MFM New Member Orientation August 2017 Report

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | September 2, 2017

MFM Facing New Challenges Text by Dawoud Kringle In keeping with its forward thinking and progress oriented approach, MFM presented its second monthly orientation meeting. The meeting was held at WeWork on Wall street, NYC, on August 28th, 2017. It was well attended; and had the added honor of legendary musician Jimmy Owens in attendance.  The meeting got started a bit late. MFM president and…

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A New Friend: The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA)

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | September 1, 2017

MFM welcomes The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA) – which is a non-profit arts service organization whose mission is to cultivate, support and promote the works of artists and arts organizations in northern Manhattan – as a new MFM “friend.” Yesterday I had a meeting with acting Director Joanna Castro at her Inwood office discussing with her…

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Review: MFM New Member Orientation #1

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | July 26, 2017

(From left: Marc Schmied (MFM member), Eve Harrison (MFM supporter) and Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi (MFM President) We are the vanguard of the next stage of the history of the music business… Text and photos by Dawoud Kringle   Often, a new or potential member of Musicians for Musicians will find oneself adrift, not sure what’s happening in…

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Bret Primack's YouTube Interview With MFM's Sohrab

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | June 30, 2017

Bret Primack Believes In #MakingMusicIsAProfession Tomorrow Saturday, July 1, at 1pm filmmaker and educator Bret Primack aka the JazzVideoGuy (Tucson, AZ) will discuss with Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi of Musicians for Musicians (MFM) about “Survival for Creative Artists in the 21st Century on his YouTube channel: Check it out. Great to see me in person and hear what MFM…

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Review: MFM Presents “Make Music Your Business” #3 MFM Talk Series W. Mario Guarneri

By Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi | June 14, 2017

Date: May 25, 2017 Venue: WeWork Bryant Park (NY) Review by Dawoud Kringle On Thursday May 25th, 2017, the third MFM Talk kicked off. This Talk featured trumpet master, composer, improviser, music educator, music activist, and founder of Jazz in the Neighborhood  (JITN; a San Francisco based nonprofit organization helping jazz innovators and developing musicians to…

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“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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