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, October 23 – 7:30pm
Joe Warner Trio
jazz in the bookshop every Friday since 2002
live streamed every week since mid-March

Joe Warner, piano
James Wiley, bass
Deszon X. Claiborne, drums

Consummate piano trio work for today!
Jazz in America, 2020
live streamed from Bird & Beckett

Joe Warner, by dint of massive talent and tireless engagement in the art and beauty of jazz, has taken up permanent residence deep in the heart of America’s classical music.

James Wiley, a young up-and-coming bassist from Oakland, is a classically trained pianist and graduate of Oakland School for the Arts who has received dual musical training as a bassist within the Black church. His professional career of over four years has been grounded in performance with such legendary artists as The Dynamic Miss Faye Carol.

Deszon X. Claiborne sits solidly astride the traditions of jazz, driving the music from his kit.
“Deszon paints a sonic canvas connecting melody and time.” –Haroun Serang

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$2 to $200 sliding scale available!
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Help us provide a decent payday to gigging musicians
in a time of few gigs and little gig income!

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23 at $20 gets us there quicker.
Five to fifty, it’s the way this country was built.
More’s the better, but every bit is gold, and we thank  you!

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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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