Introducing her cd: “Questioning Reality”
On her latest CD, vocalist/ pianist/ songwriter Sharman Duran addresses the adventure and angst that characterize life in the 21st Century, whether itâ€™s celebrating the boon that social media has been to the lives of lonely people everywhere, or the inconvenience of having an attack drone mistakenly sent to your address, or how much fun a resourceful human race is going to have coping with the devastation that they caused through global warming. Often the message, like the music, is complex, poignant, nuanced.
Born and raised in San Francisco by jazz musicians guitarist Eddie Duran and vocalist/pianist Arlene Hart Duran, Sharman spent her formative years in a milieu of Â the Bay Area’s finest musicians, as well as visual and literary artists. Â Â Her house was always full of the sounds of such jazz icons as Bill Evans, Miles Davis and Stan Getz, and early on she was instilled with high artistic standards. After a piano performance major in college she went on to play clubs and festivals in Europe and Asia as well as in her home town, at such venues as the St. Francis Hotel, Top oâ€™ the Mark, Fillmore Jazz Festival, Russian River Jazz Festival, Club Deluxe, Yoshiâ€™s, and many more — even Bird & Beckett!
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