Thursday, June 13th – 7pm
Memoirists Zack Rogow and Ona Gritz
with poet Daniel Simpson

In Hugging My Father’s Ghost, Zack Rogow explores the mystery of the father he never knew. Lee Rogow was a drama critic, glamorous man-about-town in 1950s Manhattan, World War II Navy captain—and died tragically when Zack was only three. With sharp pathos and laugh-out-loud humor, Rogow shows his family caught between assimilation and pride in their immigrant…

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Friday, June 14th – 6-8pm
Eric & the In Crowd
play Cole Porter

Not enough can be said about the songs Cole Porter gave us in his brilliant life. Eric Shifrin is devoting every second Friday to the music of the songwriters behind the jazz standards, and this week Cole Porter is the focus of two sets of great music played with a couple of his congenial and…

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Friday, June 14th – 8:30-10pm
The Lost Trio, a farewell date

In 1994, thirty years ago, The Lost Trio stepped into existence with a steady gig on Thursday nights at the Rose Pistola in San Francisco’s North Beach district. A four-year stint on Sundays at Cato’s Ale House in Oakland followed. The trio has a history of touring that’s focused on the west coast, where they’ve…

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more excitement in mid-June & beyond!

Dozens of shows coming up in June, July and August! Keeping in mind there’s always –jazz in the bookshop on Fridays (usually two shows with separate admission, one at 6 and one at 8:30) –a 7:30 show every Saturday evening –and a show nearly every Sunday at 5pm. Reservations accepted by phone two weeks before…

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25th Anniversary Fundraising Push!

We have so many plans, so many commitments and so little to rely on save hard work, luck and fate! Make your mark on the culture by staking us to our plans, schemes, habits and dreams! Jazz and poetry don’t pay well in this alternative reality we call capitalism! It’s the hardscrabble commitment of the…

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Water under the bridge…

The posts that follow show you what’s come and gone. Search the videos on our youtube channel or facebook page to find evidence of what you remember, or what you missed! Then, make sure you catch the next thing that catches your fancy. The live streams are great, but live music in a room with…

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