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!

December 13th to 15th, Friday to Sunday
Eric & the In Crowd, Jack Tone Riordan Quartet, JimBo Trout & the Fishpeople… One damn fine thing after another!

Scroll down the home page for a blow by blow… then blow in here & hear ’em blow! We are so very lucky to be living in America at the end of 2019! Really! Despite its obvious shortcomings… Happy holidays!

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Friday, December 13th – 5:30-8pm
Eric & the In Crowd
jazz in the bookshop
every Friday after work

$20 suggested donation; any amount appreciated Eric Shifrin, piano and vocals, leads this incarnation of the In Crowd featuring Rick Elmore on trombone, Bing Nathan on bass, Randy Lee Odell on drums and special guest vocalist Emily Hayes! The In Crowd’s upbeat kit bag of semi-obscure and totally precious swing, latin and blues tunes will…

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Saturday, December 14th – 7:30-10pm
Jack Tone Riordan Quartet
jazz club! when lights are low…
every Saturday night

Jack Tone Riordan, guitar Grant Levin, piano Matt Montgomery, bass James Gallagher, drums Jazz as it’s played in San Francisco in 2019! $20 cover charge; sliding scale available

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Sunday, December 15th – 4:30-6:30 pm
JimBo Trout
which way west?
Sunday concert series

You figure him out! Here are some hints: $20 suggested donation; any amount appreciated

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Friday, December 20th – 5:30-8pm
The Scott Foster Quartet
featuring Dave Len Scott, trumpet
jazz in the bookshop
every Friday after work

Scott Foster has been on the Friday evening schedule since its start in late 2002. He brings in a project every third Friday, always fresh and always deeply satisfying. This time out, he’s hosting his long-time collaborator, Dave Scott, who left San Francisco for Sedona, AZ not long ago. Dave Len Scott brings together a…

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Saturday, December 21st – 7:30-10pm
Slow & Steady Records
Album Release Celebration
Bastet + CHIVES double bill!

Bastet:  Justin Rock – Guitar, Giulio Xavier Cetto – Bass, Mike Quigg – Drums CHIVES:  Steven Lugerner – Woodwinds, Matthew Wohl – Bass, Max Jaffe – Drums Find Bastet’s brand spanking new “At the Age of Zero” at Slow & Steady Records and CHIVES’ three albums to date here Read about them in the press Hear…

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Sunday, December 22nd – 4:30-6:30 pm
Steve Freund’s Big 3 Trio
which way west?
Sunday concert series

Steve Freund, guitar Joe Kyle, Jr., bass Pete Devine, drums $20 suggested donation Guitarist, producer and bandleader Steve Freund, praised by Rolling Stone for his “masterful, no-nonsense guitar work,” continues to share his feeling for the blues wherever he can. Developing his love for American roots music, including blues and jazz, in Brooklyn during the…

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Joy to the World

As the solstice leads to the new year, may we all find the kindness to love those we meet along the way. Photos by Michael Hacker, Los Angeles, December 13, 2013

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Stick around between Xmas & NYE!

We’ll reopen at 11 a.m. December 26th, so come down anytime ’til the end of the year to hang out, browse the books and relax a bit! We’re also offering seven events in the six days left before 2020… Thursday, the 26th, saxophonist Dan Blake is here from Brooklyn with his East Coast collaborators Jarrett…

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Thursday, December 26th – 7:30pm
Daniel Blake Quartet
On Tour!

$20 cover charge; sliding scale available ($10 suggested for musicians, students, limited income) From New York, Daniel Blake, saxophone, leads a quartet in a NY-SF Jazz Summit, with Jarrett Cherner, piano & Haggai Cohen Milo, bass also traveling in from the east, joined by our own Hamir Atwal, drums. Read Dan’s bio and hear samples…

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Stuff about books!
Imagine that!

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and read about what we have in mind, then send us your suggestions.

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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