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, May 25th – 5:30-8:00 pm
230 Jones Street Jazz Band
jazz in the bookshop
every Friday since October 2002
$10-20 suggested donation; students $5

May 2018 marks the start of our 19th year in business…

Come celebrate on Friday, May 24th with Chuck Peterson’s legacy jazz band — the quintet known as the 230 Jones Street Literary Jazz Band and now featuring reed players Ray Loeckle and Jerry Logas, guitarist Glen Deardorff, bassist Dean Reilly and drummer Tony Johnson. 230 Jones Street plays on the fourth Sunday of every month. Chuck’s planning to join the band for this show, contingent on getting transportation down from Santa Rosa. We don’t imagine he’ll miss it!

Chuck started the regular jazz thing going at Bird & Beckett in late 2002, and started us on course to become, unbelievably, what many, many musicians and patrons consider the best jazz venue in the city, now offering live music four times a week and a bit more. It was Chuck that got us going on that.

We like to think that Bird & Beckett is a good bookshop as well. Spend some time browsing to see if you concur, and spend a few bucks on books if you want to help keep us in business. Regardless, don’t neglect to bring some money for the band! $10 is usually the right amount, but $20 is really helpful.

Whatever you can do, we want you to be part of the ad hoc community that we’ve created here — so don’t stay away for lack of funds. We do this for you and for the soul of San Francisco and because we can’t particularly help it. Thanks to y’all for making it possible.


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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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