There's an Oakland cab driver out there who has a pretty amazing Bill Murray story to tell his passengers. Last week, as the actor told an audience at the Toronto Film Festival, Murray got into a cab with a driver who told him he played saxophone, and the instrument happened to be in the trunk. It was then that Murray switched places with the driver to hear him play — all the way from Oakland to Sausalito.
As The New York Post's Page Six describes:
He recalled that the night before the festival, he got into a taxi in Oakland and ended up driving the cab driver around. "When I’m conscious, it is a conscious decision," Murray said of his off-screen antics before going on to describe how the driver mentioned he was a saxophone player. "I said, 'When do you practice?' He said, 'I drive 14 hours a day.'" Murray then asked him, "Well, where’s your sax?" The driver replied, “In the trunk.” Murray told the cabbie, “Pull over and get in the back, I know how to drive a car.'" "Not only did he play all the way to Sausalito, which is a long way, we stopped and got barbecue. He [wound up] playing in what some would call a sketchy, weird place in Oakland at 2:15 in the morning. I was like, 'Relax, man, you’ve got the [bleeping] horn! We’re cool!' And it was great and it made for a beautiful night!"
You can read more about the stories that came out of the film festival's "Bill Murray Day" via Gothamist.