Pay what you can, and enjoy the process whereby musicians find their way among their peers, without specific preparation and preconceptions, just years of learning their craft and learning to listen and learning to respond to the moment, to the tradition and to the next musical idea. It’s fascinating and vastly entertaining, and Bird & Beckett’s just the place to hang and take it all in. BYOB and help us pay the trio that hosts the session! Musicians, come out and enjoy the moment! Here’s an amusing article on the jam session tradition… https://nypost.com/2015/05/29/the-hot-harlem-club-making-1920s-jazz-cool-again/
Our events are put on under the umbrella of the nonprofit Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project (the "BBCLP"). That's how we fund our ambitious schedule of 300 or so concerts and literary events every year.
The BBCLP is a 501(c)(3) non-profit...
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Gigging musicians! You have nothing to lose but your lack of a collective voice to achieve fair wages for your work!
The IMA can be a conduit for you, if you join in to make it work.
Read more here - Andy Gilbert's Feb 25 article about the IMA from KQED's site