Sinatra was the chairman, sure. But Chuck was the founder! Jazz at Bird & Beckett... there's nothing like it. Dorothy Lefkotits sings on each set, sharing the bandstand with the wonderful reed player Howie Dudune, guitarist Glen … [Read more...]
jazz in the bookshop
Friday, August 26th – 5:30-8:00 pm
The Chuck Peterson Quintet featuring vocalist Dorothy Lefkovits
Pianist Grant Levin and his long-time jazz collaborator, bassist Chris Amberger converse in jazz over two generous sets of music. Arriving in Oakland in his early teens, in the early 1960s, Chris Amberger was schooled in music by some of the great … [Read more...]
Vinnie Rodriguez has done yeoman's duty on our jazz club series since its inception in the summer of 2014, first with pianist Michael Parsons, then with alto sax player Terrance Tony. When Terrance sadly passed away, Vinnie took on our fourth … [Read more...]
A guitarist and tenor sax player explore the music of a great American songwriter. Click on the photo below for their version of "Listen to Your Heart." From the website www.alecwildermusicandlife.com Jazz musicians fascinated Wilder with … [Read more...]
Two guitarists with a common history, ample musical respect and affection take a turn together on the Bird & Beckett stage. … [Read more...]
mark your calendar now!!
One slip makes you a mother…
The Bad Mommies: Live!!!
…and so much larger than life!
Tuesday, August 30th – 7:30-10 pm
Desperate and dazed by the agony of sleepless nights and endless days of ill-conceived parenthood, caught in a trap, I can't walk out, because I've got two children, baby... three gorgeous women with sparkling shades hiding tired eyes … [Read more...]
Al Molina, trumpet and flugelhorn; Al Bent, trombone; Tod Dickow, sax; Larry Chinn, piano; Fred Randolph, bass; Vince Lateano, drums. Al Molina is a San Francisco native, born in 1935 to a musical family, who first made his mark on the local … [Read more...]
Soul September! Vocalist Derek Evans is featured with Todd Swenson's "This Side Up." Willie Riser, bass; Jon Otis, drums. … [Read more...]
The art of the trio... Grant Levin, piano Joe McKinley, bass Rick Rivera, drums … [Read more...]
Michael Parsons is back! For a minute at least. And Bird & Beckett's got him! Pianist Michael Parsons got our "jazz club" series rolling back in July 2014, then went and fell in love, moved to Paris, and married the lovely Siham! A French work … [Read more...]
now through mid-September
Ava Koohbor: “Chromatic Expressions: Sculptural Installation”
at Gallery Ex Libris
Inside Bird And Beckett Story by Stephen Jackson, Hoodline, July 30, 2016 If you're in Glen Park and looking to expand your cultural horizons, your safest bet is to head over to Bird and Beckett Books and Records. The name, derived … [Read more...]
Check out the article in current issue of Wingspan magazine-- the inflight magazine of All Nippon Airlines. Book your ticket and you'll find it in the pocket of the seat back in front of you. Or click here! Bird & Beckett leads off the … [Read more...]