Once in awhile we’re treated to a five-Friday month, and when that happens we get to bring in a favorite pinch-hitting band– this one led by one of the key players on the Latin jazz scene in San Francisco for several decades already… a top musician, a valued educator, the Jazz Commissioner… Dr. John Calloway.
For the date, John hasÂ assembled a quintet that features Daniel Casares on tenor sax, Mike Smith on guitar, Mike Arnold on bass and Yoel Bibas on drums and percussion.
Read up a bit on John at this link:Â http://www.flutebayarea.com/calloway/
Then come hear him lead this band through the rhythm changes from the Bird & Beckett stage!
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