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Itâ€™s Macy Blackmanâ€™s Mighty Fine Trio!
Macy is a piano professor of the first water.
Says jazz writer Andrew Gilbert in Berkeleyside,Â â€œMacy is as comfortable rockinâ€™ Ellington and Gershwin as he is swinginâ€™ Joe Turner and Eddie â€œCleanheadâ€ Vinson.â€
But itâ€™s New Orleansâ€™ music thatâ€™s at the heart of so much of Macy Blackmanâ€™s music, ever since the mid 70â€™s when he began to specialize in New Orleans R&B after forming a tight bond of friendship with one of its masters, drummer Charles â€œHungryâ€ Williams.
As for his trio, Nancy Wright is a hard swinging tenor player and a dynamite singer with a reputation, cds and performance history that just doesnâ€™t quit. And bassist Bing Nathan has been the coolest cat and the hippest rhythm player on the San Francisco scene for decades.
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