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Sunday, June 18th
7:30 pm: …2,3,4: The Grant Levin Trio
4:30 pm: The Erik Jekabson Sextet featuring John Santos
2 pm: mary wants to be a superwoman, erica lewis, poet

At 7:30 pm:
Pianist Grant Levin enters the second week of his new series of three dates a month. His third Sunday trio date features Doug Stuart on bass and Michael Mitchell on drums. An open-ended residency that will go down in the annals of Bay Area jazz history. Jazz as it is played in San Francisco in 2017.




4:30 pm
Erik Jekabson plays jazz on the trumpet like nobody’s business, and his sextet for this date is packed with Bay Area talent. We’re pleased he’s bringing percussionist John Santos into the bookshop for the first time. A recording session has been in the works for some time, and is imminent. The basic quintet? Erik on trumpet, Matt Renzi on saxophone and clarinet, Dave Mac Nab on guitar, John Wiitala on bass and Hamir Atwal on drums.



At 2pm: erica lewis w/special guest David Brazil
erica lewis thinks one last San Francisco reading before taking her new book of poems on tour would be just the thing, and we have to agree.  mary wants to be a superwoman, from Third Man Books — wherein lewis revises the confessional framed by phrases from Stevie Wonder’s songs, taking clues from her family’s oral history.
“Like a relaxed musician, she has the small secrets of the day at her fingertips.” —Tongo Eisen-Martin
David Brazil, joining erica this afternoon, has just seen the publication of his poetry volume Holy Ghost in City Lights’ Spotlight series (#18).



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The Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project

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