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!

Wednesday, June 22nd – 7:30pm
Noel Jewkes Quartet
A birthday celebration!

None will dispute the notion that Dr. Legato, the multi-instrumentalist Noel Jewkes, has been in the top echelon of jazz players in the region for five decades. Noel is known for his swing and the cool elegance of his work on all manner of reeds, as well as piano and a few more instruments besides. He draws the best from any rhythm section and draws the best rhythm section players around to share the stage and make some beautiful music.

Tonight’s quartet, with Grant Levin on piano, Chris Amberger on bass and David Rokeach on drums, will offer up a generous scattering of gems from the jazz canon and some beautifully polished Jewkes originals. With Kay Kostopolous contributing her sultry vocal talents, this will be a lovely evening for all.

reed player Noel Jewkes at Bird & Beckett Books$20-30 sliding scale cash cover charge, please!
B&B is a “Guaranteed Fair Wage” establishment.

Coming to the show? BYOB and a mask!

Call the shop at 415-586-3733 for reservations
Doors open at 7:20pm for the 7:30 show.

Can’t make it to the shop for the show? You can catch it online on the Bird & Beckett Facebook page or YouTube channel! We started streaming at the beginning of the pandemic and our chops and equipment have only improved and matured over time. You’ll find a pretty nice show there if you go looking for it.

If it’s not economics that stop you from coming in person (still far and away the best way to experience live music), please donate a little something to support the musicians, the venue and the stream. You’ll see instructions on the screen for donating via Paypal, Venmo or the Cash app. Naturally, you can also send or drop a check by — make it out to the Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (“BBCLP”) and notate in the memo line if the donation is for a specific show or intended for our general fund.

It’s the general fund that fills the gaps that audience revenues can’t, and donations to the BBCLP general fund are tax deductible.

Thanks to all those who have set up a monthly donation — that’s huge and much appreciated. And thanks to all the one-time and annual donors large and small. We couldn’t possibly do this without the general fund that those donations have helped us build up. No trust fund or real estate assets to rely on; we just rely on you! Whether buying a book, paying your cover charge or making a tax-deductible donation, you’re the force behind the whole enterprise. Thanks so very much!

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Here’s Noel from a little over a year ago, with Grant and Chris on piano and bass, along with the drummer Mark Lee. Enjoy!


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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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