653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

[email protected]

Open to walk-in trade and browsing
Tuesday to Sunday
noon to six


Live Streams every weekend!
Refresh your browser
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, July 9 – 7:30pm
Pepe Jacobo Quartet
live-streamed from the bookshop
every Friday evening

Pepe Jacobo Quartet

Bob Crawford, piano
Jason Muscat, bass
Carlos Caro, congas

Pepe Jacobo, drum set and percussion

Doors open at 7:20 for the 7:30 shows. $20 cover, cash, payable at the door.
BYOB and BYOglass, and please pack out what you bring in!
No masks required if fully vaccinated.

Pepe Jacobo is an ebullient master of many musical genres, as reflected by the diversity of the groups he plays with including the Jorge Santana Band, the Latin Funk band Mas Cabeza, the Latin jazz group Caliente 2000 and the world music group Volcan. He holds a Diploma in Music from the University of Costa Rica, has studied with Stewart Mars, and has taken private classes with Antoni Saroni, Pete Magadini and many others. Pepe creates and performs original music on guitar and percussion; his teaching emphasizes the mathematics of time signatures, music therapy, scales, chords, open tones and fun.

Bob Crawford was with Michael Franti’s Spearhead for several years, touring internationally and playing with any number of world renowned musicians; his credits, particularly in the Latin music sphere are too numerous to detail here, but we urge you to visit his site for more information, by clicking here.

Jason Muscat plays in a wide array of bands in the Bay Area in genres ranging from straight ahead jazz to latin, funk and rock, and has performed and recorded with members of Primus, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Journey, T.J. Kirk, Queen and The Cars, while working in jazz settings with most of the top players on the local scene.

As for Carlos Caro! A conguero of the first order, a living & breathing legend among Bay Area Latin music afficinados and their contemporaries in Cuba and the world. An enlightening bio is found here.

View our live streams on our
YouTube channel and our Facebook page
$10 suggested donation
or pay what your economics allow
at this link

We pay a “guaranteed fair wage”
$150 to each musician performing
in our Friday and Saturday evening live streams
and you are the first one we look to in order
to get that money together, so please do what you can!

We are extremely grateful as well to the many individuals
in the community who donate to our nonprofit
Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the “BBCLP”)
to help us build up the general fund from which
we augment audience donations when necessary!

Monthly donations are particularly helpful.

Donate to the BBCLP at this link to further our work!

Any questions?
Email [email protected] or call us at 415-586-3733!

We also thank and gratefully acknowledge
the City & County of San Francisco’s Grants for the Arts
for operating support of the Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project!


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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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