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, November 14th – 7pm
Jesse Levit Quartet

$20 cover charge; sliding scale available Traveling home for a few shows from his base in New York City, Jesse Levit — alto saxophonist, EWI player and Oakland native — brings in a quartet of San Francisco’s finest for two sets of jazz on the Bird & Beckett stage. We look forward to Jesse’s occasional…

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Friday, November 15th – 5:30-8pm
Cubano Be, Cubano Bop:
Caribbean Rhythms in American Jazz!
The Scott Foster Ensemble
featuring percussionist John Santos
jazz in the bookshop
every Friday after work

Scott Foster invites master percussionist John Santos and an all-star roster of musicians to join him for an exploration and celebration of the musical crossroads of Caribbean rhythms and American jazz. John Santos, percussion and drumset Jeff Cressman, trombone Scott Foster, guitar Saul Sierra, bass Jesus Diaz, percussion No advance reservations for this evening’s music,…

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Saturday, November 16th – 7:30-10pm
Lisa B & the Reverberant Band:
CD Release Show
jazz club! when lights are low…
every Saturday night

$20 cover charge; sliding scale available The Jazz Philanthropists Union with support from Jazz in the Neighborhood’s Guaranteed Fair Wage Fund presents Lisa B (Lisa Bernstein) and the Reverberant Band CD Release Show! Lisa B, spoken and sung verse Ben Flint and Scott R. Looney, keyboards Marcus Shelby, bass Isaac Schwartz, drums Celebrating the release…

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Sunday, November 17th – 2pm
Street Journalism –
a discussion with Lisa Loving

A corrupt politician. A local business in trouble. A neighbor with a heroic story. An opportunity to work together for positive change. Whatever the stories are in your community that most need to be told, the best person to tell them is you. Whether you’re writing for your local newspaper, producing a podcast or video…

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Sunday, November 17th – 4:30-6:30 pm
The Grant Levin Trio
which way west?
Sunday concert series

Grant Levin, piano Chris Amberger, bass Genius Wesley, drums With a jazz legend on bass and a young comer on drums, we’re pleased to present the reigning emperor of San Francisco jazz. A richly rewarding afternoon of music is guaranteed! Please bring $20 for the donation bucket if you can, but any amount is appreciated.…

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POETS! every 1st & 3rd Monday
Monday, November 18th – 7pm
Gene Berson + Grace Marie Grafton
followed by an open mic

Hosted by Troubadour-in-Residence Jerry Ferraz and San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck Grace Marie Grafton’s most recent book is LENS from Unsolicited Press. She is the author of five previous collections of poetry. Zero won the 2000 Poetic Matrix Chapbook contest. Visiting Sisters is a collection inspired by the artwork of contemporary women. Other Clues…

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Wednesday, November 20th – 7pm
Fundraiser for
Forum magazine

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Friday, November 22nd – 5:30-8pm
The 230 Jones Street,
Local 6 Literary Jazz Band
jazz in the bookshop
every Friday since 2002

$20 suggested donation; any amount appreciated 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…

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Friday, November 22nd – 9pm
John Calloway Quartet
+ Vocalist Angie Doctor

$20 cover charge; sliding scale available Terrence Brewer – guitar Geoff Brennan – bass Deszon Claiborne – drums Angela Doctor – vocals

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Sunday, November 24th – 2:30pm
Walker Talks! 

Walker Brents III ruminates on Rumi.

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Mark Your Calendar!
Sunday, November 24th – 4:30-6:30 pm
Patrick Wolff Quintet featuring NYC saxophonist Chris Byars
which way west?
Sunday concert series

$20-25 suggested donation (just $5 per musician!). Any amount appreciated. Patrick Wolff  & Chris Byars, saxophones Jeffrey Burr-guitar Michael Zisman-bass Austin Harris-drums Chris Byars is a mainstay of the NYC bebop scene, a saxophonist, composer, and bandleader who helped put the Smalls jazz club on the map. He has 15 albums out under his name,…

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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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