Open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Six days a week, Tuesday to Sunday

653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park

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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, March 7th – 7:30–10pm
Russian Telegraph
jazz club! when lights are low…
every Saturday night  

$20 cover charge; sliding scale available

Russian Telegraph is the brainchild of Beth Custer (Trance Mission, Club Foot Orchestra) and David James (Afrofunk Experience, Spearhead, The Coup), who had the inspiration to merge a couple of their separate bands into one!

It’s a blend of Beth Custer Ensemble, with their Art Song, their clarinets, and their trumpet; David James’s GPS, with it’s quixotically “political” instrumentals; mixed with a dose of Curtis Bumpy’s uniquely funky bass and soulful keyboards.

Russian Telegraph plays music from the catalogues of each of these entities, along with originals written expressly for this group, and choice covers of music from composers ranging from Nelson Cavaquinho to Chris Cornell.

Russian Telegraph
Beth Custer – Clarinet, Voice
David James – Guitar, Voice
Diana Mangano – Voice
Chris Grady – Trumpet
Jordan Glasgow – Keyboards
Keith McArthur – Bass
John Hanes – Drums



Stuff about books!
Imagine that!

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and read about what we have in mind, then send us your suggestions.

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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