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...]

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...]

Sunday, September 24th – 4:30-6:30 pm
Tin Cup Serenade
tragic songs of hope

In these tumultuous times, we need Tin Cup Serenade's tragic songs of hope more than ever. Rolf Wilkinson writes the tunes, by and large, sings them and plays guitar, Larry Leight plays trombone and Safa Shokrai plays bass. Nashville Music News … [Read more...]

. . . 2, 3, 4! duo, trio, quartet… pianist Grant Levin
2nd, 3rd & 4th Sunday evenings, every month

Sunday, September 24th – 7:30 pm – $15 cover charge
The Grant Levin Quartet

Best damn jazz piano player ever, in your own back yard! Tatum? Mary Lou Williams? Herbie Nichols? Meet your young colleague from the North Coast, San Francisco's finest... We're not joking! You're missing out if you're not clued in, so take … [Read more...]

Friday, September 29th – 5:30-8 pm
John Calloway Quartet
plays jazz in the bookshop
 

The Jazz Commissioner is on the job! Latin jazz specialist John Calloway brings in a quartet that's representative of the Bay Area's best and brightest -- Jordan Samuels on guitar, Alex Farrell on bass and Brian Andres on drums. Latin, … [Read more...]