On the first Friday of each month, our weekly jazz in the bookshop series features Don Prell’s Seabop Ensemble. Bassist Prell is a veteran of the 1950s LA-based Bud Shank Quartet and 30 years with the San Francisco Symphony. He’s a fiercely avid jazz player, willing to play anywhere and any time and has been a key to keeping our weekly jazz series going these many years.
SeaBop is the ensemble crafted for the date by Don Prell, drawing on some of the best jazz musicians in the Bay Area. That said, the group has settled into a vital groove. Tonight, the band features Jerry Logas and Danny Brown on reeds and Vinnie Rodriguez on drums.
So long, Ulf (Chris) Bjorkbom– back to Sweden to take care of some family business! That’s him at the back in the picture above. We miss him already!