653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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Tuesdays to Sundays
11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
with limited browsing
curbside pickup and delivery also available

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Stay tuned for the next B&B benefit party in Jerry Ferraz's backyard! Here's some video of the last one!

scott foster

Friday, August 16th – 5:30-8:00 pm
Tonight, the Scott Foster Quartet
jazz in the bookshop
every Friday since October 2002

Scott Foster, guitar
David Boyce, saxophone
Bill Noertker, bass
Dave Mihaly, drums

For more than fifteen years, guitarist Scott Foster has been giving Bird & Beckett a great jazz ride — each time out across new terrain.

Nowadays, we count on him for a great show on the third Friday of every month.

Tonight, he’s bringing together a quartet that’s bound to open your ears!


Says Scott, “David Boyce, saxophone, Bill Noertker, bass and David Mihaly, drums, cover a place in the musical spectrum that lies beyond category. Their ability to take a personal and unique approach to repertoire and a fresh take on original far reaching material will make us able to open up the entire musical universe in terms of material. In addition they are icons of the new music scene and are improvisers that can create boundless ideas from a small musical gesture. It will make this performance inspiring for myself and all who are open to the cosmic energy that will abound.”

People get ready!

$10-20 suggested donation; sliding scale always available where needed!



"It is in doubt and not in faith that the salvation of the world is to be found. Faith is a delusion and a snare: a pitfall, a prison. It intimidates the intellect. With fear of eternal damnation religion crushes intellectual activity; with hero worship it destroys individuality; with hopes for the beyond it prevents the growth of ideals for the present. It makes of us a race of intellectual cowards; it changes but little if any our daily conduct toward each other. But doubt sets us free."

-- Job Harriman, 1902


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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