Bloomsday through Father’s Day and a bit beyond

Joyce with guitarA new Gallery Ex Libris show  is up through the end of June – hand lettering & book arts in the digital age, by students of the formidable Grendel Lofqvist at CCSF, our favorite institution ever!


June 16th, 7:30 pm, jazz vocalist Melanie O’Reilly and pianist Frank Martin, with actors Esther Mulligan and John Ilyin, link Joyce and Jazz on Bloomsday.

June 18th, 7:30 pm, tenor player D’Armous Boone is featured with the Ways & Means Committee alongside trumpeter Gary Bean and alto player Michael BushArt Khu on piano, Heshima Mark Williams on bass and Ele Howell on drums.

Mark Williams with Ways and Means

L-R: Heshima Mark Williams, Art Khu, Gary Bean, Ele Howell, David Ferrazares – 8/15/15, photo (c) albennett 2015

Malachi and WalterJune 19th, Fathers Day
Poets Latif Harris and David Meltzer are joined by saxophonist Zan Stewart at 2 pm,
Walter Savage leads a trio featuring Renzell Merritt on drums and Grant Levin on piano at 4:30. and
Jinx Jones
 rips it up for his new, young son Hudson on Father’s Day, jazz-a-billy style, at 7:30.

Poets Michael Koch and James Cagney hold forth Monday, June 20th, with an open mic following, 7-9 pm.

And finishing out the month, Sunday June 26th you can catch a poetry program at 2 pm, country rockers/songwriters Atchison Kincheloe Beynon & Cefalu at 4:30, and Misisipi Mike Wolf’s tribute to the exemplary country songwriter Guy Clark at 7:30.


Of course, all month long we have jazz every Friday evening after work (5:30-8 pm) and every Saturday night (7:30-10 pm), Two shows on Sundays, too.

Bloomsday, June 16, 7-9 at Bird & Beckett

Bloomsday, June 16, 7-9 at Bird & Beckett