His career in jazz reaches back to the 1950s, however, when he was a key participant in the Los Angeles jazz scene – touring and recording with Bud Shank, playing constantly at clubs including the Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach and the Haig in downtown L.A. Tours with Shank took him across the country and to the Netherlands, France and South Africa.
This pianoless quartet echoes the Gerry Mulligan / Chet Baker unit that made waves in early 1950s. Don was there at its birth.
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.
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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