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 8th – 5:30-8:00 pm
Noah Schenker Quartet

jazz in the bookshop every Friday!

Noah Schenker, one of San Francisco’s premier bassists, fields a quartet featuring some of the Bay Area’s finest jazz musicians — guitarist Jack Riordan, pianist Adam Shulman and drummer Jon Arkin — keeping the jazz flame burning at San Francisco’s longest running weekly jazz party.  Never a missed Friday since late 2002, and still going strong!

In no small tribute to the Bird & Beckett audience, San Francisco’s top jazz musicians are always happy to play for you here. Come with some dough to help us reward them for their efforts! Not even our musicians are immune to the high cost of living in the Bay Area, and well deserve your support. In turn, they’ll reward you with very fine music bursting with creativity and sheer talent.

Noah Schenker

Noah Schenker with fellow musicians (Bob Kenmotsu, Ben Stolowrow and Vinnie Rodriguez) on a recent Bird & Beckett gig.


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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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