653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

[email protected]

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


Live Streams every weekend!
Refresh your browser
to catch a show in progress!
Visit our Facebook page or
YouTube channel!

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

August 19-21: Three big nights — all shows live and live streamed at 7:30pm on fb & yt
Thurs., 8/19: Annette A Aguilar Beans on the Left Septet
Fri., 8/20: Mutant Audio (Foster / Boyce / McCockran)
Sat. 8/12: Jonah Cabral Quintet

Thursday, August 19 – Annette A Aguilar, NYC Latin/Brazilian drummer with San Francisco roots, returns with her seven-piece band, Beans on the Left, including Anthony Blea on violin, Chloe Scott on flute, Murray Low on piano, Gary Brown on bass, Ricky Aguilar on congas and Mena Ramos on bata. Her New York band, StringBeans, has been a major force on the Latin Jazz scene there for years, and lately she’s been working with the legendary Arturo O’Farrill in BronX BandA. $25-35 sliding scale cover tonight. Cash please. Call ahead to reserve as seating is limited! Check our their Bird &Beckett May 30, 2021 hit (skip to the 7min. mark if  you want to bypass the silence accompanying the band’s set up & sound check).


Friday, August 20 – Mutant Audio – guitarist Scott Foster’s ongoing project with saxophonist David Boyce (Broun Fellinis) and the drummer Cairo McCockran. Last heard at Bird & Beckett in February 2021 – click here. $20 cover.



Saturday, August 21 – Jonah Cabral Quintet – A young alto saxophonist who’s coming on strong, back home for a minute in San Francisco while pursuing a degree in music in the Netherlands. He has tenor player Gavin Haloran, pianist Simon Rowe, bassist tba and the esteemed drummer Vince Lateano!  To get a taste of what Jonah’s recorded recently in the Netherlands recently, click here. $20 cover.




The shows are all live in the shop, 20-25 capacity, and viewable as a live stream on YouTube or Facebook!

Attending in person? $20 cover charge; cash please. BYOB. Proof of vaccination required for shows.

For the time being, regardless of vaccination status, masks are required inside the store, except for performers, who may use their own discretion. If you’re sipping something, fine; just put your mask back up between sips. Please protect each other.

Viewing in the live stream? You’ll find it on our YouTube channel or Facebook page (links above). Call the shop if you need help navigating there. You can use Paypal, Venmo or the Cash app, or bring/send cash or a check to the shop at 653 Chenery. Please donate $10 or what suits you to reward the musicians for their efforts and to defray the streaming costs. Bird & Beckett pays a guaranteed “fair wage” of $150/performance to each musician and goes to considerable effort and expense to bring you the stream.

That said!, if you’re not among the winners in this disaster capitalism economy, and there are many of you, please pay only what doesn’t hurt. Take it in for free if you are in financial stress; the music is for you. Major donors to our nonprofit BBCLP don’t need to donate for an individual show…thank you for your consistent financial backing and for making the music and poetry available to all. Some scoff at the idea that we’re all in this thing together, but on the other hand, aren’t we?

It’s groovy, so enjoy it! And stay healthy!


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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.

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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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