New Year’s Day, 7:30 pm
Kalil Amar Wilson & His Trio
set the tone for 2021!
Kalil is one of the most riveting jazz vocalists to come along in a generation. He was raised here in the Bay Area on Nigerian Afrobeat and Highlife music, classically trained for the world’s opera stages, then spirited into a world of jazz, enraptured by the jewels of melody, rhythm and eloquence of the bountiful masterpieces found in what’s come to be known as the Great American Songbook — song after song of love, wit, humanity, joy and wry wisdom.
In the past three years, he’s made seven trips to Party Town (as he’s dubbed Russia) to sing with combos and orchestras for jazz hungry oligarchs and commoners alike!
You’ll understand why the world has embraced him when you tune in to catch the magic he’ll create New Year’s Day with Luis Peralta on piano, Dexter Williams on bass and Genius Wesley on drums.
$20 suggested donation / pay what you can at this link
You can also simply go to PayPal and send your donation to [email protected] or use the Venmo app on your smartphone and send to @birdandbeckett, or use the Cash app and send to $BirdBeckett.
Or email a pledge and drop cash or check by the shop in the coming days.
Your generosity allows us to guarantee a “fair” wage of $150 per musician
for our live stream concerts during this pandemic period
of few gigs and sparse gig income.
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