Big fun ahead. Tune in on your phone, but if you’re set up for it, it’ll sound & look that much better at home with a nice screen and some good speakers.
First up, this evening, The Ollie Dudek Trio — Ollie on bass and leading the charge, with a fantastic pair of musicians — Javier Santiago on piano and Geechi Taylor on drums.
This will be a fabulous, classic piano trio date directed from the bass! That’s tonight, Friday, 2/5/21, at 7:30, live streamed on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Pay what you can by Paypal, Venmo or the Cash app. See the bottom of the video screen for info on that. Or email us with your pledge and drop by with cash or a check. $20 is ideal. $2-$200 sliding scale! Support our local musicians and the venues that present them! Your psychic rewards will be huge, we promise you!
Next, tomorrow evening, The Dan Neville Quartet — Dan on vibes, with Christian Tumalan on piano, Yadier Noa Chamble on bass and Brian Andres on drums.
Another amazing aggregation! This is the second in a three date / three month residency for Dan during his brief time in the Bay Area. He was in Cali, Colombia for virtually all of 2020, and returns there in early April. Catch him now at Bird & Beckett. Tomorrow night, Saturday, 2/6/21, at 7:30, live streamed on our Facebook page and YouTube channel. Pay what you can by Paypal, Venmo or the Cash app. Again, see the bottom of the video screen for info on that. Cash/check also good. Email us your pledge and drop something by the shop. $20 is ideal. $2-$200 sliding scale!
During our year of pandemic live streams — twice a week and somewhat more — we’re sticking to the “guaranteed fair wage” figure set forth by Jazz in the Neighborhood (but 90% of the time without their subsidy). That’s $150 per musician — so $450 for a trio, $600 for a quartet. We rely on the audience to get us there with your donations during the shows, backed up by neighborhood donors to our general fund (the Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project, a 501(c)3). Remember, the musicians are playing for YOU! They’re not playing for “tips” but rather for a fair wage! And they are fabulous musicians indeed. San Francisco’s finest! Thanks for your generous support, and for contributing on behalf of those who are in perilous financial condition and can’t afford to donate, but need the music all the same. They’re welcome here, and those of you who can donate make it possible for us to present the music to them.
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