Sunday, July 15th – 2:00-3:30 pm
Poets Julie Rogers & Gene Berson read their work

Two wonderful poets hold forth Sunday afternoon... click through for the details! … [Read more...]

Saturday, July 14th – 7:30 pm
Avotcja & Modupue
$20 cover charge (students $10)
jazz club! when lights are low…

Modupue! Bay Area Blues Hall of Fame Jazz Group of the Year 2005 and 2010 Avotcja, poetry and small multi-percussion Francis Wong, saxophone Yancy Taylor, vibes Heshima, bass Raul Ramirez, multi-percussion with guest saxophonist Richard … [Read more...]

Saturday, July 14th – 4:30-6:30 pm
The solo piano and vocals of Sharman Duran

The San Francisco International Arts Festival, presenting Sharman Duran in a trio performance this past May, noted that she is "a vocalist/songwriter comfortable with the complexities of jazz. The pairing of music of harmonic depth with lyrics … [Read more...]

Friday, July 13th – 9-11 pm
Sukhawat Ali Khan’s Shukriya Ensemble
$15 cover charge; students $5

Sukhawat Ali Khan returns to Bird & Beckett with an ensemble of musicians steeped in Sufi music and Sukhawat's own family's 600-year-old Hindustani classical musical tradition, the Sham Chorasi Gharana, best known to contemporary audiences … [Read more...]

Friday, July 13th – 5:30-8:00 pm
The Grant Levin Trio
jazz in the bookshop every Friday
$10 suggested donation

Grant Levin, piano Giulio Xavier, bass Mike Mitchell, drums Two sets of piano trio jazz from three of the Bay Area's finest players. Purchase Grant Levin's latest trio cd on cdbaby: "Live in California" with bassist Greg D'Augeli and drummer … [Read more...]