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Diverse Andrew Bird to perform at SF JAZZ next week

©Tanner Morris Andrew Bird brings his diverse style of music to SF Jazz for a pair of performances next week.
©Tanner Morris
Andrew Bird brings his diverse style of music to SF Jazz for a pair of performances next week.

BY DANIEL GLUSKOTER

Diverse multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird is coming to the intimate space of Miner Auditorium at SF Jazz for two shows next week on October 18th and 19th.

A respected voice in modern music who first gained fame as part of the 90’s swing revival stars Squirrel Nut Zippers and later his band Bowl of Fire before pursuing a solo career, Bird’s repertoire offers an eclectic blend of folk rock, pop, jazz, and chamber music.

Bird’s newest piece “Echolocations: River,” recorded ankle deep in the Los Angeles River, his 11th solo album, was just released. The 44 year old Chicago native’s primary apparatus is the violin, an instrument he first picked up at the age of four. He also plays the guitar and glockenspiel as accompaniments to his vocals. Surrounded by classical music as a youth, he also cites jazz, swing, folk and calypso as additional influences.

His previous effort, 2016’s confessional “Are You Serious,” was a critically acclaimed success that also featured collaborations with both Blake Mills and Fiona Apple. Tickets for the shows are available at https://sfjazz.org/tickets/productions/andrew-bird/ .

About Daniel Gluskoter

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Daniel Gluskoter is the Martinez Tribune's national music and sports editor and a Bay Area photojournalist who's work has been featured in Rolling Stone, Time Magazine and Sports Illustrated. He covered the 2008 Presidential campaign as a correspondent for United Press International and has travelled worldwide covering events ranging from numerous Super Bowls and Olympics to Live Aid and the Grammys.

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