Sunday, August 19th – 2:00-4:00 pm
Larry Vuckovich Tells Tales of Jazz

$10 requested donation; $5 for students / musicians / low income. $20 if you can afford it and truly believe in the value of this music and its treasured proponents! Pianist Larry Vuckovich, having played throughout the years with so many of the … [Read more...]

Sunday, August 19th – 4:30-6:30 pm
Friends of Old Puppy
which way west?
Sunday concert series

$10-20 suggested donation. $5 for students / musicians / low income. … [Read more...]

POETS! every 1st & 3rd Monday
Monday, August 20th – 7-9 pm
Leroy F. Moore, Jr. + Tongo Eisen-Martin,
followed by an open mic

Mary Ratcliffe, Editor of the San Franciso Bay View Newspaper, says: "Leroy Franklin Moore, Jr., aka The Black Kripple, the Champion of Disabled People in the Media, loves the least of us. Who is more maligned, more ignored and downtrodden than … [Read more...]

Friday, August 24th – 5:30-8:00 pm
The 230 Jones Street, Local 6 Literary Jazz Band
jazz in the bookshop every Friday since 2002

$10-20 suggested donation; $5 for students / musicians / low income 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 — … [Read more...]

Friday, August 24th – 9-11 pm – The Late Show!
Trance Mission Duo, featuring
Stephen Kent & Beth Custer

$15 cover charge. $10 for the merely curious. $5 for students / musicians / low income Didjeridu, percussion and cello-sintir meets, for the n-thousandth time, B flat, alto and bass clarinets and percussion in the original formulation of Trance … [Read more...]

Saturday, August 25th – 7:30-10:00 pm
The Jazz Philanthropists Union presents…
North Berkeley Jazz Quartet
jazz club! when lights are low…

$20 cover charge; $10 for students / musicians / low income Ian Carey, trumpet Keith Saunders, piano Robb Fisher, bass Ron Marabuto, drums The North Berkeley Jazz Quartet comprises veteran professionals drawn together by geographic … [Read more...]

Sunday, August 26th – 2:30-4 pm
How Whitman Teaches Me to See.
Walker Talks!

Walker's back from his summer rambles. Come out to hear some of what he's been ruminating about out there on the road! Walt Whitman, the good grey poet, saeth Walker, "is evermore my guide as I now grow grey. The literary field of action is … [Read more...]

Sunday, August 26th – 4:30-6:30 pm
Buena Vista Jazz Band celebrates
Eddie Condon & Max Kaminsky
which way west? Sunday concert series

Singer Darlene Langston is featured with the band, with Noel Weidcamp on cornet, John Hunt on trombone, Don Neely on clarinet, soprano sax and alto sax, Si Perkoff on piano, Duncan James on guitar, Al Obidinski on bass and Greg Gotelli on … [Read more...]

Friday, August 31st – 5:30-8:00 pm
Rob Reich’s “Swings Left”
jazz in the bookshop,
every Friday since October 2002!

$10-20 suggested donation. $5 for students / musicians / low income Rob Reich, piano; Ben Goldberg, clarinet; Andrew Stephens, trumpet; Ollie Dudek, bass. Rooted in the classic swing music of the late 1930s, Swings Left plays tunes of Benny … [Read more...]

Friday, August 31st – 9:00-11:00 pm
The Late Show!
Mean to Me

Mean to Me resurrects classic jazz of the 1920s through '40s filtered through the unique sensibilities of the band, which boasts a proclivity for bop, soul and latin jazz as well. Think Monk sauntering up Tin Pan Alley and turning onto Bourbon … [Read more...]

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...]