653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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we are now open six days a week
Tuesdays to Sundays, noon to 6 p.m.
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Stay tuned for the next B&B benefit party in Jerry Ferraz's backyard! Here's some video of the last one!

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Thursday, October 8 – 7:30pm
Goodkin/Wehner/Jensen Jazz Trio
live streamed from Bird & Beckett

MUSIC FOR OUR TIMES: Revisiting old jazz tunes that bring consolation, courage and conversation to our present time.

Doug Goodkin (piano) is most well-known as a music educator, an internationally acclaimed teacher of Orff Schulwerk and teacher of children for 45 years at The San Francisco School. He is the leader of Doug Goodkin & the Pentatonics, whose CD Boom Chick a Boom and Family Concerts at SF Jazz, Stanford Jazz, the New Orleans Mint and more has brought jazz to people of all ages. Guest artists who have visited his courses/ SF School classes include Milt Jackson, Stefon Harris, Bobby McFerrin, Herlin Riley, Regina Carter and more.

Marty Wehner (trombone) is a Bay Area treasure, having worked as trombonist, composer, arranger and educator for over four decades. He played in the Mingus Amungus band and accompanied such notables as Natalie Cole, Pete Escovedo, Rebecca Mauleon, Carlos Santana and more and recorded with some of jazz’s greatest: Dizzy Gillespie, Joe Henderson, Benny Carter, Cecil Taylor, Tony Bennett, Wynton Marsalis and more.

Scott Jensen (trumpet) has performed, written for and recorded on both West and East coasts with Charlie Hunter, Toni Tone Tony, Reggie Workman, Spearhead, Paul Hanson, Robbie Robertson, Josh Jones, English Beat, Ken Brooks and Boz Scaggs among others.

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Take in the show on
YouTube  or  Facebook

Suggested cover charge — $20
Please donate only what you can
$2 to $200 sliding scale available!

Pay your cover charge / make your donation

Bird & Beckett pays a guaranteed “fair wage”
for this weekend’s shows
of $150 per musician.
This is made possible by
your donations earmarked for these shows!

We have neither grants nor deep pockets for these artist fees.
Just you, the community that’s here for the show!

We do enjoy substantial support for operating expenses
from San Francisco’s Grants for the Arts
and from many, many individual donors
whose contributions range widely in amount.
Thanks to each and every one of you!

Donations to our 501(c)3
— the Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project —
are tax deductible.

But the paydays for the artists performing in these live streams
–though guaranteed by us and paid when necessary from our general fund–
need to be supported by the individuals who enjoy and benefit from the music.

It’s good for the arts ecosystem when audiences
abandon the expectation that art and music should be free
or that someone else should pay
for the experience of hearing these musicians!
Thank you for stepping up.

It’s also necessary that those who can, cover those who can’t!

These are trying times for many,
nearly impossible times for many, many more.
To those of you who are struggling, please attend on our dime.
You need the music and we need you.

Thanks for being here!

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As Duke Ellington always said,
“We love you madly.”
/s/ Eric, prop. since 1999

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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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