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! … [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
“The Old Boy” Lao Tsu’s Tao Te Ching – Walker Talks!

Tao Te Ching, as enscribed by Lao Tsu,  "The Old Boy."  The book itself seems to have come into existence in the 5th century, BC.  Its subject matter is what makes life life, the Tao, the dark inscrutable essence.  Its real matter is you, the reader, … [Read more...]

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

Maurice Tani has been called a “cartographer of the heart” and he’s just released an acclaimed  new album, “The Lover’s Card.” Stripped down to the essentials and painted flat black, American bassist Mike Anderson has Maurice's back.   … [Read more...]

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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Friday, November 3rd – 5:30-8:00 pm
Oop Bop Sh’Bam 
jazz in the bookshop
every Friday since October 2002

Oop Bop Sh'Bam plays bebop and jazz standards on the first Friday in November and December! Al Molina, trumpet; Jerry Logas, reeds; Jeffrey Burr, guitar; Dean Reilly, bass; Vince Lateano, drums … [Read more...]

Saturday, November 4th – 7:30-10:00 pm
Dan Neville’s Golden Circle Sextet CD Release —Tenerife 
jazz club!
when lights are low…
$20 cover charge

The Golden Circle Septet CD Release Concert - "Tenerife" Dan Neville, vibes and compositions Destiny Muhammad, harp Rebecca Kleinmann, alto flute Grant Levin, piano Shimpei Ogawa, bass Pepe Jacobo, drums special guest Anthony Blea, violin $20 cover … [Read more...]

Sunday, November 5th – 4:30-6:30 pm
Americano Social Club
which way west? Sunday concert series

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Sunday, November 5th – 7:30-9:30 pm
The Seducers
Classic, Outlaw & Honky Tonk Country Music

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Monday, November 6th – 7 pm
Julie Rogers & Gene Berson read their work

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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...]

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...]

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...]