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, November 5 – 7:30pm
Eric & the In Crowd
live jazz in the bookshop
and in the stream
every Friday night

Eric Shifrin, piano
Ari Munkres, bass
Mark Lee, drums

Jazz and pop tunes for the swells and the swindlers.

Rueful, insouciant, always swingin’…

This is what it’s like on a good night in the penthouses and the dives, and in your little neighborhood bookshop.

Can’t make it into the shop? We’ll miss you. But you can view it in the stream… on Facebook or YouTube.  Donate unless you’re broke. If that’s the case, enjoy the music and take heart! Remember us when you’re back in the chips.

We love the music and can’t present it without having the community behind us. Thanks!

Call to reserve a seat!  415-586-3733

Doors open ten minutes before showtime.
Please bring proof of vaccination and a mask,
plus $20 cash for the cover charge.

We’re grateful the many individuals in the community who donate to our nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the “BBCLP”) to help us build up the general fund from which we augment audience revenues when necessary, so that we can consistently offer a guaranteed “fair wage” of $150 per performer in our music bookings. Pushing for a decent minimum guarantee for gigging musicians is an important part of our mission, and is an effort we share with the Independent Musicians Alliance and Jazz in the neighborhood. Your donations are crucial, and monthly donations are particularly helpful.

Donate to the BBCLP at this link to further our work!

To learn more, please email [email protected] or call us at 415-586-3733

We also thank and gratefully acknowledge
the City & County of San Francisco’s Grants for the Arts
and the California Arts Council
for operating support of the
Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project


To take our SURVEY, click here, and help the BBCLP get to know you better! As Duke Ellington always said, we love you madly...

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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