Sunday, August 24th – 4:30-6:30 pm
Reconnaissance Fly
jazz and beyond

Aggressively whimsical and charmingly incoherent. Reconnaissance Fly deliriously mixes Spam poetry, found texts and original lyrics with jazz, progressive rock, funk, samba, free improvisation, a small Chinese gong, and an arsenal of wind instruments … [Read more...]

which way west?
Sunday concert series:
July 13th, 4:30 to 6:30 pm
The Smith Dobson Quartet

Smith Dobson V, tenor sax Michael Coleman, piano Rob Adkins, bass Hamir Atwal, drums Smith Dobson V comes from a long line of jazz musicians, and carries it well-- he's very highly regarded for his work on vibes, drums and sax.  He can be heard … [Read more...]

Sunday, July 6th, 4:30-6:30 pm
A Trad Jazz Celebration
The Buena Vista Jazz Band

Each year for five years running, we've welcomed the Buena Vista Jazz Band to the Bird & Beckett stage on the Independence Day weekend (and the last Sunday before Christmas too!) -- and so it goes! Singer Darlene Langston will front the … [Read more...]

Sunday, June 29th — 4:30 to 6:30 pm
The Albatross Clarinet Quartet

Dave Tidball (clarinet, bass clarinet) Jim Dukey (clarinet, bass clarinet) Dick Mathias (clarinet, bass clarinet) Charlie Keagle (clarinet) A return engagement by a favorite aggregation! With this concert, the Albatross Clarinet Quartet … [Read more...]

Sunday, June 1st – 4:30-6:30 pm
DSB! The Dwaine Spurlin Band
with vocalist Nina Causey

"The Sax Man" Dwaine Spurlin was schooled at SFSU and was an understudy for saxophone titan Joe Henderson... he brings a dynamic group into Bird & Beckett featuring Spencer Allen on piano, Attila Medvedsky on bass and Stephen La Porta on drums, … [Read more...]