We’re excited tonight to present a blazing and soulful 90-minute preview of the shape of Glen Park jazz to come, as the Simon Rowe Organ Trio, with Dave Mac Nab on guitar and Tony Johnson on drums, holds forth from the bookshop stage! The trio draws on the work of organ legends Melvin Rhyne and Larry Young, while tapping into the more recent sounds of the Larry Goldings trio.
Simon Rowe — esteemed Australian jazz immigrant to the great American Midwest, veteran of the St. Louis and Indianapolis jazz scenes, educator, club owner, architect and founding director of the local music conservatory’s trailblazing jazz education program — is a Glen Park resident (lucky us!) and starting December 5th will perform with his trio for you passersby every Saturday afternoon from a Wilder Street patio just above street level a hundred yards up from Diamond Street. That will be a reliable delight to take us to the end of the pandemic! And tonight, from the stage of Bird & Beckett, you’ll get the full jazz club treatment, live streamed over facebook and youtube!
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