Stay tuned for the next B&B benefit party in Jerry Ferraz's backyard! Here's some video of the last one!
Date tba (postponed)
Glen Pearson Trio
Glen Pearson tours in Count Basie’s chair with the Count Basie Orchestra, and heads the Music Department at the College of Alameda. Glen has also been pianist and orchestrator with Jimmy Scott, Ernestine Anderson, Dianne Reeves, Marlena Shaw, Bobby Hutcherson, Delfeayo Marsalis, James Moody, Frank Morgan, Chico Freeman and Will Downing, served for eleven years as the Musical/Band Director for the world renowned Boy’s Choir of Harlem, and has been principle keyboardist for Regina Belle.
A native of Oakland, California, Glen…began studying piano at age six and was playing professionally by age fifteen. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree from San Francisco State University as well as a Master of Arts degree from New York University. Additionally, he has been the recipient of several honors including the prestigious Eubie Blake Memorial Scholarship Award.
Glen’s recording credits are numerous, most notably an award-winning jazz album by percussionist Babatunde Lea. He has also appeared both on record and in videos with Will Downing and Gerald Albright. And he has worked both on and off Broadway with Savion Glover, Gregory Hines, Arthur Miller, Patrick Stewart and George Wolfe.
suggested cover charge — $20
sliding scale — $2 to $200
Support live music & the musicians who play it!
Bird & Beckett pays a guaranteed fair wage
of $150 per musician and supplements it as donations allow.
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-- Les Ferriss
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