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!

52nd Street to the Chisholm Trail

From 52nd Street to the Chisholm Trail

FRIDAY (4/8) – 5:30 to 8:00 pm
jazz in the bookshop
– a neighborhood party every week!

This week:

The Jimmy Ryan Quartet

with Ian Carey (tpt), Scott Foster (gtr), Bishu Chatterjee (bs), Jimmy Ryan (dms)

Jimmy’s been swinging at the skins since 2002 at Bird & Beckett… just the continuation of a long career that started in L.A. in the 1950s and continued in San Francisco in the early 1960s.  After a lengthy hiatus from the early 70s well into the 90s, he agreed to fill in on drums at a gig his son, the trumpeter Joel Ryan, was playing with Bishop Norman Williams and BJ Papa at North Beach’s Gathering Cafe, and next thing you know he was back in the jazz life.  He’s got a fine quintet on display at Bird & Beckett each month, and you’d do well to get down here to hear it!

SUNDAY (4/10) – 4:30 & 5:30 (two sets)
which way west? Sunday concert series – all ages welcome!

This week:

The Saddle Cats

Remember Bob Wills? Bring that right up to the minute, and you’re off on your own personal swingin’ cattle drive.

Western swing from a masterful group featuring legendary pedal steel player Bobby Black (Commander Cody & the Lost Planet Airmen, Asleep at the Wheel), fiddler Richard Chon (Dan Hicks), rhythm guitarist Gordon Clegg and bassist Bing Nathan.


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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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