Friday, May 10th, 5:30 to 8:00 pm:
The Jimmy Ryan Quintet

On the second Friday of each month, jazz in the bookshop features The Jimmy Ryan Quintet. Drummer Ryan learned the trade in L.A. in the ’50s as well, and hit the San Francisco scene in 1960 — and never looked back. Jimmy has played with legendary … [Read more...]

“Fifth Friday” jazz in the bookshop
The Michael Parsons Quintet
March 29th, 5:30 to 8:00 p.m.

Our Friday evening jazz series has been going strong for more than a decade, and features four great bands in rotation each month-- but on those lucky occasions when there's a fifth Friday, we get the opportunity to bring in a different aggregation … [Read more...]

Friday, February 22nd
The 230 Jones Street Local 6
Literary Jazz Band
jazz in the bookshop
every Friday evening, 5:30 to 8:00 pm

This week:  The 230 Jones Street, Local 6 Literary Jazz Band -- also known as The Chuck Peterson Quintet. Series founder Chuck Peterson is out this week as he gets his chops back together after some minor dental work, but Frank Phipps will be ably … [Read more...]

Jazz in the bookshop:
every Friday 5:30 to 8:00 pm

Friday, Feb. 4: Don Prell's Seabop Ensemble with Jerry Logas, sax Michael Parsons, piano Don Prell, bass Chris Bjorkbom, drums Bassist Prell got his start in L.A. in the 1950s, when he was a core member of the Bud Shank Quartet, traveling … [Read more...]