Open daily 11-7 and every Friday until 9

653 Chenery St in San Francisco's Glen Park

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Friday, May 6th – 5:30-8:00 pm
Don Prell’s Seabop Ensemble feat. Al Molina

plays jazz in the bookshop

Al Molina, trumpet Jerry Logas, sax and clarinet Don Prell, bass Vinnie Rodriguez, drums Jazz history right here folks! Bebop, lovely standards, a little trad... bass-sax-drums - from "Ornithology" to "Doxy" -- from "For All We Know" to "St. … [Read more...]

Saturday, May 7th – 7:30-10pm
The Smith Dobson Quartet

Expect a generous portion of Lester  Young-inspired tenor sax playing from one of the very best sax players in the Bay Area, when Smith Dobson V is joined by drummer Tony Johnson, bassist Miles Wick & pianist Adam Shulman!   … [Read more...]

Sunday, May 8th – 4:30-6:30 pm – Mothers Day!
Gail Dobson Band

a jazz matriarch and her progeny!

  Gail Dobson has been a jazz singer for decades, inspiring and inspired by a family of musicians, immediate and extended -- Mas Koga, shakuhachi, flute and saxophone and Smith Dobson V, vibes and sax... Alan Hall, drums... Luke Westbook, … [Read more...]

Friday, May 13th – 5:30-8:00
Aaron Cohn-Luke Westbrook-Gaea Schell Trio

play jazz in the bookshop
San Francisco’s longest running weekly jazz party!
and you’re invited…

                                          Aaron Cohn, bass           Gaea Schell, piano               Luke Westbrook, … [Read more...]

Mark your calendar! Saturday, May 14th – 7:30-10:00 pm
jazz club! when lights are low… every Saturday night
Sylvia Cuenca-Paul Bollenback-Wil Blades Organ Trio

Catch Sylvia Cuenca leading a fabulous trio with Wil Blades on organ and Paul Bollenback on guitar, mid-way through a four date Bay Area run-- Cafe Stritch in San Jose on Thursday and Friday, Bird & Beckett Saturday night, and Chez Hanny Sunday … [Read more...]

mark your calendar! Sunday, May 15th – 4:30-6:30 pm
Sheldon Brown/Ben Goldberg Quartet

which way west? Sunday concert series
every Sunday afternoon, since 2008

 Live jazz lives in San Francisco! Sheldon Brown - Alto Saxophone Ben Goldberg - Clarinet John Shifflett - Bass Jason Lewis - Drums Thelonious Monk + Herbie Nichols + Originals! Sheldon writes: Ben and I have been making music together in a … [Read more...]

mark your calendar! Sunday, May 22nd – 2-4 pm
Gold, Serra, Beyl: Three North Beach Denizens of Great Repute
together on stage at Bird & Beckett!

Join us at Bird & Beckett for a freewheeling discussion of North Beach in its current and historical glory by three major writers, each a long-time denizen of San Francisco's favorite neighborhood, each with a new or soon to be published … [Read more...]

mark your calendar! Monday, May 23rd – 7:00 pm
LOAN live at bird & beckett

Tongo Eisen-Martin  •  Chris Peck  •  Miles Wick  •  Jon Rogers no cover charge -- but we'll need your donations to help us pay the band. give what you can - $5 to $10 suggested and appreciated - no one turned away … [Read more...]

mark your calendar! Sunday, May 29th -7:30 pm
in the canyon moonlight, live at Bird & Beckett!
The Evangenitals!

They're fierce, they're funny, and they'll make your head spin while your toe's tappin'. Plus, the Moby Dick album is deep. The rest is beyond category. Two sets, so you'll get a generous helping of both.   No cover charge per se: $10-20 … [Read more...]