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!
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YouTube channel!

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

more excitement in mid-June & beyond!

Dozens of shows coming up in June, July and August!
Keeping in mind there’s always

–jazz in the bookshop on Fridays (usually two shows with separate admission, one at 6 and one at 8:30)

–a 7:30 show every Saturday evening

–and a show nearly every Sunday at 5pm.

Reservations accepted by phone two weeks before any given show. Call (415) 586-3733 during store hours.

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Check the events calendar linked from the navigation bar above for dates and preliminary details on upcoming shows, including:

Saturday the 15th, The Lost Trio is back for a second night in a row, inviting guests Darren Johnston on trumpet and two wonderful multi-reed players – Beth Schenck and Sheldon Brown. It’s a who’s who of key San Francisco improvisers, playing the hits and playing out. Phillip is pulling up stakes and moving to Maine. We’re all sad to see him go, but expect he’ll be back from time to time, till time stops altogether!

Sunday the 16th, the Vince Lateano Trio with trumpet player Noah Frank play two sets, from 5-7pm. Drummer Vince Lateano has been a mainstay of the San Francisco jazz community since he arrived in 1965; his trio mates are bassist Peter Barshay and pianist Ben Stolorow. As a trio, they have a couple years of work under their belt, and they’re a pleasure to hear. (You’ll also hear them hosting a jam session at Bird & Beckett in the same time slot on the last Sunday of each month.) byob and a twenty!

David Murray and Kahil El’Zabar take the stage as a duo at 8pm that evening, Sunday, June 16. This will be the fourth appearance by these world renowned musicians since their debut here in 2017. We’re honored, thrilled and very fortunate to provide a venue and an audience that they’re pleased with, enough that they continue to return to when they can. The cover charge for this show is $35. You should call to reserve a seat very soon, as there aren’t many seats left. We’ll offer a limited amount of standing room on the day of the show, but book a seat now it you want to be sure of it. You’ll need to talk to a living, breathing human being here, so call during store hours — Tuesday to Sunday noon to six. Reservations not claimed by 7:45 will be forfeited in favor of those in line hoping to get in. So come at 7:30!

Down the line this summer, you’ll hear the James Mahone Quartet…the Benny Amon Quartet…Joanna Mack, sitar, and Ferhan Qureshi, tabla…Stolorow/Schenker/Bowman…the Dave Parker Septet…the Luke Westbrook Trio…Byrds of a Feather…Ray Skjelbred & the Hot Corner…the Marlina Teich Quartet…Henry Salvia & Friends…Nashville Honeymoon…the George Cotsirilos/Robb Fisher Duo…the Laura Dreyer Quartet…the Noel Jewkes Quartet…the Lillian Charlotte Stern Quintet…the Dred Scott Trio…the Ron Vincent Trio…Maurice Tani with American bassist Mike Anderson…the Elé Salif Howell Quartet…Eytan & Gabriel Schillinger-Hyman…Brian Melvin…a Two Way Mirror reading …Rojai in the Pocket…Duncan James’ George Barnes Experience…Hafez Modirzadeh…Sharman Duran’s Alternate Realities…and so much more!


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