Jimmy Ryan Quintet – jazz in the bookshop

Friday, November 11th, 5:30 to 8:00 pm

The Jimmy Ryan Quintet

jazz in the bookshop
a neighborhood party every Friday evening

Drummer Jimmy Ryan has been part of the Friday evening jazz tradition since its beginning in late 2002. Jimmy learned the trade in L.A. in the ’50s as well, and hit the San Francisco scene in 1960 — and never looked back.  Jimmy has played with legendary musicians like Putter Smith, Vince Wallace, Kent Glenn and Bishop Norman Willliams, putting in significant time at legendary San Francisco clubs like Jimbo’s Bop City and the Gathering Cafe.

For his monthly Bird & Beckett dates, trumpeter Henry Hung and trombonist Danny Grewen, two active young players on the local scene, give a rich, fiery and romantic tone to the front line, while guitarist Scott Foster, a Bird & Beckett favorite since the beginning, handles the chordal duties and spins out beautiful lines with aplomb, and two very fine & different bassists Bishu Chatterjee and Charles Thomas alternate month-to-month.

Tonight, alto sax player Joe Cohen sits in for Danny Grewen, and its Charles Thomas’s turn on bass.

Top-drawer bop guaranteed, and always a wonderful neighborhood crowd.  Bring a ten-spot for the band, if you can spare it!