Archives for April 2016

Sunday, May 29th – 4:30-6:30 pm
Charles Thomas Quartet

Trumpet player George Spencer pianist Grant Levin and drummer Mark Lee join bassist Charles Thomas for two sets of jazz Sunday afternoon, 4:30-6:30 pm, at Bird & Beckett Books That's Charles and Grant in the photo, with drummer Omar Aran, … [Read more...]

Sunday, May 29th – 2:30 pm
Walker Talks! on Aldous Huxley

Walker Brents III never fails to spin a fascinating account of some aspect of philosophy, history, mythology, some poet, a cultural moment... This afternoon, Walker's subject is novelist and essayist Aldous Huxley, the author of Brave New World, … [Read more...]

Saturday, May 28th – 7:30-10 pm
The Vinnie Rodriguez Quartet
featuring Jay Standards, trumpet
Focus on trumpeters Kenny Dorham and Donald Byrd

Saturday nights, the vibe shifts at Bird & Beckett as we put the lights down low and welcome to the stage an array of great jazz players from the Bay Area's deep talent pool. Drummer Vinnie Rodriguez's quartet this Saturday night features … [Read more...]

Saturday, May 28th – 4-6 pm
Grant Levin / Charles Thomas Duo

Twice a month, on the 2nd and 4th Saturday afternoons, 2 pm to 4 pm, pianist Grant Levin invites another fine Bay Area jazz musician to the stage for two sets of jazz. Always a fascinating and rewarding experience for the Bird & Beckett audience. … [Read more...]

Thursday, May 26th – 7-9 pm
Book Release Celebration
A World Less Away, a collection of poems by José Luis Gutiérrez

Poet Tracey Knapp will join José Luis Gutiérrez in a reading to celebrate the release of Jose's new collection, A World Less Away.  Tracey's book, "Mouth," was published in 2015. Guitarist David McFarland contributes his music to the … [Read more...]