653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

[email protected]

Open to walk-in trade and browsing
Tuesday to Sunday
noon to six


Live Streams every weekend!
Refresh your browser
to catch a show in progress!
Visit our Facebook page or
YouTube channel!

But nothing beats being in the room
with the music & the musicians!

Friday, November 27 – 7:30pm
Jones Street Irregulars
jazz streamed from the bookshop,
every Friday after work

Tony Johnson — regular drummer for Bird & Beckett’s 4th Friday anchor group the 230 Jones Street Local 6 Literary Jazz Band (aka, the Chuck Peterson In Absentia Band) — leads the Jones Street Irregulars tonight through a tight & swinging 90-minute set of bebop & standards!

Bob Kenmotsu, tenor saxophone
Jeffrey Burr, guitar
Eric Markowitz, bass
Tony Johnson, drums


Watch hopefully for the return of the 230 Jones Street band every 4th Friday starting January 22, 2021 — commemorating the Biden/Harris administration’ s third day in office!

Take in our shows on Bird & Beckett’s Facebook page or YouTube channel.

$20 suggested donation / pay what you can at this link

You can also simply go to PayPal and send your donation to birdbecke[email protected] or use the Venmo app on your smartphone and send to @birdandbeckett. Or email a pledge and drop cash or check by the shop in the coming days.

Your generosity allows us to guarantee a “fair” wage of $150 per musician
for our live stream concerts during this pandemic period
of few gigs and sparse gig income


To take our SURVEY, click here, and help the BBCLP get to know you better! As Duke Ellington always said, we love you madly...

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.

The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
[Read More ]


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

Sign Up for Our Weekly Emails!