The MFM Hudson Valley Chapter Meet Up #1 w. Jazz Maestro Joe Lovano is held in Kingston (NY), October 12th, 2019.
This public meet up is organized and run by Musicians For Musicians (MFM) President Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi (347-963-1448) and member Stephen Johnson (845-282-6721).
PLEASE CALL STEPHEN JOHNSON AND ASK FOR ADDRESS. —— FREE FOR MEMBERS!
EVERYBODY (not only MFM members, but also local musicians, radio hosts, music industry people, journalists, event curators, artists, etc.) is welcome to attend.
It’s a great opportunity for Hudson Valley professional musicians and all people who care for Musicians Rights come together and discuss #MakingMusicIsAProfession and how to advocate #UnityInTheMusicCommunity in their communities. The time has come that ALL musicians of ALL genres make the public aware that #MusicAintFree.
After the Hudson Valley Music Summit, August 9th, 2019, Saadat and Johnson decided to start a MFM Chapter in Kingston. Johnson (UK citizen, professional musician, and leader of Future350 Nu Bossa) offered his service as the rep and spokesman of this chapter.
“So whether you are a seasoned professional gigging musician or a budding songwriter, there are some shared issues that MFM is boldly addressing, such as knowing our rights as musicians. Professional musician distinctions. Sustainability in the music industry. Educating and inspiring music patronage. Championing the value and business of music.
These are all matters we share concern for, and this conversation promises to be time well spent especially with your voices being heard.” – Stephen Johnson
The main goal of this chapter is to reach out and organize the Hudson Valley musicians. The chapter is a place for its members to network and work out specific local strategies how to reach out to the Hudson Valley musicians community.
Six Hudson Valley professional musicians have already joined. One of them is legendary jazz man Joe Lovano who will attend the meeting. Membership is expected to grow, because “organizing” is the only option musicians got in order to take care of their business.
1. Johnson’s “welcome” speech. Introducing himself as the Chapter’s rep and spokesman. (3 min)
2. Saadat speaks about MFM tasks and commitments (5 min)
3. Johnson reports about the Hudson Valley Music Summit (August 9th) which was co-sponsored by MFM
4. A conversation with Joe Lovano about the Hudson Valley Jazz scene
About MFM (https://musiciansformusicians.org/)
MFM seeks to bring together musicians from all disciplines, styles, traditions and localities in the cause of their mutual self-betterment. Whether through education, networking or political action, MFM’s ultimate goal is to elevate the work of all musicians to the level of a true profession, one which is recognized and appropriately rewarded by the society in which they live and work. MFM additionally advocates for the creation and maintenance of a fair and sustainable musical ecosystem, one in which participants share equitably in all forms of revenue generated by their work product, whether composed, recorded, or performed live. In the final analysis, we seek to promote all conditions which benefit the musicians’ community and the music created by it, while opposing all those which do them harm.”
A Benefit to Celebrate & Support The 21st Year of We, The World! And the 4th Year of Musicians For Musicians! – CORDIALLY INVITE YOU TO OUR END-OF-THE-YEAR HOLIDAY PARTY!!!
MFM musicians line up:
Billy Harper – sax
Jimmy Owens – trumpet
David Belmont – dobro
Roger Blanc – Guitar
Ken Hatfield – Guitar
Rick Ulfik – Piano
Baba Don Eaton – Percussion
Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi – Sax
Dawoud Kringle – Dilruba
Lyndal Descant – vocal and piano
Michael Walsh – vocal and piano
Event concept: Primarily music performances with occasional short speeches including Rick Ulfik and Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi speaking about WTW and MFM. The music will be a variety of styles including, Jazz, Blues, R&B, Pop, Rock, Show Tunes, Bossa Nova, etc, – both instrumental and vocal music. Some or all of the event will be livestreamed, especially around the time that the Presidents Rick and Sohrab speak.
Space is Limited!
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At the Door: $15, $20, $25, $50, $100 or more (Attendees choose which of these levels to pay).
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