“…After all, it is our livelihood and art that are being downgraded as we speak. I support the efforts of MFM towards organizing musicians to develop a new paradigm.” – David Liebman
Date: March 23, 2017
Venue: WeWork Bryant Park (NY)
Text by Dawoud Kringle
On Thursday, March 23rd, Musicians for Musicians (MFM) presented the first Talk. The guest of honor was David Liebman, who’s a member of MFM’s Advisory Committee. The event was hosted and moderated by MFM President Sohrab Saadat Ladjavardi. This was the first of such “Round Table Talks,” and promised to deliver an immensely interesting and informative dialogue.
#GivingTuesday 2016 is here: please make a money contribution to Musicians For Musicians (MFM) on New York’s first ever statewide day of giving!
None of MFM’s forthcoming activities will be possible without your help. You are: the music loving public, music business people, the media, music companies, politicians who care for musicians rights AND the musicians who haven’t joined MFM yet. Without your support, it would be impossible for MFM to continue serving her members and the community both near and far in this way. We’re counting on you to take MFM to an higher level as an organization empowering musicians and fighting for their rights.
Written by Dawoud Kringle, with Sohrab Saadat Ladjavardi
Shortly after midnight, after the results of the presidential election were announced, I posted the following words on Facebook and Twitter
Here lies the United States of America;
Born July 4th, 1776
Died November 8th, 2016.
Granted, the gesture may have been overly dramatic. But it conveys a valid sentiment.
Paul Testagrossa, Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi & Arturo O’Farrill
Text By Dawoud Kringle
Wednesday, October 26th, 2016, Musicians for Musicians conducted (what was for them) an experiment: a semi-informal mixer. Members and non-members were all welcome. It was held at WeWork Wall Street in Lower Manhattan.
Jazz for Peace provides Empowerment Grants, sustainable funding and advocacy for non-profits and all outstanding causes worldwide for over a decade to enable them to be more productive and successful.
Date: September 27, 2016
Venue: WeWork Wall Street (NY)
Review by Dawoud Kringle