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!


Saturday, July 27th – 7:30–10:00 pm
Harvey Wainapel Quartet 
jazz club! when lights are low…
every Saturday night

Harvey Wainapel, reeds
Matt Clark, piano
Peter Barshay, bass
Bryan Bowman, drums

Originals, standards, “ought to be standards” and a bit of Brazilian spice from Harvey Wainapel and friends. Two sets of top flight jazz from top drawer musicians.

Saxophonist/clarinetist Harvey Wainapel has been a Bay Area mainstay since 1982. His jazz experience has led to performances and/or recordings with the likes of McCoy Tyner, Kenny Barron, Joe Henderson, Johnny Coles and the Metropole Orchestra. He has toured internationally with Ray Charles, Joe Lovano, and Airto Moreira & Flora Purim. Japan’s JAZZ LIFE called Wainapel “A musician with his own unique and deep sound.” Sax master Joe Lovano states “It’s a pleasure to listen to Harvey’s soulful interpretations.”

Pianist Matt Clark’s performance credits include saxophonists Eric Alexander, Vincent Herring, Teddy Edwards, Mark Turner, Frank Morgan, Sheldon Brown and Andrew Speight; vibraphonists Bobby Hutcherson and Stefon Harris; vocalists Madeline Eastman, Kellye Gray, Paula West and Denise Perrier. Matt was a founding member of the Marcus Shelby Trio.

Peter Barshay has played bass with Kenny Barron, Freddie Hubbard, Sonny Stitt, Kenny Werner, Shirley Horn, Woody Shaw, Pharoah Sanders, Blue Mitchell, Tony Williams, Joe Henderson, Joe Lovano, Johnny Griffin and Bobby McFerrin. His countless dates at clubs and festivals have taken him around the world, cementing his rep as a flawless bassist who brings a wealth of experience to the table.

Bryan Bowman has been on traps with Eric Reed, Mary Stallings, Matt Penman, Art Hirahara, Mark Levine, Larry Vuckovich, Noel Jewkes, Peter Horvath, Gary Brown, Jeff Chambers, Bob Kenmotsu, Sheldon Brown, Jeff Massanari, Randy Vincent, Matt Clark, Grant Levin, Ben Stolorow, Leonard Thompson, Adam Shulman, Hafez Modirzadeh, Masaru Koga, Steve Heckman, Ivan Milev and more. He’s toured the U.S. with RCA recording artists Monica Behan and Deron Johnson (keyboard player for Miles Davis).

Such is the talent that crosses the Bird & Beckett stage month in and month out!

$20 cover charge. BYOB.



"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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