Archives for December 2015

Friday, April 1st – 5:30-8:00 pm
Don Prell’s SeaBop Ensemble

jazz in the bookshop every Friday night

Reed player Jerry Logas, guitarist Tom Lander and drummer Vinnie Rodriguez join bassist Don Prell for two sets of bebop-drenched music. Prell's career in jazz began in Los Angeles in the 1950s. He subbed for Oscar Pettiford, took girlfriends away … [Read more...]

Sunday, March 27th – 7:30-10 pm
The Cold Hard Facts of Mike
Misisipi Mike Wolf revisits his debut cd

Canyon Moonlight series… until the Riptide returns!

        This Sunday, Misisipi Mike Wolf & Friends perform his 2009 debut album live, for you.   Mike says, "The Cold Hard Facts of Mike" was my redemption song, and it came about very unexpectedly. After a … [Read more...]

Saturday, March 26th – 7:30-10:00 pm
Vinnie Rodriguez Quartet
featuring saxophonist Tim Lin
spotlight on Hank Mobley

jazz in the bookshop! when lights are low…

Every Saturday night, Bird & Beckett undergoes the full transformation from bookshop to jazz boîte... that's French to you... a jazz club like no other in the City that still knows how. If you haven't been, you may scoff-- but once you've … [Read more...]

jazz in the bookshop! every Friday, 5:30-8 pm
March 25th: The Chuck Peterson Quintet w/Dorothy Lefkovits

and at the break (7 pm)— a book presentation by
Frank Hayde, author of Stan Levey: Jazz Heavyweight

Special guest tonight-- Frank Hayde, author of a new biography, Stan Levey: Jazz Heavyweight, about the seminal bebop drummer, will give a short presentation at the break (about 7 pm). From 5:30 to 8:00 pm, two sets of swinging bop and … [Read more...]

Friday, March 25th – round about break time
Stan Levey: Jazz Heavyweight author Frank Hayde!

Stick around during the break between sets, when writer Frank Hayde will tell you a tale or two of seminal bebop drummer Stan Levey, a guy who was on the bandstand in 1942 with Dizzy Gillespie at the tender age of 16, with Diz & Bird, Al Haig and … [Read more...]