653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

1-415-586-3733
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Stay tuned for the next B&B benefit party in Jerry Ferraz's backyard! Here's some video of the last one!

March 22nd, 4:30pm – tuned in to their interweb!
Potrero Hillbillies Live Streamed from Bird & Beckett!

2 out of 3 ain’t bad! Joshua Raoul Brody & Joe “the Quilter” Cunningham ~~Potrero Hillbillies~~ regale you with song today at 4:30pm in a facebook live stream from Bird & Beckett! you don’t have to “belong” to facebook, or even like it to view the live stream! if you’re hooked on the fb, well…

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Jazz guitarist Kai Lyons live streamed
from Bird & Beckett’s jazz club! when lights were low… March 21st, 7:30 pm

Well, that was something special! Go to our facebook page (facebook/bird.and.beckett.com) and check out the saved video of the whole two hours. Revelatory. Delightful. Essential! https://www.facebook.com/bird.and.beckett/ You won’t be sorry! Tonight, 3/21, Kai’s doing a solo set, and then is joined by pianist Javier Santiago and bassist Giulio Xavier Cetto for the rest of the…

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Gaea Schell + John Wiitala Duo played Jazz in the Bookshop, Friday, March 20, 2020 – making for about 910 consecutive Fridays since October 2002!

 Glen Park has never been without live jazz on a Friday night since the Chuck Peterson Trio got the ball rolling! This time, with Gaea Schell on piano and John Wiitala on bass, for the first time in the store’s 20-year history or presenting live jazz by the Bay Area’s fantastic musicians, we had no…

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Sunday, March 15, 2020 – 4:30-6:00pm
Rebecca Kleinmann / Julio Lemos Duo

Rebecca Kleinmann is an acclaimed flutist, singer, and composer with a twenty year professional career marked by diversity and improvisation.  In the words of Latin Grammy Nominated pianist and composer, Jovino Santos Neto, “Rebecca plays flute with the passion of a flamenco dancer.” An explorer at heart, she rockets and flows between genres, one day leading The Rebecca…

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Friday, March 13th – 5:30-8:00 pm
Michael Zilber / Jason Lewis Trio
with bassist Tyler Harlow
jazz in the bookshop
every Friday since October 2002  

$20 suggested donation; any amount appreciated Saxophonist/composer Michael Zilber is hailed as “one of the best players and composers around anywhere, period!” by jazz great David Liebman and called “one of the true masters of the modern jazz saxophone” by All About Jazz. A multiple Downbeat honoree for his CDs and educational work, Mike Zilber…

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Thursday, March 12th – 7:30pm
Jessica Jones Quartet on tour
featuring Stomu Takeishi, bass, and Deszon X. Claiborne, drums

$20 cover charge; sliding scale available The Bay Area born and bred saxophonists Jessica Jones and Tony Jones met in the Berkeley High School saxophone section, and went on to form an over 30 year musical bond. They are the core of this group, an improvising jazz ensemble which performs original experimental music. Their music…

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Books

Books

"It is in doubt and not in faith that the salvation of the world is to be found. Faith is a delusion and a snare: a pitfall, a prison. It intimidates the intellect. With fear of eternal damnation religion crushes intellectual activity; with hero worship it destroys individuality; with hopes for the beyond it prevents the growth of ideals for the present. It makes of us a race of intellectual cowards; it changes but little if any our daily conduct toward each other. But doubt sets us free."

-- Job Harriman, 1902

 

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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