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, July 20th – 5:30-8:00 pm
Open House! The Scott Foster Trio & Friends
jazz in the bookshop, every Friday since October 2002!
$10 suggested donation

Scott Foster, guitar;
Ollie Dudek, bass;
and Omar Aran, drums

play Friday, July 20th, 5:30-8:00 pm at Bird & Beckett, “San Francisco’s Southernmost Literary & Jazz Joint.”

Says Scott, “The trio would like to invite any musicians down for a summer hang. Please bring your axe and come play with us.”

jazz in the bookshop” at Bird & Beckett every Friday, since 2002.
Live music at Bird & Beckett 20-30 times every month.
Poetry featured readers and open mic every first & third Monday.

L-R: Don Prell, bass; Rick Elmore, trombone; Omar Aran, drums; Scott Foster, guitar; Chuck Peterson, tenor sax; date uncertain, likely in 2015 after the death of drummer Jimmy Ryan. Chuck founded Bird & Beckett’s weekly Friday jazz tradition in late 2002, with Don, Scott and Jimmy quickly becoming the core members of the band, later augmented by reed player and arranger Bill Perkins. To this day, Scott continues to lead a group on the third Friday of each month, and Chuck’s legacy lives as well through the 1st Friday “230 Jones Street, Local 6 Literary Jazz Band.”


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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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