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, August 21st – 5:30-8:00 pm
Ornette in mind…

This_Is_Our_Music_(Ornette_Coleman)Honoring the life of a legend and ground breaking, revolutionary artist after his recent passing.

Scott Foster, guitar, leads a quartet to explore Ornette Coleman’s music with Jim Peterson on sax, Noah Schenker on bass, and Bryan Bowman on drums.

Scott Foster presents a new quartet or trio each month on the third Friday of the month as part of our ongoing “jazz in the bookshop” end-of-the-week jazz party series — now in its thirteenth year!

Scott Foster guitar

Click here to read two poems on Ornette by Vancouver, WA poet Christopher Luna.  Christopher will be reading at Bird & Beckett Thursday 8/27 with his new bride Toni Partington, taking part in the CD release party for their friends, the poets David Meltzer & Julie Rogers with saxophonist Zan Stewart – “Two Tone Poetry & Jazz!”



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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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