Saturday, December 7th – 7:30-10pm
Rhodessa Jones & Idris Ackamoor
+ Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids
jazz club! when lights are low…
$20 cover charge; sliding scale available
The Jazz Philanthropists Union, with support from the Guaranteed Fair Wage Fund, presents two phenomenal artists, long associated as Cultural Odyssey and equally acclaimed individually for their work.
PERFORMANCE MUSIC: “WELL, SHUT MY MOUTH WIDE OPEN!”
DIRECT FROM EUROPE!!!!
IDRIS ACKAMOOR AND THE PYRAMIDS
“Well, Shut My Mouth Wide Open!” is a performance that explores the medium of non-verbal communication exploring the experimental genre of physical theatre, gesture, sign language and experimental movement and vocal techniques.
The Guaranteed Fair Wage Fund’s subsidy of this date allows us to pay a “fair wage” of $150 per musician today, one third more than our regular guarantee on a Saturday night! The Guaranteed Fair Wage Fund is a project of Jazz in the Neighborhood, established with the aim of raising gigging musicians’ wage standards so they can afford to stay in this very expensive city and region. Your cover charge tonight and your tax-deductible contributions to the Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project make it possible for us to keep up our end of the bargain!
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