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First Fridays jazz in the bookshop!
Don Prell’s Seabop Ensemble
5:30 to 8:00 pm

seabopThe first Friday of every month, it’s always Don Prell’s Seabop Ensemble — a fixture in San Francisco’s longest running neighborhood jazz party!

Don has had a six decade love affair with the string bass and jazz, beginning back in the 1950s.  That’s when he first made his mark as a mainstay of the Bud Shank quartet, touring internationally and accompanying the likes of vocalist Peggy Lee.  Don’s been indulging in public displays of his affection for the music at Bird & Beckett ever since our weekly jazz series began in October 2002… twelve years ago…

In all that time, we’ve never been without live jazz at Bird & Beckett on Fridays — largely because Don has made it happen under the unlikeliest circumstances!

Besides Don on bass, Seabop features three top-notch players — Jerry Logas on reeds and flute, Michael Parsons on piano and Vinnie Rodriguez on drums.

jazz in the bookshop happens every Friday from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. 
There’s never a cover charge, but your generosity at the gigs
is crucial to help us pay the bands.  All ages welcome!
Join your friends and neighbors for a lovely end of the work week tradition.
1st Fridays – Don Prell’s Seabop Ensemble
2nd Fridays – The Jimmy Ryan Quintet
3rd Fridays – The Scott Foster Trio
4th Fridays – The Chuck Peterson Quintet
5th Fridays – special guests. 

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Jerry Ferraz is a keystone of
the Bird & Beckett cultural edifice, built by you through your decades-long love and support.

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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