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...]

Saturday, July 11th – 7:30 to 10 pm
The Grant Levin Quartet
plays Bird & Beckett’s jazz club!
when lights are low…

Grant Levin will be in the shop with bassist Chris Amberger, playing informally as a duo from 4-6 pm... plan to just browse around, as the chairs won't be set out 'til 7:00 for "jazz club" -- our regular Saturday night date -- which will swing into … [Read more...]