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, September 16 – 7:30pm
Scott Foster Combo
featuring Sam Reider
on accordion

After Thursday evening’s blowout, we sweep up,
and it’s back to jazz as usual!
jazz in the bookshop every Friday since 2002,
twenty years and counting…
Scott’s been holding on the gig ever since we started.

a cool vibe

Scott Foster, guitar
Sam Reider, accordion
Daniel Fabricant
, bass

Scott has been on the job since jazz in the bookshop became a weekly thing at Bird & Beckett, way back in late 2002… next month we’ll mark twenty years of Friday shows! In all those years, we’ve only been without jazz on Friday evening twice.

Come out tonight for a unique and very special trio date. And mark your calendar now to join us for Scott’s next date, October 21st, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of jazz in the bookshop. You can count on Scott to bring a whole new band and a whole new concept, at once comforting in its familiarity and exciting in its freshness, and always swingin’ with the music of Bird to Monk, Diz to Ornette, Duke to Billie, and plenty more.

$20 cover charge
(cash at the door, please)
Doors open at 7:20pm
for the 7:30pm show


reservations, call 415-586-3733

Tonight’s show can also be found on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.
If you like what you hear in the stream, and stick around for more,
donate to help us pay the musicians!




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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.

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