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in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Wednesday, March 16 – 7:30pm
Salim Washington Quartet
with Pearl Ubungen

Pearl Ubungen dances in the intimate space of Bird & Beckett within the sound envelope of the San Francisco ensemble led by saxophonist Salim Washington — Scott Foster on guitar, Charles Thomas on bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums. An opportunity to absorb Washington’s “new synoptic vision of what jazz can be and do,” as Dr. Cornell West puts it. Dr. West goes on to say that “the fundamental spirit behind this music…lives on in new ways and novel sounds.”

This event bringing together Ubungen and Washington unfolds in anticipation of the melding of movement and sound Ubungen has envisioned for an immersive community-based residency exploring the theme of Sacred City: Winter in America. Ubungen and Washington will mark the transition from winter into spring culminating in a ritual performance amongst the ruins of Sutro Baths at Lands End, at 6 pm on March 20th.

Audience capacity is limited; for a reservation, call the bookshop at 415-586-3733. $25 cash cover charge; proof of vaccination, masks required. BYOB.

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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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