which way west? Sunday concert series.
All ages welcome!
No cover charge, but your generous donations
make it possible for us to pay the musicians.
Sunday, June 23rd â€“ 4:30-6:30 pm: Â Chaude Symphonie Trio.
AÂ century ago, France sizzledÂ with “le jazz hot” —Â taking up the American classicalÂ music created by King Oliver, Louis Armstrong and their confreres as it developed in New Orleans, Chicago and New York and swinging itÂ in the Paris music halls and clubs,Â energizingÂ it with the gypsy spin of guitarist Django Reinhart.Â The musicÂ thrills to this day!
Now, in the San Francisco of the 21st century, the dynamic crossover cellist Rebecca Roudman leads le Chaude Symphonie, a group assaying a virtuosic and hard swinging exploration of 20th century hot jazz andÂ quite aÂ bit more.Â We’ll be presenting the trio version of this group, with Rebecca playing cello,Â Jason Eckl on guitar and Xander Abbe on violin.
Rebecca is a renownedÂ cellist, playing classical musicÂ as a member of the Santa Rosa Symphony and the Oakland East-Bay Symphony and other regional outfits, sharing the stage in “alternative” cello contexts with Isaac Hayes, Elvis Costello, Carlos Santana, Ry Cooder, Liz Phair and many more, and leading a number of her own small groups venturing into whatever territory she pleases.
Chaude SymphonieÂ presents unique and excitingÂ arrangements of classic swinging tunes of the 20s and 30s, evoking the gypsy jazz of Django Reinhard and joyously bounding over territory that stretches fromÂ Russian-inspired gypsy folk tunes toÂ postmodern improvisations, all withÂ ecstatic rhythms and inÂ tempos sure to excite.
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