wordWind is QR Hand, Lewis Jordan and Brian Auerbach — 3 poets, with Lewis Jordan doubling on saxophone. Two very special guests will also be on hand — trumpeter George Sams and poet Tongo Eisen-Martin.
q.r. hand, jr., voice and poetry, moved to the SF Bay Area from NYC about forty years ago. Originally published in the 1968 classic,Â Black Fire: An Anthology of Afro American Writing, edited by Amiri Baraka (LeroiÂ Jones) and Larry Neal, which has recently been reproduced by Black Classics Press, he is the author of three poetry books,Â i speak to the poet in manÂ (jukebox press),Â how sweet it isÂ (Zeitgeist Press) andÂ whose really blues, new & selected poemsÂ (Taurean Horn Press).
Lewis Jordan,Â saxophone and poetry, is the producer of Music at Large (an interdisciplinary music and arts project).Â Â He focusesÂ on creative structures for improvisation, and his interest continues to be meeting and working with performers who delve into their deeper resources for modes of expression that honor their traditions while speaking to the urgency of the present.
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