653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Live streamed events Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

* Et Camus obtint enfin le prix Nobel – Walker Brents III delves deeper into the thought & writing of Albert Camus on Wednesday, 8/19 at 7:30. Note: due to a neurotechnical glitch on the part of the proprietor, this talk has been postponed to next Wednesday, 8/26.

Wednesday, 8/19* at 7:30 [postponed to 8/26]
Walker Brents III on Albert Camus (part II).

Thursday, 8/20 at 7:30
The Flying Salvias – words fail us! 

Friday, 8/21 at 7:30
Scott Foster plumbs the Covid file
– solo guitar, new compositions.

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As for Scott Foster’s show on Friday 8/21 at 7:30
Scott began composing a tune a day from the start of the lockdown in March, and so has a thick sheaf of material. Towards the late summer, he began laying down recordings of some of that material. We’re looking forward to seeing where he is in the process.
He’s been a Bird & Beckett stalwart, in many ways the heart and soul of our ongoing jazz programming, since the beginning, when we first started presenting jazz on a weekly basis back in late 2002.
With the exception of a few hiccups in the opening months of the pandemic, he’s held down the third Friday booking for years, and enjoys the admiration of a legion of fans. When gigging is a thing (that is, when live music performed for physical audiences is happening), we works with a regularly with a number of bands including the Americano Social Club and B3B4 and any number of other ad hoc aggregations, and he’s also an admired educator, heading the music department at San Francisco’s Urban School.
Here’s some nice video of Scott with trumpeter Dave Len Scott’s quartet (Daniel Fabricant on bass and Surya Prakasha on drums) to get you in the mood for hearing Scott solo this evening:


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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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