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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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!

Saturday, May 7 – 7:30pm
The Deep End Quintet – debut performance!

Michael Gold, saxophone
Gerald Beckett, flute
Ari Caprow, guitar
Ken Lenga, bass
Evan Williams, drums
$25 cash cover charge.
Doors open at 7:20pm for the 7:30 show.
BYOB and a mask.
Live in the shop!You can also take it in live streamed
on our YouTube channel or Facebook page.
Donate if you can!

Terrific players pulling together a new quintet. To paraphrase Michael Gold, The Deep End is one of those silver linings of the pandemic. With music venues shuttered and both players and listeners hunkering down at home, this bunch of musical colleagues started getting together regularly behind the closed doors of a rehearsal studio. Just to play, for the love of playing. Each of the musicians proposed innovative and challenging tunes that they didn’t often get to delve into at the usual gigs (when there were usual gigs).

And delve they did, generating arrangements designed to stretch their musical muscles. A sweet combination of perspiration and inspiration!

Now that there’s an apparent thaw in the pandemic, they’re taking the opportunity to emerge from their creative cocoon and share what they’ve been cooking up.

The Deep End is ready to spring a nice batch of music on you, from a repertoire that includes compositions by Woody Shaw, Jackie McLean, Mulgrew Miller, Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, George Cables, Mike Mainieri, Wayne Shorter and others.

Call the bookshop 415-586-3733 to reserve your seat!


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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

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The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.


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