He’s a titan of the tenor — can make the soprano sing — will adjust your attitude with his fleet and sweet alto. Dr. Legato, he’s been called, for the way his phrasing soothes and cures you. Plays keyboards, of course, bass, sings a bit too. writes delightful tunes.
Tonight, he’s asked pianist Grant Levin, bassist Charles Thomas and drummer Jaz Sawyer to provide the rhythmic and chordal birdcage that lends structure to his work. Top talents, well attuned to Noel’s conception of the music.
All three know to leave the door open, allowing Noel to fly freely on the musical slipstream that washes through San Francisco, tying it to the world and prompting the sound of surprise, the expression of pure pleasure, to escape the most guarded of lips.
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...
[Read More ]
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