Thursday, May 24th – 7:30-9:30 pm
Lisa Mezzacappa Six: COSMICOMICS Salon #2!
Bookstore residency; $10 requested donation.

New music for jazz sextet by the Lisa Mezzacappa Six, inspired by Italo Calvino’s stories on the history of the universe – developed in a series of salon performances at Bird & Beckett and concluding Saturday, November 3rd. Aaron Bennett, tenor … [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...]

Friday, May 25th – 5:30-8:00 pm
230 Jones Street Jazz Band
jazz in the bookshop
every Friday since October 2002
$10-20 suggested donation; students $5

May 2018 marks the start of our 19th year in business... Come celebrate on Friday, May 24th with Chuck Peterson's legacy jazz band -- the quintet known as the 230 Jones Street Literary Jazz Band and now featuring reed players Ray Loeckle and Jerry … [Read more...]

Friday, May 25th – 9-11 pm
Larry Ochs – Donald Robinson Duo
Late Show! $10 cover charge

Two legendary players of the avant garde! Larry Ochs, reeds Donald Robinson, drums Per Bay Improviser, a crucial site for tracking avant garde music in the Bay Area (found at, no surprise, Larry Ochs works on and … [Read more...]

Two Shows Every Friday!
Jazz in the Bookshop from 5:30-8:00
And then: The Late Show! Friday nights at 8:30 pm

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Saturday, May 26th – 7:30-10:00 pm
Aaron Germain, bass, leads the Chance Ensemble
featuring Mary Fettig, saxophone,
Murray Low, piano, Jon Krosnik, drums.
jazz club! when lights are low… Saturday nights
$20 cover charge tonight; students $10

Aaron Germain’s Chance Ensemble plays a night of all original compositions, with a mix of straight ahead jazz, Brazilian, funk, and fusion. Arrangements include duos and trios within the quartet featuring: Mary Fettig, flute Murray Low, … [Read more...]

Sunday, May 27th – 4:30-6:30 pm
The Grant Levin Trio, featuring
Chris Amberger and Jeff Minnieweather
$10-15 suggested donation; students $5

Three colleagues play in true jazz time. … [Read more...]

Sunday, May 27th – 7:30-9:30 pm
The Evangenitals Return!
$10 requested

It's always a holiday with the Evangenitals. Equal parts pious & pesky, and committed to our salvation!   … [Read more...]

Wednesday, May 30th – 7:30-9:30 pm
CCSF Jazz Club Party! All are invited!

Come to an end-of-the-year party for City College Jazz Club! The CCSF Jazz Club is made up of musicians who've played for decades as well as musicians who are new to jazz. There are 3 vocalists, 2 pianists, 5 horn players, and a rhythm section … [Read more...]

Thursday, May 31st – 7:30-9:30 pm
Viktorija Gecyte & the Gene Perla Trio
$20 cover; students $10

10th Anniversary Tour. Spring into Summer, 2018. Their third Bird & Beckett appearance. Viktorija Gecyte, vocals; Sean Gough, piano; Gene Perla, bass; Jon Arkin, drums. … [Read more...]

Friday, June 1st – 9:00-11:00 pm
Lorca Hart Organ Trio – the late show!
$20 cover charge; students $10

Drummer Lorca Hart brings in guitarist Mike Scott and organist Brian Ho for two sets of music rooted in the classic jazz organ sound (Jimmy Smith, Kenny Burrell, Larry Young, jazz standards and be‐bop) while also exploring more contemporary elements … [Read more...]

Saturday, June 2nd – 7:30 pm
Imperial Jazz Co.
jazz club! when lights are low…

In one of the sweetest rooms in the City, Imperial Jazz Co. brings together some of the brightest lights on the Bay Area music scene performing songs and instrumental standards with maximum swing, scorching solos, and delightful vocals. The band … [Read more...]