653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Stay tuned for the next B&B benefit party in Jerry Ferraz's backyard! Here's some video of the last one!

Muted Jewel Tones

December 5th to 8th, Thursday to Sunday
Alan Kaufman’s The Berlin Woman, Mission Hot Club, Rhodessa Jones & Idris Ackamoor, Devine’s Jug Band — four fabulous events in four amazing days!

Thursday evening, writer, literary spelunker, promoter of avant garde excellence Alan Kaufman presents his new novel, The Berlin Woman.

Friday after work, Mission Hot Club (bassist Bing Nathan and a squad of gypsy jazzers plus vocal trio, The Muted Jewel Tones) celebrate as the holiday season rockets on

Saturday night, Rhodessa Jones & Idris Ackamoor take it to the heights and then Idris’s band, The Pyramids, seals the deal

Sunday late afternoon, Devine’s Jug Band reaches for the sublime

Detail in the posts that follow soon, but you can trust that it’s all far too good to be imagined! So don’t rely on your imagination… get down to the shop!

You need the respite from the hurly burly, and, frankly, you need the fun and joy of it!



"It is in doubt and not in faith that the salvation of the world is to be found. Faith is a delusion and a snare: a pitfall, a prison. It intimidates the intellect. With fear of eternal damnation religion crushes intellectual activity; with hero worship it destroys individuality; with hopes for the beyond it prevents the growth of ideals for the present. It makes of us a race of intellectual cowards; it changes but little if any our daily conduct toward each other. But doubt sets us free."

-- Job Harriman, 1902


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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