Pleasing San Francisco’s swells and its good hearted hoi polloi since time immemorial.
Jazz and some of your more eccentric tunes.
Top notch entertainment to take your cares away!
$20 suggested donation / pay what you can at this link. $2 if that’s what you’ve got! $200 if it means nothing to you. Anywhere in between is jake with us. But musicians need the dough these days, and we need your help to get enough to them to make a difference!
We’ve been guaranteeing $150 per musician for months on these live streams, and augment that as your donations allow! If you’re really feeling the pinch yourself, then enjoy the music on us. Your friends, relations & some kindly strangers will pick up the slack.
Watch for an initiative soon from the Independent Musicians Alliance (the IMA) to help those musicians who really have always made their living on their gig income, which has now evaporated. We’re thinking that Musicians Without Masters Degrees (MWMD) have a lot to offer and are going to ask you to subscribe to a series of talks with some deep noodling on aspects of jazz biz & theirstory that you wouldn’t find anywhere else–with proceeds from your largesse going to line pockets where lint might otherwise be the only thing extant just now! No cut to the IMA, the JitN or the BBCLP, just cash in the pockets of those who have the knowledge to share and the need for bread!
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