In The Moment Concert and Radio Producer Jim Bennett presents a new concert series at Musically Minded Academy, dedicated to continuing the legacy of Jazz as a living art form. At least once each month, we’ll present a tribute to a particular artist, such as Sarah Vaughn, Max Roach or Jackie McLean, as presented by some of the bay area’s finest musicians.
The series is curated by Musically Minded’s Pro Concert Series Artistic Director, Jim Bennett. Jim brings over 40 years experience in sound, recording, training, and on air hosting of radio programs to the position of Artistic Director at MMA. Jim will collaborate with each artist in presenting these tributes, which will sometimes take the form of presenting a seminal recording in the history of Jazz.
In the case of an album performance, there will be a short first set, featuring a mix of what our performers normally present. This will be followed by a brief intermission, and then a short discussion with Jim and the artist about the importance and historical or personal importance of the featured recording. We’ll also take a few questions from the audience. The recording will be played in its entirety, not as a mere recreation, but with the goal of bringing the music alive for a new audience.
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