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

Friday, November 23rd – 5:30-8:00 pm
The 230 Jones Street, Local 6 Literary Jazz Band
jazz in the bookshop every Friday since 2002

Talk about your San Francisco jazz… On the fourth Friday of each month, our weekly “jazz in the bookshop” series features The 230 Jones Street, Local 6 Literary Jazz Band — a swinging, bop-oriented quintet that bears a direct line of descent from the trio led by tenor player Chuck Peterson that launched our tradition of weekly Friday evening jazz parties back in October 2002. Since that first date, we’ve never skipped a single Friday, and so it goes!

Chuck established and named the 230 Jones Street quintet around 2010, and though he retired up to Santa Rosa a couple of years ago, the quintet continues as a cornerstone of Bird & Beckett’s jazz programming. Chuck’s colleagues who make up the 230 Jones Street band today share a history on the local jazz scene that dates back 60 years or more, to early 1950s and 1960s. Ray Loeckle, tenor sax; Jerry Logas, baritone sax, clarinet, flute & vocals; Glen Deardorff, guitar; Dean Reilly, bass; Tony Johnson, drums.

Bird & Beckett guarantees the musicians their modest pay on Friday nights and at every show we present, and we gather the bulk of those guarantees from your donations at the shows — $10-20 “per solvent adult” is suggested on Friday evenings, but no one is turned away for lack of funds. What’s not gleaned from the audience at the shows is made up from your tax-deductible contributions to our allied nonprofit organization, the Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project, a 501(c)3 corporation. We get precious little institutional support and no governmental support whatsoever, though we’re ever trying to change that. In the meantime, in between times, we rely on you!

Thanks for doing so much to support live jazz and professional jazz musicians in San Francisco!


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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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