Store Anniversary Celebration!
Friday, May 22nd – 5:30-8:00 pm
jazz in the bookshop
The Jazz Founders!

Store Anniversary Celebration! Founded in May 1999 at 2788 Diamond, Bird & Beckett is 16 years old this month! Tonight, May 22nd, it's a special "Founders' Reunion" of the Friday evening "jazz in the bookshop" series leaders: Chuck … [Read more...]

Sunday, May 17th – 4:30-6:30 pm
which way west? Sunday concert series
Mean to Me – Ben Slater, Judy Butterfield, Dave Shaff + 3

Mean to Me resurrects jazz of the 1920s through 1940s--sometimes twisted by the more modern stylings of Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, and Ahmad Jamal--and an eclectic variety of soul-jazz and latin-jazz. This mix reflects the interests of its … [Read more...]

Saturday, May 16th – 8-11 pm
jazz club! when lights are low…
The Ways & Means Committee

Heshima Mark Williams presents The Ways & Means Committee, a tight quintet that delves deep into a book of straight-ahead jazz influenced by Herbie Hancock, Jerry Gonzalez, Buster Williams, and Fort Apache Band. For their Bird & Beckett … [Read more...]

jazz in the bookshop every Friday!
This evening, May 15th, 5:30-8:00 pm:
The Chuck Peterson Quintet

Chuck Peterson, who leads his quintet on tenor sax and flute this evening, started this ball rolling over twelve years ago... six hundred fifty Fridays ago! And not once since that start in late 2002 has Bird & Beckett been without the sounds … [Read more...]

Saturday, May 9th – 8-11 pm
jazz club… when lights are low
The Grant Levin Quartet

On the second Saturday of every month, pianist Grant Levin assembles a quartet, choosing players from the ranks of San Francisco's most talented jazz musicians. Tonight, enjoy Grant's in-the-moment collaboration with tenor sax player Jonathan … [Read more...]