Friday, April 18th – 5:30 to 8:00 pm
Two Tenors: The Scott Foster Ensemble

Every third Friday, guitarist Scott Foster brings in a newly constituted ensemble for the occasion.  This week:  tenor sax players Ken Rosen and Harvey Robb make up the front line, with Scott on guitar and Richard Saunders on bass.  We'll hear some … [Read more...]

Friday, March 21st – 5:30-8:00 pm
Scott Foster and Friends
play the music of Billy Strayhorn

Every third Friday, guitarist Scott Foster brings in a newly constituted ensemble for the occasion. On March 21st, saxophonist David Boyce, bassist Scott Chapek and drummer Tom Hassett will join Scott to explore the compositions of Billy … [Read more...]

Sunday, February 2nd – 4:30 to 6:30 pm
The Michael Parsons Trio

Among the handful of astonishingly talented young piano players on the San Francisco jazz scene, Michael is often heard at Bird & Beckett on the first Friday of the month in bassist Don Prell's group.  This afternoon, we have the distinct … [Read more...]

thinking about Jim Hall…
Friday, Jan. 17th – 5:30-8:00 pm
The Scott Foster Ensemble
plays jazz in the bookshop

On January 17th, Scott will revisit the music and influence of guitarist Jim Hall, leading a fine trio that will feature bassist Adam Gay and drummer Jim Zimmerman. Guitarist Scott Foster, who's been on the Friday gig since its beginning in late … [Read more...]

Every Friday, 5:30 to 8:00pm:
jazz in the bookshop

We've been doing it for 11 straight years now-- straight-ahead hard bop every Friday evening by seasoned pros and some of the most talented youngsters on the San Francisco scene, ever since sax player Chuck Peterson got the ball rolling back in … [Read more...]