Announcing the official return of the “In The Moment Concert Series”. Jim Bennet is the artistic director and his sister to sister, Diane Bennett, has provided fiscal sponsorship to cover Jim’s work. This series in presented as a partnership between the Oaktown Jazz Workshops and Musically Minded Academy, both located in Oakland. The series started in Feb. 2019 with one concert a month, at the beautiful and intimate performance space of the Oaktown Jazz Workshops, located in Jack London Square, very near Yoshi’s. The address is 55 Washington Street, Oakland, CA 94607.
The concerts ware monthly, on Saturday evenings, beginning at 8pm. The doors open at 7. All proceeds will go to the musicians, including donations for refreshments. There will be a sliding scale donation at the door for admittance…. $15 and up….. There are no advance tickets, but if you would like to reserve in advance, please contact Jim at [email protected]. Concerts are already filling up this way. Although Jim’s cost is covered, the musicians are only paid via ticket sales and we are am looking for sponsors for the concerts, which would provide additional funding for the musicians. Contact us for more info.
The format is the same as previous years: giving Bay Area musicians the opportunity to perform material that is unique, often in instrumentation or context, whether it is as a tribute to an influential musician or recording, or their own original material. There is a brief discussion Jim leads with the musicians before the concert, to, as they say, set the scene. These concerts will be recorded or outlet to play them on the air. Jim hopes to provide some training to Oaktown Jazz Workshops students in sound reinforcement for live performance, and multi-track mixdown and mastering.