Smith Dobson, highly regarded for his talents on tenor sax, vibes and drums, is picking up the alto for this dateÂ — the horn on which Charlie Parker made revolutionary jazz advances through the 1940s and 1950s.
Charlie Parker, known as Bird, is the namesake of this little store, so you should know that we’re among the legions of people who revere the work he and a number of brilliant associates did in creating and developing the music we know as bop.
We’re anxious to hear Smith and his associates grapple with Bird’s Scrapple from the Apple and all the rest of it. Â Join us for two very fine sets of music. Your $10 cover charge helps us pay the musicians — a crucial task in these scary economic times. Along with you, we’re doing what we can to keep the culture healthy.
Smith has assembled a fine band tonight, a testament to the caliber of musicians who populate the San Francisco Bay Area jazz territory: Â Jack Reardon on guitar; Miles Wick on bass; and Hamir Atwal on drums.
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