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!
Refresh your browser
to catch a show in progress!
Visit our Facebook page or
YouTube channel!

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

Friday, November 25 – 7:30pm
Bob Kenmotsu Quartet

Drummer Tony Johnson leads a quartet on the 4th Friday of each month. And here it is the fourth Friday! But he’s out tonight; we’ll see him with the 230 Jones Street band at the end of December. His regular colleagues tenor player Bob Kenmotsu and pianist Keith Saunders have recruited Doug Miller to fill in for Eric Markowitz and Vince Lateano to fill in for Tony. Such is the wealth of talent available in the City of St. Francis in 2022. San Francisco’s a divine jazz town for sure.

Bob Kenmotsu, tenor sax
Keith Saunders, piano
Doug Miller, bass
Vince Lateano, drums

Join us! BYOB and a twenty for the band.

Our events are live in the shop and also live streamed on our YouTube channel and Facebook page.
Your kind donations while watching online help us pay the musicians and support the stream. $10 is nice if you’re online for a set or two. Every donation helps.

It’s been 20 years of “Jazz in the Bookshop” — every Friday evening since October 2002, when tenor player Chuck Peterson proposed it to us! Hope you’ve enjoyed it. Thanks for keeping it going!



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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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