Live Streams Every Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, and more!

View them on our Facebook page or YouTube channel


Saturday, May 29 – 7:30pm
Sifter: Ewing – Schenck – Mezzacappa – Glenn
jazz! streamed live on Saturday nights!

Rob Ewing, trombone
Beth Schenck, saxophone
Lisa Mezzacappa, bass
Jordan Glenn, drums

Avant garde jazz music from four major improvisers/composers/players who cover the Bay Area jazz waterfront. Sifter has been heard most steadily at Woods Bar in Oakland, but pops up here and there including recent dates in parking spots around the Bay from Omar Aran’s Jazzmobile. We’re looking forward to streaming them live from the Bird & Beckett stage!

The say jazz is the sound of surprise. Open your ears and your mind will follow…

View our live streams on our

YouTube channel and our Facebook page.

No audiences in the shop just yet.

$20 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 ones 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!


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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