Sunday, April 26th – 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Josh Workman Quartet

We'll call this booking the after-party for the annual Glen Park Festival, which will be wrapping up just as guitarist Josh Workman is taking the stage at Bird & Beckett. Josh is bringing in a tight quartet featuring David Udolf on piano; Ravi … [Read more...]

Sunday, March 22nd, 4:30-6:30 pm
Jinx Jones & His Jazzabilly All-Stars

Jinx Jones is among the top guitar wizards in the Bay Area, known far and wide for his killer rockabilly virtuosity, but no stranger to the jazz tradition.  His Jazzabilly All-Stars set the standard for cool and straight ahead jazz with an Americana … [Read more...]

Friday, February 20th – 5:30-8:00 pm
The Scott Foster Ensemble
plays from a 1970s bag

Scott Foster leads his quartet through territory not so often explored on the Bird & Beckett bandstand.  Remember the 1970s?!? Jim Peterson, reeds; Mike Bordelon on bass; and Ricky Carter on drums join the guitarist a freaky little expedition … [Read more...]

Friday, January 30th – 5:30-8:00 pm
jazz in the bookshop special!
Guitarist Howard Alden!

Howard Alden, passing through from his home in New York City, plays Bird & Beckett's Friday evening jazz party in a trio format with local heroes and long-time associates Vince Lateano on drums and Peter Barshay on bass. Howard is one of the … [Read more...]

Sunday, January 11th — 4:30-6:30 pm
Craig Ventresco & Meredith Axelrod
ragtime and other early guitar styles

Exuberant music by two masters of styles long forgotten by the popular audience. Craig has had a decades-old obsession with investigating the music he's found in the grooves of dusty stacks of 78s.  He plays a whole lot of guitar; in fact, is … [Read more...]