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Urban combo

Sunday, April 3 – 5pm
Tomorrow’s Jazz Now!
Young Players Test the Traditions
Urban School Jazz Ensemble + Jam Session with the Akira Tana Trio

Urban School Band director & Performing Arts Department Chair Scott Foster — a cornerstone of Bird & Beckett’s Friday jazz programming for two decades — brings in an 11-piece student ensemble. Come hear what the youth can do!

A jam session led by drummer Akira Tana follows. With Michael Zisman on bass and Keith Saunders, this trio comprises three musicians with decades of high level professional experience and respect on both coasts.

The jam session is open to student & aspiring jazz musicians from throughout the region.

Bird & Beckett and Jazz in the Neighborhood present a student combo + jam session with a professional trio on the first Sunday of each month, to help develop a new generation of jazz musicians that will keep San Francisco in the forefront of the music. Your patronage and financial support are a major part of the equation!

The students in the combo receive a small stipend; the trio receives a guaranteed fair wage. This monthly series is underwritten jointly by Jazz in the Neighborhood and Bird & Beckett.

No cover charge; donations appreciated.
A mask is required if you’re not fully vaccinated and boosted.
Seating at 4:45pm.

Can’t make it to the show?
Catch the live stream on our YouTube channel or Facebook page.

Whether attending in person or taking it in through the stream, please donate to help us pay the student stipends and a guaranteed fair wage to the trio! To donate online through the store’s nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy project, a 501(c)3 organization, click here.

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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