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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But nothing beats being in the room
with the music & the musicians!

Saturday, April 17 – 7:30 pm
John Calloway Trio
jazz club! live streamed from the bookshop

John Calloway trio with guest vocalist Angie Doctor
will be performing songs with themes for the season of Spring
and with that, the slow but sure opening up of music and arts venues in the city!

John Calloway, flute & percussion
Murray Low, piano
Saul Sierra, bass
Angie Doctor, vocal

live streamed on YouTube and Facebook.
No audiences in the shop just yet.

$20 suggested donation
$2 to $200 sliding scale. No kidding!
High or low, pay what your economics allow at this link.

John Calloway is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger who has over 40 years of experience as a professional musician. He has performed with renowned jazz artists Israel Cachao Lopez, Max Roach, and Omar Sosa.

In the San Francisco Bay Area, John has built a solid foundation as a as a performer and arranger, leading his own ensembles and projects as well as collaborations with John Santos, Marcus Shelby, Wayne Wallace and many others.

His recording credits as a performer and composer include his two CD projects, Diaspora and The Code, and longtime collaborations with John Santos, Jesus Diaz, and Omar Sosa. Included in his recording and writing credits are the Grammy nominations given to “SF Bay” (2003) with the Machete Ensemble, and Ritmo y Candela (1996) and Ritmo y Candela II (1998), produced by Greg Landau and featuring Cuban percussionists Changuito, Patato, and Orestes Vilato.

As an educator, John currently teaches jazz theory, Afro-Cuban and Latin American music in the School of Music at San Francisco State University. He also teaches social science and humanities courses with a concentration Latinx and Afro-Latinx cultures in the College of Ethnic Studies.

John holds a B.A. in music from the City University of New York, an M.A. in music education from San Francisco State University and a Doctorate in Education from the University of San Francisco.


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