Friday, December 21st – 5:30-8:00 pm
Scott Foster Quartet
surveys the Wes Montgomery/Wynton Kelly collaboration 
jazz in the bookshop, every Friday since October 2002
$10-20 suggested donation

Scott Foster Quartet takes a look at the famous Wes Montgomery/Wynton Kelly collaboration. Scott Foster, guitar Ben Stolorow, piano Noah Schenker, bass Omar Aran, drums $10-20 suggested donation $5 suggested for students/musicians/low income … [Read more...]

Saturday, December 22nd – 7:30–10:00 pm
Vocalist Larry Smith & His Trio
$25 cover charge; $10 for students, musicians, low income
jazz club! when lights are low… every Saturday night

In the spirit of the season, vocalist Larry Smith brings us a warm, joyful and healing evening of song. You can expect elegantly swinging renditions of traditional and seasonal jazz, contemporary and Brazilian tunes, and undoubtedly his … [Read more...]

Wednesday, December 26th – 7:30–9:30 pm
Peck Allmond Quartet
a Jazz in the Neighborhood
Guaranteed Fair Wage Fund event

Keith Saunders, piano John Wiitala, bass Vince Lateano, drums $20 cover charge: $10 for students/musicians/low income check out this recording of Peck with John Wiitala on bass in an an all-star quintet One of the top trumpeters on the … [Read more...]

Thursday, December 27th – 7:30-9:30 pm
Sylvia Cuenca Trio
featuring Essiet Okon Essiet & Ben Stolorow

On tour from NYC, drummer Sylvia Cuenca and bassist Essiet Okon Essiet join forces with bi-coastal pianist Ben Stolorow. Sylvia grew up in San Jose and comes out from Manhattan frequently to gig up and down the coast and be with family, fitting in … [Read more...]

Friday, December 28th – 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, December 29th – 7:30-10 pm
John Calloway Jazz Quartet
celebrates winter solstice
jazz club! at Bird & Beckett – when lights are low…

“Winter Solstice” - A concert of both lively and contemplative music to close out the old year and bring in the new. Featuring music of Yusef Lateef! Murray Low - piano Michael Arnold - bass Brian Andres - drums John Calloway - flute Guest … [Read more...]

Sunday, December 30th – 4:30-6:30 pm
Duncan James / Ray Scott Guitar Duo
which way west? Sunday concert series
$10-20 suggested donation

Our traditional last-Sunday-of-the-year booking... a reason for cheer! … [Read more...]

Monday, December 31st – 7:30–10:00 pm
Rockin’ (Jazzy) New Year’s Eve
with Darren Johnston & Friends

Darren Johnston has promised to lure in fellow musicians looking for a good time on New Years Eve, all for your pleasure! And indeed, he's delivered! Wil Blades on organ! Hamir Atwal on drums! The finest jazz monsters San Francisco has to … [Read more...]

Friday, January 4th – 5:30-8:00 pm
Kick Off The New Year with
The Eric Shifrin Quartet!
jazz in the bookshop,
every Friday since October 2002
$10-20 suggested donation

Eric Shifrin, piano Charlie McCarthy, sax Joe McKinley, bass Mark Lee, drums … [Read more...]

Saturday, January 5th – 7:30–10:00 pm
Roy Lives! The Noah Frank Quintet
Plays a Tribute to the Late Trumpeter Roy Hargrove
jazz club! when lights are low… every Saturday night

The Jazz Philanthropists Union presents... Roy Hargrove burst onto the jazz scene in about 1990 in the league of such players as Antonio Hart and Christian McBride; later he nimbly participated in the fusion of jazz with R&B and hip hop. All … [Read more...]

Sunday, January 6th – 2:00-3:30 pm
Dan Richman reads from his new book, Myth Mess

Many decades ago, Dan Richman sallied forth from Whitman's Long Island with an advanced degree in English under his belt, heading west to the fabled land of California. Landing kerplunk in San Francisco, he proceeded to make his living as a … [Read more...]

Sunday, January 6th – 4:30-6:30 pm
Avotcja & Modupue
which way west? Sunday concert series
$10-20 suggested donation

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

The book club convenes on Wednesday, January 9th at 7pm to discuss Thi Bui's acclaimed memoir in graphic novel form, The Best We Could Do.  To learn a bit about Thi Bui, the best thing you could do would be to visit her website and let her … [Read more...]