Friday, August 10th – 5:30-8:00 pm
The Grant Levin Quartet featuring Jules Broussard
plus guest vocalist Derek Evans!
jazz in the bookshop every Friday after work

$10-20 suggested donation.
$5 suggested for students/musicians/fixed income.

Jules Broussard, saxophone
Grant Levin, piano
Chris Amberger, bass
Louis Sweatt, drums
Derek Evans, vocals

Jules Broussard. born in Louisiana, was organizing bands and playing lead saxophone for audiences in and around his hometown by the age of 12. After a stint in the US Air Force and then traveling throughout the US, Europe and Asia, Jules arrived in San Francisco in 1960, taking jobs at Bop City and Jack’s, playing ’til 1 a.m. and on weekends ’til 6 in the morning. In 1966 he went with Ray Charles’ band for a six-month run, and his seven-year tenure leading the house band at Mill Valley’s Sweetwater from that club’s founding in 1972 is legendary. Along the way, he worked with Carlos Santana, Boz Scaggs, Van Morrison, Earl Grant, Elvin Bishop, Art Garfunkel and Doctor Hook. He’s been a Bay Area favorite for nearly sixty years.

Grant Levin is a marvelously talented pianist who is one of the great talents to emerge from the San Francisco jazz scene in recent years. His tenure at Bird & Beckett has been, and continues to be, a thing of great beauty.