653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Tuesday to Sunday
noon to six


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But nothing beats being in the room
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Sunday, December 19 – 5pm
Dottie Dodgion tribute

Ben Stolorow, piano; Al Obidinski, bass; and Vince Lateano, drums pay tribute to a long-time friend, colleague and jazz legend, the late Dottie Dodgion, with a cameo by Dot’s good friend Sonny Buxton sharing some thoughts on Dot, her swing & her legacy.

Vince, Al and Sonny are all contemporaries of Dottie’s and knew her well from the 1950s/early 1960s onward, and Ben was a regular member of her trio on a weekly date in Pebble Beach over the past several years. Their fondness for Dottie will be on full display in this nod to one of the great, swingin’ drummers of jazz.

Sonny Buxton, a long-time friend of Dottie’s, would have been on hand for this date, but wisely decided to heed his doctor’s advice to stay away from the shop in light of possibility vulnerability to the Covid virus. We wish him well! Fortunately, he was able to call in. For Sonny’s comments, and for the glorious music played by the trio, watch the video of the event at this link

$20 cash cover charge; BYOB; proof of vaccination and masks required.

Masks must be kept in place except when actively sipping from whatever you’ve brought to sip. Thanks for your cooperation in keeping everyone safe!

Can’t get to the shop for the show?
Or just can’t get in due to the throng?

Catch the live streams on Bird & Beckett’s
YouTube channel or Facebook page.

For this show, doors will open fifteen minutes before showtime, at 4:45pm.

Reservations are encouraged, as the room fills up for many shows and capacity is limited; and reservations must be claimed by showtime, as we allow anyone waiting for a seat to take what’s available once the show starts.


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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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