Wednesday, June 7th – 7:30-9:30 pm
Sylvia Cuenca/Jared Gold Trio with guitarist Jack Tone Riordan
$15 cover charge

Sylvia Cuenca, a San Jose native who's been a first call drummer on the jazz scene in New York City now for several decades, is passing through town and will play Bird & Beckett twice this week -- tonight in a trio with New York organ player … [Read more...]

Friday, June 9th – 5:30-8 pm
Harvey Wainapel / Sylvia Cuenca Quartet
jazz in the bookshop — every Friday since 2002

Harvey Wainapel, reeds Adam Shulman, piano Peter Barshay, bass Sylvia Cuenca, drums Reuniting two old friends who have rarely played together in recent years, the Harvey Wainapel/Sylvia Cuenca Quartet promises an evening of fresh musical … [Read more...]

Friday, June 9th – 9-10:30 pm
Ben Goldberg – Smith Dobson Quartet
with bassist Rob Adkins and drummer Hamir Atwal!
jazz follows jazz in the bookshop tonight!
$10 cover

Clarinetist Ben Goldberg and tenor saxophonist Smith Dobson join forces in a program of tunes by Thelonious Monk, Ornette Coleman and  other masters of America's classical music -- including Duke Ellington and Charlie Parker! This will be a … [Read more...]

Saturday, June 10th – 7:30-10pm
Darren Johnston’s Broken Shadows
jazz club! when lights are low…
every Saturday night

The Jazz Philanthropists Union presents... Darren Johnston, trumpet Miles Wick, bass Jordan Glenn, drums … [Read more...]

Sunday, June 11 – 2-4 pm
Eclectica!

Seven writers share their work in one grand Hoopla!

Eclectica is more than one of the first online literary magazines--it's an ever-growing community of artists and writers. Join us for a reading at Bird and Beckett in part to celebrate Eclectica's first 20 years but also to celebrate the written word … [Read more...]