Friday, September 23rd – 5:30-8 pm
jazz in the bookshop SF’s longest running neighborhood jazz party
Dorothy Lefkovits with the Chuck Peterson Quintet

The very heart of Bird & Beckett’s music programming is this seasoned group of jazz professionals including¬†the wonderful, gracious and charming vocalist Dorothy Lefkovits. We opened the store in 1999, hosted the occasional jazz concert on weekend afternoons, and then in October 2002 began to present jazz every single Friday evening, with saxophonist Chuck Peterson at the helm. Along came Dorothy with her own group (the late Henry Irvin on guitar, Bishu Chatterjee on bass and the late Jimmy Ryan on drums) for some Sunday afternoon shows, and eventually a full merger of talents was accomplished. ¬†Now, we present Chuck’s band with Dorothy on vocals the fourth Friday of every month. No better way to ease out of the work week and into the weekend then to enjoy a few hours in their company.

Chuck Peterson Quintet

Left to right: Dean Reilly, bass; Howard Dudune, reeds; Chuck Peterson, reeds and flute; Tony Johnson, drums; Glen Deardorff, guitar; Dorothy Lefkovits, vocal