653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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noon to six


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Friday, March 31st – 9pm
Charles Unger Experience

Are you experienced?

Charles Unger represents a half century of jazz in San Francisco, and has been our ambassador to the world for decades. E “Doc” Smith, writing in 2014, noted that in just the three prior years, “Charles Unger Experience has performed in Sweden at the Gothenburg Cultural Festival, in BÃ¥stad and at the Kristianstad/Ã…hus Jazz Festival. He has also performed with the Swedish group Wavemakers in the musical ‘A Dream of a Better Life’ at multiple locations. During the summer of 2011, Unger toured Europe for the first time since 2005, and performed in Sweden, Copenhagen, Amsterdam, Paris and in the South of France.”

Local audiences and visitors to our city from the world over know him well from 2-1/2 decades of weekly and twice-weekly bookings at the only recently defunct Les Joulins Bistro across from the iconic John’s Grill on Ellis. Sam Spade territory…  Unlike the Maltese Falcon, Charles is the real deal. A talented showman and a gracious individual. An experience you owe yourself.

Nowadays, you can count on finding Charles Unger Experience with regularity at the Peacock Lounge, the Sheba Piano Lounge and Mr. Tipples. Tonight, you can experience CUE – Charles on saxophones with bassist Ben Luis, drummer Tony Coleman and keybordist Sue Crossman — in the cozy listening environment of Bird & Beckett.

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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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