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Rob Reich Swings Left

  • Bird and Beckett 653 Chenery Street San Francisco, CA, 94131 United States (map)

$10-20 suggested donation

Rob Reich is quintessentially what makes the San Francisco music scene a vibrant and vital mecca for independent music; he’s become one of its stalwart underground artists. His music combines strong melodic ideas, rhythmic drive, and a spirit of irreverence and experimentation.

The Rob Reich Sextet plays jazz music for dancing that works just as well in a concert setting. The music is rooted in the classic swing era of the late 1930s. Featuring classic arrangements of Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Artie Shaw, “Swings Left” branches off from there and also features Reich’s original music in the style, combining a hot rhythm with a cool sensibility.

Rob Reich – piano, accordion
Andrew Stephens – trumpet
Ben Goldberg
– clarinet
Ollie Dudek
– bass
Elizabeth Goodfellow
– drums

Earlier Event: January 31
Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Later Event: February 1
Chucho Valdés and Irakere 45