653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Tuesday to Sunday
noon to six


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“Fifth Friday” jazz in the bookshop
The Michael Parsons Quintet
March 29th, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Our Friday evening jazz series has been going strong for more than a decade, and features four great bands in rotation each month– but on those lucky occasions when there’s a fifth Friday, we get the opportunity to bring in a different aggregation for your pleasure…  this Friday, it’s pianist Michael Parsons with a fine quintet featuring Jay Sanders on trumpet; Danny Grewen on trombone; Eugene Warren on bass; and Ulf Bjorkbom on drums.  All five are young stars on the local jazz scene, and all five have played at one time or another on the Bird & Beckett stage.  We’re pleased and proud to present them as a unit under Michael Parsons’ leadership.  Much of the show will showcase Michael’s compositions; all of it will bop with alacrity.  Come down and enjoy yourself.  And bring a few bucks to help us pay the band!


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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.

The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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The Independent Musicians Alliance

Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.


Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site

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