Come out on Leap Day, Saturday, February 29th, for an all-day celebration and fundraiser for Bird & Beckett, Jazz in the Neighborhood and an Independent Musicians Alliance. What better day to set aside for a celebration of your local bookshop cum jazz club and its ally, Jazz in the Neighborhood?
We’ll up the ante and also celebrate the formation of a new organization cooked up by Mario at Jazz in the Neighborhood and Eric at Bird & Beckett, the Independent Musicians Alliance.
Three shows in a row, starting at 2pm with the Tammy Lynne Hall Trio, followed at 4:30 by Mario Guarneri’s own band, called “tbd_a quartet” and concluding at 7:30pm with the Mads Tolling Trio.
A few tickets are still available in advance
$25 for each show. Click on the links below for the show you’re interested in:
Tammy Lynne Hall at 2pm
Tammy Hall, piano
Ruth Davies, bass
Daria Johnson, drums
tbd_a quartet at 4:30pm
Mario Guarneri, trumpet
Erik Jekabson, trumpet
John Wiitala, bass
Akira Tana, drums
Mads Tolling at 7:30pm
Mads Tolling, violin
Dave MacNab, guitar
Dan Feiszli, bass
Some tickets will be reserved for sale at the door on the day of the show.
This is a fundraiser, so bring your checkbook
~~ or contact B&B or JitN in advance ~~
if you can support our work in a more substantial way!
Individuals donating $100 or more will receive an invitation to a party in late March to celebrate where we are and where we’re going.
All funds raised through ticket sales and your donations (after paying the ten musicians involved at the Jazz in the Neighborhood’s “fair wage” rate of $150 each) will be split among the Independent Musicians Alliance, Jazz in the Neighborhood and Bird & Beckett to fund our efforts to make the gigging landscape friendlier to the scrappy and sophisticated jazz musicians of this fair city and its environs!
What’s the Independent Musicians Alliance, you may ask?
The IMA is a new organization aborning, cooked up by Mario at Jazz in the Neighborhood with Eric at Bird & Beckett, to promote the free flow of information among the gigging jazz musicians of the San Francisco Bay Area so they can advocate effectively for improved wages, benefits and working conditions across a range of workplaces, making the professional independent musician’s life a more economically viable and sustainable one. The IMA will be a solidarity collective of musicians setting new and higher standards for their work.
Read Murray Schneider’s fabulous article about Bird & Beckett here.