Archives for March 2017

Friday, August 4th – 5:30-8:00 pm
Don Prell’s SeaBop Ensemble
plays jazz in the bookshop

Bassist Prell got his start in L.A. in the 1950s, traveling for several years as a member of the Bud Shank Quartet. He's been a cornerstone of the Bird & Beckett Friday night jazz series since its inception in 2002, and leads a group here on the … [Read more...]

Wednesday, August 2nd – 7:30-9:30 pm
San Francisco’s Incoming Poet Laureate Kim Shuck
reads new and selected poems

Kim Shuck has been selected as San Francisco's seventh poet laureate, and will succeed Alejandro Murguia in early August. Her four published collections (three books and one chapbook) are Smuggling Cherokee, Rabbit Stories (prose), Sidewalk Ndn and … [Read more...]

Tuesday, August 1st – 7:30-10 pm
Jam Session Send-Off for
Drummers Lewis Sweatt & Timothy Angulo!

  Join us to hear and bid bon voyage to two great young drummers who have been tearing it up on the San Francisco scene for the past several years -- they're Big Apple bound!   Louis and Tim will trade off on drums, along with … [Read more...]

Sunday, July 30th – 4:30-6:30 pm:
Avotcja & Modúpue
celebrate Avotcja’s 76th birthday!

Avotcja, spoken word and small multi-percussion; Frances Wong, saxophone; Manny Moku, piano Heshima Mark Williams, bass Raul Ramirez, multi-percussion Avotcja is a jazz musician with deep roots, a riveting poet, an imaginative and ruminative … [Read more...]

Saturday, July 29th – 7:30-10:00 pm
Caroline Davis Quintet
jazz club! when lights are low…

From NYC: Caroline Davis, alto saxophone and Carmen Staaf, piano, plus local heroes Raffi Garabedian, tenor saxophone; Noah Garabedian, bass; Evan Hughes, drums Caroline, Carmen and Noah -- none of whom have played at Bird & Beckett before -- … [Read more...]