Saturday, May 28th – 7:30-10 pm
The Vinnie Rodriguez Quartet
featuring Jay Standards, trumpet
Focus on trumpeters Kenny Dorham and Donald Byrd

Keith Saunders, photo by Albert Clark

This Saturday, May 28th, Pianist Keith Saunders performs with the Vinnie Rodriguez Quartet on a date that features trumpeter Jay Sanders exploring music associated with Kenny Dorham and Donald Byrd, with Mike Bordelon on bass.

Saturday nights, the vibe shifts at Bird & Beckett as we put the lights down low and welcome to the stage an array of great jazz players from the Bay Area’s deep talent pool.

Drummer Vinnie Rodriguez’s quartet this Saturday night features trumpeter Jay Sanders (aka Jay Standards, ’cause he’s ready to play any tune, in any key, at any tempo, any time!), Keith Saunders on piano and Mike Bordelon on bass.  Jay has helped Vinnie assemble a set list heavy on music associated with trumpet greats Kenny Dorham and Donald Byrd, with a generous sprinkling of other favorites.  Promises to be a great show, as usual!

Next month (June 25th), Vinnie’s bringing in two great Scotts– Larson (trombone) and Barnhill (sax).  It’ll be swinging for sure!  Vinnie leads the band on the fourth Sunday of each month.


As for next week in our Saturday night jazz club series (June 4th), Smith Dobson is taking the drum chair to lead a date featuring the music of Bill Evans, with Adam Shulman handling the requisite piano duties!  Eric Markowitz, among the very best bassists in the Bay Area, completes the trio.


jazz club! when lights are low… every Saturday night at Bird & Beckett, 7:30-10 pm.  $10 cover.