Friday, January 30th – 5:30-8:00 pm
jazz in the bookshop special!
Guitarist Howard Alden!

Howard AldenHoward Alden, passing through from his home in New York City, plays Bird & Beckett’s Friday evening jazz party in a trio format with local heroes and long-time associates Vince Lateano on drums and Peter Barshay on bass.

Howard is one of the great jazz guitarists of our era.  In the late 1970s, at the tender age of 21, he traveled to New York City from his home in the Los Angeles area to join the trio led by jazz veteran vibes player Red Norvo.  A few years later he made the move permanent, when he took an extended gig with Joe Bushkin at the Cafe Carlyle.  The rest is history… including recent work recording the solos played in the 1999 Woody Allen film “Sweet and Lowdown” by Sean Penn’s Emmet Ray character, and teaching Sean how to make it look authentic.

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