jazz club special!
A tribute to pianist Smith Dobson
Gail Dobson & Friends
Saturday, January 3rd, 8-11 pm

Smith Dobson was a key jazz pianist in these parts right up to his untimely death in a car accident in 2001 at the age of 54.  The eminent jazz journalist Philip Elwood wrote, "The importance of Dobson's more than 20 years on the South Bay jazz scene … [Read more...]

Saturday, December 13th — 8-11 pm
jazz club! when lights are low
Grant Levin Quartet

Tonight, pianist Grant Levin changes it up, presenting saxophonist Jonathan Bautista, bassist Ricardo Diaz, and drummer Jon Arkin. Grant has been knocking us out for a couple of years now, latecomers as we are to the party that started rocking … [Read more...]

Sunday, November 30th – 4:30-6:30 pm
which way west? Sunday concert series
Walter Earl Trio

Pianist Walter Earl improvises effortlessly and fluidly, drawing on great reserves of emotion and experience. He's played jazz for decades as well as doing a lot of work on film scores and the like.  We've heard him here solo and working with … [Read more...]

Friday, November 21st – 5:30-8:00 pm
jazz in the bookshop — Monk’s Music
The Scott Foster Ensemble

Saxophonist David Boyce, pianist Ben Slater, bassist Adam Gay and drummer Dave Mihaly join leader/guitarist Scott Foster for a foray across the musical terrain of Thelonious Monk. … [Read more...]

Sunday, November 2nd – 4:30-6:30 pm
Sorry! Pugsley Buzzard will have to return later!

Right now, Randy Craig will rise to the occasion with a quartet!

Sure, Pugsley Buzzard has flat out delighted Bird & Beckett audiences several  years running, as he's made the store's stage a regular stop on his mostly annual U.S. tours since 2011.  As we noted then, "he boasts an unlikely name and a voice … [Read more...]