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!

Wednesday, June 21st at 8pm
David Murray & Kahil El’Zabar
advance tickets sold out
limited standing room available at the door

David Murray is considered to be the most influential tenor saxophonist of his generation. He has recorded more than 300 acclaimed projects. He has worked with many of the giants, such as Max Roach, Charles Mingus, Cecil Taylor, Jack DeJohnette, Chico Hamilton, Elvin Jones, Archie Shepp, Pharoah Sanders, Randy Weston, the list goes on. He is cofounder of the World Saxophone Quartet and leads the famed David Murray Quartet, David Murray Octet and David Murray Big Band.

Sir Kahil El’Zabar, was Knighted by the Council General of France for his Global contributions to the Arts. He has performed with luminaries including Dizzy Gillespie, Cannonball Adderley, Pharoah Sanders, Nina Simone, Stevie Wonder, Archie Shepp, Eddie Harris, Donny Hathaway, Paul Simon, Ntozake Shange, Nona Hendryx, Neneh Cherry, Lester Bowie, Hamiet Bluiett, Malachi Favors and Gene Ammons, to name a few. Sir Kahil El’Zabar has recorded over 100 acclaimed projects and founded and leads the legendary Ethnic Heritage Ensemble and Ritual Trio.

Read Andrew Gilbert’s article on the duo’s two Bay Area appearances, here on June 21 and across the bay in Berkeley at The Backroom on June 23.

June 21, 2023, the touring duo of David Murry and Kahil El’Zabar return to Bird & Beckett for their third engagement, their first since 2019!

$35 show tickets are available in advance by calling or visiting the bookshop during store hours, Tuesday to Sunday, noon to six. There will be a $2 per ticket credit card fee; cash is preferred, with no fee, if you can drop by.

Day of show tickets, if any seats remain, will be $40 cash at the door.

A few standing room tickets for $30 cash at the door will be available day of show on a first-come, first-served basis.


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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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