Friday, March 13 – 5:30-8 pm
Scott Foster Ensemble:
Rummaging in Dexter’s Bag

Guitarist Scott Foster leads a quartet through tunes associated with the great tenor saxophonist Dexter Gordon. We're talkin' the great David Boyce on sax (think Broun Fellinis, but then think Dexter!), plus Noah Schenker on bass and Omar Aran on … [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...]

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...]