David James & Beth Custer Ensemble

Saturday, June 9, 7:30pm at Bird & Beckett

Beth Custer, clarinets/voice, compositions — David James, guitar/voice, compositions — Diana Mangano, vocals — Jordan Glasgow, piano — Keith McArthur, bass — John Hanes, drums

David James and Beth Custer have been working together in each other’s ensembles for over a decade. They’ve now united forces to lead a new group performing their songs and instrumentals: funky, jazzy, introspective, political, saavy. Combining their voices and guitar and clarinets with a rock solid rhythm section and the heavenly vocals of Diana Mangano this is a group to watch out for.

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.

Bird & Beckett — 653 Chenery Street, San Francisco