Archives for September 2015

Saturday, December 5th – 7:30-10 pm
Smith Dobson Quartet
plays Ornette!

Smith Dobson, alto saxophone, leads a quartet that includes trumpeter Henry Hung, bassist Miles Wick and drummer Evan Hughes in an exploration of Ornette Coleman's music. Coleman had a remarkable influence on the shape of jazz to come for so many … [Read more...]

jazz in the bookshop
Friday, December 4th — 5:30 to 8:00 pm
Don Prell’s Seabop Ensemble

We've been doing it since late 2002 -- never missed a Friday -- and on it goes! Bassist Don Prell's Seabop Ensemble¬†plays the first Friday of each month in our "jazz in the bookshop" series. This evening: Guitarist Ray Scott joins SeaBop … [Read more...]

Sunday, November 29th – 4:30-6:30 pm
Tom Solinger Quartet

Jazz violinist and vocalist Tom Solinger has assembled a quartet featuring Sue Crosman, piano; John Clark, bass; and Mark Lee, drums. Tom's time on the San Francisco jazz scene dates back to the 1970s; he's known John, a first class bassist, since … [Read more...]

Saturday, November 28th – 7:30-10 pm
jazz club! when lights are low…
Newk’s time
The Vinnie Rodriguez Quartet

Drummer Vinnie Rodriguez leads the date on an excursion through the music of Sonny Rollins, putting his worthy constituents Jay Sanders (piano), Mike Irwin Johnson (guitar) and Noah Schencker (bass) through their paces. Nary a reed player among … [Read more...]

Saturday, November 28th – 4-6 pm
Grant Levin Duo
with drummer Pepe Jacobo

Twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays, pianist Grant Levin performs with a duo partner at Bird & Beckett. ¬†Grant is always amazing, and the rapport he builds with his fellow musicians is consistently deep. … [Read more...]