Open daily 11-7 & every Friday until 9

653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park

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Stay tuned for the next B&B benefit party in Jerry Ferraz's backyard! Here's some video of the last one!

Thursday, April 25th – 7:00-8:30 pm
Author Event: Peter Duffy
The Agitator

The Agitator: William Bailey and the First American Uprising Against Nazism is Peter Duffy’s account of the 1935 action led by the young Merchant Marine Seaman Bill Bailey when the SS Bremen, the flagship of Hitler’s commercial fleet, arrived in New York Harbor flying the Nazi flag, just days after violent anti-Semitic riots rocked Berlin.…

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Friday, April 26th – 5:30-8:00 pm
The 230 Jones Street, Local 6 Literary Jazz Band
jazz in the bookshop every Friday since 2002

Talk about your San Francisco jazz… On the fourth Friday of each month, our weekly jazz in the bookshop series features The 230 Jones Street, Local 6 Literary Jazz Band — once known as The Chuck Peterson Quintet — five musicians whose individual histories on the local jazz scene date back to the 1950s. The…

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Saturday, April 27th – 7:30–10:00 pm
Steven Lugerner’s SLUGish Ensemble
jazz club! when lights are low…
every Saturday night

SLUGish Ensemble is an amoeba-like musical gathering of saxophones, trumpets, trombones, guitars & rhythm section. It’s music utilizes traditional acoustic instruments to create layers of pocketed-grooves and melodies that blur the lines between pop, rhythm & blues, jazz improvisation & minimalism.         Steven Lugerner – Bass Clarinet & Baritone Saxophone     …

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Sunday, April 28th – 4:30-6:30 pm
The Grant Levin Quartet
which way west? Sunday concert series

Francis Vanek, sax Grant Levin, piano Giulio Xavier, bass Jeff Minnieweather, drums

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Friday, May 3rd – 5:30-8:00 pm
Oop Bop Sh’Bam!
jazz in the bookshop every Friday since October 2002 

Al Molina, trumpet Jerry Logas, reeds, flute & vocals Larry Chinn, piano Dean Reilly, bass Vince Lateano, drums

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Tuesday, June 11th – 7:30pm
Phillip Johnston and Bruce Ackley Duo

Bruce Ackley needs little introduction here; nor, really, does Phillip Johnston. But by way of introduction, we’ll say nonetheless that Ackley has been a cornerstone of the world-traveled, San Francisco-based saxophone quartet Rova since its founding in 1978. A bio will follow soon. Johnston was born in 1955 in Chicago IL USA, and raised in…

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Thursday, June 27th – 7:30pm
David Murray / Kahil El’Zabar Duo

The return of the mighty David Murray and the miraculous Kahil El’Zabar. People get ready!

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and then there’s Rova!mark your calendar!
Saturday, June 29th – 7:30-10pm
Rova Saxophone Quartet

The Jazz Philanthropists Union presents… Bruce Ackley, soprano sax Steve Adams, alto sax Larry Ochs, tenor sax Jon Raskin, bari sax Jimmy Carter was POTUS—before ‘POTUS’ was a thing; the ‘Energy Crisis’ was waning and the Iran hostage crisis was still two years off; the first Star Wars movie had just opened in theatres;…

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Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.

The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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