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!
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YouTube channel!

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

Friday, July 27th – 5:30-8:00 pm
The 230 Jones Street, Local 6 Literary Jazz Band
jazz in the bookshop every Friday since 2002

$10-20 suggested donation. $5 suggested for students/musicians/fixed income.

Chuck Peterson on flute, shown here with guitarist Glen Deardorff and drummer Tony Johnson. Photo by Angela Bennett.

The legacy band! Chuck Peterson put this unit together several years ago, as a fresh iteration in a direct line of evolution from the earliest days of Bird & Beckett’s Friday evening jazz party. What Chuck started in 2002 with a trio playing weekly has grown like Topsy, and spreads now over the entire weekend. No divine intervention necessary– the community makes it happen!

Now, the 230 Jones Street, Local 6 Literary Jazz Band sports a core line-up of Jerry Logas on baritone sax, clarinet and vocals; Ray Loeckle on tenor sax; Glen Deardorff on guitar; Dean Reilly on bass; and Tony Johnson on drums — swingin’ and boppin’ from 5:30 to 8:00 pm on the fourth Friday of every month. Chuck sits in on flute whenever he can be in town, though he retired up to Santa Rosa a couple years ago.

Bird & Beckett presents a broad cross section of San Francisco’s professional jazz community, up close and personal — 18 to 80, swing to bop to avant garde! Bring some dough for the band– there’s not a jazz musician in town that’s overpaid, as far as we know, and we take seriously our role in providing a good venue and guaranteed pay. We’re proud to attract a generous audience that values and supports the artists that make San Francisco one of world’s great cities.


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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

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