Archives for May 2014

Sunday, June 1st – 4:30-6:30 pm
DSB! The Dwaine Spurlin Band
with vocalist Nina Causey

"The Sax Man" Dwaine Spurlin was schooled at SFSU and was an understudy for saxophone titan Joe Henderson... he brings a dynamic group into Bird & Beckett featuring Spencer Allen on piano, Attila Medvedsky on bass and Stephen La Porta on drums, … [Read more...]

Sunday, June 1st — 2 pm
Latif Harris, Part Two:
A life in beat zen poetry

Continuing where he left off in mid-May, Latif Harris reads more work from the span of his career, and relates stories of what has happened along the way. Latif is one of the survivors of the late 50's North Beach poetry scene.  He lived on … [Read more...]

Friday, May 30th — 5:30 to 8:00 pm
jazz in the bookshop
special “fifth Friday” session!
The Pacific Jazz Connection

Live recording session tonight! Reed players Jerry Logas (bari sax) and Smith Dobson V (tenor sax) co-lead this quintet that delves into the 1950s West Coast sound that brought beautifully wrought harmonic and rhythmic qualities to the forefront … [Read more...]

Thursday, May 29th – 7 pm:
Self-Portrait of the Poet
Suicided by the MFA Degree

a reading by Justin Etc., with Amy K Bell & Jill Tomasetti

per the Press: The Gorillla Press is excited to release our first full-length book, a collection of poems by Oakland poet and SF State grad Justin, Etc. Featuring cover art by SF artist and poet Truong Tran, this little paperback is a beaut and a … [Read more...]

Sunday, May 25th – 4:30 to 6:30 pm
The Grant Levin Trio

Grant Levin, piano Glenn Richman, bass Mark Lee, drums Enjoy a group that epitomizes the joy of the piano jazz trio tradition.  Grant Levin is one of the key young pianists on the local scene.  Beginning in July, you'll find him directing our … [Read more...]