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!

Bird & Beckett in full jazz flight

Wingspan articleCheck out Joel Sackett’s article and photographs in Wingspan magazine– the inflight magazine of All Nippon Airlines.  

Book your ticket and you’ll find it in the pocket of the seat back in front of you.

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Bird & Beckett leads off the list of “Hot Spots & Cool Groups” and a pic of Grant Levin’s quartet date at Bird & Beckett a few months back (Walter Savage on bass, Malachi Whitson on drums & Jonathan Bautista on sax) finishes off the six-page article by photographer Joel Sackett, who was ushered through town recently by his long-time SFAI buddy Dennis Hearne, North Beach photographer extraordinaire!

Though the pix below are from various venues, virtually every one includes musicians who play often at the shop, from Ulf Bjorkbom, to HowellDevine, Danny Brown & Joe Kyle, Jr., to Lavay Smith & Noel Jewkes, to Jeffrey Burr & Ned Boynton…

Page after page, the San Francisco jazz scene is shown in all its richness.
Though what you see here is just the top of it! It’s deep like the deep blue sea!

Jazz lives in San Francisco in 2016!!!

List of Hot Spots


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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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