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, May 3rd – 6-8pm
Francis Vanek Quartet

Francis Vanek, saxophone;
Randy Vincent, guitar;
Chris Amberger, bass
The Jazz Happy Hour, 22 years running!
Every Friday save two since 2008!
$20 suggested donation for adults.
Kids free — teens/students $5-10.

Francis Vanek is a legendary North Coast tenor player who hails from Pittsburgh, PA. There, he cut his teeth as a youth with such masters as the 1940s tenor player Carl Arter, himself a peer of Mary Lou Williams, Ahmad Jamal and Billie Eckstein, as well as the drummers J.C. Moses and Roger Humphries. Francis holds a masters degree in music and taught at the University of Nevada, Reno, and performs regularly at the Mendocino Music Festival, the historic Benbow Inn, and various venues and wineries from Sonoma to Del Norte county.

Francis asserts that he always enjoys bringing some North Coast vibes to Bird & Beckett. His friendship with bandstand mates Randy Vincent and Chris Amberger, major talents both, extends back decades, and the three can often be heard together in one combination or another up and down the California coast.

This is the essence of live jazz! No live stream can do it full justice. Come out and enjoy the intimate beauty of Bird & Beckett if you’re anywhere in a hundred mile radius. Watching in the stream? Make a donation by Venmo or Paypal and help us reward the musicians for their work! Any amount helps.



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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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