Ruth and her trio

Ruth Keady sings
and her trio swings

which way west?
Sunday concert series

Sunday, June 12, 4:30 & 5:30 pm (two sets)

She’s a mighty vocalist in a diminutive frame, Ruth is… and for this date she’s assembled a trio of crack instrumentalists, to provide the field and the direction for her excursion through some of the classic songs lodged in the hearts and souls of generations of jazz lovers.  Mad (Madaline) Duran is a superb tenor sax player particularly well known for her long musical partnership with her mate, guitarist Eddie Duran.  With or without Eddie, she can wail for hours without repeating a thought.  She’s well balanced on this date by pianist Si Perkoff, who learned his chops as player and composer in New York in the ’50s and has been on the San Francisco scene since the early ’60s, starting with a two-year stint as house pianist at the legendary Bop City. For this date, she’ll have bassist Adam Gay on hand, a much in demand player in San Francisco since arriving from Tucson five  years ago.  He’s backed legendary guitarist Eddie Duran and played alongside the storied drummer Donald “Duck” Bailey, along with all the young cats at the Club Deluxe and other happening jazz scenes in this little bioregion…

A fine and swingin’ Sunday afternoon at Bird & Beckett is in store, without doubt.