Friday, June 22nd – 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!

The legacy band! Chuck Peterson put this unit together several years ago, as a fresh iteration in a direct line of evolution from the earliest days of Bird & Beckett Friday evening jazz... Now, its core line-up sports Ray Loeckle on tenor … [Read more...]

Friday, June 22nd – 9:00-10:30 pm
The Pipes – the late show!
$15 cover charge; students $5

  Darren Johnston, trumpet Cory Wright & Stephen Lugerner, bass clarinets   … [Read more...]

Saturday, June 23rd – 7:30 pm
Graham Bruce’s Seventh Avenu
jazz club! when lights are low…
$20 cover; students $10

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Sunday, June 24th – 4:30-6:30 pm
Tom Huber’s String Herders
$10 donation requested; students $5

    The String Herders have constructed a fresh take on Americana - corralling diverse influences such as Bill Frisell, Jim Campilongo and Duke Ellington. Tom Huber & Kurt Stevenson (guitars) Larry Luthi & Huntley Barad … [Read more...]

Sunday, June 24th – 7:30-9:30 pm
Caili O’Doherty Quartet
$15 cover charge

Pianist Caili O'Doherty is out from NYC to teach at the Stanford Jazz Workship and brings in a quartet that includes Bay Area stalwarts Steven Lugener on saxophone and Giulio Xavier on bass, with Caili's fellow New Yorker & running buddy Cory Cox … [Read more...]

Friday, June 29th – 5:30-8:00 pm
The Adam Gay Quintet
jazz in the bookshop, every Friday after work
bring what you can to help us pay the band!

Lyle Link, alto sax Bob Kenmotsu, tenor sax Keith Saunders, piano Adam Gay, bass James Gallagher, drums Bassist Adam Gay has assembled a quintet of fine players, including two reed players who have soul and technique to spare. The … [Read more...]

Friday, June 29th – 9-11 pm
San Francisco Holiday – a Smith Dobson/Charlie Gurke Quartet
Late Show! $15 cover charge; students $5

Smith Dobson, soprano sax Charlie Gurke, baritone sax John Wiitala, bass Evan Hughes, drums Each of these four musicians is hugely respected on the local professional jazz scene; together, they'll dig deep into some wonderful music. Smith … [Read more...]

Saturday, June 30th – 7:30 pm
The No Coasters
$20 cover charge (students $10)
jazz club! when lights are low…

Lincoln Adler, sax Lee Bloom, piano Brandon Essex, bass Carrie Jahde, drums With the experience of many years of collaboration as a unit, the No Coasters take on original compositions, jazz, Latin, New Orleans, pop and even country … [Read more...]

Sunday, July 1st – 4:30-6:30 pm
Patrick Wolff Quartet featuring
pianist Randy Porter
which way west? Sunday concert series
$20 suggested donation

Patrick Wolff, sax Randy Porter, piano Eric Markowitz, bass Evan Hughes, drums Standards and originals by some of the best jazz musicians on the west coast. Leader Patrick Wolff plays jazz saxophone. Superbly. He's worked with a who's … [Read more...]

POETS! every 1st & 3rd Monday
Monday, July 2nd – 7-9 pm
James Cagney & Cassandra Dallet followed by an open mic follows

James Cagney Cassandra Dallet plus open mic Jerry Ferraz & SF Poet Laureate Kim Shuck Co-host James Cagney is a poet from Oakland, Ca and has featured at manyvenues in the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond. His work has beenpublished on … [Read more...]

Thursday, July 5th – 7:30-9:30 pm
Lisa Mezzacappa Six: COSMICOMICS Salon #3!
Bookstore residency; $10 requested donation

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Friday, July 6th – 5:30-8:00 pm
The Adam Shulman Quartet
jazz in the bookshop,
every Friday since October 2002!
$10 suggested donation

Lyle Link, saxophone Adam Shulman, piano John Wiitala, bass James Gallagher, drums Adam Shulman has been a staple of the San Francisco Jazz scene since he moved to the city in 2002. Before the move, Adam was a student at UC Santa Cruz where he … [Read more...]

Friday, July 6th – 8:30-10:30 pm
Bliss Rodriguez Trio featuring
Erik Von Buchau – the late show!
$20 cover charge; students $10

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

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Sunday, July 8th – 4:30-6:30 pm
which way west? Sunday concert series
$20 suggested donation

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Sunday, July 8th – 7:30-10:00 pm
Take a Wacky Walk with the Seducers
Classic, Outlaw & Honky Tonk Country Music
$10 suggested donation

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Monday, July 9th – 7-9pm
Fanny Renoir presents: The Kentucky Twisters
$10 cover

In association with Bird & Beckett, Fanny Renoir presents the Kentucky Twisters: Frank Holmes on guitar and vocals, Steve Breen on banjo, Tom Cline on dobro, Emil Nishi on bass, Bruno Brandli on mandolin and Lou Felthouse on guitar. Between … [Read more...]

Two Shows Every Friday!
Jazz in the Bookshop from 5:30-8:00
And then: The Late Show! Friday nights at 8:30 pm

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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...]