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!
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YouTube channel!

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

Friday, August 4th – 5:30-8:00 pm
Don Prell’s SeaBop Ensemble
plays jazz in the bookshop

Bassist Prell got his start in L.A. in the 1950s, traveling for several years as a member of the Bud Shank Quartet. He’s been a cornerstone of the Bird & Beckett Friday night jazz series since its inception in 2002, and leads a group here on the first Friday of each month.
Al Molina, trumpet
Jerry Logas, reeds
Don Prell, bass
Omar Aran, drums
San Francisco’s longest running weekly jazz party is well into its 15th year and shows no signs of flagging! We’ve never skipped a single Friday since October 2002, when it all started as neighborhood tenor sax player Chuck Peterson roped Don Prell, guitarist Scott Foster and an ever expanding network of players into making the Bird & Beckett jazz scene happen. Since then, it’s grown like Topsy. Wasn’t God what made this happen, just folks showing up to play and folks showing up to enjoy what they do!
That said, God helps the child that’s got her own, so BYOB! Want to make some new friends? Bring something to share… It’s been done before, and has been scientifically shown to work! And do keep your faith in science, folks. We’re gonna need it when the next ice shelf breaks loose.


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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

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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