Chuck Peterson Quintet

Friday, June 24, 5:30 to 8:00 pm

The Chuck Peterson Quintet
with vocalist Dorothy Lefkovits

jazz in the bookshop every Friday

When Chuck carried his tenor saxophone down to the Bay Area from Portland’s Reed College in about 1950, he fell in with a lot of young cats who were mad to play bebop, congregating around San Francisco State College (that would have been at the old campus, on Buchanan at Market Street).  Dean Reilly (pictured here) was one of those youths…

Chuck has assembled a like-minded crew of jazz veterans, including Howie Dudune on reeds, Glen Deardorff on guitar, Dean on bass, and Tony Johnson on drums.

And each month they invite the wonderful Dorothy Lefkovits to the bandstand to sing a few of the tunes that she does so well…

The fourth Friday of every month is their date to swing like mad, and to swing so sweetly, on the Bird & Beckett bandstand…

photo by Romel Jacinto