RJAM Jam Session 2nd Mondays jam session postponed to January

No session on December 11th. In the interests in letting the students concentrate on their finals and attendant end-of-semester needs, we'll let them take a pass this month. They'll be back on January 8th, 7:30 pm. Keep in mind that students from … [Read more...]

Sunday, December 10th – 7:30-9:30 pm
The Grant Levin Trio
featuring Jaz Sawyer on drums and Giulio Xavier on bass
$15 cover charge

Hey, where's the snare?! Jaz & Giulio make it happen. Grant sets the stage. The music at Bird & Beckett doesn't stop. … [Read more...]

Thursday, December 14th – 7:30-9:30 pm
An Early Music Celebration of Christmas,
featuring Doris Williams, Steve Stein & Friends
$10 cover charge

An early music celebration of Christmas, with a joyous nod to the swinging 1960s. Vocals and instrumental performances on lute and viol de gamba by Doris Williams, a valued musician on the Bay Area early music scene since the late 1980s. Doris is … [Read more...]

Friday, December 15th – 5:30-8:00 pm
The Scott Foster Quartet, featuring saxophonist Rob Sudduth
jazz in the bookshop
every Friday since October 2002
$10 suggested donation

Saxophonist Rob Sudduth -- whose credits include work with everyone from Norah Jones to Huey Lewis (a lot of work with Huey Lewis) to Ben Goldberg and Graham Connah -- joins guitarist Scott Foster, bassist Dan Seamans and drummer Tom … [Read more...]

Saturday, December 16th– 7:30-10:00 pm
Vocalist Denise Perrier
jazz club! when lights are low…
$20 cover charge

Denise Perrier is known for her elegant contralto, for her phrasing and swing, for her unparalleled interpretation of tunes drawn from the "Great American Songbook" -- the timeless popular music that poured out of Tin Pan Alley, Broadway and the … [Read more...]

Sunday, December 17th – 4:30-6:30 pm
Friends of Old Puppy
which way west? Sunday concert series
$10 suggested donation

One of the most delightful dates we've hosted at the bookshop was just this last October, when Friends of Old Puppy played from their eclectic bag of tunes. By popular demand, here they come again! Just the thing for a Sunday afternoon in the midst … [Read more...]

Sunday, December 17th – 7:30-9:30 pm
The Grant Levin Trio featuring
bassist Doug Stuart and drummer Jeff Minnieweather
$15 cover charge

And here we are at the end of a beautiful ride. Come be a part of it. On this third Sunday in December, Pianist Grant Levin collaborates in a trio date with bassist Doug Stuart and drummer Jeff Minnieweather to finish out seven months of duo, trio … [Read more...]

POETS! every 1st & 3rd Monday
Monday, December 18th – 7-9 pm
San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck
and Jerry Ferraz read recent work
An open mic follows

We're pleased and proud tonight to present San Francisco Poet Laureate Kim Shuck as a featured reader in our ongoing bimonthly poetry series, sharing the podium and spotlight with her colleague and friend, Jerry Ferraz. An open mic, hosted by Jerry, … [Read more...]

Books for Middle Schoolers!

You've taken on your first teaching assignment from the San Francisco Unified School District, at Martin Luther King, Jr. Middle School: five classes of 8th graders studying U.S. history. Say, 150 students. And a class in the graphic novel open to … [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! Get behind Jazz in the Neighborhood's Guaranteed Fair Wage Fund! At Bird … [Read more...]