miller to fill in for Eric Markowitz and Vince Lateano to fill in for Tony. Such is the wealth of talent available in the City of St. Francis in 2022. San Francisco’s a divine jazz town for sure.

Bob Kenmotsu, tenor sax
Keith Saunders, piano
Doug Miller, bass
Vince Lateano, drums

Join us! BYOB and a twenty for the band.

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It’s been 20 years of “Jazz in the Bookshop” — every Friday evening since October 2002, when tenor player Chuck Peterson proposed it to us! Hope you’ve enjoyed it. Thanks for keeping it going!


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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