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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But nothing beats being in the room
with the music & the musicians!

Events Friday 5/10 to Sunday 5/12
Eric & the In Crowd play Richard Rodgers
Sebastian Pinillos plays Afro-Peruvian Jazz
Marina Crouse sings boleros & jazz
The Seducers play honky tonk country
Jan Jakut plays solo guitar

Sunday 5/12, 5-7pm:
The Seducers!
Joe Goldmark, pedal steel guitar;
Mitch Polzac, lead guitar and vocals;
Hank Maninger, bass guitar and vocals;
Kenny Owen, drums
BYOB and a twenty for the band.
Kids free.

On the second Sunday of each month, you’ll hear Americana music at Bird & Beckett, and in the odd numbered months, that means it’s time for the Seducers! Indisputably America’s favorite honky tonk band.

and Sunday at 7:30pm, guitarist Jan Jakut, solo…




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Friday 5/10, 6-8pm:
Eric & the In Crowd
The Composers Series.
This month, the focus is on
the music of Richard Rodgers.
The In Crowd is:

~~Eric Shifrin, piano and vocals;
~~Chuck Bennett, bass;
~~Mark Lee, drums
The Jazz Happy Hour,
22 years running!

Every Friday save two since 2008!
$20 suggested donation for adults.
Kids free — teens/students $5-10.

Eric Shifrin has been entertaining the swells and the swindlers in the bars, boites, salons and saloons of San Francisco for decades, with a vast repertoire drawn from the American Songbook, the pearls of early New Orleans, jazz chestnuts and any number of musical curios he’s found along the way. His monthly, 2nd Fridays residency at Bird & Beckett in 2024 finds him digging into the compositions of some of the great talents behind the tunes that everyone whistles, with lyrics that make up a good part of the American lexicon. He never fails to charm, and his pianistic skills are beyond reproach!


Friday 5/10, 8:30-10pm:
The Sebastian Pinillos Quartet.
~~Sebastian Pinillos, saxophone;
~~Junhong Jung, guitar;
~~Kevin Silveida, bass;
~~Colin Douglas, drums.

$20 cover charge;
cash or venmo at the door.
Reservations, call 415-586-3733.

Afro-Peruvian jazz!
New music from Peru and new arrangements of jazz standards.

Born in Lima, Peru but raised in the northern city of Trujillo, Sebastian Pinillos took up the tenor sax at age 12, the flute at 18 and the clarinet at 21, and has been performing professionally since 2012. From the Bahamas to Peru to New York, he’s had the opportunity to play with world class artists in genres from reggae to jazz to Afro-Peruvian music.

Between 2018 and 2021, Sebastian lived in South Florida and spent time fostering his community by working with nonprofits focused on providing music education to low-income schools. In 2021, he moved to the Bay Area to spend a year at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in the Roots, Jazz & American Music program.

Currently residing in Oakland, Sebastian performs locally and is creating a new set of jazz standards based on the popular songs ingrained in Peruvian culture. Just as a vast preponderance of the American jazz standards are based on Tin Pan Alley tunes of the early twentieth century, Sebastian has deduced that the popular music of Peru can similarly form the base of a new set of standards accessible to Latin American and players everywhere of the global music that is jazz.


Saturday 5/11, 7:30-9:30pm:
The Marina Crouse Trio.
~~Marina Crouse, vocals;
~~Danny Caron, guitar;
~~Ruth Davies, bass.

$20 cover charge;
cash or venmo at the door.
Reservations, call 415-586-3733.

Jazz, blues and boleros as well as original songs by vocalist Marina Crouse–one of the most notable talents on the San Francisco Bay Area music scene. Marina’s early classical training is reflected in her powerful and versatile vocal style that creates a genuine excitement in every performance. Blessed with an incredibly expressive voice early in life, she applies her distinctive talents to a wide range of material, while delivering an emotional authenticity that consistently cuts deep.


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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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