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, June 27 – 8-10 pm
Giulio Xavier Cetto Quartet featuring saxophonist Remy Le Boeuf

Bassist Giulio Xavier Cetto showed up from the Central Valley a couple short years ago and immediately became a star on the local jazz scene. He’s got energy and chops to burn, is practically the house bassist at the Black Cat and gigs constantly all over town when he’s not on the road. He’s put…

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Friday, June 28th – 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, June 29th – 7:30-10pm
Rova Saxophone Quartet

The Jazz Philanthropists Union in association with Jazz in the Neighborhood presents… Rova: Bruce Ackley, soprano sax Steve Adams, alto sax Larry Ochs, tenor sax Jon Raskin, bari sax $20 cover charge Jimmy Carter was POTUS—before ‘POTUS’ was a thing; the ‘Energy Crisis’ was waning and the Iran hostage crisis was still two years…

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Sunday, June 30 – 1-4pm
Tom Clark: A Memorial Reading

Tom Clark, born in Chicago in 1941, emerged as a major figure in poetry in the early 1960s. He was prolific and much published throughout his life by Black Sparrow Press and numerous other small presses, served as poetry editor of the Paris Review from 1963-1973, and was a key figure on the faculty of…

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Sunday, June 30 – 4:30pm
CD Release! “Questioning Reality”
Sharman Duran Quartet
which way west? weekly concert series

Sharman Duran, compositions, vocals, piano Todd Dickow, reeds Alex Baum, bass Bob Blankenship, drums Introducing her cd: “Questioning Reality” On her latest CD, vocalist/ pianist/ songwriter Sharman Duran addresses the adventure and angst that characterize life in the 21st Century, whether it’s celebrating the boon that social media has been to the lives of lonely…

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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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Mark your calendar!
Sunday, July 28 – 4:30-6:30pm
Amirtha Kidambi & Elder Ones on tour

Mark your calendar! The New York-based quartet Elder Ones — Amirtha Kidambi (compositions, voice, harmonium and synth); Matt Nelson (saxophone), Brandon Lopez (bass), and Max Jaffe (drums) — drops in to Bird & Beckett on Sunday July 28, 4:30-6:30 pm, between stops at Santa Cruz’s Kuumbwa Jazz and Oakland’s Studio Grand. $20 cover charge; sliding…

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Monday, August 12 – 8pm
Pilgrim – Christoph Irniger Quintet on tour Christoph Irniger Pilgrim Christoph Irniger, ts – Stefan Aeby, p – Dave Gisler, g – Raffaele Bossard, b – Michi Stulz, dr „(…) a homegrown rising young sax star’s quintet“ Jazzwise Magazine UK “Young Swiss saxophonist, composer Christoph Irniger is one to watch. His blossoming stature on the European jazz scene is partly…

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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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