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

Friday, July 14th – 5:30-8:00pm
jazz in the bookshop happy hour with
Eric & the In Crowd featuring saxophonist Nancy Wright

Always a good time when Eric attracts the In Crowd to Bird & Beckett!
He’s here with a fresh band on the second Friday of every month.


This time out, this is the fabulous band:

Nancy Wright, saxophone
Eric Shifrin, piano

Bing Nathan, bass
Mark Lee, drums



BYOB and a twenty for the band if you can manage it!
Donations are voluntary, though necessary to support our determination to pay a decent guarantee regardless of audience turnout or financial enthusiasm.
Be as enthusiastic as your pocketbook can manage, and as the music excites & pleases.
Thanks for supporting live jazz in San Francisco in 2023!

Here’s video+audio from Eric’s last B&B outing, the second Friday of June:


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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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