Archives for May 2014

Friday, July 4th — 5:30 to 8:00 pm
jazz in the bookshop
Don Prell’s Seabop Ensemble

Don Prell's Seabop Ensemble plays the first Friday of every month at Bird & Beckett.  Don's been handling the lion's share of the bass duties here since the series started way back in late 2002, and he's still going strong.  He's a veteran of the … [Read more...]

Sunday, June 29th — 4:30 to 6:30 pm
The Albatross Clarinet Quartet

Dave Tidball (clarinet, bass clarinet) Jim Dukey (clarinet, bass clarinet) Dick Mathias (clarinet, bass clarinet) Charlie Keagle (clarinet) A return engagement by a favorite aggregation! With this concert, the Albatross Clarinet Quartet … [Read more...]

Sunday, June 22nd — 4:30-6:30 pm
Jazz pianist Joel Forrester
solo!

Joel Forrester returns to San Francisco -- and Bird & Beckett -- to play a few dates around the Bay.  Joel's well known for his work with the Microscopic Sextet, for solo accompaniment to silent films, for composing the theme for "Fresh Air" on … [Read more...]

Monday, June 16 – 7:00 pm
“A Pocket of Poets” + open mic

Stephen Kopel, Nancy Wakeman, Al Averbach and Jane Rades read their work.  Open mic follows.  Jerry Ferraz hosts. Come one, come all! & Happy Bloomsday to you! … [Read more...]

Wednesday, June 11 — 7 p.m.
J. Tony Serra: his life,
work & convictions!
Book release celebration & reading–
wine & roses will abound!

J. Tony Serra will present his new "chromatic, metaphoric autobiography" Tony Serra: The Green, Yellow and Purple Years in the Life of a Radical Lawyer (Grizzly Peak Press, 2014).  Written while in Federal prison for tax resistance, Tony goes into … [Read more...]