653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

[email protected]

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...

Available Now at Bird & Beckett

Hot off the press from your neighborhood bookshop just in time for the lame duck period. 75 million voters, and counting, have rejected fascism and lies. 70 million haven’t yet made that commitment. Bully Goat’s Bluff might change a few of their minds.

Fits nicely in an invitation envelope for mailing. Fits in a pocket as well.

~~ Poetry as philosophy to plumb the deeper truths of these times ~~

$15 and worth every penny
_ _ _
Jerry Ferraz is a keystone of
the Bird & Beckett cultural edifice, built by you through your decades-long love and support.

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...
[Read More ]

Sign Up for Weekly Emails!

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