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Oct-17-2008, 8:40am
JazzMando What's New - San Francisco Bay Area Mandolinist Tom Bekeny will be featured playing jazz electro-acoustic mandolin with the Missing Man Quartet at two upcoming shows in the: Restaurant Orso in Berkeley, CA Saturday Oct 18 (6:30) and McGrath's Irish Pub (http://www.mcgrathspub.com/index.html) in Alameda CA on Saturday Nov. 1 (8 pm).

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Missing Man Quartet... Gotta love those cerebral band-name jokes!

Something about the greater Golden Gate City nest seems to incubate and encourage the growth and broad-based expansion of mandolin, the ground zero of such mando heroes as David Grisman and Mike Marshall. The Missing Man Quartet is a new ensemble, one of the rare groups on the west coast that regularly features mandolin in a straight ahead jazz context. The group plays a mix of jazz ranging from swing, bebop to post-bop mostly drawn from the 30's through the 60's. In addition to Tom, the group features Steve Gallagher on electric guitar and Craig Griffeath on electric bass.

Artist contact: Tom Bekeny (tombekeny@gmail.com)

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