Saturday, November 25th – 7:30-10:00 pm
New Squatoolas
jazz club! when lights are low…
$20 cover charge

NEW SQUATOOLAS! New Squatoolas Celebrate the Musical Spirit of New Orleans! Jim Peterson, sax Scott Foster, guitar Joe Kyle, Jr., bass Larry Vann, drums Music inspired by New Orleans jazz, funk and soul pioneers -- The Meters, Smokey Johnson, … [Read more...]

Sunday, November 26th – 2:30-4 pm
Walker Talks!

Walker Brents III addresses Herman Hesse's novel, The Glass Bead Game … [Read more...]

Sunday, November 26th – 4:30-6:30 pm
The Cottontails
which way west? Sunday concert series
  

Karina Denike, vocals Michael McIntosh, piano Tom Griesser, sax Ari Munkres, bass Randy Odell, drums The Cottontails romp through vintage classics of the jazz age, swing era hits and 50s R&B without a care. They've played at jazz clubs, … [Read more...]

Sunday, November 26th – 7:30 pm – $15 cover charge
The Grant Levin Quartet, featuring saxophonist Noel Jewkes
David Ewell, bass; Jeff Minnieweather, drums

Colleagues across generations. Masters of jazz! Pianist Grant Levin and reed player Noel Jewkes have a developed a deep mutual admiration and a collaborative relationship on the bandstand that always produces beautiful music. David Ewell on … [Read more...]

Thursday, November 30th – 7:30-9:30 pm
Eric & the In Crowd

The In Crowd this time around will feature Grammy-awarded Pete Cornell on sax and Joe McKinley on bass, reunited with pianist Eric Shifrin almost 30 years after helping him with his debut piano recording "BLOOD SUGAR." It was that legendary album … [Read more...]

Friday, December 1st – 5:30-8:00 pm
Oop Bop Sh’Bam 
jazz in the bookshop
every Friday since October 2002

Last chance to hear Oop Bop Sh' Bam in 2017! Five cats who swing like nobody's business and navigate the bop changes like it's second nature. Jeff Burr's the kid on the date -- a magnificently capable guitarist, spinning out lines and voicing lovely … [Read more...]

Sunday, December 3rd – 2 pm
Three on a Match: New & Improving!
Poetry & Music from Klipschutz & Friends

Bird and Beckett Books and Records Presents A Three on a Match Production KLIPSCHUTZ & FRIENDS Poetry & Music Sunday, December 3rd - 2 pm Hosted by Paul Fericano   KLIPSCHUTZ (pen name of Kurt Lipschutz) has been recognized by … [Read more...]

Sunday afternoon and evening, December 3rd…

At 4:30 Sunday, Jinx Jones brings in his jazz trio and a little thing called a cd... this one's called the Jinx Jones Trio and, oh, it was recorded live at Bird & Beckett last June... just the perfect xmas gift, don't you think? And at 7:30, … [Read more...]

POETS! every 1st & 3rd Monday
Monday, December 4th – 7-9 pm
Avotcja and Jeanne Powell
hosted by Jerry Ferraz, and followed by an open mic
 

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Tuesday, December 5th – 7-9  pm
Mr. B plays boogie woogie piano and much, much more
 

On tour out of Ann Arbor, Mr. B is renowned. We're pleased and honored to present him here, brought to us and hosted by Joe Cunningham, at this magnificent juncture in boogie woogie time! … [Read more...]

Thursday, December 7th – 7:30-9:30 pm
Randy Lee Odell presents… Jill Tracy

Jill Tracy is a San Francisco-based singer/pianist, storyteller, and “sonic archeologist” who has garnered multiple awards and a passionate following for her beautifully haunting, cinematic music, sophisticated lyrics, old-world glamour—and curious … [Read more...]

December 8 – 9 – 10 . . . four more dates . . .

Friday, the 8th, saxophonist Smith Dobson's quartet takes the stage with a program of Ellington, Monk and more, inspired by the work of Paul Desmond... Jeffrey Burr is featured on guitar, with Doug Stuart on bass and Jon Arkin on drums. Saturday, … [Read more...]

Monday, December 11th – 7:30-9:30 pm
RJAM Jam Session!

On the second Monday of each month, Bird & Beckett hosts a jam session with the inaugural class of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s brand new jazz BMUS (Bachelor of Music) degree program. The session is open to high school and college … [Read more...]

Celebration of Latif Harris
(date tba)
  

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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...]

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

Ray Loeckle (tenor saxophone); Brad Buethe (guitar), Dean Reilly (bass) and Tony Johnson (drums) carry on the tradition that began with Chuck Peterson's weekly Friday trio date that started it all back in late 2002. This band showcases the music … [Read more...]