Friday, October 10th – 5:30-8:00 p.m.
The Bird & Beckett Bebop Band
plays jazz in the bookshop

Drummer Jimmy Ryan leads a stellar rotating crew of musicians on the 2nd Friday of each month -- usually two horns on the front line, piano, bass and drums.  This week, he's got Stu Pilorz on trombone; Stephen Norfleet on tenor sax; Don Alberts on … [Read more...]

First Fridays jazz in the bookshop!
Don Prell’s Seabop Ensemble
5:30 to 8:00 pm

The first Friday of every month, it's always Don Prell's Seabop Ensemble -- a fixture in San Francisco's longest running neighborhood jazz party! Don has had a six decade love affair with the string bass and jazz, beginning back in the 1950s.  … [Read more...]

jazz in the bookshop every Friday
July 25th – 5:30-8:00 pm:
The Chuck Peterson Quintet

Chuck's not here this week... but valve trombonist Frank Phipps sits in, while drummer Jim Zimmerman sits in for Tony Johnson and bassist Al Obidinsky sits in for Dean Reilly, with reedman Howie Dudune and guitarist Glen Deardorff as the core of the … [Read more...]

Friday, July 4th — 5:30 to 8:00 pm
jazz in the bookshop
Don Prell’s Seabop Ensemble

Don Prell's Seabop Ensemble plays the first Friday of every month at Bird & Beckett.  Don's been handling the lion's share of the bass duties here since the series started way back in late 2002, and he's still going strong.  He's a veteran of the … [Read more...]

Friday, June 6th, 5:30-8:00 pm
Don Prell’s SeaBop Ensemble
plays jazz in the bookshop

On the first Friday of each month, our weekly jazz in the bookshop series features Don Prell’s Seabop Ensemble. Bassist Prell is a veteran of the 1950s LA-based Bud Shank Quartet and 30 years with the San Francisco Symphony. He’s a fiercely avid jazz … [Read more...]