An evening of ''straight ahead" be-bop, featuring the compositions of Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, John Lewis and Benny Golson, as well as standards by Richard Rodgers, Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and others.
Featuring: Dick Whittington - piano; Andrew Speight - saxophone; Dan Robbins - bass; and Vince Lateano - drums.
MORE SHOW INFO:
COST: Buy your own tickets. $20 in advance (call the piano store during business hours to charge your ticket over the phone) or pay at the door. CASH ONLY at the door. Seating is general admission. Tickets are typically available at the door.
WHEN/WHERE TO MEET: If not doing dinner beforehand, let's meet outside the store's main doors at 7:30 p.m. (The show starts at 8:00 p.m.) If we're missing any stragglers, I'll post a Comment to the Event Page saying where we're seated.
HOW TO FIND ME: I'm WF, 5 feet tall, in my fifties, with short auburn hair. My photo is on my Meetup profile, and I'll send my cellphone number to RSVPers. If you don't spot me, feel free to phone or text me. I'll keep my phone on until the performance starts.
PRE-SHOW DINNER OPTION: As of noon Friday, 2 of us are planning to do dinner before the show. Non-diners may want to consider having a drink together at a nearby bar after the show, to get more of a chance to mingle. Note that there is typically NO food or drink offered at the piano store.
LOCATION/TRANSIT: The piano store is located several blocks from the 19th Street BART station in uptown Oakland. There is typically free street parking in the area. (I think the lot next door to the store is restricted-use.)