The first Sunday of each month, Bird & Beckett is proud and pleased to host a jazz combo comprising students from a local music school, college or high school opening the program, followed by a student-oriented jam session led by the Akira Tana Trio.
At 5pm we present another ensemble of musicians from San Francisco’s wonderful Community Music Center, this one coached by trumpeter Max Miller-Loran and developed at the CMC’s Richmond District campus. Drummer Jeff Pera is on board for the date.Â The jam session that follows from 6-8pm is open to student players from any direction!
Community Music Center Jazz Ensemble
Max Miller-Loran, trumpet
Robert Goodwin, alto sax
Elizabeth DeCarli, tenor sax
Louis Ahtty, piano
Fumio Wada, guitar
Ellen Rosenthal, bass
with special guest Jeff Pera, drums
A stellar trio under the direction of drummer Akira Tana,
with Keith Saunders on piano and Eric Markowitz on bass,
hosts the jam session that follows until 8pm.
Free admission – donations appreciated!
Call the shop at 415-586-3733 for more information.
All students aspiring to a career in jazz — including those who are learning on the bandstands and public squares — are encouraged to turn out for the jam session that concludes each outing. No advance sign up required, but feel free to call the shop for information — 415-586-3733. Ask for Eric.
You can take it all in on our Facebook page or YouTube channel, but there’s nothing like being in the room! Still, if it’s impossible to come out, you’ll enjoy the stream. Donations appreciated per the information on the screen!
Bird & Beckett relies on a generous donor base to meet the expenses of mounting our ambitious live music schedule. Professional musicians working at Bird & Beckett receive a guaranteed fair wage that’s not dependent on audience revenues. Donations are what continue make that possible. $50 or $100 a year from our individual donors is very helpful. Major donors are, of course, very much necessary — and recurring donations set up on PayPal go a long way! Thank you for doing your part to make all this possible.
Educators! Call us if you want to bring a combo to our stage! We’re all ears here!
Patrons of the arts & philanthropists
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.
Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site