653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Tuesday to Sunday
noon to six


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But nothing beats being in the room
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Friday, October 20th – 6-8pm
jazz in the bookshop Friday happy hour show
Scott Foster / Sheldon Brown Duo

Guitar and Saxophone Explorations

The evening will feature an eclectic mix of jazz, original and improvised music for guitar and saxophone in an intimate duo setting. Scott and Sheldon are reuniting after a long hiatus and say they’re looking forward to sharing work from their collaboration 25 years ago and updating their work together with developments that have sprung up in the interim. 

Says Sheldon, they’ll play “some tunes of his, some tunes of mine, a couple Andrew Hill tunes, a couple Choros, a Don Byas tune, some Mingus stuff…” and he promises they’ll have a few surprises by show time Friday the 20th.  

Bring a friend, bring the kids, bring the grandfolks… all welcome. Pay what you can — a twenty is the sweet spot if you’re here for the show and can afford it, but stay for however long suits you and pay what you like.

byob, if you think you might get thirsty. We’ll keep the lights up for browsing & socializing ’til the last couple of tunes, but hush a bit on those quiet passages. You’ll love the music you hear, we’re sure!


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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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