Mark your calendar for a
Deb Lunsford Rent Party!
Bird & Beckett, 653 Chenery Street, SF
July 26, 2019 – 5:30-8:00pm
Featuring Eric Shifrin at the Ivories
with the 230 Jones Street, Local 6 Literary Jazz Band
Food, drink & music gratis!
All proceeds go to Deb!
–Glen Park Neighborhood Icon
–Weekday Mornings Counter Gal at
Destination Bakery, at the corner
of Chenery & Castro
–Friend and co-conspirator with all small children, neighborhood dogs, etc.
–Protector and champion of small birds & cats
–Founder of “Living Sidewalks”
and designer of sustainable urban environments
–San Francisco Original – with a history that includes managing Enrico’s, the North Beach landmark cafe & bar, a few decades ago, when Jazz was King on Broadway!
Deb had knee replacement surgery
in June and will be laid up for
three months without income.
The rent and bird food need to be paid!
Help a gal out!
Come to the benefit
at Bird & Beckett on July 26!
Music by The 230 Jones Street Band
and special guest pianist Eric Shifrin.
A favorite of Deb’s from her days managing Enrico’s, Eric Shifrin has been a force on the San Francisco jazz scene going on four decades, and his many dates at Bird & Beckett — particularly the few dozen in the past several years — are the stuff of legend.
As for the 230 Jones Street Band, saxophonists Jerry Logas and Ray Loeckle, guitarist Glenn Deardorf, bassist Dean Reilly and drummer Tony Johnson play great jazz from swing to bop and beyond every fourth Friday at Bird & Beckett. They make up the legacy band that was handed the mantle by series founder and saxophonist Chuck Peters a couple of years ago.
A weekly gig for the Chuck Peterson Trio beginning in October 2002 at Bird & Beckett’s original location around the corner on Diamond Street initiated a tradition of live jazz in Glen Park that has continued ever since, with never a missed Friday in all those years.Â Chuck’s original trio grew to a quartet and then a quintet and sometimes boasted as many as eight players — and that was in a shop that was two-thirds the size of the current store!
We daresay that no one who was present in the early years of Bird & Beckett has forgotten the awesome pancake breakfasts that we hosted with Deb’s prodigious support years ago when the store was located on Diamond Street in the space where Manhal Jweinat’s Manzoni now holds forth! Those benefits were incredible community events and paid our rent and more. Destination’s Joe Schuver created the batter and neighborhood volunteers turned out in numbers to help, to consume and to donate!
Now, we have an opportunity to pay a little back to Deb!
Help her out! Come to the event with your checkbook!
Or donate online at:
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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