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!
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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!

December boasts some gems…

Poets Francisco Orrego and Maria Serafin on December 2nd

December 3rd, Destiny Muhammad, harp; Chico Lopez, bass; Tarika Lewis, violin

December 4th, the quartet of guitarist George Cotsirilos, with Keith Saunders on piano, Robb Fisher on bass and Ron Marabuto on drums

December 5th, student combo followed by a jam session hosted by the Terrence Brewer Trio, with Eric Markowitz, bass and Mark Lee, drums

December 10th, 7:30pm – $25 – the John Calloway Quartet , with Ken Cook, piano; Marcus Shelby, bass; Brian Andres, drums; and guest vocalist Angie Doctor

December 11th, 7:30pm – $25 – the Sam Cady Quintet, with Noel Jewkes & Charlie McCarthy, saxophones; Sam Cady, piano; Joe McKinley, bass; Akira Tana, drums; Jeffrey Gaeto, arranger.



December 12th – 10am – Tiny Gray-Garcia in conversation with Denise Sullivan (live stream only)

December 12th – 2pm – It’s SUPER GREAT while  you browse!

December 12th – 5pm – $20 – The Seducers!, with Joe Goldmark, pedal steel guitar; Mitch Polzak, guitar and vocals; Hank Maninger, bass guitar and vocals; Ken Owen, drums

Postponed due to illness – 12/16 Beth Custer + Will Bernard Duo

December 17th – 7:30pm – $20 – the Scott Foster Quartet, with Mara Fox, trombone;
Aaron Cohn, bass; Alexey Berlind, drums

December 18th – 7:30pm – $20 – the Dan Neville Trio, with Ayla Davila & Brian Andres


December 19th – 5pm – $20
Colleagues and friends gather
to honor the late drummer Dottie Dodgion
Sonny Buxton, testimonial to Dot
Ben Stolorow, piano
Al Obidinski, bass
Vince Lateano, drums

December 26th – 5pm – $20
The Duncan James Quartet
with Larry Chinn, piano
Jim Kerwin, bass
Bob Blankenship, drum

Thursday, December 30 – 7:30pm – $20
The Annette A. Aguilar Latin/Brazilian Trio
Annette Aguilar, drums & percussion
Murray Low, piano
Mike Arnold, bass


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Doors open ten minutes before showtime.
Reservations encouraged, as the room does fill up for many shows.
To reserve, call 415-586-3733 prior to the day of the show if possible.
Reservations must be claimed by showtime. Once the show starts,
we allow anyone waiting for a seat to take what’s available.

Please bring proof of vaccination and a mask,
plus cash for the cover charge, typically $20 per person; BYOB.

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Or just can’t get in due to the throng?

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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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