653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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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!


The Jazz Philanthropists Union
with support from the Guaranteed Fair Wage Fund presents
Saturday, July 20th – 7:30–10:00 pm
The James Mahone Quartet
jazz club! when lights are low…
every Saturday night

We’re pleased to enter our sixth year of Saturday night “jazz club” programming with a quartet led by the masterful saxophonist and composer James Mahone, with Grant Levin on piano; Giulio Xavier Cetto on bass and Malachi Whitson on drums.

James Mahone has performed throughout the U.S., Japan and Europe over 30 years. In early 90s, he was the composer for popular jazz band, Black Note. Mahone has performed alongside Wynton Marsalis, Eric Reed, Billy Higgins, Gil-Scott Heron, El De Barge, Josh Redman, and Roy Hargrove, Reggie Workman, Billy Harper, Arnie Lawrence, and R&B band The Chesterfields.

$20 cover charge; sliding scale available.

This date is presented with support from the Guaranteed Fair Wage Fund, a project of Jazz in the Neighborhood.  The GFWF subsidy of 40% of the guarantee allows for a $150 per musician guarantee tonight, 50% higher than Bird & Beckett’s normal scale on Saturday nights. We thank JitN for their support. By stipulation, there is no tip jar on GFWF dates; fair pay for an evening’s work for the San Francisco Bay Area’s professional gigging musicians is the goal. With fair pay, tips should be unnecessary to support a comfortable economic existence for these professional musicians. The gesture is symbolic, but the goal is real. Your support through your cover charge and through tax-deductible contributions to Jazz in the Neighborhood and the Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project make our efforts to effect change possible.



"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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