MFM Public Musicians Forum #15 Report

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | July 6, 2019

By Dawoud Kringle Date: June 23, 2019 Venue: WingSpan Arts (NY) The MFM Public Musicians Forum #15 began with a discussion of the recent Make Music NY (MMNY) event on June 21st, 2019. MFM members Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi, on sax and vocals, Billy Harper on sax, David Belmont on dobro and percussion, Roger Blanc on electric…

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The MFM Unity Ensemble

The MFM Unity Ensemble Live In Harlem

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | June 16, 2019

MFM has been invited by Make Music NY 2019 to perform in their all-day event this Friday June 21. We view our involvement in the event as an extension of our overall mission, which is #UnityInTheMusicCommunity and #MakingMusicIsAProfession. Our group is composed primarily of MFM leadership (including MFM President Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi) and will perform together…

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MFM Public musicians Forum #14

MFM Public Musicians Forum #14 Report

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | May 29, 2019

Date: May 22, 2019 Venue: WingSpan Arts (NY) By Dawoud Kringle On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019, Musicians For Musician held its MFM Public Musicians Forum #14 at Wingspan Arts ran by MFM President Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi and Billy Harper. The meeting began with Saadat Ladjavardi speaking about his involvement with the Hudson Valley Summit (scheduled for…

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MFM PMF #14

MFM Public Musicians Forum #13 Report

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | May 3, 2019

Date: April 23, 2019 Venue: WingSpan Arts (NY) By Dawoud Kringle On Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019, Musicians For Musicians (MFM) held its thirteenth Public Musician’s Forum. It was actually the 47th public event MFM presented! Time flies when you’re having fun! MFM President Sohrab Saadat Ladjavardi opened the meeting by introducing the keynote speaker; composer, producer,…

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MFM Public Musicians Forum #12

MFM Public Musicians Forum #12 Report

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | April 2, 2019

Date: March 20, 2019 Venue: WingSpan Arts (NY) By David Belmont (with Dawoud Kringle) On Wednesday March 20, 2019, Musicians For Musician (MFM) presented its Public Musicians Forum at Wingspan Arts. The theme of the meeting was The Music Industry & Women. The meeting was run by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi, Billy Harper and MFM member…

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MFM Public Musicians Forum #11

MFM Public Musicians Forum #11 Report w. Important Announcement

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | February 27, 2019

2019: MFM Hits the Ground Running by Dawoud Kringle Date: February 13, 2019 Venue: WingSpan Arts (NY) The 11th MFM Public Musicians Forum (and first public forum of 2019 – the January meeting having been cancelled due to inclement weather) began with discussion of the membership drive. President Sohrab Saadat Ladjavardi talked a moment about…

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Membership Drive

MFM Membership Drive Winter 2019

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | January 17, 2019

Dear Board members, Supporters & ex-Free Members, First of all, Happy New Year! The new year is always a time of changes, looking back, and most importantly, looking ahead. Musicians for Musicians (MFM) is doing just that. As you doubtless read in our Membership Meeting Report (part 1 & part 2), MFM made an astonishing amount of…

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New York Composers Circle

Roger Blanc joined the AC!

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | December 29, 2018

Text by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi Roger Blanc joined officially the AC and the MFM Family December 24th. Congrats and respect!  Many of you met him at almost all MFM Public Musicians Forums since November last year. Speaking about him: he’s a composer (nu music?), excellent guitar player and a member of following organizations: Local 802,…

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Result of the Membership’s Annual Board Election 2018

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | December 26, 2018

Official result of the annual Board Election 2018: all Board members (Billy Harper, David Belmont, Melanie Frey and Stefan Andemicael) were approved unanimously for another year by the membership. Congrats!! Members: 86 (100%) In Person: 2 (2.3%) Email: 32 (37%) Call-In: 2 (2.3%) Abstention: 50 (58.4%)

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MFM Annual Membership Meeting 2018 Report P.2

MFM Annual Membership Meeting 2018 Report P.2 – Membership and Finances

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | December 21, 2018

Report and photos by Dawoud Kringle  For the last year and a half, MFM has offered free membership. This was an attempt to promote MFM to musicians in a risk-free manner. The idea served its purpose: it presented MFM and its new approach to securing musician’s rights to an understandably skeptical public. According to MFM…

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