Musicians for Musicians (MFM) and The Brooklyn Music School (BMS) present live music and Q&A featuring Five-Time-Grammy Award Winner Arturo O’Farrill. Speaking with Jeff Newell, Chairman of the BMS Jazz Department, this dedicated music professional will discuss his illustrious career, how he has seen the music profession change, and the musician’s place in contemporary society. As a musician, the son of a famous musician, and father to young musicians; Mr. O’Farrill’s perspective is of interest to music professionals, aspiring young musicians, and anyone with an interest in the arts and their role in today’s world.
Proceeds will go to MFM, which seeks to empower musicians to realize the true value of their work to raise their standard of living and provide adequate working conditions. As a member of the MFM Board of Directors, Aturo O’Farrill says: “Musicians for Musicians is exactly on time, advocacy by a group that has no interest in profit for itself but only for its members is long overdue. Musicians are highly trained professionals and should be treated as such.”
MFM, established in 2015 by music activist and musician Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi, is supported and run by musicians advocating the idea that making music is a profession. MFM fights for the interests of all musicians, regardless of genre, membership or skill level, believing that musicians deserve the same respect, representation, and opportunities that all professionals enjoy.
MFM is a New York-based non-profit organization that is tax exempted under 501(c)6 as a professional association.
The Brooklyn Music School is a community school for the performing arts, founded in 1909 by European immigrants for whom the performance and appreciation of music was an essential part of life, and who wished to bring high-quality music and performance to a broader audience of new Americans. Today, BMS has stayed true to our heritage of building communities through the joy and appreciation of music.