Marilyn R. Kosinski 
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Re: “Popular Uptown Oakland Jazz Venue The Sound Room to Relocate and Expand

Regarding the plight of the owners of the Sound Room who must vacate their current venue and relocate due to upcoming development plans for their location, the Sound Room is a GREAT venue for jazz artists. My friends and I go there often because the atmosphere is so welcoming, the owners are so hard-working and sincere, we love to hear the artists who play there, and it is affordable for people with limited incomes. As we all know, performing artists and performance venues often suffer from a "Cinderella Syndrome" and are treated like less-than-necessary items when it comes to attracting funding, promotion and development. Art in any form is an expression of love by the artist. Compensation, if and when it comes, is a welcome but secondary factor. Most are underpaid or starving. Too bad performing artists and their venues cannot attract the frenzy of money and support from donors that materializes at the barest mention of competitive sports and monster-sized arenas, which always seem to run on pure greed all the way around. The heart of artistic entertainment more often than not, comes to us free or grossly under compensated. I sincerely hope the owners of the Sound Room, who have made a huge financial and personal sacrifice to pursue this venture, will find a fairy godmother to help them achieve their goal of showcasing and helping local jazz artists---Marilyn Kosinski, Music Coordinator & Concert Producer, St. Paul's Towers, Oakland.

Posted by Marilyn R. Kosinski on 09/01/2017 at 7:24 PM

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