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!

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. $20 cover charge / sliding scale available. Pianist Glen Pearson currently tours in Count Basie’s chair with the Count Basie Orchestra. He also heads the…

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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

$15 suggested donation. 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…

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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, but, man, are you going to love the battlefield skirmishes! They’re up from Los Angeles for El Rio’s Shit-Kicking Memorial Day extravaganza, and as usual make a pit stop at…

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Monday, May 27th – 7:00-9:00 pm
Been out all day…
A remembrance of the poet and humanitarian Maurice Woods

Friends gather to remember a wonderful member of the Bird & Beckett family, whose lively and generous intellect engaged readily and eagerly with the questions of poetry, philosophy & humanism that form the basis of true community.  Maurice Woods was a doctor, a soldier and a poet, serving in Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Haiti and other…

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

Coming to the Bay Area for just a few days from her native Nashville, Crystal Miller will be joining The Craig & MacGregor Band in an exceptional performance not to be missed. She will move you with the music that moves her! $10 cover charge.  

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Thursday, May 30 – 8:00 pm
Annette Aguilar Quartet

Celebrate the music, celebrate the Warriors! Music from 8pm to 10:45pm.  $15 cover; sliding scale available. 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…

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Friday, May 31st – 5:30-8:00 pm
John Calloway & the Hired Guns,
featuring Marcus Shelby
jazz in the bookshop
every Friday since 2002

The Jazz Commissioner meets the New Jazz Commissioner at Bird & Beckett! John Calloway plays a mean flute, is an accomplished star in the Latin jazz world, is a highly regarded jazz educator and served on the San Francisco Arts Commission for many years.  Marcus Shelby is a superb & world renowned bassist, always has…

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Friday, May 31st – LATE SHOW! – 9-11pm – Mean to Me, featuring vocalist Judy Butterfield

$20 cover charge; sliding scale available. 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…

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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

Ed Coletti will read from his full-length poetry collection  Apollo Blue’s Harp And The Gods Of Song, accompanied by Steve Shain on upright bass. North Bay poet David Beckman will also read several poems.  

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

The improvising/avant garde/jazz (call it what you will) saxophonist Yoni Kretzmer has relocated to the Bay Area for a spell from his base in Brooklyn. He’s joined by renowned San Francisco bassist Lisa Mezzacappa and his frequent collaborator in Brooklyn, the drummer Kjell Nordeson. Kretzmer has two new recordings out now from OutNow Recordings —…

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POETS! every 1st & 3rd Monday
Monday, June 3rd – 7-9 pm
Cal Calamia + 1
followed by an open mic 

Cal Calamia is a queer trans bilingual educator and poet living in San Francisco, CA. Always busy, they are a marathon runner and a crowd surfer when they are not writing, nor teaching. Their work is centered on on universalizing personal experiences, and is largely performative. It can be heard on calcalamia.com or at readings across the…

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Tuesday, June 4th – 7:30-9:30 pm
The New York Quintet of Saxophonist Ken Fowser!

Ken Fowser – tenor sax Josh Bruneau – trumpet Peter Zak – piano Vince Dupont – bass James Gallagher – drums $25 cover charge The quintet is traveling en masse from NYC, with stops at Cafe Stritch in San Jose, the North Coast Brewing Company in Fort Bragg, Bird & Beckett, and then four nights…

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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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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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