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Oct
15
Tue
2019
SHAPESHIFTER LAB PRESENTS: AN EVENING WITH MARK DEUTSCH, WITH SPECIAL GUEST DAWOUD THE RENEGADE SUFI @ Shapeshifter Lab
Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

MARK DEUTSCH, WITH SPECIAL GUEST DAWOUD7pm – Dawoud the Renegade Sufi

Dawoud is a multi-instrumentalise, composer, imrpoviser, and leader of
God’s Unruly Friends, a Mystic Ethno-Jazz Electronica ensemble. He will be
offering a solo performance on dilruba and laptop of improvisations on
original themes (including selections of his 21 piece work The Harmolodic
Raga Cycle).

http://www.godsunrulyfriends.com/

MARK DEUTSCH, WITH SPECIAL GUEST DAWOUD8pm – Mark Deutsch

Classically trained bassist and sitarist Mark Deutsch is the creator and
master of the Bazantar: a 39-string acoustic bass with additional drone and
sympathetic strings. He received worldwide acclaim as a unique musical
innovator, and his work is recognized for its spiritual qualities.

A sample of the accolades he earned:

“Mark’s sonic explorations invoke the ancient tradition of trance-ritual
and embody a sacred musicality rarely heard in Western cultures.” – Bill
Lasswell, Producer, Audio Alchemist and Bassist

“Mark Deutsch has created explorations into the depths of sound where the
roots of tonality beneath Eastern and Western systems are one. This
historis tone poem bridges the dark opulence of tone to the high visionary
sounds of the spirit. A must for all sonic adventurers.” – Don Campbell,
Author of “The Mozart Effect”

http://bazantar.com/

Dec
21
Sat
2019
Benefit to Celebrate & Support MFM and WE, THE WORLD @ Dardo Galletto Studios
Dec 21 @ 7:00 pm – Dec 22 @ 12:00 am

MFM and WEA 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!

Buy Advance Tickets here: https://WE.net/holidayparty2019

At the Door: $15, $20, $25, $50, $100 or more (Attendees choose which of these levels to pay).

Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1176155195907810

Please share with your network.

And we’ll livestream all the amazing performances too! https://www.facebook.com/TheWeCampaign. Please Like this page so you can be notified when broadcasts are starting.

Feb
27
Thu
2020
MFM Public Musicians Forum #20 @ WingSpan Arts
Feb 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
MFM Public Musicians Forum #20 @ WingSpan Arts

As always this monthly MFM Public Musicians Forum is run by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi (President) and legendary jazz man Billy Harper (Board member). This forum will feature topics on a variety of musician and music business related subjects of interest to our members and non members.

ALL musicians of ALL genres are invited to attend, including music educators, DJ’s, Hip Hop artists, music advocates, Union people, #UnityInTheMusicCommunity.

AGENDA

1. Guest speaker musician,band leader and educator Val Kinzler.

She will speak about her “humble” beginnings, the struggle to earn a living as a teaching artist, performer, songwriter while raising her son and will address the importance of securing a support network that allows creative artists to evolve and maintain their skills.
Speaking about the ins and outs as a producer, conceptualist, booker and host of events. And sharing her experience as a mediator in the midst of high stress, conflictual situations dealing with fellow artists and band mates and serendipitous meetings of the mind with some well known greats she’s been fortunate to meet and collaborate with.
She also has a band that still plays live and records and worked as a prevention specialist/counselor for at risk youth teaching songwriting as a positive alternative at the NYC Department Of Education.
Furthermore, she also wants to talk about her upcoming NYC Women Who Rock Festival in March which is in collaboration with New Century ENTERTAINMENT’s Founder Michael McHugh who was the speaker at our last forum.

2. Adam Reifsteck will report about his forthcoming MFM SPEAKS OUT podcast

3. Roger Blanc will speak about the California AB 5 Law and its (negative) impact on freelancing musicians (called independen contractors by Labor Law),

4. Ken Hatfield will speak about and discuss the importance of meta data like the ISRC code.