Archives for August 2014

Sunday, October 5 – 4:30-6:30 pm
Duocracy: Ian Carey and Ben Stolorow

Duocracy, a project of trumpeter Ian Carey and pianist Ben Stolorow, focuses on classic tunes from the rare to the familiar, ranging from Gershwin and Gordon Jenkins to Thelonious Monk and Henry Mancini, plus occasional original tunes. Within that … [Read more...]

Sunday, October 5th – 2pm
Taurean Horn 40th Anniversary Reading

Taurean Horn Press 40th Anniversary Reading -- Publisher Bill Vartnaw and a roster of fine poets celebrate one of California's key small presses.  Poets Q. R. Hand, Gail Mitchell, Jeanne Powell, Kim Shuck will be joined by other alumni of the press … [Read more...]

jazz club: Saturday, Oct. 4th – 8-11 pm
The Smith Dobson Quartet
with Ben Goldberg

Clarinetist Ben Goldberg has been playing at the top echelon of American progressive jazz for a couple of decades and has recorded prolifically, including a recent session with tenor sax player Smith Dobson, the leader of our 1st Saturday "jazz club" … [Read more...]

First Fridays jazz in the bookshop!
Don Prell’s Seabop Ensemble
5:30 to 8:00 pm

The first Friday of every month, it's always Don Prell's Seabop Ensemble -- a fixture in San Francisco's longest running neighborhood jazz party! Don has had a six decade love affair with the string bass and jazz, beginning back in the 1950s.  … [Read more...]

Sunday, September 28th – 4:30-6:30 pm
El Guajiro! Johnny Escobedo

Cuban son, boleros y guajiras from a three-piece ensemble led by singer and guitarist Johnny Escobedo, with Norman Downing, percussion and vocals; Roberto Razon, tres cubano and vocals! The sounds of Havana and the Cuban countryside! Read more … [Read more...]