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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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!

Saturday, May 1 – 7:30pm
Kyle Hernandez Trio
jazz live streamed from the bookshop

Kyle Hernandez, guitar
Brian Ho, organ
Jason Lewis, drums

They say the neon lights are bright…
…tonight Kyle focuses on the music of George Benson!

California born and raised, Kyle Hernandez learned to play guitar and sing in a musical family that provided him lessons at a young age. He moved to New York in 2006 after finishing high school and being awarded a scholarship to attend The New School of Jazz and Contemporary Music in Manhattan. While attending school, Kyle studied privately with musical heavyweights including guitarists Peter Bernstein, and Vic Juris, and bassist Reggie Workman. Since finishing school, Kyle has shared the stage with a vast array of talented musicians and groups internationally including Wynton Marsalis, Roy Hargrove, Eric Alexander, Robert Glasper and many others. Kyle has participated in over 30 recordings and numerous festivals, concert and club performances with musicians spanning from all generations.

As a leader, Kyle has released three albums, including his most recent self-titled release.  He has played  festivals and venues throughout the United States. The Reno, Savannah, Newport, Sacramento, Toronto, Boston and Montreal Jazz Festivals have all hosted Kyle’s quartet. Notable venues have included The Mondavi Center, The Blue Note, The Great American Music Hall, Rockwood Music Hall, Sullivan Hall and The Jazz Standard. In 2015 Kyle went back to school to earn his master’s degree in music from Brooklyn College while subsequently maintaining an active performance schedule around New York.

Catch tonight’s trio date live from Bird & Beckett’s stage, streamed to our Facebook page and YouTube channel.

$20 suggested donation / pay what your economics allow at this link.

Bird & Beckett adheres to a standard “guaranteed fair wage” concept, $600 for a quartet, and that takes some heavy lifting on the part of the audience. So donate what you can! We don’t ask professional musicians to play for tips here.

Keep in mind, though, that no one has ever been turned away for the lack of funds from attendance at our live music events at Bird & Beckett since we started offering them back in 2002!  Strapped or flush, we all need this music. So do join us!

Send whatever contribution you can by PayPal to [email protected],
by Venmo to @birdandbeckett, or by the Cash app $BirdBeckett.

Or pledge by email. You can mail us a check or drop by the shop with cash or a check in the coming days.


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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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