We are in the final countdown to the official launch on Sept. 28th. That’s when the IndieGogo campaign for The George Duke Legacy Project goes live and you can become involved at various levels and benefits. In the interim, The Symphonic Jazz Orchestra is presenting a sweepstakes to ‘start the buzz’ on the campaign by giving away a Yamaha digital recorder.
Click the picture above to enter and win this awesome digital recorder and be an integral part of funding the recording of The George Duke Legacy Project !
For over eight years, George Duke served as co-music director of the Symphonic Jazz Orchestra. During his tenure, George appeared in numerous concerts and benefits as soloist with the SJO, and in 2011 composed a new concerto for bass soloist Christian McBride and the SJO.
The project will raise funds through an Indiegogo crowd sourcing campaign for the:
- Recording of George Duke’s “Bass Concerto” for Christian McBride & the 67-member Symphonic Jazz Orchestra
- Creation of the ASCAP/George Duke Commissioning Competition
- SJO’s ongoing “Music in the Schools” residency programs in underserved communities throughout Southern California
Click above and listen to the Sounds and Colors interview with Holophonor!
Enjoy the brand new band Holophonor! 2014 graduates of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz take on the future of the music together!
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Yes indeed!! The Jazzcat has a new app that you can download to your mobile devices so let’s roll together. The app is full of content that contains radio archives, performance recommendations, articles, over 150 interviews with you favorite jazz artists and so much more. Download it and check it out!!!
I built it on a platform called YAPP so here is how you download the app
1) Click the link http://my.yapp.us/THEJAZZCAT
Your phone or mobile device will direct you to your App store and ask you to download the free application YAPP!
2) Download it! Of course this will require that you remember you password!
3) Once you do, it will ask you
a) Create a New Yapp?
b) I’ve Been Invited to Yapp or
c) I’ve Created a Yapp.
The answer is “b” – Click I have been invited to YAPP
The application will appear and then you can explore!!!
Lots to see, hear and read and I will be updating it all of the with content that I know you will enjoy!
Click Picture Above for Aug 16th show Below to Listen to Aug 9th show
Come join me for 3 hours of cutting edge progressive jazz at it’s finest. It’s not very often I get a chance to stretch for that length of time. If you believe and crave Freedom, Thought, Spirit, Love and Creativity in your music then be with me as we dance on the axis of spontaneity and beam with the sonic colors of sound!
Brother Bo Liebowitz has kindly given me the keys to the ship and while he searches for leisure, the dreidle of jazz energy will be spinning off the charts at full strength! I am calling those from all galaxies, Los Angeles, New York, Japan, Chicago, Copenhagen, London, Russia, Brazil, Poland and where ever else you reside on the planet. Let’s take this beautiful ride together!
Click Pictures below to listen to various shows
More Love, More Music! Jazz, the incredible sounds that allow us to interact with each other through sonic exploration not only of the music but ourselves! Come and spend one lovely hour as we tap into the roads less traveled and experience good, energetic, beautiful and progressive vibrations. It’s always so nice to be on the air playing, blending and creating a great jazz experience for you. Click the picture above and listen live
Click picture above for Sunday July 13th show. Only able to capture 30 mins…
Click Picture on left to listen to July 6th show below will be archived after tonight!
We will talk about the upcoming 25th Year Anniversary Honoring the Great Billy Higgins concert at the John Anson Ford on August 24th
LeRoy Downs is taking the wheel of Eddie Becton’s Jazz Journey! Eddie has given me the keys to the jet again this weekend and said it was cool to ascend, take some sharp turns, and High Fly! I always look forward to sharing great jazz music with you. Should be fun adventurous and beautiful! Listen to June the 6th great hour of progressive loveliness by clicking my picture.
Ladies and Gentlemen, we have so much to talk about. There are some fantastic concerts that are just around the corner and I don’t want you to miss out! Let’s play some music and talk about it!!!! Brother Becton might be back next week but if not, we will take flight again!!! You can click the picture of Eddie and I for a show that we did together in Nov of ’13. Please tune in at
Bo Leibowitz and I celebrate a life time of music as we dedicate 3 hours to the beloved Charlie Haden on 89.9 FM KCRW.com. Click the picture above to listen…..