Friday, July 20th – 5:30-8:00 pm
Open House! The Scott Foster Trio & Friends
jazz in the bookshop, every Friday since October 2002!
$10 suggested donation

Scott Foster, guitar; Ollie Dudek, bass; and Omar Aran, drums play Friday, July 20th, 5:30-8:00 pm at Bird & Beckett, "San Francisco's Southernmost Literary & Jazz Joint." Says Scott, "The trio would like to invite any musicians … [Read more...]

Friday, July 20th – 9-11 pm – The Late Show!
Voz do Brasil
$20 cover charge; students $10

Veterans of the Bossa Nova! The late-Sunday-night house band of the famed Club Deluxe, long-time favorite of the late Jay Johnson, the Deluxe's heart and soul... Vocalist Liza Silva, with Ray Loeckle on sax, Ray Scott on guitar, Alex Baum on bass and … [Read more...]

Saturday, July 21st – 7:30 pm
D’Armous Boone’s “Another Standard”
$20 cover charge (students $10)
jazz club! when lights are low…

  D'Armous Boone, tenor saxophone Maya Kronfeld, piano Arlington Houston, acoustic bass Geechi Taylor, drums This date marks the debut of D'Armous Boone & Another Standard. D'Armous elaborates: "The concept is to take … [Read more...]

Sunday, July 22nd – 4:30-6:30 pm
The Cottontails
which way west? Sunday concert series
$10-20 suggested donation

Karina DeNike, vocals; Michael McIntosh, piano; Tom Griesser, saxophones; Joe Kyle, Jr., bass; Randy Lee Odell, drums. The Cottontails wail in a wide range of styles, from 20'/30's Gatsby-era jazz, to classic 40's swing, to vintage … [Read more...]

Wednesday, July 25th – 7:30-10:00 pm
Aaron Johnson/Smith Dobson Quintet
$20 cover; $10 for students & musicians

Traveling out of New York City, multi-instrumentalist Aaron Johnson (sax, clarinet, flute) joins San Francisco's own Smith Dobson, a multi-instrumentalist himself (reeds, drums, vibes). On this date, Dobson will go head to head with Johnson on tenor … [Read more...]

Friday, July 27th – 5:30-8:00 pm
The 230 Jones Street, Local 6 Literary Jazz Band
jazz in the bookshop every Friday since October 2002
$10-20 suggested donation; students $5
pay only what you can, but help us pay the band!

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Friday, July 27th – 9-11 pm – The Late Show!
Tango No. 9
$15 cover charge; students $5

One of Bird & Beckett’s favorite tango quartets returns to one of its favorite used bookstores! Tango No. 9 (violinist Catharine Clune, trombonist Greg Stephens, tenor Zoltan diBartolo, and pianist Joshua Raoul Brody serve up a potpourri … [Read more...]

Saturday, July 28th – 7:30 pm
Caroline Davis Quartet
$20 cover charge (students $10)
jazz club! when lights are low…

NYC saxophonist Caroline Davis returns to Bird & Beckett with a quartet featuring fellow New Yorker Carmen Staaf on piano, Noah Garabedian on bass and Evan Hughes on drums. Writing for the New York Times in late March, critic Giovanni … [Read more...]

Sunday, July 29th – 4:30-6:30 pm
Drew Cranfill
which way west? Sunday concert series
$10-20 suggested donation

Phillip Glass Violin Sonata Beethoven Violin Sonata No. 8 Opus 30 Bach Violin Partita No. 2 in D Minor with pianist Esther Oh   … [Read more...]

A few pix of the May 12 backyard benefit, which raised a month's rent for Bird & Beckett and the Cultural Legacy Project! Thanks to Jeanne Marie Hallacy and Gary Bridges for these! Thank you all! Thank you, … [Read more...]