653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Open to walk-in trade and browsing
Tuesday to Sunday
noon to six


Live Streams every weekend!
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to catch a show in progress!
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But nothing beats being in the room
with the music & the musicians!

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

The legacy lives on… Chuck Peterson founded our Friday night jazz programming fifteen years ago… That’s him on tenor sax in the accompanying photo. He’s retired now and just comes back once in awhile, but his colleagues carry it on.

The 230 Jones Street, Local Six Literary Jazz Band is his concoction. Now it features read players Ray Loeckle and Jerry Logas on the front line, along with long-time rhythm section players Glen Deardorff on guitar, Dean Reilly on bass and Tony Johnson on drums. Through the years, Chuck’s band has included bassist Don Prell, guitarist Scott Foster (pictured here), reed player/arranger Bill Perkins, vocalist Dorothy Lefkovits, and a host of other wonderful players rotating through. The pool of jazz players in the Bay Area is rich, storied and immensely talented. We’re very fortunate that way.

Support the music. Come out, empty your wallet, tell your friends.

Enjoy the music!


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The Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project

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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The Independent Musicians Alliance

Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.


Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site

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