Hey Daddy-Os and Hip Cats: Want to tune in to some homegrown jazz? Saxophonist Michael Gold passes along a tip about a free concert by the Bernal Jazz Quartet tomorrow evening, March 9, at the Bernalwood public library. Dig it:
Three of four members of the quartet are Bernal residents, and our bassist lives near Dolores Park, which we figure is close enough. And while our performances take us to many corners of SF and the Bay Area, we really like to play in our own backyard. For several years we’ve been bouncing around various Bernal and near-Bernal restaurants and cafes (Liberty, SoCha, etc.).
Here are the details: We’ll be playing Wednesday, March 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm in the community room of our beautifully renovated neighborhood library (500 Cortland Avenue). Our band’s unusual make-up, which features vibraphone and saxophone along with the more conventional lineup of acoustic bass and drums, yields some unique sounds and creative arrangements.
We’ll be doing two sets of standards as well as lesser-known jazz compositions written by such great musicians as Wayne Shorter, Joe Henderson, and Jessica Williams.