Sunday, January 27th:
Bay Area Jazz All-Stars

mark levinewhich way west? Sunday concert series.
All ages welcome!

No cover charge, but your generous donations

make it possible for us to pay the musicians.

Sunday, Jan. 27 – 4:30-6:30 pm: The Bay Area Jazz All-Stars.

Mark Levine is widely known (with a couple of Grammy nominations) for his Latin jazz work, but he’s no less a superb straight-ahead player who studied early on with Hall Overton and Jaki Byard and has done solid work with the likes of Woody Shaw, Blue Mitchell, Joe Henderson, Harold Land and Dave Liebman.

For this date, he’s assembled a quintet that can easily cover all that territory, call it jazz of the Americas, if you will. He’s dubbed this group the Bay Area Jazz All-Stars, and it features Chuck MacKinnon on trumpet, Al Bent on trombone, John Wiitala on bass and Ron Marabuto on drums. All of these players have been among the best jazz musicians on the San Francisco and regional scene for decades, and continue to perform at the top of their game. Count on an afternoon of consummate musicianship and exciting interaction on the Bird & Beckett bandstand.