653 Chenery Street
in San Francisco's Glen Park neighborhood
Open to walk-in trade and browsing
Tuesday to Sunday
noon to six
Live Streams Every Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, and more!
View them on our Facebook page or YouTube channel
Yes! Believe your five senses–
shows for in-store audiences
resumed in mid-June 2021,
and continue apace
Bird & Beckett’s events open to the public
have been back since mid-June 2021.
Mask up if you’re inclined, and do come in!
(Not vaxxed? Please get vaxxed and be safer!)
Jazz, poetry & more
live in the shop
and live streamed
Come to 653 Chenery if you’re in town!
Doors open at 7:20 for our 7:30 shows.
$20 cover for trios and quartets
$25 for quintets, $30 for sextets, etc.
Cash at the door please!
BYOB and BYOglass, and pack out what you pack in!
Please feel free to wear a mask in the shop.
We trust the science and its processes,
and we trust SF’s DPH to keep us up to date on best practices!
Advised best practices as of early September 2021:
Wear a mask indoors around people!
Sure you’re vaccinated and even if you contract the virus it’s unlikely to make you sick in any severe way, but you could conceivable spread it to someone not as lucky! So let’s please exercise some modest caution. It’s the best way we can imagine to eventually get past this pandemic…
No food in the shop just yet. But there are a good bar and several good restaurants within a couple of blocks, including La Corneta, Manzoni, Tekka House, One Waan and Win Garden.
The live streams continue on YouTube & Facebook
Please follow the instructions on the screen during the shows to contribute, for which our thanks.
The shop is open for business noon to six, then we lock the doors to get the place transformed into a music venue for the evening.
We’ll take reservations by phone starting two weeks in advance for each show, but any open seats will be given out if there’s demand for them. 30 seats, with room for ten more standing or perched on stools here and there.
Thank you for your help in doing what it takes
to pay the musicians a guaranteed “fair”wage!
Please bring cash for the cover charge. Byob.
We accept and encourage reservations: (415) 586-3733
Plenty of shows ahead, so don’t fret if we hit capacity
and you have to wait for the next one.
We present jazz every Friday and Saturday evening at 7:30pm
details on our calendar
Viewing in the live stream? Yay! We’d appreciate it if you’d pay a little something to view the live stream. It’s incumbent on everyone who enjoys the musicians’ work to contribute to their care and feeding; certainly, that’s only be common sense. The sustenance of the venue is also necessary. Thanks for your support!
Did you hope to get in and found the room full?
Consider grabbing a drink at Glen Park Station,
a burrito at La Corneta or sushi at Tekka House,
Thai food at One Waan, pizza at Gialina…
and come back at the set break to see if a seat has opened up.
(the first set is usually about 50 minutes)
On June 18, 2021, the Scott Foster Quintet played a special invitation-only show to celebrate the return of live audiences and a few other Bird & Beckett milestones. The first official show open to the public followed the next night, June 19, 2021, with the Ben Esposito Quartet.
And we’re off and running! Live shows every Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm, byob, with a live stream viewable on YouTube and Facebook. Coming soon, live streams on Bandcamp as well.
Pay a cover at the door. Donate by Paypal, Venmo or the Cash app while watching the live stream. Thanks for that!
Your annual and sustaining donations to the Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project, our 501(c)3 nonprofit which hosts the cultural events, fund the operation and flesh out the artists’ guarantees when audience revenue falls short.
Donate at https://birdbeckett.com/join/
Thanks to all our wonderful individual donors, and also to Grants for the Arts and the California Arts Council.
We’re lucky to be in San Francisco, and in Glen Park specifically, where folks take their culture seriously and playfully, and support it enthusiastically!
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