Friday, March 25th – round about break time
Stan Levey: Jazz Heavyweight author Frank Hayde!
Stick around during the break between sets, when writer Frank Hayde will tell you a tale or two of seminal bebop drummer Stan Levey, a guy who was on the bandstand in 1942 with Dizzy Gillespie at the tender age of 16, with Diz & Bird, Al Haig and Curly Russell a few short years later on 52nd Street, with the Kenton orchestra in the early 1950s and then with the west coast Lighthouse All Stars of Howard Rumsey into the cool late 50s of Hermosa Beach!
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.
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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