Drummer Jimmy RyanÂ leads a top-notch aggregation of musicians:
Tonight, vocalist Dorothy Lefkovits performs with the band.
Stu Pilorz, trombone
Stephen Norfleet, tenor sax
Don Alberts, piano
Aaron Cohn, bass
join Jimmy for a swinging bebop date.
Drummer Ryan learned his trade in L.A. in the â€™50s, and hit the San Francisco sceneÂ (by way of a short stint in Monterey) in 1960.Â Â Jimmy has played alongside influential musiciansÂ Putter Smith, Vince Wallace, Kent Glenn and Bishop Norman Williams, putting in significant time in the early days at legendary San Francisco clubs including Jimboâ€™s Bop City and Ronnieâ€™s Soulville in the Fillmore and the Jazz Workshop in North Beach, and in a more recent era, the Gathering Caffe on Grant Avenue.
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