Category Archives: ZOOM Talk Event

Sylvain Leroux Fula flute student

Report: MFM ZOOM Talk Event #7 with Banning Eyre and Sylvain Leroux

Banning and Sylvain Hold Court on Zoom!

Report by Dawoud Kringle

On Friday November 18th, 2022. Musicians For Musicians (MFM) Presented its 7th “Music Is Essential” ZOOM Talk Event. MFM Members Banning Eyre and Sylvain Leroux spoke about Leroux’s Music Activism and his Non-Profit Fula Flute Ecole in Conakry, Guinea.

Banning EyreSylvain Leroux

Leroux began with an overview of how he became interested in African music. Eyre guided the discussion in an interview style.

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MFM ZOOM Talk Event #5 with Mario Guarneri (US) and Axel Mueller (Germany)

Musicians For Musicians (MFM) PresentsMusic Is Essential ZOOM Talk Event #5 with Mario Guarneri and Axel Mueller Speaking about “What now?…The Case for Relevance of Music”

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2022
Time: 1pm to 2:30pm (ET)
Venue:  ZOOM
Ticket: free

Please register here:  https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckdeysqTIpGNMM4hktNQmFYuaZoKRMzFvt

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Report: MFM ZOOM Talk Event #4 with Keith Levenson and David Belmont

MFM Presents: “Music Is Essential” ZOOM Talk Event #4 with Keith Levenson and David Belmont Speaking about how to be the Music Director/Conductor of “The Who” and retain your sanity.

Report by Dawoud Kringle

On Wednesday, August 17, 2022, MFM presented its fourth Music Is Essential Zoom Talk. MFM vice president David Belmont facilitated a conversation with MFM Board member Keith Levenson. The focus of the Talk was on exploring the musical direction for the Broadway and Rock World, how to run your music as a business, and other aspects of Keith’s music life.

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Report: MFM ZOOM Talk Event #3 with Bassists Jerome Harris and Randy Landau

On Monday July 18th, 2022, MFM hosted the latest Music is Essential ZOOM webinar: “Bass: The Joys of the Bottom Line” Special guest speakers were bassists Jerome Harris and Randy Landau .

Jerome Harris and Randy LandauJerome Harris first major professional performing experience came as bass guitarist with the iconic jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins in 1978. Harris has played on over seventy recordings and performed on six continents, working with Jack DeJohnette, David Krakauer, Bill Frisell, Paul Motian, Leni Stern, Martha Redbone, Ray Anderson, Julius Hemphill, Amina Claudine Myers, Ned Rothenberg, Oliver Lake, and many others.
He has taught at Hampshire College, William Paterson University, Lehman College (City University of New York), and the Alternative Guitar Summit Camp. Harris
 is also a music activist functioning as MWA’s President and has been a member of Local 802 for a while.

Randy Landau has been free lancing, for the most part, in NYC since 1978.Jerome Harris and Randy Landau
He has worked with Chuck Berry, Paul Anka, David Ruffin, Eddie Kendrick, Loretta Devine,Patti LaBelle, James Taylor, Bette Midler, Dave Stewart, Kelli O’Hara, Anika Noni Rose, to Larry Coryell, L. Subramanium, Gary Burton, and New York Voices. Randy’s many Broadway and national-tour credits include The Bridges of Madison County, First Date, Ghost: The Musical, Billy Elliot: The Musical, High Fidelity, In My Life, Spamalot, Legally Blonde, Man of La Mancha, Bombay Dreams, Rent, City of Angels, Aida, and many more. Landau has played on all the cast recordings of Jason Robert’s band’s 
Songs For A New World, and The Last 5 Years. He released two solo albums, Wearing Someone Else’s Clothes, and How We React and how We recover. Randy’s next collaboration with JRB will be The Connector, which will have its debut in winter of 2023. He is also playing with the local Orchestral bass chair for The Who, and beginning a production of Tom Kitt and Cameron Crow’s Almost Famous, opening on Broadway fall of 2022. Landau is also a member of MFM and of the Local 802.

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Report: MFM Zoom Webinar #10 w. Adam Reifsteck and Jeffrey Green Report

“Keep It Simple!” – Jeffrey Green

Report by Dawoud Kringle

Adam Reifsteck and Jeffrey GreenOn Friday, July 8th, 2022, MFM presented its tenth Zoom Webinar. The theme was How to Set Up One’s Home Studio. The speakers were two MFM members whose qualifications in this area can only be described as exemplary: Adam Reifsteck  (musician, composer, producer, owner of Teknofonik Records) and Jeffrey Green (musician, composer, Sweetwater sales rep, whom I interviewed for Episode 32 of the MFM Speaks Out podcast https://mfmspeaksout.simplecast.com/episodes/jeffreygreen-83cmut5o). Reifsteck also hosted the event.

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