Friday, December 13, 5:30-8 pm at Bird & Beckett
Eric Shifrin, piano & vocals — Rick Elmore , trombone — Bing Nathan, bass — Randy Lee Odell, drums
In addition to the normal “In Crowd” repertoire of upbeat and lesser performed swing, latin and blues tunes, this concert will include selections which honor the memory of Ralph Carney. Eric and Ralph formed a band called EaR Candy (Eric and Ralph) which performed several times at Bird and Beckett before Ralph’s untimely death two years ago. Ralph’s unique voice has been sorely missed in the Bay Area, especially by the musicians in this ensemble, who collaborated with Ralph on many occasions.
Jazz in the Neighborhood’s Guaranteed Fair Wage Fund will provide a subsidy for this date, allowing Bird & Beckett to pay a “fair wage” of $150 per musician for this engagement, double their regular guarantee on a Friday evening! The $20 cover charge at the door is a crucial component of that guarantee, though a sliding scale is available to those who need avail themselves of it. The Guaranteed Fair Wage Fund was established with the aim of raising gigging musicians’ wage standards so they can afford to stay in this very expensive city and region. Your donations to Jazz in the Neighborhood and to the Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project make it possible to keep live jazz happening in the Bay Area.
For tickets and other information, please contact Bird & Beckett.