Thanks for supporting live music and poetry! How can you do more?

Join us in promoting a living wage for performing artists in this wealthy and sophisticated city! Think it through, and express your opinions to your district supervisor! A healthy arts culture requires public subsidy. To us, it seems as simple as … [Read more...]

Thursday, September 21st – 7:30 pm
Saxophonist Greg Abate
on tour! – $15 cover charge

Listen to this track, and come down to the show! "Take the Crowell Train" - written for saxophonist and Bay Area educator Ken Crowell. It burns! Greg Abate, a multi-instrumentalist and an alto player in the tradition of Phil Woods, is a road … [Read more...]

Friday, September 22nd – 5:30-8 pm
230 Jones Street, Local 6, Literary Jazz Band
jazz in the bookshop every Friday since 2002

Talk about your San Francisco jazz… On the fourth Friday of each month, our weekly jazz in the bookshop series features The 230 Jones Street, Local 6 Literary Jazz Band — once known as The Chuck Peterson Quintet — five musicians whose history on the … [Read more...]

Saturday, September 23rd – 7:30 pm
Jeff Hamilton Jazz!
$15 cover charge

Jeff Hamilton plays piano! A trio with Clint Baker on trumpet and Robert Young on reeds. There are at least two drummers named Jeff Hamilton in the world of exquisite music... the big band (Clayton/Hamilton) drummer and this one. And don't we … [Read more...]

Sunday, September 24th – 2:30-4 pm
Walker Talks! on the lasting significance of Alan Watts

Alan Watts, born near London in 1915, was drawn to Buddhism at a young age, and published his first book in 1936 at age 21, The Spirit of Zen: A Way of Life, Work and Art in the Far East. Though he later came to view that book as somewhat naive and … [Read more...]