Sunday, April 22nd – 2:00 pm
Poets Jacqueline Berger and Thomas Centolella

Jacqueline Berger’s fourth book, The Day You Miss Your Exit, was published by Broadstone Books in February. Her previous books include The Gift That Arrives Broken, winner of the 2010 Autumn House Poetry Prize, and Things That Burn, selected by Mark … [Read more...]

Wednesday, April 18th – 7:00-9:00 pm
Poets Steve Dalachinsky, Neeli Cherkovski
& Clark Coolidge with pianist Walter Earl
Alternative Acts

The Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project and the Jazz Philanthropists Union, with financial support from the Zellerbach Family Foundation, present Alternative Acts: Seeking Truth Above #F a series of six concerts beginning April Fools … [Read more...]

Tuesday, April 17th– 7:30-10:00 pm
Ken Fowser Quintet featuring trumpeter Josh Bruneau

"Ken Fowser’s fluid phrasing and melodic approach to improvising developed as a result of his exposure to the rich musical legacy of the Philly Sound, following in time with the rhythmic footsteps of John Coltrane, Lee Morgan, McCoy Tyner, Philly Joe … [Read more...]

Friday, April 20th – 5:30-8 pm
Don Alberts Trio
jazz and bebop in the bookshop
every Friday since 2002
$10-20 suggested donation; students $5

  Don Alberts, an extraordinary bop-influenced jazz pianist and a prolific writer in many veins - whether music, poetry, fiction,  or cultural history, leads a dynamic trio that loves to swing and is ready to go in any direction afforded by … [Read more...]

Sunday, April 8th – 2:00 pm
Joseph Maviglia – mostly words without music, and some with
essayist, poet, singer/songwriter

Canadian poet, guitarist and songwriter Joseph Maviglia's visit to Bird & Beckett has been four years in the making! His collection, Critics Who Know Jack (Urban Myths, Media and Rock and Roll) was published in Guernica Editions' "Essential … [Read more...]