Friday, February 27th – 7 pm
Medea Isphording Bern on
San Francisco Jazz!
An excursion through the scrapbook of the music’s history in these parts, from Jelly Roll Morton passing through to Kid Ory in a longer sojourn, the post-WWII Fillmore jazz scene, Turk Murphy and his trad revival crew… the Blackhawk, Brubeck, the Both/And and Bimbos… and Keystone Korner, where three bucks got you in on a weekday, $3.50 on a weekend for the likes of Art Blakey, Miles Davis, Pharoah Sanders, Yusef Latif, Charles Mingus, Freddie Hubbard… impossible to imagine how fantastic that run was, yet there it was… all we can do is flip through the pages, then turn an ear to the musicians before you, who plumb the history of jazz and the vast depths of their imaginations to take the music into the moment, and then further…
Medea Isphording Bern will be on hand during the Friday jazz session with Chuck Peterson’s quintet, to introduce her book and trade stories…
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