Archives for April 2014

Monday, May 5th – 7-9 pm
Jerry Ferraz performs
The Golden Key
A troubadour’s fairy tale

Jerry Ferraz is known widely for his link to the bardic tradition, with his small guitar and wandering ways and his long poetic narratives in song that roll out without recourse to the page.  Unfettered to contemporary preoccupations, they can be at … [Read more...]

Sunday, May 4th — 4:30-6:30 pm
The Jon Frank Jazz Quintet
which way west? Sunday concerts

Two Franks -- drummer Jon and trumpeter Noah -- bookend a group that includes guitarist Jordan Samuels, pianist Dave Gibbons and bassist Rob Woodcock this Sunday for our "which way west?" concert.   This Sunday, nestled into two sets … [Read more...]

California Bookstore Day!
Saturday, 11am-7pm at Bird & Beckett…

Riding the backdraft of that big ol' semi known as California Bookstore Day, Bird & Beckett will be proudly displaying (and selling) some eyepopping examples of what some particularly lovely publishers have to offer.  There will be cookies & … [Read more...]

Friday, June 6th, 5:30-8:00 pm
Don Prell’s SeaBop Ensemble
plays jazz in the bookshop

On the first Friday of each month, our weekly jazz in the bookshop series features Don Prell’s Seabop Ensemble. Bassist Prell is a veteran of the 1950s LA-based Bud Shank Quartet and 30 years with the San Francisco Symphony. He’s a fiercely avid jazz … [Read more...]

Sunday, April 27 — 2:30 pm
Walker Brents III perambulates
through the Bhagavad Gita

Each month, Walker Brents III spins a tale investigating the work of a poet, a philosopher, perhaps a bit of mythology or a vast national epic -- or some other subject that holds a fascination for the incurably curious among us. Today, as the … [Read more...]