Larry Vann, the Groove Merchant, brings his long-time working trio, with Michael Warren on bass and Tim Landis on guitar, for 90 minutes of jazz, soul, blues and funk.
Larry has performed with Curtis Mayfield, Elvis Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite, among a raft of superstars, and he’s played the Bird & Beckett stage many times, with this trio and with the New Squatoolas and Todd Swenson’s This Side Up.
He’s a cornerstone of the Bay Area music scene and has been for decades!
$20 suggested donation / pay what you can at this link
You can also simply go to PayPal and send your donation to [email protected],
use the Venmo app on your smartphone and send to @birdandbeckett,
or use the Cash app and send to $BirdBeckett.
Or email your pledge and drop a check or cash by at your convenience.
Why, you can even browse the books while you’re at it!
Your generosity allows us to guarantee a â€œfairâ€ 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