Thursday, August 17th – 7:30-9:30 pm
Joel Forrester – solo piano
$10 cover charge

A good starting point for thinking about Joel is to consider his time in the apartment of Baroness Nica, taking lessons in a sort of way from Thelonious Monk, as Monk waited out his final years, laying in bed, not venturing out. When  Joel played … [Read more...]

Friday, August 18th – 5:30-8:00 pm
The Scott Foster Quartet
plays jazz in the bookshop
no cover charge; but donation requested to help us pay the musicians

Scott Foster, guitar Richard Hall, piano Mike Bordelon, bass Dan Foltz, drums Scott reunites with some old friends to play two sets of jazz, drawing a lot on what he and Richard did together on gigs and in the recording studio in the '90s. … [Read more...]

Saturday, August 19th – 7:30-10:00 pm
Fog – a jazz quartet blankets the pop/rock/jazz landscape
Brian Melvin, drums; Peter Barshay, bass
Brad Buethe, guitar; Matt Renzi, reeds
jazz club! when lights are low…
$15 cover charge

  Fog combines the talents of four internationally lauded musicians: three -- multi-reed player Matt Renzi, guitarist Brad Buethe and bassist Peter Barshay -- resident in San Francisco, and one -- drummer/percussionist Brian Melvin -- … [Read more...]

Sunday, August 20th – 4:30-6:30 pm
Marlina Teich Quartet
which way west? Sunday concert series

Marlina Teich, guitar and vocals Madaline Duran, tenor sax Richard Saunders, bass John Fisher, drums No cover charge; donations requested - that's how we pay the musicians! Originally from New York City via birthplace, Bayonne, New Jersey, … [Read more...]

Sunday, August 20th – 7:30-9:30 pm
The Grant Levin Trio
Joe McKinley, bass, and Pepe Jacobo, drums
$15 cover charge

Grant Levin Trio with Joe McKinley, bass, and Pepe Jacobo, drums. … [Read more...]

Monday, August 21st – 7-9 pm
POETS! every 1st & 3rd Monday
Featured readers Byron Spooner + Judith Ayn Bernhard
a novelist and a poet
followed by an open mic with Jerry Ferraz, m.c.

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Tuesday, August 22nd– 7:30-9:30 pm
Girl Fry – Latin Punk
Straight Outta LA

    As they tell us, "Girl Fry is a Latin-Punk band based out of los angeles. Formed a few years ago by Alex Si and Jessy Spino (jam-buddies in college). They have recently released their 3rd project titled Arms, which is available on … [Read more...]

Friday, August 25th – 5:30-8 pm
230 Jones Street, Local 6, Literary Jazz Band
jazz in the bookshop every Friday since 2002

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 — aka The Chuck Peterson Quintet — five musicians whose history on the local jazz … [Read more...]

Sunday, August 27th – 2:30-4 pm
Walker Talks!

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Saturday, August 26th – 7:30-10:00 pm
The Bernal Jazz Quintet
jazz club! when lights are low…

The Jazz Philanthropists Union presents... The Bernal Jazz Quintet Michael Gold, sax Derek James, trombone Jim Zimmerman, vibes Larry Epstein, bass Curt Moore, drums … [Read more...]

Sunday, August 27th – 4:30-6:30 pm
George Sams Quintet
which way west? Sunday concert 

George Sams - brass Eric Mandat - clarinet India Cooke - violin Andre St. James - bass Donald Robinson -drums w/guest: Poet Gerald Nicosia George has deep Bay Area roots (see the article linked and quoted below), but he now calls St. Louis … [Read more...]

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

Sunday, August 27th – 7:00 pm tonight!
$15 cover charge
The Grant Levin Quartet

Grant Levin Quartet with Lyle Link sax, Chris Amberger, bass, and Rick Rivera drums … [Read more...]

Tuesday, August 29th – 7-8:30 pm
Book event with Mallory O’Connor

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Sunday, September 3rd – 4:30-6:30 pm
wordwind chorus
which way west? Sunday concert series

wordwind chorus comprises the poets q.r. hand, brian auerbach and lewis jordan, and, safe in heaven dead (to quote Jack Kerouac), the late great reginald lockett. lewis plays alto saxophone as well, the three voices and the sax intermingling & … [Read more...]