Guitarist Scott Foster leads a superb quartet through the paces,
tracing 1947 as it unfurled before a few galvanized souls in aÂ nation
narcoticized by a consumerist fog that blanketed the land.
Â In other words, a time much like our own! But with amazing music!
Joining Scott are Danny Brown on tenor sax; Eric Markowitz on bass; and Vince Lateano on drums.
Special guest Terry Tarnoff, North Beach novelist, joins the band towards the end of the first set to read passages from his novel The Chronicle of Stolen Dreams – a road novel and bildungsroman unfurling as Chicago blues, bebop andÂ alien encounters shape the emerging mid-century modern America.
David Amram, long-time collaborator with Jack Kerouac, says, â€œTerry Tarnoff is a writer whose every word, like a great blues masterâ€™s instrumental solos, pulls you into his world. His tales are alternately engrossing, touching and hilarious.â€
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