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Saturday, June 22nd – 7:30–10:00 pm
Frank Tusa’s Passing Dreams Trio
jazz club! when lights are low…
every Saturday night

A Guaranteed Fair Wage Fund event!

The Passing Dreams Trio — a bass/tabla/guitar trio. Passing Dreams, led by the legendary bassist Frank Tusa, was a subset of Lookout Farm, a seven-piece band led by saxophonist Dave Liebman in the early 1970s. Lookout Farm was an acclaimed jazz/fusion/world music unit of the era that merged Indian classical instrumentation and rhythms as well as rock guitar and drum impulses into a jazz superstructure.

Today at Bird & Beckett, Tusa, the original bass player in both the trio and the larger band, brings tabla player William Rossel (a disciple of tabla master Swapan Chaudhuri), in the role originally held by Badal Roy, and guitarist Randy Vincent, in the role pioneered by John Abercrombie. A date in our “Velvet Lounge” occasional sequence of adventurous, non-standard jazz bookings, named in homage to Chicago saxophonist Fred Anderson’s bar/venue — a haven for free jazz in that city from 1983 until Anderson’s death in 2010.

$20 cover charge. Sliding scale available.

Our presentation of the Passing Dreams Trio is a Guaranteed Fair Wage Fund event, where each musician will receive a $150 guarantee for their work. 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.


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The Bird & Beckett Cultural Legacy Project

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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The Independent Musicians Alliance

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

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