Archives for September 2016

A Life in Jazz! An intimate evening with bassist Walter Savage
Wednesday, November 16th – 7:30-9:30 pm

Walter Savage turns 75 on November 16th, and his musical life dates back 65 years to the age of ten. ¬† Tonight, we'll celebrate his birthday and his life in jazz, as Walter takes to the stage by himself for the first half of the evening to play … [Read more...]

Sunday, November 13th – 4:30-6:30 pm
Eric Shifrin & The In Crowd!
the original line-up!

Bassist Bing Nathan and drummer Dennis Norby have been associated with pianist Eric Shifrin for decades, and the three made up the first iteration of The In Crowd, a good time trio steeped in jazz and more eclectic material that grew up in the time … [Read more...]

Sunday, November 13th – 2 pm
Song of the Stubborn One Thousand:
The Watsonville Canning Strike, 1985-1987

an event with author Peter Shapiro, joined by pianist Jon Jang!

Peter Shapiro was trained as a labor historian at Berkeley in the early 1970s, then left academia and became a letter carrier for the USPS, working as a labor journalist in his spare time -- ten years as labor editor of Unity,¬†published by the League … [Read more...]

Sunday, November 13th – 11 a.m.
Kids’ Book & Craft Event!
Author Emma Bland Smith presents her new picture book
Journey: Based on the True Story of OR-7,
the Most Famous Wolf in the West

Bring your kids to Bird & Beckett for a wolf-themed craft and story time. Emma Bland Smith (San Francisco's Glen Park and Diamond Heights, Arcadia Publishing, 2007) will read her new picture book, Journey: Based on the True Story of OR7, the Most … [Read more...]

Saturday, November 12th – 7:30-10 pm
The Scott Foster Quintet! A Tenor Saxophone Summit!
jazz club! when lights are low…

Tenor saxophone giants David Boyce and Phillip Greenlief join forces on the front line of guitarist Scott Foster's quintet tonight, with the solid support of bassist Adam Gay and drummer Cairo McCockran Two sets of nimble, blistering and just … [Read more...]