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...]

Friday, January 23rd – 5:30-8:00 pm
jazz in the bookshop
Chuck Peterson Quintet
with vocalist Dorothy Lefkovis

The original recipe!  Five musicians, great bebop, swinging vocals.  These guys and Dorothy have all been solid senders since the early 1950s, and know their stuff.  Come find out just how sweet & swinging it can be.  Donate what you can to help … [Read more...]

Friday, December 12th – 5:30 to 8:00pm
Jimmy Ryan’s
Bird & Beckett Bebop Band

On the second Friday of each month, jazz in the bookshop features The Jimmy Ryan Quintet aka The Bird & Beckett Bebop Band! In December, Jimmy's band features Henry Hung on trumpet and Stu Pilorz on trombone, with Don Alberts on piano, Bishu … [Read more...]

Saturday, November 29th – 8-11 pm
jazz club — when lights are low

Four colleagues -- jazz professionals for six decade, if not more. Charlie McCarthy, sax Ray Scott, guitar Chuck Bennett, bass Jim Zimmerman, drums. These musicians are all well-traveled, highly regarded players, and have been getting … [Read more...]

Friday, October 17 – 5:30-8:00 pm
jazz in the bookshop
Guitarist Scott Foster
quartet with Henry Hung, Mike Bordelon and Surya Prakasha

San Francisco's longest running neighborhood jazz party continues to pack the place, and every third Friday our favorite guitarist takes the helm. No cover charge, but your kind donations at the shows help us pay the musicians!  And your annual … [Read more...]