Avotcja,Â named 2015 Jazz Hero by the Bay Area Chapter of the Jazz Journalists Association last July, is a jazz musician with deep roots, a riveting poet, an imaginative and ruminative prose writer, a pioneer, an individualist, a fierce champion of her fellow musicians, poets and artists. Â She leads the group named Best Jazz Group of the Year in 2005 and 2010 by the Bay Area Blues Hall of Fame,Â ModÃºpue (“graditude”) — a flexible ensemble with anywhere from four to fourteen musicians, a company that includes some of the Bay Area’s very best. Â This Sunday afternoon at Bird & Beckett, Avotcja will be joined by pianist Jon Jang, reed player Francis Wong and bassist Heshima Mark Williams — stellar musicians all with major careers and reputations in the music.
Read more about Avotcja and ModÃºpue on her site atÂ http://www.avotcja.org/
BRING IN THE NEW YEAR RIGHT
WITH THE ANNUAL HEALING EVENING OF
POETRY, JAZZ & THE FIRE OF WORDSONG
it’s gonna be magic â€¦ come share the vibe!!!
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