Friday, July 21st – 5:30-8:00 pm
jazz in the bookshop every Friday since 2002!
Tonight! A Cuban Excursion with the Scott Foster Trio

Guitarist Scott Foster will be fresh back from Havana for tonight's show, so he's enlisted bassist Adam Gay and drummer Omar Aran to play two sets of music drawing on his experience there!   … [Read more...]

Friday, July 21st – 9-10:30 pm
Tammy Hall Trio

Tammy Hall Trio Tammy Lynne Hall, piano Aneesa Strings, bass Ruthie Price, drums $15 cover charge Tammy Lynne Hall is among the premier pianists in the Bay Area, with a richly deserved international reputation and audience. Her playing is … [Read more...]

Saturday, July 22nd – 7:30-10:00 pm
Levitation Quartet
jazz club! when lights are low…

The Jazz Philanthropists Union presents... Jesse Levit, sax & EWI Adam Shulman, piano Josh Thurston-Milgrom, bass Lorca Hart, drums A native of Oakland, California, Jesse Levit started playing saxophone and piano at the age of seven. … [Read more...]

Sunday, July 23rd – 4:30-6:30 pm
Lee Vilensky Trio
which way west? Sunday concert series

Surf trio Lee Vilensky, guitar Bill McBeath, bass Jamie Lease, drums … [Read more...]

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

Sunday, July 23rd – 7:30 pm – $15 cover charge
The Grant Levin Quartet feat. Noel Jewkes, reeds

Noel Jewkes, saxophone Grant Levin, piano Charles Thomas, bass Rick Rivera, drums Three of Grant's favorite collaborators, including the great Noel Jewkes, hold forth for two sets of jazz this Sunday night! $15 cover charge … [Read more...]

Thursday, July 27th – 7:30-9:30 pm
Eric Shifrin & the In Crowd
play the music of Cole Porter

Eric Shifrin, piano Paul Smith, bass Scott Johnson, drums Cole Porter surveyed! Looking at You … Just One of Those Things … So in Love … In the Still of the Night … Begin the Beguine … Everything I Love … Don’t Fence Me In … Miss Otis Regrets … [Read more...]

Friday, July 28th – 5:30-8 pm
230 Jones Street, Local 6, Literary Jazz Band
jazz in the bookshop every Friday since 2002

Ray Loeckle and Jerry Logas, saxes Glen Deardorff, guitar Dean Reilly, bass Tony Johnson, drums … [Read more...]

Saturday, July 29th – 7:30-10:00 pm
Caroline Davis Quintet
jazz club! when lights are low…

From NYC: Caroline Davis, tenor saxophone and Carmen Staaf, piano, plus local heroes Raffi Garabedian, tenor sax; Noah Garabedian, bass; Evan Hughes, drums Caroline, Carmen and Noah -- none of whom have played at Bird & Beckett before -- are … [Read more...]

Sunday, July 30th – 4:30-6:30 pm:
Avotcja & Modúpue
celebrate Avotcja’s 76th birthday!

Avotcja, spoken word and small multi-percussion; Sandi Poindexter, violin Frances Wong, saxophone; Jon Jang, piano Heshima Mark Williams, bass Raul Ramirez, multi-percussion Avotcja is a jazz musician with deep roots, a riveting poet, an … [Read more...]

Wednesday, August 2nd – 7:30-9:30 pm
San Francisco’s Incoming Poet Laureate Kim Shuck
reads new and selected poems

Kim Shuck has been selected as San Francisco's seventh poet laureate, and will take the reins from Alejandro Murguia in early August. Her four published collections (three books and one chapbook) are, in order Smuggling Cherokee, Rabbit Stories … [Read more...]

Thursday, August 3rd – 7:30-10:00 pm
Randy Lee Odell presents…
Spy Soul

Lee Vilensky, guitar Carroll Ashby, trombone Ed Ivey, bass Randy Lee Odell, drums   … [Read more...]

Friday, August 4th – 5:30-8:00 pm
Don Prell’s SeaBop Ensemble
plays jazz in the bookshop

Bassist Prell got his start in L.A. in the 1950s, traveling for several years as a member of the Bud Shank Quartet. He's been a cornerstone of the Bird & Beckett Friday night jazz series since its inception in 2002, and leads a group here on the … [Read more...]

Saturday, August 5th – 7:30-10:00 pm
John Calloway Quartet
jazz club! when lights are low…
$15 cover charge

The jazz commissioner is on the job. Latin jazz specialist John Calloway brings in a quartet that's representative of the Bay Area's best and brightest! Jordan Samuels on guitar, Alex Farrell on bass and Brian Andres on drums. Latin, straight-ahead, … [Read more...]

Sunday, August 6 – 4:30-6:30 pm
Richard Sears Quartet
which way west? Sunday concert series

Bay Area-raised, Brooklyn-based pianist Richard Sears possesses an original voice as an improvisor and composer. His composition has been recognized by grants from the Aaron Copland Fund and the Los Angeles Jazz Society. As a performer, Richard has … [Read more...]

Sunday, August 6th – 7:30-9:30 pm
The Seducers
Classic, Outlaw & Honky Tonk Country Music

Joe Goldmark, pedal steel, leads a country music supergroup, with Mitch Polzak on lead guitar and vocals, Hank Maninger on bass guitar and vocals, and Kenny Owen, the Haiku Cowboy, on drums. Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams and a fistful … [Read more...]

Monday, August 7th – 7-9 pm
POETS! every 1st & 3rd Monday
Donnelle McGee and Vincent Meis
Two featured writers followed by an open mic

Donnelle McGee reads recent poems and other work. Vincent Meis reads from his novel, Deluge (Fallen Bros. Press, 2016). Donnelle McGee is a Jimi Hendrix freak and wishes he could dunk a basketball. He earned his MFA from Goddard College. He is … [Read more...]