Jazz Legend Billy Harper joined MFM's Board!!!

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | April 7, 2018

“Musicians – we have to stop being so proud of being “very independent” and realize that: We are not alone. We are connected as in group of jazz musicians or, just group of musicians. Like it or not …… it has been the “negative stigma” placed on us as a “group”. Therefore, it is necessary for us to “join […]

MFM Public Musicians Forum #4 Focuses Upon Women's Issues in the Music Business

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | April 7, 2018

Ladies Night! Review by Dawoud Kringle On Tuesday, March 27th, MFM held its fourth Public Musicians Forum at Yeoryia Studios in New York run by Billy Harper and MFM’s President Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi. Saadat opened the meeting by bringing up the recent gun control protests. Here are a group of mostly teens who, overnight, organized a nationwide protest. […]

Ken Hatfield Joins the MFM Advisory Committee

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | April 2, 2018

Let’s welcome Ken Hatfield to the MFM Advisory Committee who brings a wealth of knowledge of “the business.” He’s been attending several MFM meetings and did a presentation on the Music Modernization Act issues last month. He shares with us the belief in a fair and sustainable musical eco-system in which all the participants share equally in the revenues generated […]

David Belmont Joined MFM's Board Of Directors Yesterday!

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | March 15, 2018

Let’s welcome David Belmont to our board of directors (BoD). He subs Paul Testagrossa who resigned yesterday due to his start up. Thanks Paul for the good work you have done. Good luck in your business! About David Belmont David Belmont (dobro, percussion) is a mixed media artist and community organizer living in New York City. An indie […]

Review: The MFM Jazz Musicians Meeting #3: Laying the Groundwork for Action

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | March 5, 2018

By Dawoud Kringle (with Ken Hatfield and Sohrab Saadat Ladjavardi) On Tuesday, February 27th, the MFM Jazz Musicians Meeting #3 was held at Yeoria Studio. Organized by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi and Billy Harper, the agenda of the meeting was threefold. 1. Ken Hatfield and Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi were to discuss the Music Modernization Act (MMA). […]

Arturo O'Farrill Did It Again…a Grammy for The Sixth Time!

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | January 29, 2018

Congrats and respect to our Board member Arturo O’Farrill for his Grammy Award for “Best Instrumental Composition: “Three Revolutions” from the new album “Arturo O’Farrill & Chucho Valdes / Familia: Tribute to Bebo & Chico.”  Great to have this great musician…professional musician around us. About the CD ‘Familia: Tribute to Bebo & Chico’ brings together two […]

Review: Jazz Musicians Meeting #2 with Jazzman Billy Harper & Sohrab 

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | January 25, 2018

Text by Dawoud Kringle  MFM founder Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi and jazz virtuoso Billy Harper organized a Jazz Musicians Meeting. This is the second of such meetings. Attendees such as Joe Lovano, Billy Harper, Ray Blue, Jimmy Owens, Ken Hatfield, Roger Blanc, and MFM members Reggie Sylvester, Michael Moss and others made the event a remarkable success. The first thing that was noticeable was that […]

Billy Harper

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | January 17, 2018

Billy Harper (legendary jazz saxophonist)

The Annual MFM Membership Meeting 2017 Report

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | December 16, 2017

MFM Rocks the Vote… Report by Dawoud Kringle (Photos by Dawoud and Sohrab) Wednesday, December 13th, 2017, MFM held it’s Annual Membership Meeting 2017. The meeting was held at the Brooklyn Music School (NY).  This was an important event, because it serves as a platform for MFM members to make their voices heard. The main […]

Review: MFM New Member Orientation November 2017

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | November 28, 2017

Date: November 27, 2017 Venue: WeWork Wall Street (NY) Review by Dawoud Kringle (Photos by Dawoud and Sohrab) The November 2017 MFM got off to a bang. I opened the meeting, and explained the origins of MFM. Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi (MFM founder) augmented the presentation of the MFM mission of advocacy of musical professionalism. There […]