Friday, July 22 – 7:30pm
Tony Johnson Quartet
Bob Kenmotsu, saxophone
Keith Saunders, piano
Eric Markowitz, bass
Tony Johnson, drums
Bebop to bossa, and always swingin’
$20 cash cover charge – doors open at 7:20 for the 7:30 show
BYOB and a mask, as covid still stalks the fringes of the land…
capacity is just 25 at the moment to make for some breathing room!
call 415-586-3733 to reserve a seat
Tony has been a force on the San Francisco jazz scene for over 50 years.
He arrived from his native Australia in 1959 and was immediately playing and recording
with great musicians including sax player Pony Poindexter and vocalist Bev Kelly.
Tony toured with Earl “Fatha” Hines, George Shearing and Peggy Lee,
and played the Sullivan show with the Vagabonds (Las Vegas Tropicana Hotel house band)
on a bill that included Sammy Davis, Jr.
To this day, he’s in high demand and gigs constantly around Northern California.
We rely on Tony to bring great jazz to Bird & Beckett
on the fourth Friday of the month, every month!
Never fails, and always swings!
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.
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