Friday, May 8th – 5:30-8:00 p.m.
Jimmy Ryan Quintet
plays jazz in the bookshop

On the second Friday of each month, jazz in the bookshop features The Jimmy Ryan Quintet aka The Bird & Beckett Bebop Band!  Tonight, tenor sax player Joe Cohen and trombonist Stu Pilorz hold center stage, with Don Alberts on piano and Aaron Cohn on bass joining drummer Ryan to comprise the rhythm section!

Jimmy Ryan on Diamond StreetJimmy’s regular band at Bird & Beckett on the 2nd Fridays is typically a quintet that includes two horn players — Henry Hung, trumpet; Stu Pilorz, trombone and/or Joe Cohen, sax; plus a fabulous rhythm section comprising Don Alberts, piano; Bishu Chatterjee or Aaron Cohn, bass — and Jimmy Ryan on drums, of course!

Drummer Ryan learned his trade in L.A. in the ’50s, and hit the San Francisco scene (by way of a short stint in Monterey) in 1960.  Jimmy has played alongside influential musicians Putter Smith, Vince Wallace, Kent Glenn and Bishop Norman Williams, putting in significant time in the early days at legendary San Francisco clubs including Jimbo’s Bop City, Ronnie’s Soulville and in the Fillmore and the Jazz Workshop in North Beach, and in a more recent era, the Gathering Caffe on Grant Avenue.

jazz in the bookshop happens every Friday from 5:30 to 8:00 pm. 

There’s never a cover charge, but your generosity at the gigs
is crucial to help us pay the bands.  All ages welcome!

 Join your friends and neighbors for a lovely
end-of-the-work-week tradition.

1st Fridays – Don Prell’s Seabop Ensemble
2nd Fridays – Jimmy Ryan’s Bird & Beckett Bebop Band
3rd Fridays – The Scott Foster Ensemble
4th Fridays – The Chuck Peterson Quintet
5th Fridays – special guests – in May, the Kurt Ribak Trio.