We’ve been held in thrall byÂ pianist Grant LevinÂ ever since he first graced the Bird & Beckett bandstand in a couple different units in 2011 and 2012 (Home Spun Trio and Hawkeye), then in extensive collaboration with the late Houston, Texas alto saxophonist Terrance Tony (a veteran of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers); in groups led by local heroes Noel Jewkes and Peter Barshay; and on countless dates here as a leader of his own groups (frequently including another Jazz Messengers vet, bassist Chris Amberger, as well as many esteemed and emerging local and regional players).
Grant leads a trio this afternoon that features the New York City-based drummer Sylvia Cuenca (a San Jose native with extensive experience in bands led by tenor titan Joe Henderson and the marvelous trumpeter Clark Terry) and bassist Aaron Cohn — Sunday at 4:30. Don’t miss it!
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