Friday, July 31st – 5:30-8:00 pm
The Don Alberts Trio
jazz in the bookshop every Friday!

Pianist Don Alberts has the bebop knowledge and technique we love so well at Bird & Beckett, as well as being a prolific composer, a versatile poet, a fiction writer and a documentarian. Don has recorded several cds and has published many volumes … [Read more...]

Sunday, July 26th – 4:30-6:30 pm
Celebrate Avotcja’s 74th birthday
with Modúpue!

Avotcja—one of our very favorite musicians and culture warriors, and a bona fide jazz legend—kicks off Bird & Beckett's Sunday music series in January every year in performance with her band, Modúpue.  And we were proud to host her here just a … [Read more...]

Saturday, July 25th – 7:30-10 pm
jazz club! when lights are low…
The Vinnie Rodriguez Quartet
plays Ornette

Two sets focused on the influence of the late Ornette Coleman, featuring Patrick Wolff on tenor sax; Grant Levin on piano; Doug Stuart on bass; and Vinnie Rodriguez on drums. An excellent brief discussion of Ornette's career and influence can be … [Read more...]

Sunday, July 19th – 8-10 pm
Special engagement!
Pugsley Buzzard on tour!

Pugsley Buzzard!  The piano wonder from Down Under... He's back on tour, and returns for his fourth Bird & Beckett appearance, an occasion that makes us gleefully happy! Pugs is at once a rollicking stride piano master and a gravelly voiced … [Read more...]

Saturday, July 18th – 7:30-10:00 pm
Heshima Trio featuring Gaea Schell

Bassist Heshima Mark Williams leads our 3rd Saturday dates.  He's a San Francisco native whose playing springs from thirty years’ experience of the Bay Area’s rich musical heritage.  Heshima studied under the tutelage of the first African-American … [Read more...]