653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

[email protected]

Open to walk-in trade and browsing
Tuesday to Sunday
noon to six


Live Streams every weekend!
Refresh your browser
to catch a show in progress!
Visit our Facebook page or
YouTube channel!

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

Friday, July 5th – 5:30-8:00 pm
The Grant Levin Quartet
Jazz in the Bookshop
every Friday since 2002

Grant Levin, piano
Chris Amberger, bass
Mark Lee, drums
Pepe Jacobo, congas

Exquisite jazz in San Francisco’s best listening room, bar none! With books and great acoustics. BYOB.

$20 suggested donation, but any amount is welcome.

You won’t find a better small combo live jazz experience than this!

Grant Levin is an extraordinary pianist, and his colleagues are every bit his equal. Bassist Chris Amberger was present and contributing at a high level to the birth of free jazz in Oakland in the late 1960s, toured with Art Blakey and is one of the key veteran bassists in the Bay Area. Mark Lee started working straight out of high school six days a week with legendary saxophonist Jules Broussard, and still gigs six days a week all over the Bay Area. Pepe Jacobo plays traps and percussion with the best of them, teaching and gigging constantly. The four have worked together extensively in various combinations since Grant arrived on the scene six or eight years ago, astonishing all who’ve heard him play.


To take our SURVEY, click here, and help the BBCLP get to know you better! As Duke Ellington always said, we love you madly...

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...
[Read More ]


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

Sign Up for Our Weekly Emails!