653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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


Live Streams every weekend!
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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, October 21st – 5:30-10pm
Scott Foster Combos Celebrate!

The Scott Foster Quintet celebrates the return of audiences to Bird & Beckett, June 18, 2021.

Double your shows, double your fun!
Two different bands, both led by Scott Foster
Complete shows at 5:30 and 8:00pm

A double decade celebration!
Twenty Years of Friday Evening Jazz in the Bookshop

5:30 to 7:30pm – two sets of jazz in the sweet spot where trad and bop swing like crazy, played by a stellar quartet featuring trumpet king Mike Olmos with a delightful rhythm section — Scott Foster on guitar, Matt Montgomery on bass and Omar Aran on drums.
8 to 10pm – two sets of jazz from a quintet that knows no boundaries as it traces the echoes of the music’s roots and traditions as heard in the interstellar realms — David Boyce on saxophone, Alan Williams on trombone, Scott Foster on guitar, Kirk Peterson on bass and Brian Rodvien on drums.
Guitarist, bandleader, composer and educator Scott Foster has been a mainstay of our Friday evening jazz bookings since October 2002, when jazz first became a weekly habit at Bird & Beckett.  There was a time when Scott was on the bandstand every Friday, though now he’s settled into a monthly booking on the third Friday of each month. Each time out, Scott assembles a fresh ensemble, with an eye to plumbing the many dimensions of jazz and the many, many talented musicians that have made San Francisco one of the key jazz cities in America, playing America’s classical music, a music created and developed by African American musicians and always centered in Black culture and history.

BYOB and a twenty for the band! Call 415-586-3733 for a reservation.

If you can’t make it into the shop, you can catch the live stream on our
Facebook page
or YouTube channel.

Can’t make it to the show but want to contribute?
Your donations to help pay the musicians and support the stream are much appreciated!
Bird & Beckett adheres to the guaranteed fair wage standard promoted by the Independent Musicians Alliance.
We can do it without subsidy, because of the community’s generous support!


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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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