Friday, January 18th – 5:30-8:00 pm
Scott Foster Quartet plays bebop!
jazz in the bookshop, every Friday since October 2002
$10-20 suggested donation

Scott Foster leads a quartet featuring the mighty Joe Cohen on tenor sax and thumpin' Aaron Cohn, a player of filigree & facility, on bass. This is a Jimmy Ryan bebop date! … [Read more...]

Saturday, January 19th – 7:30–10:00 pm
Scott Amendola Trio
jazz club! when lights are low… every Saturday night

The Jazz Philanthropists Union presents... Karl Evangelista, guitar Jason Hoopes, bass Scott Amendola, drums $20 cover charge; $10 for students, musicians, low income “If Scott Amendola didn’t exist, the San Francisco music scene would have … [Read more...]

Sunday, January 20th – 4:30pm
Two-Car Funeral

$10-20 suggested donation; $5-10 for students, musicians, limited income Two-Car Funeral is an Americana band showcasing the solo voice, acoustic guitar and harmonica of West-Virginia-born baritone Stephen Yerkey. Yerkey writes and sings of … [Read more...]

Mark your calendar!
Friday, February 1st – 9:00-11:00 pm,
our late show returns, for one night only, to present
Kahil El’Zabar’s Ethnic Heritage Ensemble
The “Be Known” Tour

The Ethnic Heritage Ensemble, led for 45 years by the legendary Chicago drummer and percussionist Kahil El'Zabar, with Corey Wilkes on trumpet and Alex Harding on baritone sax, is on tour in support of the documentary film "Be Known." View a clip … [Read more...]

Mark your calendar!
Saturday, February 9th – 7:30–10:00 pm
Ed Reed sings!
jazz club! when lights are low… every Saturday night

Vocalist Ed Reed celebrates his 90th birthday in a sequence of Bay Area concerts culminating in this Bird & Beckett date, in the company of Adam Shulman on piano, John Wiitala on bass and Lorca Hart on drums. Mr. Reed, recording and … [Read more...]

Friday, January 25th – 5:30-8:00 pm
230 Jones Street
jazz in the bookshop
every Friday since 2002
$10-20 suggested donation per solvent adult

Talk about your San Francisco jazz… On the fourth Friday of each month, our weekly jazz in the bookshop series features The 230 Jones Street, Local 6 Literary Jazz Band — aka The Chuck Peterson Quintet — five musicians whose history on the local jazz … [Read more...]

Saturday, January 26th – 7:30-10:00 pm
jazz club! when lights are low… every Saturday night

$20 cover charge; $10 for students, musicians, limited income Ritmojito features vocalist Sandra Aran, with Richard Nelson Hall on piano, Dean Muench on bass and Dan Foltz, drums. Superbly crafted songs with deep latin jazz grooves, salsa to … [Read more...]

Sunday, January 27th – 4:30-6:30 pm
The Grant Levin Trio, featuring
Chris Amberger and Jeff Minnieweather
$10-15 suggested donation; students $5

Grant Levin, pianoChris Amberger, bass Jeff Minnieweather, drums Like a fine Teddy Wilson trio record, this evening will delight you. Guaranteed! … [Read more...]

Friday, February 1st – 5:30-8:00 pm
Rob Reich Swings Left
Album Release!
jazz in the bookshop
every Friday since 2002

Rob Reich - pianoAndrew Stephens - trumpetBen Goldberg - clarinetOllie Dudek - bassElizabeth Goodfellow - drums Recording release! The Rob Reich Sextet plays jazz music for dancing that works just as … [Read more...]

Saturday, February 2nd – 7:30–10:00 pm
The Hard Bop Collective
jazz club! when lights are low… every Saturday night

The Jazz Philanthropists Union presents... The Hard Bop Collective Daniel Casares, tenor sax; Jordan Samuels, guitar; Tomoko Funaki, bass Austin Lee Harris, drums Swingin' and boppin' since 2011 for San Francisco's party set! $20 … [Read more...]

Book club every 2nd Wednesday at 7pm
open to all

The book club convenes on Wednesday, February 9th at 7pm to discuss The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of Nuclear War Planner, by Daniel Ellsberg.  In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers to the press in hopes they would help end the … [Read more...]