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Bear 54

Billy Taylor

In the words of guitarist Ernie Brooks, “If one were to ask where Bear 54 is now, I’d say that they are still in the process of entering binocular mode – a situation where long sought-after duality of purpose and vantage point defines the sounds.”

In addition to Brooks, Bear 54 features trombonist Peter Zummo, vocalist Joyce Bowden, drummer Bill Ruyle, and guest vocalist Rachel Hunter. Bear 54 is proud and excited to perform at this event honoring the life and work of Arthur Russell.