653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood

[email protected]

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, January 29 – 7:30pm
Walter Earl Trio
jazz from the bookshop, live streamed every Friday!

Walter Earl, piano
Arlington Houston, bass
J Paul the Drummer, drums

One of San Francisco’s finest working trios, led by an extraordinary pianist.

Walter Earl, 6/19/20 solo concert

Catch tonight’s trio show on YouTube or Facebook, or from the screen at the top of this webpage! But be aware the stream from here (the website) is a new thing and still a bit glitchy. If you run into any trouble at all (and you might!), you’ll find the stream going just fine on our YouTube channel or Facebook page right up to 9pm.

Do contribute to help us pay the band, if you’re not flat broke yourself! They have rent to pay and not nearly enough paying gigs these days. Donate generously here. $20 is nice. Two dollars or two hundred, it’s all good. We’re guaranteeing $150 per musician in our live streams during this pandemic period and rely significantly on your donations at the shows to get there.

If you’re doing well in these times, share your good fortune with The City’s fine jazz musicians! They need your support, as do the venues that present the music.


To take our SURVEY, click here, and help the BBCLP get to know you better! As Duke Ellington always said, we love you madly...

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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