Brilliant young reed player Eli Maliwan is the centerpiece of this exploration of the jazz saxophone canon, prominently featuring the work of John Coltrane and Wayne Shorter. Her close associate, trumpeter Noah Frank, shares the front line for what is sure to be an exciting and enlightening two sets of music. Drummer Jon Frank leads the rhythm section (Dave Gibbons, piano; Rob Woodcock, bass) in vividly embodying the art of small combo jazz as it was perfected in mid-20th century America and as it’s played today in an era that desperately needs ways to relate on a high intellectual and spiritual plane.
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