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…

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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).…

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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…

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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…

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Billy Harper

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | January 17, 2018

Billy Harper (legendary jazz saxophonist)

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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…

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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…

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MFM New Member Orientation November 2017

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | November 2, 2017

MFM New Member Orientation November 2017 Date: Monday, November 27, 2017 Time: 5pm – 6pm Venue: WeWork Wall Street (Conference Room 6A), 110 Wall Street, NYC, NY 10005 The goal of the New Member Orientation (NMO) is to engage, inform, inspire, and mentor new members into lifelong members. NMO will be run by President Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi and Board member Paul Testagrossa. Before…

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Review: MFM Presents “Make Music Your Business” #5 MFM Talk Series W. Steve Gordon

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | October 25, 2017

Entertainment Attorney Steve Gordon in conversation with Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi Review and photos by Dawoud Kringle On Thursday, October 19th, 2017, the latest installment of the MFM Talk Series was held at WeWork Wall Street, NYC. This installment featured the celebrated entertainment lawyer/author Steve Gordon.  Steve Gordon is an entertainment attorney with over 20 years of…

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MFM New Member Orientation October 2017

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | October 23, 2017

MFM New Member Orientation October 2017 Date: Monday, October 30, 2017 Time: 5pm – 6pm Venue: WeWork Wall Street (Conference Room 6A), 110 Wall Street, NYC, NY 10005 The goal of the New Member Orientation (NMO) is to engage, inform, inspire, and mentor new members into lifelong members. NMO will be run by President Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi and Board member…

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