653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

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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!

Friday, December 11th – 5:30-8:00 pm
jazz in the bookshop
The Stu Pilorz Trio

Stu PilorzPianist Don Alberts and bassist Aaron Cohn join trombonist Pilorz for two sets testing the margins where bebop and hard bop constructions encounter harmonic concepts rife with possibility — all in the party atmosphere that we know and love on Friday evenings in San Francisco’s premier & southernmost outpost of literature and jazz — Bird & Beckett Books: setting the pace in Glen Park since 1999!

Three generations of jazz musicians find their way to common ground.



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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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