Sunday, May 17th – 4:30-6:30 pm
which way west? Sunday concert series
Mean to Me – Ben Slater, Judy Butterfield, Dave Shaff + 3
Mean to Me resurrects jazz of the 1920s through 1940s–sometimes twisted by the more modern stylings of Thelonious Monk, Charles Mingus, and Ahmad Jamal–and an eclectic variety of soul-jazz and latin-jazz.
This mix reflects the interests of its three core members: Judy, who trained as a cabaret singer but whose love is for soul music; Ben, a pianist interested in exploring jazz’s roots after living in New Orleans; and Dave, a trumpeter drawn to more modern and funky sounds.
All three grew up in San Francisco and have played together on and off for ten years now.
For their Bird & Beckett date this Sunday afternoon, Mean to Me will perform as a sextet, with the guitar, bass and drums of Scott Foster, Kenan O’Brien and Cairo McCochran completing the band.
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