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Friday, September 28th – 5:30-8:00 pm
The 230 Jones Street, Local 6 Literary Jazz Band
jazz in the bookshop every Friday since 2002

Pay what you can! $10-20 suggested; $5-10 for students / musicians / low income.

Jazz every Friday after work since late 2002… never a missed Friday in all those years. Figure 52 weeks x 16 years, and a few more… 850 shows, give or take… and still going strong. And that’s just the Fridays!

The 230 Jones Street, Local  6 Literary Jazz Band was put together years ago by multi-instrumentalist Chuck Peterson (tenor sax, baritone sax, flute) — a union activist in his prime years (the 1950s and 1960s), hence  his nod to the address of Local 6 of the American Federation of Musicians, where he and his cohorts made sure they could make a decent living at their craft by banding together and defining and defending their rights.

It was Chuck who got jazz in the bookshop going on a weekly basis in October 2002. He volunteered that he’d provide musicians if we’d provide the venue and pay what we could. We both kept our word. Chuck is retired now, living up in Petaluma, and rarely makes an appearance anymore, but this band comprises musicians that were friends and colleagues of his all through the years.

They play jazz from swing to bop… standards, chestnuts, the gamut.

Come down, enjoy and help us pay the band!  They earn the money, and we’re the beneficiaries of their talents and enthusiasm!

Ray Loeckle and Jerry Logas, reeds; Glen Deardorff, guitar; Dean Reilly, bass; Tony Johnson, drums.

The Chuck Peterson Quintet of Grandkids with the Chuck Peterson Quintet! photo by Angie Bennett.


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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