653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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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!

Friday, January 1st – 5:30-8:00 pm
New Years Day jazz in the bookshop!
Don Prell’s SeaBop Quartet

Don-Jerry-vinnieCount on bassist Don Prell and his confreres to keep the jazz ball rolling at Bird & Beckett right into 2016!  We’ve never missed a Friday jazz date since the series began back in late 2002, so we’re well into our 14th year… nearly 700 consecutive Fridays and counting!

Don got his start in LA in the early 1950s, and now leads the boppish unit he calls the SeaBop Ensemble.  They hold forth every Tuesday night down at the Bayview Boat Club on Terry Francoise Blvd. near the ballpark, and on the 1st Friday of each month they entertain the Bird & Beckett audience.  Tonight, he’s got stalwarts Jerry Logas on sax, Ray Scott on guitar and Vinnie Rodriguez on drums — Bird & Beckett favorites all.  Live jazz at Bird & Beckett every Friday from 5:30-8:00.  Pay what you can, but a ten-spot per adult is what it really takes to keep this thing thriving!

Happy New Year!


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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.

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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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