Friday, January 26th – 5:30-8:00 pm
230 Jones Street Jazz Band
jazz in the bookshop
every Friday since October 2002
$10 suggested donation

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 — once the province of the estimable Chuck Peterson — five musicians whose … [Read more...]

 Saturday, January 27th– 7:30-10:00 pm
Lost Shapes
jazz club! when lights are low…

The Jazz Philanthropists Union presents... The Lost Shapes Darren Johnston, trumpet Kasey Knudsen, alto sax Mark Clifford, vibraphone Safa Shokrai, bass Jason Levis, drum set All five members contribute compositions to the band's book. … [Read more...]

Sunday, January 28th – 2:30-4 pm
Walker Talks!

Novalis, arch Romantic poet of the 18th century, precursor to Goethe, perceptive of the ancient wisdom embodied in Heraclitus' observation, "Wisdom is a dry light." … [Read more...]

Sunday, January 28th – 4:30-6:30 pm
The Grant Levin Trio
$10 suggested donation

Two favorite collaborators join one of San Francisco's most astonishingly talented pianists for two sets of standards, bop, little known gems and originals. Grant Levin, piano Charles Thomas, bass Pepe Jacobo, drums … [Read more...]

February 1st to 4th: More!

 . Guitarist Howard Alden on Thursday, the 1st;   The Justin Rock Quartet on Friday, the 2nd (early show);   Kahil El'Zabar Ethnic Heritage Ensemble 45th Anniversary Show on Friday, the 2nd (late show);   The Five Spot … [Read more...]

Thursday, February 1st – 7:30-9:30 pm
Guitarist Howard Alden & Violinist Kit Eakle:
A duo exploration of some music by Monk & Django!
$20 cover charge

Howard Alden is a formidable guitarist with an international reputation, visiting California this winter for a number of dates with violinist Kit Eakle, well known as an historian of the violin in jazz. Alden and Eakle are embarking on a run of … [Read more...]

Friday, February 2nd – 5:30-8:00 pm
Justin Rock Quartet
jazz in the bookshop
every Friday since October 2002
$10 suggested donation

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Friday, February 2nd – 9:00-10:30 pm
Kahil El’Zabar and the Ethnic Heritage
Ensemble 45th Anniversary!

Kahil El'Zabar - traps, percussion, vocals Corey Wilkes - trumpet Alex Harding - reeds … [Read more...]

Saturday, February 3rd– 7:30-10:00 pm
Five Spot Jazz Quintet
jazz club! when lights are low…

The Jazz Philanthropists Union presents... Five Spot Jazz Quintet, featuring five musicians with a deep feel for the jazz tradition. All five are leaders in their own right. Together the band is even better than the sum of its parts. Hailing … [Read more...]

Sunday, February 4th – 4:30-6:30 pm
The Alcatraz Islanders — Swing Era Hawaiian Music
which way west? Sunday concert series
$10 suggested donation

The Alcatraz Islanders perform swing era Hawaiian music that blends traditional island melodies with mainland jazz. The band is led by steel guitarist, Mikiya Matsuda. For this date, you can expect to hear vibes player Dan Neville and a couple more … [Read more...]

POETS! every 1st & 3rd Monday
Monday, February 5th – 7-9 pm
Poets Fanny Renoir & Ronald Sauer
read recent work
An open mic follows
Jerry Ferraz, m.c.

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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! Get behind Jazz in the Neighborhood's Guaranteed Fair Wage Fund! At Bird … [Read more...]