â€œBilly Higgins used to say you have to get inside the music…listen,use your ears, and play from your heart, as you have people’s feelings in your hands… Also make the other musicians on the bandstand feel good so they can get their sound across… be supportive and uplifting…Â above all the drummer must swing plenty! …leave some space, and don’t play too many notes.â€
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