Randy Craig, piano; Robbie MacGregor, guitar; Alex Baum, bass; and Ken Owen, drums play an eclectic mix of jazz, blues and originals. Â Craig and MacGregor have been playing regularly on Wednesday nights at the Marsh Berkeley, with a revolving cast of friends, including today’s bassist and drummer, Alex Baum and Ken Owen. Â Visit craigandmacgregor.comÂ for more tantalizing detail on that particular little soiree…. Â A fine time guaranteed with these guys…
Randy has written more than 40 scores for the stage and a slew of film scores. He’s been part of two Obie Award-winning plays and scored an Academy Award-nominated ï¬lm. His work has been seen and heard at the Mill Valley Film Festival and the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival among others around the world.
A recipient of the Bay Area Theatre Criticsâ€™ Circle Award for Best Musical Score, Randy has worked with the San Francisco Mime Troupe, was a founding member of The Pickle Family Circus, and has been a composer and musical director or merely piano player at most of the San Francisco Bay Area theaters.
He teaches in the schools all over the Bay Area, and has been an Artist In Residence at the Ruth Asawa High School of the Arts in San Francisco. He also teaches privately.
What else? Â He has a BA in Theatre Arts from Pomona College where he studied with Andrew Doe. Â Recently, he wrote the score and played in MacArthur Award winner Bill Irwinâ€™s production of â€œScapinâ€ at the American Conservatory Theatre. Rob Hurwitt, Theater Critic for the SF Chronicle declared it â€one of the seasonâ€™s ten bestâ€. Â Not a bad resume, we’d say.
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.
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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