Tuesday, June 27th – 7-8:30 pm
Author Event: Gretchen Dykstra presents Pinery Boys

Pinery Boys: Songs and Songcatching in the Lumberjack Era (University of Washington Press, 2016) A newly annotated edition of a landmark 1926 collection of lumberjack song published by pioneering song collector Franz Rickaby, augmented by a … [Read more...]

Thursday, June 29th – 7:30-9:30 pm
Eric Shifrin & the In Crowd
featuring Jeff Sanford

Eric Shifrin on piano, Jeff Sanford on reeds, Paul Smith on bass, and Randy Lee Odell on drums. Does it get any better?     … [Read more...]

Friday, June 30th – 5:30-8 pm
Pier 23 Reunion Band
jazz in the bookshop every Friday since 2002

Jerry Logas on sax, Alan Steger on piano, Bill Langlois on bass, and Bob Blankenship on drums that'll get it!   … [Read more...]

Saturday, July 1st – 7:30-10:00 pm
Wendy DeWitt, Queen of the Boogie Woogie
live at Bird & Beckett’s jazz club! when lights are low…

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Sunday, July 2nd – 4:30-6:30 pm
Darlene Langston with the Buena Vista Jazz Band
which way west? Sunday concert series

Right around the 4th of July, we always invite in the Buena Vista Jazz Band, and it's always a delight. Darlene Langston is featured on vocals! Chris Bradley, trumpet John Hunt, trombone & vocals Brian Campbell, clarinet Si Perkoff, … [Read more...]

Sunday, July 2nd – 7:30-9:30 pm
The Seducers
Classic, Outlaw & Honky Tonk Country Music

Mitch Polzak, lead guitar and vocals Joe Goldmark, pedal steel guitar Hank Maninger, bass guitar and vocals Ken Owen, drums   … [Read more...]

Four Days, Six Shows! July 6 to 9

Thursday, Ray Skjelbred & the Cubs A hot jazz quintet, Chicago style! Friday, Don Prell's Seabop Ensemble Saturday, The Graham Bruce Quintet with Madaline Duran & Grant Levin Sunday (2pm), poet Carlos Suarez reads from his new … [Read more...]

Thursday, July 6th – 7:30-9:30 pm
Ray Skjelbred & the Cubs
Hot Jazz Chicago Style
canyon moonlight series —
occasional Thursday and Sunday nights

Chicago-style, 5-piece group led by Chicago native Ray Skjelbred on piano, with Kim Cusack on clarinet, Katie Cavera on guitar, Clint Baker on bass and Jeff Hamilton on drums. All but Hamilton share the vocal duties, and do so with elan! The Cubs are … [Read more...]

Saturday, July 8th – 7:30-10:00 pm
Graham Bruce Quintet
live at Bird & Beckett’s jazz club!
when lights are low…

The Jazz Philanthropists Union presents... The Graham Bruce Quintet Graham Bruce - trumpet Madaline Duran - tenor Grant Levin - piano tba - bass Andy Dillard - drums   … [Read more...]

Sunday, July 9th – 2-3:30 pm
Carlos Suarez: Rivermarks

Carlos Suarez reads from his new collection of poems.   … [Read more...]

Sunday, July 9th – 4:30-6:30 pm
Eric Nakanishi Quartet
which way west? Sunday concert series

Eric Nakanishi - sax Matt Wong - piano Giulio Xavier - bass Ben Ring - drums Eric Nakanishi, raised in Walnut Creek, was serious in his study of jazz saxophone from age 9 and by his early teens was selected for school, district, county and … [Read more...]

Sunday, July 9th – 7:30-9:30 pm
…2,3,4: The Grant Levin Duo

  Pianist Grant Levin leads duo, trio and quartet dates on the 2nd, 3rd & 4th Sundays of each month, respectively. This sequence will go down in the annals of Bird & Beckett jazz history!! … [Read more...]

Thursday, July 13th – 7:30-9:30 pm
Potrero Hillbillies – J. Raoul Brody et al

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Friday, July 14th – 5:30-8 pm
A date for Jimmy
Bebop in the bookshop — every Friday since 2002

jazz at bird & beckett wouldn't be what it is without the musicians who kicked it into gear and kept it going for years! R.I.P,  Jimmy! He passed away in July 2015 and will always be missed! … [Read more...]