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!
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!

Live streams coming up this weekend…
full details in the posts below!
Simon Rowe Organ Trio on Friday, 12/4
Kalil Amar Wilson / Javier Santiago Duo on Saturday, 12/5

Fabulous music time and again at Bird & Beckett.

It’s a time of few gigs and little gig income, so please help us pay the Bay Area’s treasured professional musicians!

Enlist your friends in the effort to provide a decent paycheck on these outings. If you’re making a living in these times, help us see to it that our dedicated and treasured artists get a decent piece of change for their work.

Jazz Philanthropists! We’re beseeching you! If your pockets are deep, we need your help.

Help us forge a true Jazz Philanthropists Union that will underwrite not just a simple guarantee of $150 per musician per gig — a standard which we’ve stuck to steadfastly in these live streams for many months now — but also the costs inherent in getting a good live stream going and keeping it going. It takes some serious dough, and we need you! With a lot of help, we’ve made great strides there for all to see. The evidence is all on our facebook page at the videos tab.

Here’s what it was like the night after Thanksgiving at Bird & Beckett and live streamed into homes everywhere when the Tony Johnson Quartet, aka Tony Johnson’s 230 Jones Street Irregulars took the stage… (you’ll be well rewarded if you can play it back on a good sound system with a good screen, but a little phone will do in a pinch)
Tony Johnson Quartet – 11/27/20 – at Bird & Beckett    https://www.facebook.com/43013386843/videos/664256741122868

Want to donate now? Visit the donation page on this website. The culture needs your help.

If you’re just getting by or worse, then use your money for the rent, and let the culture sustain you. That’s what it’s here for!




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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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