The Messenger — Gerald Beckett, flute and piccolo
“Beckettâ€™s CD is a hard-swinging feast of original works from various sources, all mixed in with surprises written by Lee Morgan, Duke Pearson and Bud Powell. Beckett invites a host of fine reedmen and rhythm guys to the session, resulting in a well-balanced, invigorating performance. Everyone gets generous solo space, making this much more than just flute and backup guys.”
— George Fendel, Jazz Society of Oregon
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