Make Music LA Holiday Flash Mob Concert at City National Plaza 2014!

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Calling out to all Musicians! Holiday Flash Mob in Downtown LA!!!!!!

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The holiday season is in full swing in Los Angeles and this year LeRoy Downs, the quintessential on-air radio personality and creator and producer of, and president of Make Music Los Angeles will be celebrating a new tradition by producing a Holiday Flash Mob/concert on Dec. 18, 2014 at City National Bank Plaza in downtown Los Angeles, CA. The concert begins at 5:00 p.m. City National Plaza is located at 515 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA.

LeRoy Downs to produce ‘Make Music Los Angeles Holiday Flash Mob’ concert “There is no greater joy than the sights and sounds of the holiday season,” says Mr. Downs, “Earlier this year for International Jazz Day, MMLA participated in a Jazz Flash Mob at Union Station with The Jazz Education Network and Beyond the Bell, Branch of the Los Angeles Unified School District, and later were asked by City National Plaza to help organize one for the Holidays! City National Plaza is also filming the event as a documentary, so this is truly a special occasion for musicians who are interested in furthering the mission of MMLA.”


Now in its third year, Make Music LA invited Beyond the Bell, Branch of Los Angeles Unified School District and The Jazz Education Network to partner once again to coordinate this special musical event for City National Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles. MMLA is calling out to all local musicians who are students, professionals and amateurs along with singers, choirs, groups and individuals to perform Holiday music. The event is open to artists of all ages, all levels of ability, and primarily wind instruments to join in this celebration. Come down to enjoy the fun, however to participate you must register at to download the music.


Screen Shot 2014-12-09 at 8.32.03 AMTony White, this year’s Musical Director, will lead the musicians who will perform the songs in the spirit of a jam session. “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “This Christmas,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” and “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” are the scheduled songs to be performed. White is a professional jazz musician, musical director, teacher, and philanthropist whose mastery of the tenor soprano and alto saxophone voices makes him the perfect headliner as well as the perfect mentor.

dorsay-founderDorsay Dujon, the founder of Make Music LA, started Make Music LA mainly because of the need to educate our children. “Music gives kids a sense of purpose. It gives them a sense of well-being and connectedness as they’re working in groups. But more than anything it helps them with everything else they’re going to do. It helps them with mathematics; it helps their cognitive skills, and boosts self-esteem,” says Ms. Dujon. MMLA is based on France’s Fête de la Musique, a national musical holiday inaugurated in 1982. The festival has become an international phenomenon celebrated on the same day in more than 800 cities in 110 countries, including Germany, Italy, Egypt, Syria, Morocco, Australia, Vietnam, Congo, Cameroon, Fiji, Colombia, Chile, Nepal, and Japan.


For more information, please visit the Make Music LA Holiday Flash Mob website.

Paula Edelestein

Written by Paula Edelestein

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LeRoy Downs on RISE with Mark Maxwell Talking about the Holiday Flash Mob!

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City National Plaza – Click Pic for Directions!

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KPFK’s Holiday Concert & Benefit Show Dec 20th!

KPFK’s Holiday Concert & Benefit Show

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Saturday December 20th

Featuring Oscar Hernandez, Luis Conte and many more phenomenal artists!

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Join KPFK’s own Maggie LePique as she celebrates 20 years at KPFK with a star studded Holiday concert at the Catalina Jazz Club on Sunset Blvd in Hollywood California!

 Music director for the night will be pianist Oscar Hernandez of the world renowned Spanish Harlem Orchestra. With amazing artists, guests and performances.

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Host for the evening will be Richard Montoya! Joining Oscar and Richard will be an amazing line up of artists including:

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Bassist Rene Camacho, Percussionist Luis Conte, Jazz Trombonist Phil Ranelin, Stunning vocalists – The Haden Triplets,Violinist, vocalist, and composer Lili Haydn, Singer-songwriter Mia Doi Todd, Guitarist, composer Grant Geissman, Drummer Clayton Cameron, Jazz singer Michelle Coltrane Samba Da Mudança, surprize guests & more…

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Also appearing will be Comedian Jimmy Dore of KPFK’s “Jimmy Dore Show”!

Plus your favorite KPFK DJs and personalities

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Bill Gardner, Mark Torres, Teddy Robinson, Yatrika Shah-Rais, Sergio Mielniczenko and Maggie LePique

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KPFK Holiday Concert – Saturday December 20th

VIP Reception, Meet & Greet at 6:00 pm, Show starts at 8:00 pm

Catalina Jazz Club

Catalina Jazz Club 6725 Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, CA 90028

VIP Tickets $80* – General Admission $55*  – Reserve your tickets now!

VIP Ticket includes a sepcial meet & greet reception with appetizers, an exclusive KPFK gift bag and preferential reserved seating.

Early bird special – Limited Time -

General Admission $45*

Tickets available here

*Dinner or 2 items minimum required at each table at Catalina’s

A benefit show for KPFK’s Studio A Project

**NOTE – Artists appearing subject to change without notice**

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Sounds and Colors Arts Report: John Beasley and Monkestra Dec 6 & 13th at the Walt Disney Concert Hall



Click and Listen to an interview with John Beasley

The Performance will be at the Walt Disney Concert Hall December 6th & 13th at 11am

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Dwight Trible Performing at Fais Do Do on Sunday November 23rd @ 3pm!!!

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Live @ 6pm on LA36: Celebrating 25 Years The World Stage Honors the Legacy of Billy Higgins

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Watch the Rebroadcast

The Tribute to Billy Higgins and the 25th Anniversary of The World Stage

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Carmen Lundy – Soul to Soul EPK

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Bennie Maupin performing at Fais Do Do on Oct 26th @3pm!!!!

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Jazz is a state of mind. 

It’s an entity of people and ideas that fulfill the individual expression it inspires. 

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So what is Bennie Maupin preparing to say about our “very democratic musical form?” How much of the “ancestral down-home voice” will we hear? How close will we get to hearing it at “its highest level of refinement?”

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When Mr. Maupin’s October 26th concert is over and the music lingers as a whisper in the mind, how will we feel about this mysterious matter? Is Jazz really more than music? Could it really be a way of life, a way of being, a way of thinking?
Let’s explore together. Let’s follow Bennie Maupin’s masterful lead, You’re invited to be with us. 

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