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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But nothing beats being in the room
with the music & the musicians!

Sunday, June 30th – 5-7pm
Jam session hosted by the Vince Lateano Trio

Drummer Vince Lateano, an MVP of the San Francisco jazz scene for decades, hosts a jam session at Bird & Beckett on the last Sunday of each month with Ben Stolorow on piano and Peter Barshay on bass, each uniquely talented and at home on our stage. If you want to hear that lovely trio without all the folks sitting in, you’ll need to plan to be here on the third Sunday of each month for their ongoing residency. The jam session always occupies that sweet spot between wonderful and vastly amusing. It needs your financial support if you can afford to be generous, as most of the seats are filled with players from whom no financial contribution is required, though we’re adamant about paying the trio.

If you’ve been in the City thirty years (don’t call it Frisco!), you’ll remember Vince from Jazz at Pearl’s. Those with longer memories know he drove an iteration of the Woody Herman Herd from the drum chair for a stretch and was at the core of the Vince Guaraldi and Cal Tjader bands in the mid-1960s as well. Vince doesn’t deploy a lot of firepower to say his say. He left the Army for cooler climates. He’s a gem, and we’re awed that he’s part of our scene.


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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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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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