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!

This weekend, January 19th to 21st
jazz and nothing but,
‘cept books ‘n’ such…
and first, Thursday…

January 18th, Walker Brents III, gives one of his monthly live-streamed talks, this one on Marie Louise Von Franz, student of Carl Jung, who made great contributions in Jung’s footsteps as both thinker and therapist. Find it on our youtube channel or facebook page at 7:30pm Thursday. Want to come down and sit enthralled, listening in the dark? Call us, and we’ll let  you in and find you a seat. byob.


Then, starting Friday in the gloaming, it’s jazzz ’til the sun’s gone down on Sunday.

Friday, 6pm: Guitarist Scott Foster, having just made a trip out to New Orleans, brings Mike Rinta on trombone, Ollie Dudek on bass and Larry Vann on drums, comprising a deep & wondrous quartet, to play some tunes that have been on his mind in anticipation of the trip, on the hallowed ground there and since his return. Scott’s 3rd Fridays residency has been going on for years, and knows no sunset. He’s been a cornerstone of Bird & Beckett’s jazz edifice, our favorite guitarist and one of our very favorite human beings since 2002!

Saturday, 7:30pm: Clarinetist Nathan Tokunaga plays trad jazz with Clint Baker on trumpet and bass; Jeff Hamilton on piano and Benny Amon on drums. Nathan is an amazing prodigy, with a wisdom and warmth that belies his young age, and we do mean young! And we do mean amazing! Believe it! Come hear for yourself!

Sunday, 5pm: On the third Sunday of each month, the Vince Lateano Trio can always be counted on to provide two delightful sets of standards and jazz classics, with Ben Stolorow on piano, Peter Barshay on bass and Vince on drums. Vince’s central role in the San Francisco jazz scene since the 1960s is undisputed, and his charm is vast!


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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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