653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

Due to the current intensity of the pandemic
we are now open six days a week
Tuesdays to Sundays, noon to 6 p.m.
Browsing is now limited to one to two patrons at a time.
Orders are gratefully accepted by email, phone or in person,
and pickup at the door is encouraged; delivery is also possible.

1-415-586-3733
[email protected]

Stay tuned for the next B&B benefit party in Jerry Ferraz's backyard! Here's some video of the last one!

Giulio Xavier Cetto Quartet - 6-27-19-web

Friday, May 29th – 7pm
Giulio Xavier Cetto / Javier Santiago duo

The bassist Giulio Xavier Cetto and the pianist Javier Santiago, both prominent figures on the San Francisco jazz scene, share an apartment here in San Francisco; fortunately, that cohabitating status allows us to book them as a duo for our live stream series, and we welcome them back!


No in-store audience is allowed due to the pandemic,
but you can find the
facebook live stream link here.
Scroll down to find the video screen with the red “live” rectangle.
Refresh your screen if you don’t see it–you might just be a little early to the party!

If you prefer, look for the stream on the Bird & Beckett YouTube channel.

You can, and we hope will,
pay your cover charge via PayPal at this link.
or by Venmo @birdandbeckett
$20 suggested and encouraged;
less or more as your circumstances demand or allow!


Javi and Giulio are among the finest young gigging jazz musicians in town and we’re happy that we can give them an audience via the live stream and a chance to replace a bit of the gigging income that’s been lost due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Their third housemate, Nico, will be along, and the only other person in the room besides the musicians and the proprietor, bringing his rig to give you optimum picture and sound quality for this performance.

Our live stream series started Friday the 13th of March, with saxohonist Michael Zilber’s trio with drummer Jason Lewis, joined by bassist Tyler Harlow. At that point, the pandemic was first really registering with San Franciscans and their political and DPH leadership. The night before New York based Berkeley High alums Jessica and Tony Jones had played to a small audience without benefit of the live stream, and then flew quickly home. Giulio and Javier joined with guitarist Kai Lyons for a wonderful show on March 21st, the last of our shows that wasn’t restricted to soloists and cohabitating musicians. Giulio and Javi last performed in a live stream duo performance here on April 10th. In the six weeks since the series began, we’re kept jazz flowing live to the community over a span of some 21 performances.

Thanks for tuning in and donating generously to help our talented local professional jazz musicians housed, fed and healthy,  keeping body and soul together!

$20 suggested donation.
Any amount, whether smaller or larger,
is very much appreciated.

Your cover charge is payable via
PayPal ([email protected])
& Venmo (@birdandbeckett)
or by check or cash brought to the shop
anytime before or after the show. 

Donate via PayPal
through our website at this link.

Small donations are completely acceptable, and large donations are very much appreciated.

We present these live stream concerts in order to help local musicians through financially difficult circumstances, and we appreciate your help in paying them and your respect for their status as professional musicians.

No one wants to see them working for “tips” or for low pay!

When donating, please specify where you want your donation applied.
If you’re donating online during the show, 
we’ll assume your donation is for the show.

The first $400 in donations to this show goes to the duo, then the venue takes $100; after that 2/3 of all donations go to the duo.
Should donations fall short of $400, Bird & Beckett will pick up the slack to meet the duo’s guarantee.

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Hot off the press from your neighborhood bookshop just in time for the lame duck period. 75 million voters, and counting, have rejected fascism and lies. 70 million haven’t yet made that commitment. Bully Goat’s Bluff might change a few of their minds.

Fits nicely in an invitation envelope for mailing. Fits in a pocket as well.

~~ Poetry as philosophy to plumb the deeper truths of these times ~~

$15 and worth every penny
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Jerry Ferraz is a keystone of
the Bird & Beckett cultural edifice, built by you through your decades-long love and support.

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.

https://www.independentmusiciansalliance.org/

Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site