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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But nothing beats being in the room
with the music & the musicians!

Events Wednesday 5/15 to Sunday 5/19
Wed: Jonathan Richman & David Alvarez
present a night of Spanish poetry
Thursday: Walker Brents III on Edgar Allan Poe
The Friday Happy Hour: The Scott Foster Combo
The Friday Late Show: The Ryan Ancheta Quartet
Saturday Night: Vocalist Tiffany Austin & Her Trio
Sunday at 5: The Vince Lateano Trio
with John Calloway

A very big week wraps up Sunday 5/19/24 at Bird & Beckett with the monthly, third-Sundays 5-7pm residency of the Vince Lateano Trio (Ben Stolorow, piano; Peter Barshay, bass; Vince Lateano, drums) — with special guest John Calloway on flute and small percussion. Adults $20 cover; music students and teens, $10 cover. Help us pay a guaranteed “fair” wage to the trio, and a respectful guarantee to their guest, Dr. John Calloway!

This current run of shows started back on Wednesday the 15th like this...

— A night of Spanish poetry with Jonathan Richman and David Alvarez Wednesday 5/15 at 7:30pm, $20 cover; students 23 and under, $10 suggested.



— A talk by Walker Brents III on Edgar Allan Poe Thursday evening 5/16 at 7:30pm, $15.

— Guitarist Scott Foster‘s monthly third-Fridays “jazz happy hour” residency, 5/17, 6-8pm, this time out with drummer Tom Hassett mapping the territory for an expedition that includes saxophonist Jim Peterson and bassist Dan Seamans, adults $20 suggested, kids free, teens and students $5-10 sliding scale; no one turned away for lack of funds. Catch the video here!

— A late show Friday 8:30-10pm with young trumpeter Ryan Ancheta leading a quartet with a rhythm section comprising Jacob Egan on piano; Sedge Green on bass; and Cole Stark on drums,  with guest trumpeter Sai Ray helping close out the show! Adults, $20 cover; age 18 and under, $10. Here’s the video of that one.

— Vocalist Tiffany Austin with Adam Shulman, piano; Kevin Goldberg, bass; Mark Lee, drums, Saturday night, 7:30-9:30pm. It’s “Jazz Club! when lights are low…”  Adults, $25 cover; music students and teens, $15 cover.
And here’s the video of Tiffany and her trio on the Bird & Beckett stage.

Tiffany is rightfully a star of the jazz festival circuit and high profile venues all over! You’ll know why once you’ve heard her and especially once you’ve caught her live in a major venue. We’re proud to present her here and are sure we’ll have an opportunity to welcome her back somewhere along the jazz road she’s on, so don’t miss her next appearance at Bird & Beckett! It’s a relaxed and atmospheric environment in which to enjoy exquisite jazz from a formidable talent.


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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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