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, December 17 – 7:30pm
Scott Foster Quartet featuring trombonist Mara Fox
Scofo every third Friday in the bookshop and in the stream

Trombonist Mara Fox has amazed audiences all over the world for more than two decades, working in jazz, R&B, Latin and classical contexts. She’s recorded and toured internationally with Conjunto Cespedes, and with the Klezmorim. Locally, she plays with the Pacific Mambo Orchestra (2013 Grammy Award Winner for “Tropical Island” as Best Latin Album), the Montclair Women’s Big Band, The Purple Ones, Paula Harris and the Beasts of Blues. She’s also played with the Berkeley Symphony, the San Francisco Sinfonietta, the Mike Vax Big Band and countless other ensembles.

Tonight, she brings the fire to the Bird & Beckett bandstand with a quartet assembled by Scott Foster, Bird & Beckett’s favorite guitarist bar none since he first crossed our stage right after the turn of the century. Scott has been a regular feature of our programming from the start.

Says Scott, “It will be a fun trip down memory lane for me and a rare opportunity to hear Mara in a small group jazz setting. Viva trombone!”

reservations are always advised for our Covid-era shows
call 415-586-3733 during regular store hours
and speak to a human to put your name on the list.
~~capacity is limited~~

Please bring $20 cash for the cover charge, and byob
proof of vaccination & masks required
doors open 10 minutes before showtime

Can’t get to the shop for the show?
Or just can’t get in due to the throng?
Catch the live streams on Bird & Beckett’s
YouTube channel or Facebook page.

Note: Watch for our transit in early 2022 to a modestly priced paid live stream on Bandcamp. They’re doing good things to support local artists financially and in terms of visibility, and are well regarded in the jazz community. We value your feedback and hope you’ll find our move to Bandcamp as a live streaming platform a great way to support San Francisco Bay Area musicians and Bird & Beckett.

You’ll need an account there, but we’re pretty certain you’ll find it worth the effort and commitment. Check them out at Bandcamp.com. Let us hear from you once our live stream gets rolling there in January! Thanks!




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