653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

[email protected]

Open to walk-in trade and browsing
Tuesday to Sunday
noon to six


Live Streams every weekend!
Refresh your browser
to catch a show in progress!
Visit our Facebook page or
YouTube channel!

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

Friday, January 21 – 7:30pm
Scott Foster’s Jazz Spelunkers, featuring Bruce Ackley
live jazz in the bookshop and in the stream every Friday night

Come along on a journey to the center of the jazz, a deep dive into the dark caves of improvised music in search of the music’s inner light. The expedition has been conceived and rehearsed and is ready to descend. Come cheer them on as they don the requisite gear and visit a mysterious interior never yet explored by jazz musicians!

Bruce Ackley, reeds
Scott Foster, guitar
Pete Schmitt, bass
David Brandt, drums

Scott Foster has been bringing us fresh projects on the 3rd Friday of the month for years now, and has never yet run out of prospects. We’re always the richer for it. This time he’s mining for beatcoin.

Please bring $20 in cash for the cover charge so we can pay these musicians a guaranteed fair wage. Also bring proof of vaccination and a mask, and something to sip.

If you can’t get to the shop or can’t grab a seat (capacity 20), you can take in the music via our Facebook page or YouTube channel. Please donate if you’re able. Any amount is appreciated and donations are voluntary. We thank you sincerely for supporting the music & the enterprise we call Bird & Beckett.


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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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The Independent Musicians Alliance

Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.


Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site

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