653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

Now open six days a week
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!

Times Three

Friday, October 11th – 5:30-8pm
Times Three
jazz in the bookshop
every Friday since October 2002 

$20 suggested donation; any amount appreciated

Paul Mindrup – piano
Scott Chapek – bass
Tom Hassett – drums

Times Three has been a unit since the late 1990s, releasing their debut, eponymous cd in 2006 and a second cd, entitled “Off the Grid” in 2014. Their long association has allowed them to develop a high level of group chemistry and musical interaction, and has also allowed them to cultivate their love for lesser-known jazz compositions and non-standard time signatures. They dig deep into unusual arrangements of some of the greatest jazz compositions you’ve never heard!
          Pianist Paul Mindrup is the group’s most recent arrival in San Francisco (some 25 years ago). Born in Dallas, he began classical piano studies at the age of 6, but defected to jazz shortly thereafter. Paul can also be heard on the Michael Gold album, Personal Standards.
          Bassist and composer Scott Chapek has performed in the San Francisco music scene since he moved from Chicago in the late 1980’s. He has been a mainstay of the Saturday night piano trio at Bix Restaurant for more than 10 years. He can also be found playing jazz duo at Harris’ Steakhouse on Wednesdays and Sundays. Scott has played with many well-respected musicians, including Donald Bailey, Mad & Eddie Duran, Johnny Frigo, Ed Kelly, Calvin Keys, Kim Nalley, Si Perkoff, Mary Stallings, Hal Stein, and Vince Wallace.
          Drummer Tom Hassett has been an active member of the Bay Area jazz community for over twenty-five years. Study with master drummer Jerry Granelli in the ’70s left him largely (and happily) unfit for most commercial work, and so he remains today. In recent years he worked with the Susan Chen Trio at Harris’ restaurant from 1998 – 2000, and appears on their CD Harris’ Nights. He has appeared on six albums by The Lost Trio (available on Evander Music), as well as singer Jenny Ferris’ 2006 album Day In Day Out and vibraphonist Ted Wolff’s 2012 album Wish List.



"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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