18 musicians (and a dozen poets) last weekend…
19 musicians this weekend…

Here's who folks heard at Bird & Beckett this past weekend (10/13 to 10/15)... Don Alberts, piano Scott Amendola, drums Peter Barshay, bass Jimmy Biala, drums Wil Blades, organ David Boyce, tenor sax Ian Carey, trumpet Aaron … [Read more...]

Thursday, October 19th – 7:30-9:30 pm
Eric & the In Crowd

Get in with the In Crowd... Eric Shifrin, piano and vocals Paul Smith, bass Mark Lee, drums Three musicians with decades on the local music scene... … [Read more...]

Friday, October 20th – 5:30-8:00 pm
The Scott Foster Quartet featuring saxophonist Riley Bandy
jazz in the bookshop
every Friday since October 2002

Tonight, the Scott Foster Quartet featuring Riley Bandy, saxophone;  Scott Foster, guitar;  Aaron Cohn, bass;  Russ Gold, drums. jazz in the bookshop every Friday evening since October 2002. 15 years and counting! … [Read more...]

Saturday, October 21st – 7:30-10:00 pm
Matt Renzi Quartet
jazz club! when lights are low…
$15 cover charge

  The Jazz Philanthropists Union presents... Matt Renzi, reeds Jeffrey Burr, guitar John Wiitala, bass Jon Arkin, drums Multi-reedist Matt Renzi has been performing professionally for the past 20 years at international jazz … [Read more...]

Sunday, October 22nd – 4:30-6:30 pm
Five Spot Jazz Quintet featuring Mike Greensill

Bird & Beckett presents a first-class quintet for sure, comprising seasoned players Charlie McCarthy on tenor sax and flute, Joe Cohen on alto sax, Mike Greensill on piano, John Clark on bass and Jack Dorsey on drums, all first-call musicians and … [Read more...]

. . . 2, 3, 4! duo, trio, quartet… pianist Grant Levin
2nd, 3rd & 4th Sunday evenings, every month


Sunday, October 22nd – 7:30 pm – $15 cover charge
The Grant Levin Quartet featuring Noel Jewkes

Featured saxophonist Noel Jewkes was born in Utah in 1940 and migrated to San Francisco as an adult to become one of the most revered local masters of the jazz saxophone, but only after playing for years, from the age of 12, in the family swing … [Read more...]

Thursday, October 26th – 7:30-9:30 pm
Friends of Old Puppy

Steven Strauss - ukulele Greg Pratt - guitar Ed Johnson - wash-tub bass Cynthia Wilson - drums Visit this link to hear the band! https://stevenstraussmusic.com/friends-of-old-puppy/ … [Read more...]

Friday, October 27th – 5:30-8 pm
15th Anniversary of the jazz in the bookshop
San Francisco’s longest running weekly neighborhood jazz party!

Friday, October 27th, Chuck Peterson returns to Bird & Beckett for an anniversary outing of the 230 Jones Street, Local 6 Literary Jazz Band, which he created years ago with first Bill Perkins and then the late Howard Dudune sharing the front … [Read more...]

Saturday, October 28th – 7:30-10:00 pm
John Stein, with the Dave Bass Trio
jazz club! when lights are low…
$15 cover charge
 

Internationally renowned jazz guitarist and composer John Stein has released many wonderful albums under his own name and performs internationally as well as maintaining a faculty position at Berklee College of Music.  He has played live and recorded … [Read more...]

Sunday, October 29th – 2:30-4 pm
Walker Talks!

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Sunday, October 29th – 4:30-6:30 pm
Maurice Tani
which way west? Sunday concert series
 

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Sunday, October 29th – 7:30-9:30 pm
Simon Rowe Latin Project
$15 cover charge

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 Thursday, November 2nd – 7:30-9:30 pm
Randy Lee Odell presents… Flowtilla

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Ongoing in Galley Ex Libris
Time Landscape: Paintings and a reading by J Grabowski

Time Landscape is J Grabowski's first release of writing coupled with drawings - reflecting his day to day notebook process that he has continued for over a decade; making work on the go, wherever he is; bringing the studio to the place. The book was … [Read more...]

Thanks for supporting live music and poetry! How can you do more?

Join us in promoting a living wage for performing artists in this wealthy and sophisticated city! Think it through, and express your opinions to your district supervisor! A healthy arts culture requires public subsidy. To us, it seems as simple … [Read more...]