Stay tuned for the next B&B benefit party in Jerry Ferraz's backyard! Here's some video of the last one!
Bishop Norman Williams passes away December 8, 2010
Legendary alto player Bishop Norman William passes away, December 8, 2010
We’re saddened to note the passing of Bishop Norman Williams, a much loved and respected alto player born in Kansas City in 1938, and a fixture on the San Francisco scene since 1961. He played with top-flight musicians from Phineas Newborn to George Coleman to Max Roach, and countless others, and was a teacher on the bandstand to a whole generation of bop-inclined San Francisco musicians who are among the finest of the young players around today. Read more on Bishop on our tumblr blog.
"I don’t think the printed book is going to disappear any time soon. The codex (the bound book) is a wonderful container for information: simple, portable, inexpensive. Flip through the pages. No scrolling. No crashes. And the book, at its best, aspires to and attains the state of art."
-- Les Ferriss
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