653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

Now open six days a week
Tuesdays to Sundays
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
with limited browsing
curbside pickup and delivery also available

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!

Javi Santiago

Friday, April 10th – live streamed jazz from the bookshop
Javier Santiago + Giulio Xavier Cetto Duo

No in-store audience was allowed due to the pandemic, but folks found the live stream link below, and to contributed generously to the musicians’ much needed payday.

Housemates in San Francisco’s nearby Excelsior district, pianist Javier Santiago and bassist Giulio Xaxier Cetto have been in high demand on the local jazz scene in recent years, each having arrived in San Francisco not long ago… First, Giulio, a Stockton native, and a bit later, Javi, with roots in Minneapolis. Before either made their way to San Francisco, the two had met in Cetto’s Stockton, where Javi was enrolled at the Brubeck Institute.

This evening we’re pleased to be able to present them together in a program of duo performances interspersed with solo turns. Scoll to the bottom of this post for a link to the live stream and to find the “donate” button.

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, would have been the only other person in the room besides the musicians and the proprietor, bringing along a nice rig to give you optimum picture and sound quality for this performance, but B&B upload speeds weren’t up to his gear; still, the streaming went on via a phone and a facebook account; everything’s an improvisation as befits jazz, and subject to the imperfections that prove us to be humans–as if there weren’t ample proof already. 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.

Donate through our website at this link.

View the live stream at this link.

Books

Books

"It is in doubt and not in faith that the salvation of the world is to be found. Faith is a delusion and a snare: a pitfall, a prison. It intimidates the intellect. With fear of eternal damnation religion crushes intellectual activity; with hero worship it destroys individuality; with hopes for the beyond it prevents the growth of ideals for the present. It makes of us a race of intellectual cowards; it changes but little if any our daily conduct toward each other. But doubt sets us free."

-- Job Harriman, 1902

 

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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