Jimmy Ryan Quintet

Friday, August 12th, 5:30-8:00 pm

The Jimmy Ryan Quintet

jazz in the bookshop every Friday!

If it’s the second Friday of the month,
it’s time for the Jimmy Ryan Quintet,
with Scott Foster on guitar–
joined this week by subs Danny Brown on sax,
Jay Sanders on trumpet and Charles Thomas on bass.
Regular quintet members Henry Hung, Danny Grewen and Bishu Chatterjee are attending to other gigs, but will return in September…

Jimmy’s been a mainstay of Bird  & Beckett’s Friday evening “jazz in the bookshop” series since 2002, leading a terrific aggregation of musicians steeped in bop on the second Friday of each month.

Jimmy started on the drums in L.A. in the 1950s, and reached the San Francisco jazz scene in the early 1960s.

After a lengthy hiatus from the music starting in the early 70s well into the 90s, he agreed to fill in on drums at a gig his son, the trumpeter Joel Ryan, was playing with Bishop Norman Williams and BJ Papa at North Beach’s Gathering Cafe– next thing you know he was back in the jazz life.

Our Friday night jazz series is a long-running feature of the store, with never a missed date since late 2002… which means we’re completing our ninth year… well over 450 consecutive Fridays… and still going strong.

Your support has been unwavering, and keeps growing… we thank you, and the culture owes you!

On the other hand, if you haven’t made it to these shows yet, you owe it to yourself to come, relax and have a good time…