$20 suggested donation; any amount appreciated
A Guaranteed Fair Wage Fund Date!
The Zan Stewart Band!
Zan Stewart, saxophone
Keith Saunders, piano
Peter Barshay, bass
Ron Marabuto, drums
Zan’s band will play engaging originals as well as gems from the jazz and pop repertoires from the 1930s through 1960s–music that swings, that has a feel-good vibe and that’s listener friendly.
Selections will range from his originals such as “Gals ‘Round the ‘Hood” and “One Family” to classics like “You Stepped Out of Dream,” “Second Balcony Jump,” and “Stella by Starlight,” the latter with a unique and vibrant beat. All told, mainstream jazz with that feel good vibe. Zan, a top drawer jazz journalist for decades, will also offer stories from the jazz lore and from a life spent in jazz.
What’s the Guaranteed Fair Wage Fund? You have no conception how little most venues pay the incredibly talented musicians who entertain you and enrich your lives! They don’t want to scare you away with high cover charges or aggressive attempts to get you to feed a tip har. Jazz in the Neighborhood is setting out to change that. They raise money from people like you (you can donate!) and use it to raise wage standards. $150 per musician for an evening’s work is their present standard. And even that needs to be higher. $150 a night, five nights a week, will yield a fine well trained and well traveled musician an annual income of just $39k.Â You know that’s not enough to subsist in this city, even this region. Support their efforts and ours to divert a portion of this region’s vast wealth into the pockets and health insurance and pension plans of these valued members of society!
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