The remarkable young vibraphonist Dan Neville has just returned from a year-long immersion in Cali, Colombia. While he had arrived in Cali with plans to stay from January-March 2020, Dan found himself stranded in Colombia as the pandemic hit and closed Colombia’s borders.
Dan made good use of the time overseas, traveling frequently to Colombia’s rural Pacific Coast jungle, studying the Colombian marimba with master musician Diego ObregÃ³n, helping to build a recording studio, writing music and recording various projects while teaching vibraphone on the side.
Catch Dan while he’s back in the Bay Area, ready to illuminate audiences at no other place than Bird and Beckett. He’ll be joined by local heavyweights Danny Brown (sax), Giulio Cetto (bass) and Mike Quigg (drums). We have two more dates on the books with Dan before he returns to Cali in April. No better time to catch him than now!
Dan Neville, vibes
Danny Brown, saxophone
Giulio Xavier Cetto, bass
Mike Mitchell, drums
No worries if the pandemic has your economics all tied up in knots, but if you do have discretionary money to support essential culture, send your contribution by PayPal to [email protected], by Venmo to @birdandbeckett, or by the Cash app $BirdBeckett. Or email us at [email protected] to pledge a contribution and drop cash or a check by the shop in the coming days!
We must gather $600 to avoid going out of pocket for a date such as this, so donate generously if it’s possible for you.
Your contributions throughout the year to the Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, augment the contributions made by audiences during the shows to make it possible for us to guarantee a â€œfairâ€ wage of $150 per musician for performers in our live stream concert series during this pandemic period of few gigs and sparse gig income. The musicians deserve more, but certainly deserve no less!
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