Let’s Welcome The President and the Board Members for the Year 2021

President Sohrab Saadat Ladjvardi (musician, composer, leader of the music collective SoSaLa, educator, editor; and music activist.) Board of Directors Billy Harper (Jazz musician, band leader and educator) David Belmont (multi instrumentalist, producer, label owner and political activist) Mario Guarneri (jazz and classical musician and President of the non-profit JAZZ IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD organization) Keith Levenson (composer and music director…

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MFM Got A Nu T-Shirt On Sale! A Skull?!

GREAT NEWS!!!! MFM Got a New T-shirt for Sale.” A Skull…?! WUNDERBAR! This t-shirt is not just a merch, but also a passive communication tool to reach out to the public and advocate MFM’s mission. It is very provocative and will make people look at the wearer. Reg. the skull: it represents all musicians no…

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MFM PODCAST EPISODE 9: Mark Deutsch discusses the artistic and professional processes and aspects of his pursuit of a unique musical vision

Mark Deutsch,

 In this episode of the MFM Speaks Out, Dawoud Kringle interviews California based musician, improviser, composer, and inventor of the Bazantar Mark Deutsch about his personal evolution from contrabass and sitar virtuoso to designing an unprecedented musical instrument, his artistic and spiritual philosophies on music, and the struggles of being an innovator and iconoclast. Mark started as a…

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MFM Endorses Musicians Public Event “For Our Courageous Workers a City-Wide Symphonic Fanfare”

MFM endorses

MFM endorses this public musicians event on Wednesday, April 29, 2020 at 7pm. For Our Courageous Workers a City-Wide Symphonic Fanfare was conceived by Frank London, Hajnal Pivnick and Dorian Wallace. Composers Frank London (of The Klezmatics), and Hajnal Pivnick and Dorian Wallace (of Tenth Intervention) have joined forces on this effort to bring the city…

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Call To Action: Sign the MWA Petition Endorsed by MFM

Music Workers Alliance

MUSICAL ARTISTS CALL FOR ECONOMIC JUSTICE IN THE DIGITAL DOMAIN  At market closing on April 10th, while tens of thousands of musicians and DJs across the country tried to access unemployment benefits, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook and Larry Page of Google/Youtube had earned $6.2 billion and $3.6 billion, respectively, for the week, according to Forbes.…

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The MFM Unity Ensemble Live In Harlem

The MFM Unity Ensemble

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 Membership Drive Winter 2019

Membership Drive

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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