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

jazz in the bookshop

Jazz bookends the weekend

The Chuck Peterson Quintet on Friday, 4/22, 5:30 to 8:00 pm

Also known as the “230 Jones Street Local 6 Literary Jazz Band,” Chuck’s quintet plays a whole lot of beautiful straight-ahead jazz, in a classic West Coast mode.

Dorothy Lefkovits joins the band for a few tunes on every set…

it’s a sweetly swinging way to kick off the Easter weekend.



NOTE: We open at 2 pm on Easter Sunday, 4/24, and present two programs, at 2:30 and 4:30 — see below!

Studio 5 on Easter Sunday, 4/24, 4:30 to 6:30 pm

Studio 5 is Glen Park expat Mark Reynolds’ collaboration with Mike Dixon & friends.

Mark and family moved back to the North Bay awhile ago, but he’s coming down with Gretchen and the kids (Jillian & Jarrett) for this Easter jazz date!

Bring chocolate eggs!

And don’t forget Walker’s talk at 2:30 pm on Easter Sunday… his subject: the Mabinogion.  11 medieval Welsh tales that may or may not be among the early articulations of the Arthurian legend...


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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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