Open daily 11-7 & every Friday until 9

653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park

1-415-586-3733
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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!

bon anniversaire!

c’est franςais! pretty fancy, non? Pardon our French, but do we have some shows for you! From pianist Tammy Lynne Hall on the 10th to poet Nicholas James Whittington on the 20th, and stops along the way that include Jerry Ferraz’s backyard party on the 11th and Scott Foster’s All-Star Septet on the 17th, we’ll have…

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POETS! every 1st & 3rd Monday
Monday, May 20th – 7-9 pm
Poets Nicholas James Whittington
Rod Roland & Micah Ballard
open mic follows

Son of the shop Nicholas James Whittington reads his work, alongside Rod Roland and Micah Ballard in a celebration of their recent collections, No Right Words and Daily Vigs, respectively, the latest pamphlets from Bird & Beckett — a press, of which we are inordinately proud, that owes everything to our aforementioned progeny from the…

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quel anniversaire, non?

Now, wasn’t that some fun! Plenty more ahead, of course, with — the City College Jazz Club coming in on Wednesday, the 22nd,to celebrate the end of the term with a blowout jam & party; — the 230 Jones Street band holding forth on Friday, the 24th; pianist Glen Pearson leading a quartet featuring the…

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Wednesday, May 22nd – 7-9 pm
City Jazz – CCSF Jazz Club Party!

          Come out for some fun with the City Jazz Ensemble, performing original compositions as well as beloved classics in celebration of a successful spring semester at CCSF! The band includes: Vocalists, Adina Pernell and Helen Palma Violins, David Wallace and Madeline Baker Trumpet, Freddy Lee Alto sax, Ferdinand Hartanto Tenor…

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Friday, May 24th – 5:30-8:00 pm
The 230 Jones Street
Local 6 Literary Jazz Band
jazz in the bookshop
every Friday since 2002

Five great musicians in one lovely band… Ray Loeckle, tenor sax Jerry Logas, bari sax, clarinet, flute and vocal Glen Deardorff, guitar Dean Reilly, bass Tony Johnson, drums In direct line of succession from Bird & Beckett’s earliest foray into weekly jazz parties! It all started in late 2002 when neighborhood jazz veteran Chuck Peterson…

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Saturday, May 25th – 7:30–10:00 pm
Glen Pearson Quartet
jazz club! when lights are low…
every Saturday night 

One of the very great jazz pianists on the Bay Area scene, Glen Pearson leads a fine quartet with saxophonist Robert Stewart, bassist Heshima Mark Williams and drummer Ruthie Price. Pianist Glen Pearson currently tours in Count Basie’s chair with the Count Basie Orchestra. He also heads the Music Department at the College of Alameda.…

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Sunday, May 26th – 2:30-4:00 pm
Walker Talks! on William Blake

Walker Brents III has been an important aspect of the Bird & Beckett enterprise since he emerged from the stacks of the old store down on Diamond Street (this would have been in at the tail end of the 20th century, just as the new millennium was dawning. We believe he must have materialized from…

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Sunday, May 26th – 4:30-6:30 pm
Frank Tusa Trio
which way west?
Sunday concert series

Frank Tusa, bassist, composer, educator, has had a wide variety of recording and performing experiences with such diverse artists as Art Blakey, Buddy Montgomery, Stan Getz, Chet Baker, Bobby Hutcherson, Johnny Griffin, Art Farmer, Randy Brecker, Freddie Hubbard, John Abercrombie, and many other great jazz artists. His early recordings are with jazz legends Paul Bley…

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Sunday, May 26th – 7:30-9:30 pm
The Evangenitals

A Memorial Day weekend tradition at Bird & Beckett! The Evangenitals, led by the ferociously funny and intelligent multiple threat Juli Crockett, take no prisoners. They’re up from Los Angeles for El Rio’s Shit-Kicking Memorial Day extravaganza, and as usual make a pit stop at Bird & Beckett the night before for a couple sets.…

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Tuesday, May 28th – 8:00-10:00 pm
Craig & MacGregor
with vocalist Crystal Miller

 

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Thursday, May 30 – 7:30 pm
Annette Aguilar Quartet

Annette A. Aguilar is widely known for her Latin and Brazilian jazz band Annette A. Aguilar & StringBeans, which has toured extensively in the United States and Africa, and also as a former percussionist with The Grateful Dead. She is the founder of the annual Women in Latin Jazz Festival in New York, and is…

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Friday, May 31st – 5:30-8:00 pm
Mean to Me
jazz in the bookshop
every Friday since 2002

Mean to Me resurrects classic jazz of the 1920s through ’40s filtered through the unique sensibilities of the band, which boasts a proclivity for bop, soul and latin jazz as well. Think Monk sauntering up Tin Pan Alley and turning onto Bourbon Street… Sweet and low down, and always swingin’. Mingus is there… Ahmad Jamal,…

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Saturday, June 1st – 7:30–10:00 pm
Patrick Wolff Quartet and Sextet
jazz club! when lights are low…
every Saturday night

Quartet: Patrick Wolff, tenor saxophone Richard Sears, piano David Ewell, bass Hamir Atwal, drums Sextet: Patrick Wolff, tenor saxophone Matt Renzi, reeds Erik Jekabson, trumpet Richard Sears, piano David Ewell, bass Hamir Atwal, drums   This evening will feature two distinct sets of original music and arrangements by Patrick Wolff. The first will focus on…

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Sunday, June 2nd – 2:00-3:30 pm
Poet Ed Coletti reads
from his new collection
Apollo Blue’s Harp and the Gods of Song

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Sunday, June 2nd – 4:30-6:30 pm
Yoni Kretzmer Trio
featuring Lisa Mezzacappa
which way west?
Sunday concert series

Yoni Kretzmer has relocated to the Bay Area for a spell from his base in Brooklyn. He’s joined by San Francisco bassist Lisa Mezzacappa and his frequent collaborator in Brooklyn, the drummer Kjell Nordson. Kretzmer has two new recordings out now from OutNow Recordings — “Mis-Stake” by his 2Bass Quartet and “Bring” by his trio…

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Tuesday, June 4th – 4:30-6:30 pm
On tour from NYC
Ken Fowser Quartet

Ken Fowser, saxophone Peter Zak, piano tba, bass James Gallagher, drums    

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Saturday, June 15th – 7:30-10pm
Matt Renzi’s Shoebox Orchestra
jazz club! when lights are low…

Matt Renzi’s Shoebox Orchestra Trio marked his debut on the Bird & Beckett stage back in December 2016… after a decade or two as an internationally renowned figure leading his own groups in New York and Rome, between which he split his time before returning to his hometown… Now, add another horn — trumpeter Erik…

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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 https://www.rova.org/about-us/rova-quartet.html 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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note new date! mark your calendar!
Monday, July 1st – 7:30pm
David Murray / Kahil El’Zabar Duo

The return of the mighty David Murray and the miraculous Kahil El’Zabar. People get ready! We are pleased and honored to present a return engagement by one of the towering jazz figures of our time, saxophonist David Murray, playing in a duo format with his esteemed colleague of three decades, the Chicago-based percussionist Kahil El’Zabar.…

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postponed
Phillip Johnston and Bruce Ackley Duo

We sincerely regret to announce that the Bruce Ackley / Phillip Johnson date, previously scheduled for June 11th, has been postponed. We look forward to rescheduling when possible. Bruce Ackley has been a cornerstone of the world-traveled, San Francisco-based saxophone quartet Rova since its founding in 1978.  Born in Rochester, New York in 1948, he…

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An Open Letter
to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors

May 14, 2019 An Open Letter to District 8 Supervisor Rafael Mandelman and his Colleagues on San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors:           Thank you for today’s commendation for our twenty years in business in Glen Park.           At Bird & Beckett. we’re glad to have been able…

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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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