Gail Dobson has been a jazz singer for decades, inspiring and inspired by a family of musicians, immediate and extended — Mas Koga, shakuhachi, flute and saxophone and Smith Dobson V, vibes and sax… Alan Hall, drums… Luke Westbook, guitar… Sam Bevan, bass have been the core of her band for a good long time. Â Her recent CD “How Fragile We Are” features these musicians, with Adam Gay subbing for Sam on bass. Â The band will do some of that material, and will assay a number of tunes the Dobsons, a clan spun from the late, great pianist Smith Dobson IV, have long used as a vehicle to get at the essence of the music. You shouldn’t miss this date. Mama Gail will be a bit disappointed with you if you do!
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