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!

Come out on Leap Day,
Saturday, February 29th!
All Day Celebration & Fundraiser
for Bird & Beckett, Jazz in the Neighborhood and an Independent Musicians Alliance

On Leap Day 2020,
celebrate jazz in San Francisco
at Bird & Beckett!

Support the organizations
that support the musicians!

2020 is a leap year, and leap day, February 29, 2020, is a Saturday.
What better day to set aside for a celebration of your local bookshop cum jazz club… and its ally Jazz in the Neighborhood.

We’ll up the ante and also celebrate the formation of a new organization cooked up by Mario at Jazz in the Neighborhood and Eric at Bird & Beckett, the Independent Musicians Alliance!

Three shows in a row,
starting at 2pm with the Tammy Lynne Hall Trio,
followed at 4:30 by Mario Guarneri’s own band, called “tbd_a quartet”
and concluding at 7:30pm with the Mads Tolling Trio

All the advanced sale tickets are sold out,
but we’ll squeeze quite a few more folks in at the show.
Click on the links below for the show you’re interested in
Tammy Lynne Hall                 tbd_a quartet               Mads Tolling
$25 for each show
Some tickets have been reserved for sale at the door on the day of the show.

This is a fundraiser, so bring your checkbook
~~ or contact B&B or JitN in advance ~~ 

if you can support our work in a more substantial way!

Individuals donating $100 or more
will receive an invitation to a party in late March
to celebrate where we are and where we’re going.

Tammy Lynne Hall Trio
at 2pm

Tammy Hall, piano
Ruth Davies, bass
Daria Johnson, drums

tbd_a quartet
at 4:30pm

Mario Guarneri, trumpet
Erik Jekabson, trumpet
John Wiitala, bass
Akira Tana, drums

Mads Tolling Trio
at 7:30pm

Mads Tolling, violin
Dave MacNab, guitar
Dan Feiszli, bass



All funds raised through ticket sales and your donations  (after paying the ten musicians involved at the Jazz in the Neighborhood’s “fair wage” rate of $150 each) will be split among the Independent Musicians Alliance, Jazz in the Neighborhood and Bird & Beckett to fund our efforts to make the gigging landscape friendlier to the scrappy and sophisticated jazz musicians of this fair city and its environs!

What’s the Independent Musicians Alliance,
you may ask?

The IMA is a new organization aborning, cooked up by Mario at Jazz in the Neighborhood with Eric at Bird & Beckett, to promote the free flow of information among the gigging jazz musicians of the San Francisco Bay Area so they can advocate effectively for improved wages, benefits and working conditions across a range of workplaces, making the professional independent musician’s life a more economically viable and sustainable one.

The IMA will be a solidarity collective of musicians
setting new and higher standards for their work!




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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.

The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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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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