Sunday, March 24th – 2:00-4:00 pm
Dual Book Launches:
Karen Hildebrand (Crossing Pleasure Avenue)
and Ron Riekki (Posttraumatic)

San Francisco's own Klipschutz hosts and SF poet Will Walker opens for two writers with new books to launch: Karen Hildebrand and Ron Riekki. About Karen Hildebrand's recent volume of poetry, Crossing Pleasure Avenue (Indolent Books, 2018), one … [Read more...]

Sunday, March 24th – 4:30-6:30 pm
Rob Sudduth Trio
which way west?
Sunday concert series

Rob Sudduth, saxophone Dahveed Behroozi, piano Jason Lewis, drums Rob Sudduth is back for the fourth time on the Bird & Beckett stage, this time leading a trio. A good chunk of his career has been playing to stadiums, concert halls and rock … [Read more...]

Tuesday, March 26th – 7:30-9:30 pm
Sylvia Cuenca Trio
with Roni Ben-Hur, guitar, and Harvie S, bass

These consummate and well-traveled jazz musicians have worked as a trio under one another's leadership the past couple of years at such venues as Blues Alley in Washington, D.C., Mezzrow and Zinc Bar in Greenwich Village, Vitello's in LA, Cafe … [Read more...]

plenty more on tap…

You're invited to a meeting of the Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday, the 27th, at 7pm. The BBCLP is the 501(c)3 nonprofit organization we created to help us fund all this fun... ask us if you want to … [Read more...]

Saturday, March 30th – 7:30–10:00 pm
Dmitri Matheny Quartet
What the World Needs Now:
The Burt Bacharach Songbook

jazz club! when lights are low… every Saturday night

Dmitri Matheny, flugelhorn Ken French, piano Ron Belcher bass Greg Wyser-Pratte drums Flugelhorn master Dmitri Matheny has been lauded as “one of the most emotionally expressive improvisers of his generation” (International Review of … [Read more...]

POETS! every 1st & 3rd Monday
Monday, April 1st – 7-9 pm
Michael Koch + Robert Anbian
followed by an open mic

A Night Horn Press celebration... On April 1st, poet and Night Horn Press publisher Robert Anbian joins poet Michael Koch to recite verse and celebrate Night Horn's most recent release, Koch's poetry collection Street Theology.  The featured … [Read more...]

Tuesday, April 2nd – 7:30-9:30 pm
Aloha Uke Squad
Playalong Benefit for Bird & Beckett!

Ukulele Jam Fundraiser for Bird & Beckett Books and Records Bring your uke and come on out to strum, jam, and just enjoy ukulele music! All levels are welcome. Play at your own level and sing along. Or just come and listen to everyone … [Read more...]

Saturday, April 6th – 7:30–10:00 pm
Erik Jekabson Quintet
jazz club! when lights are low… every Saturday night

The Jazz Philanthropists Union presents... Erik Jekabson, trumpet Kasey Knudsen, saxophone Keith Saunders, piano John Wiitala, bass David Flores, drums … [Read more...]

Sunday, April 7th – 2:00–3:30 pm
Random Poetics

What is poetry? What is the poet’s role? Is there a future for this ancient art? Does poetry constitute An ideology Poet Neeli Cherkovski will talk on these and other issues in a provocative evening in Glen Park. … [Read more...]

Sunday, April 7th – 4:30-6:30 pm
Brittany Biala Trio
which way west?
Sunday concert series

Brittany Biala, saxophone, leads a trio featuring Helen Orzel, keyboard, and William Bohrer, bass. With 14 years of experience, Brittany graduated with a BM in Jazz Studies on tenor saxophone in 2017. Her sound has been uniquely shaped by her … [Read more...]

Sunday, April 14th – 4:30-6:30 pm
Lewis Jordan’s Music at Large
which way west?
Sunday concert series

Lewis Jordan (saxophone and vocal) Sandi Poindexter (violin) Jimmy Biala (drums/percussion) Karl Evangelista (guitar) Erich Olen Hunt (bass) Jimmy Biala (drums) … [Read more...]

We’ve been doing it for years with a little help from our friends…

As we start to think about our 20th anniversary coming up in May, we at Bird & Beckett think it's appropriate to reproduce this email from the proprietor to the store's patrons, written eleven years ago and dated June 24, 2008: "Big … [Read more...]