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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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!

Friday, April 29th – 5:30-8:00 pm
Mean to Me – Judy Butterfield-Ben Slater-Dave Shaff
jazz in the bookshop every Friday

A Special Fifth Friday Guest Booking: Mean to Me 

Mean to Me was a huge hit when they played Bird & Beckett a year ago,
and we’re excited to have them back!

Mean to Me Judy

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Mean to Me resurrects classic jazz of the 1920s through 1940s
–sometimes twisted by the more modern stylings of Monk, Mingus and Ahmad Jamal–
and an eclectic variety of soul-jazz and latin-jazz

The three-chambered heart of Mean to Me comprises
Judy Butterfield — trained as a cabaret singer but whose love is for soul music
Ben Slater — a pianist interested in exploring jazz’s roots after living in New Orleans
and Dave Shaff — a trumpeter drawn to more modern and funky sounds.

Guitarist Scott Foster, bassist Aaron Cohn and drummer Chris Lauf drive the mix!


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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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