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!

Thursday, October 21 – 7:30 pm
Come out to Bird & Beckett for our
Dizzy Gillespie Birthday Bash!

A spectacular sextet celebrates a true genius of jazz. Trumpeter Geechi Taylor and flautist/percussionist/session leader John Calloway have assembled an all-star band for the occasion. Drummer Josh Jones joins the fun, along with conguero Akheel Mestayer, bassist Gary Brown and pianist Ken Cook. Guaranteed cooking bop and afro-latin jazz music of the highest order!

BYOB, and bring $30 cash for tonight’s sextet! We’re guaranteeing a fair wage to the musicians, such that it takes 30 people at $30 each to meet that for six musicians–and we’ve found that our practical safe & comfortable capacity in the shop, vaxxed & masked, is 30.

So grab your cash, vax card & mask and come down to Bird & Beckett to celebrate Dizzy and the San Francisco jazz musicians that play in his honor tonight!

If you’re watching in the stream, thanks for helping us bring the music to you through the cyberwires by donating online! Find the stream on Bird & Beckett’s YouTube channel or Facebook page.

Seating starts 10 minutes before showtime, and a full house is likely — so call the shop for a reservation: (415) 586-3733!


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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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