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Five Spot Quintet
Saturday, February 3, 7:30pm at Bird and Beckett
John Clark, bass —Mike Greensill, piano and vocals — Charlie McCarthy, tenor sax and flute — Joe Cohen, alto sax — Akira Tana, drums
The seasoned players are first-call musicians and long-time fixtures on the Bay Area jazz scene. Greensill provides originals as well as lovely arrangements of chestnuts from the Great American Songbook, while McCarthy, a superb arranger who has done work for everything from quartets to orchestras, writes intricate and sophisticated charts for the group.
This is a Guaranteed Fair Wage Fund event where each musician will be paid $150 in advance, regardless of ticket sales. Jazz in then Neighborhood makes this possible by subsidizing 40% of their pay. Bird & Beckett and the Jazz Philanthropists Union guarantees the rest. For tickets and other information, please contact Bird & Beckett.