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!

Click here for a brief rundown of our year-end events schedule
4 events in 4 days including New Years Eve and New Years Day!


Year-End Events at Bird & Beckett!


Thursday, December 29th – 8-10 pm
$10 suggested donation

Jinx Jones & the King Tones
Jinx Jones (guitar), Joe Kyle Jr. (bass), Ken Owen (drums)
canyon moonlight series
 occasional Thursday
and Sunday nights

Friday, December 30th – 5:30-8 pm
$10 suggested donation

Voz do Brasil
Liza Silva (vocal), Ray Loeckle (sax), Ray Scott (guitar),
Alex Baum (bass), Bob Blankenship (drums)

jazz in the bookshop every Friday evening since 2002!

Darren Johnston - photo by Peter Varshavsky

Darren Johnston – photo by Peter Varshavsky

New Year’s Eve – 7:30-10 pm
$20 cover charge

Broken Shadows
Darren Johnston (trumpet); Maya Kronfeld (piano), Sam Bevan (bass), Jordan Glenn (drums)
jazz club! when lights are low…
every Saturday night

New Year’s Day – 7:30-9:30 pm
$15 suggested donation

The Grant Levin Trio
Grant Levin (piano), Giulio Cetto (bass), Mark Lee (drums)

Bookmark the home page of this website, and click on the “events calendar” button on the  navigation bar there. You can also sign up for our weekly newsletter — there’s a button on the navigation bar for that too. Printed calendars are available at the store. Can’t get by? Let us know if we should email you a pdf. Give us a call or drop us a line at (415) 586-3733 / [email protected].


Want to support our programming with a tax-deductible donation of any size? Donate here.

Contributions at the shows help us pay the bands, but on average make up just 80% of what we need for that purpose.

Your direct donations augment the day-of-show contributions. Your donations help us:

• pay the artists the remaining 20% or their guarantees
• pay the licensing agencies close to $4k a year
• keep the stage lights on and the sound system humming
• keep the publicity machine cranked up
• pay staff
• pay rent
etc., etc.

Ain’t none of it free! All of it takes money!
And the money mostly comes from individuals in the neighborhood, as it rightly should!
After all, it’s the neighborhood and its residents who benefit the most (after the musicians, of course!).

Do make a place for us in your budget. If nothing else, it’s good for the cachet of the neighborhood and property values!

We apply for grants, and get a few. That helps. If you have insights into any particular grant opportunities, let us know.

But at the end of the day it’s you and your neighbors who really foot the bill.

It’s well worth it! You’re helping to provide a venue and a paycheck to some very worthy artists — be they musicians, poets, raconteurs… keeping them local & solvent in an impossibly expensive city.

In return, you’re provided with countless opportunities to enjoy the rich fruit of their talents, dedication and hard work.



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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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