Pianist and vocalist Frank Jackson has been an important part of the San Francisco jazz scene since the early 1950s if not earlier… having moved out from Texas with his family in 1942.Â Today, he’s respected as a swinging elder statesman of the music and he’s going strong.Â Read up on him at this link:Â AllMusic: Frank Jackson.
On reeds, we’ll have the legendary musician’s musician Noel Jewkes — a towering figure on the local scene for decades.
Known in some quarters as Dr. Legato, Noel isÂ heir to a lovely, swinging style that many associate in their minds with the great Lester Young, though he’s fully his own man — and a terrific composer and pianist in addition to his considerable skills on saxophone and clarinet.
Leader John Clark on bass and drummer Rob Gibson provide the structure forÂ thisÂ consummate quartet date.
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