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...]

Saturday, August 5th – 7:30-10:00 pm
John Calloway Quartet
jazz club! when lights are low…
$15 cover charge

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, straight-ahead, … [Read more...]

Sunday, August 6th – 7:30-9:30 pm
The Seducers
Classic, Outlaw & Honky Tonk Country Music

Joe Goldmark, pedal steel, leads a country music supergroup, with Mitch Polzak on lead guitar and vocals, Hank Maninger on bass guitar and vocals, and Kenny Owen, the Haiku Cowboy, on drums. Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, Hank Williams and a fistful … [Read more...]

Mark your calendar!
Saturday, September 23rd
Jeff Hamilton Jazz!

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, July 16th – 2 pm
Philip Kobylarz: Miscellany of Diverse Things
with Sabrina Barreto!
word jazz!

Philip Kobylarz is an itinerant teacher of the language arts and writer of fiction, journalism, poetry, book reviews, and essays. He has been a journalist, a film critic, a veterinarian’s assistant, a deliverer of furniture, and by default, an … [Read more...]