“Make Music Your Business” #4 MFM Talk Series w. Grammy Award Winner Arturo O'Farrill

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | June 14, 2017

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…

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Arturo O'Farrill's AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA Wins Again!

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | June 2, 2017

2017 JJA Jazz Awards Winner this year: Arturo O’Farrill’s AFRO LATIN JAZZ ORCHESTRA! The Jazz Journalists Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the best use of media of all kinds –new and old, online and off– to tell the story of jazz and develop new jazz audiences. The JJA conducts online training programs…

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The "Cornel West Concerto" Featuring Dr. Cornel West w. Arturo O’Farrill & the Brooklyn College Big Band

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | May 15, 2017

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 7pm Pre-Concert Talk with Cornel West and Arturo O’Farrill 8pm Concert Whitman Theatre, Brooklyn College Tickets: General Admission $10/Seniors $7 CUNY Students and Staff free with ID Information and Tickets at 718.951.4500 Brooklyn College and the Hitchcock Institute for Studies in American Music in Brooklyn, New York, presents The Cornel West Concerto,…

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Review: "Making Music Your Profession" Talk Event Series #2 w. Andrew Schulman

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | May 9, 2017

Date: April 26, 2017 Venue: WeWork Bryant Park (NY) Music is Medicine for the Soul Review by Lindsey Wilson Andrew Schulman is the Medical Musician that heals the Body and Soul. These two worlds, music and medicine, beautifully collide as MFM members listened to professional guitarist Andrew Schulman share a moving story about how music literally…

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Review: MFM Talk Series “Make Music Your Business” #1 w. David Liebman

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | March 31, 2017

“…After all, it is our livelihood and art that are being downgraded as we speak. I support the efforts of MFM towards organizing musicians to develop a new paradigm.” – David Liebman Date: March 23, 2017 Venue: WeWork Bryant Park (NY) Text by Dawoud Kringle On Thursday, March 23rd, Musicians for Musicians (MFM) presented the…

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Review: MFM Workshop "Make Music Your Business" #7 w. David Newhoff

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | March 3, 2017

“Professional musicians – whether they’re performers, composers, or both – rely on strong copyright protections for their careers.” – David Newhoff Date: February 23, 2017 Venue: WeWork Wall Street (NY) Text by Dawoud Kringle   The 7th MFM workshop started as a detailed talk, and became a lively discussion about the vital topic of copyrights in the…

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Lindsey Representing MFM @ The Women's March NYC

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | February 1, 2017

Date: January 21, 2017 Location: New York/Manhattan Text by Lindsey Wilson   As I sit on the train, returning from a weekend of music and activism for a better World, I am prompted with a flashback of the Women’s March just more than a week ago where more than a million women strong joined together…

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MFM's New Friend And $ Contributor: Mario Guarneri (Jazz In The Neighborhood, SF)

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | October 23, 2016

Mario, thanks for your contribution! Respect! MFM got a new friend and future ally: musician and activist Mario Guarneri (founder and artistic director of Jazz in the Neighborhood in San Francisco). Thanks Ellen Seeling (JazzWomen and Girls Advocates) for bringing us together! Yesterday I had a long friendly telephone conversation with Mario. During the conversation we covered…

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Review: MFM Workshop "Make Music Your Business" #6 w. Rick DellaRatta (Justice For Peace)

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | October 23, 2016

Jazz for Peace provides Empowerment Grants, sustainable funding and advocacy for non-profits and all outstanding causes worldwide for over a decade to enable them to be more productive and successful. Date: September 27, 2016 Venue: WeWork Wall Street (NY) Review by Dawoud Kringle The MFM workshop “Make Music Your Business” #6 with jazz musician, activist and founder…

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MFM's 1st Alliance: Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA). Congrats!

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | September 21, 2016

  Afro Latin Jazz Alliance Partners with Musicians for Musicians   Making Music Is A Profession    New York, NY – Monday, September 12, 2016 — Two innovative music nonprofits, Afro Latin Jazz Alliance (ALJA) and Musicians for Musicians (MFM), partner for the advocacy of advancing music as a profession and guiding musicians to rethink their…

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