The Jazzcat on Radio & TV Friday April 29th!!!!!! Listen and Watch!!

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                Friday April 29th

From the West Coast to the East Coast!  

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Click and listen to the show!  Click and watch The Jazz Creative

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Episode 3 of The Jazz Creative Airs on April 29th @ 10pm PST/ 1am EST on Aspire TV

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The Jazz Creative 3rd Episode to Air on April 29th on the ASPiRE TV NETWORK

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April 29, 2016

10PM PST and 1am EST

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Click here to find the Aspire channel in your area!

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The Jazz Giants honoring and paying tribute to Jaco Pastorious!!!!

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The 3rd episode of The Jazz creative features guests Peter Erskine, Ben Williams, Will Lee, John Beasley, Christian McBride, Brian Blade with performances by Danny Janklow  and Nicole Mitchell!!!

International Jazz Day

International Jazz Day is April 30th

and it is celebrated all over the World. This Year, President Barak and Michell Obama will host the event at The White House and it will be broadcast @ 8pm on ABC TV!!!

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The California Jazz Foundation honors great bassist, educator and composer…

John Clayton!

Click above to watch the Episode 1 & 2 of The Jazz Creative!

The Jazz Creative, the only regularly scheduled music television series to feature both established and up and coming jazz artists, premieres its 2nd episode online at www.allmusictelevision.net and on the ASPIRE TV NETWORK on Friday, April 29th at 10pm (PST)/1am (EST). The ASPiRE Television Network was created by legendary athlete and entrepreneur Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson. The new music series is produced by All Music Television, LLC and features in depth interviews and new music from many of the biggest, brightest and popular artists and musicians in Jazz.

Jazzcat AMTV BBHosted and curated by Los Angeles Radio and Television personality LeRoy Downs, the new music series premiers its 2nd episode on the Aspire Network April 29, 2016 at 10pm PST / 1am EST.  The show will feature today’s sung and unsung heroes of jazz whose music, creativity and originality continue to lay the foundation and create the landscape of today’s music. Jazz is a music that has its roots here in America and through the ages has branched out globally literally embracing and assimilating into all countries, cultures, genres of music, and demographics from the boomers to the millennials! All Music Television is taking the power of this music and cross pollinating it with the  television media platform to broaden awareness, expose it’s creativity and to share the wonders of the music visually with a larger audience!

 

About All Music Television, LLC All Music Television produced ‘Live From The Blue Whale’ featuring Matthew Stevens and Gerald Clayton and Christmas Jazz with LeRoy Downs with Danny Janklow, Jazzmeia Horn, Dontae Winslow, Nicole Mitchell Theo Croker and more!  The show reached 40 million+ viewers in 22 of the top 25 US TV markets.

About ASPiRE TV NETWORK

ASPiRE celebrates the African American experience, offering inspirational and motivational programming. It is available to over 37 million television homes on Comcast, Verizon Fios, DirecTV, DISH and AT&T U-VERSE in 22 of the top 25 US television markets. Click here to find the Aspire channel in your area!

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LeRoy Downs hosts FREE International Jazz Day Festival in Leimert Park!!

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KJazz in association with The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center present a FREE International Jazz Day Concert to the people of Los Angeles in the heart of the city, Leimert Park!

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Come Celebrate International Jazz Day with your host

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LeRoy Downs

2pm til 6pm

Performing will be ……

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The John Stephens Big Band

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The Chester Whitmore Big Band 
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Vijay Iyer and Wadada Leo Smith at Occidental College!

Screen Shot 2016-04-15 at 11.46.56 PM It is always a special time when the world gets to experience music through the many vast combinations that the world puts together. Tonight at Occidental College near Highland Park in Los Angeles was one of those times indeed!
Occidental_Thorne_HallThorne Hall at the end of the campus at Occidental College game me the impression that I have arrived after the beautiful stroll through the campus.  Our moderator this evening tells a story of G William Hume, a young man who attended Occidental College or Oxy in the early 50’s. He actually worked as director of Throne Hall for many years and was an avid stamp collector. Turns out that he left his estate to Oxy and his massive collection of stamps curated the G William Hume Fellowship of the Performance for the Arts. The existence of this  endowment has traveled through time and has transcended to art. From crazy stamp collections to pristine sound waves that connect directly to our core, Vijay Iyer and Wadada Leo Smith shape and mold vibrations of beauty into a kingdom of self discovery.

Screen Shot 2016-04-15 at 11.51.44 PMIn the beginning silence, until there was sound. Two gentlemen walk on the stage, approach their instruments and proceed to engage with the atoms in the universe. Space is the trio as the three dance, play and communicate with our inner beings. The sound is a textile made for Royalty and we get to wear the crown.

Screen Shot 2016-04-15 at 11.52.08 PMThe notes drift, float, hover and illuminate vibrations of light. If you come to to music with open arms, you receive and abundance of love in return. This is not song or melody or sections in a composition, it is life in a story of sonic expression. Reaching, fleeting, pulsing are the extensions of your being. Velocity, speed and its nemesis in the helix dance of the soul, with the adduction of each drop formulating our entire being bringing us back to the one.

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Landscapes and silent winds swirl across colored pastels to infinate horizons that see beyond planes, that exist and connect to many dimensions. If you are thinking, you have missed the communication. You can only be, there is no other existence. One with the creators. If it were not for this then who would we be?

Screen Shot 2016-04-15 at 11.52.30 PMAll roads lead here to peace, to silence, to tension, perplexing curiosity, to resolve or not. What matters is that there is a gift that is graciously given and graciously received.

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Wadada floats like a Monarch spreading wings and flying in cepia tone. Vijay is ballet on ivory and the two create a slow motion snow globe vacuum of transparency where you can see and hear your past and present while looking back from your future. Discovery aboard the vessel of your being.

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From the skies to the depths of the ocean, your search for awareness slips into the realization of the sequence of moments that has lead you here. Your journey ends where it has began and you realize you have already answerd your questions.

Breathe deep, inhale sound and spread love!

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Jazz Nights At the Newport Beach Film Festival April 23rd !!!!

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Watch the Cats on Jazz in the Modern Era!!

JAZZ IN THE MODERN ERA Ep 336 JAZZ NIGHTS: A CONFIDENTIAL JOURNEY from Hal Masonberg on Vimeo.

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The Jazz Creative Episode 2 Airs March 25!

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The Jazz Creative 2nd Episode to Aired on March 25th on the ASPiRE TV NETWORK

Click and Enjoy

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The Jazz Creative Episode 2

March 25, 2016

10PM PST and 1am EST

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Click here to find the Aspire channel in your area!

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We’ll Take A Sneak Peak of the New Film, “Miles Ahead” starring Don Cheadle!!!!

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The 2nd episode of The Jazz creative features guests include bassist Joe Sanders who tours and plays with everyone in the business including Gerald Clayton, Charles Lloyd, Ambrose Akinmusire and a TON of this music’s beautiful players. Grammy Award winning Jazz historian Ashley Khan talks about Miles, Coltrane and Kamasi Washington!

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Performances by Cameron Graves introducing his new album, “The Planetary Prince” and Dontae Winslow and the Winslow Dynasty.

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Click above to watch the Premier Episode of The Jazz Creative!

The Jazz Creative, the only regularly scheduled music television series to feature both established and up and coming jazz artists, premieres its 2nd episode online at www.allmusictelevision.net and on the ASPIRE TV NETWORK on Friday, March 25th at 10pm (PST)/1am (EST). The ASPiRE Television Network was created by legendary athlete and entrepreneur Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson. The new music series is produced by All Music Television, LLC and features in depth interviews and new music from many of the biggest, brightest and popular artists and musicians in Jazz.

Jazzcat AMTV BBHosted and curated by Los Angeles Radio and Television personality LeRoy Downs, the new music series premiers its 2nd episode on the Aspire Network March 25, 2016 at 10pm PST / 1am EST.  The show will feature today’s sung and unsung heroes of jazz whose music, creativity and originality continue to lay the foundation and create the landscape of today’s music. Jazz is a music that has its roots here in America and through the ages has branched out globally literally embracing and assimilating into all countries, cultures, genres of music, and demographics from the boomers to the millennials! All Music Television is taking the power of this music and cross pollinating it with the  television media platform to broaden awareness, expose it’s creativity and to share the wonders of the music visually with a larger audience!
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Sneak Peak of Saxophonist Kamasi Washington!

About All Music Television, LLC All Music Television produced ‘Live From The Blue Whale’ featuring Matthew Stevens and Gerald Clayton and Christmas Jazz with LeRoy Downs with Danny Janklow, Jazzmeia Horn, Dontae Winslow, Nicole Mitchell Theo Croker and more!  The show reached 40 million+ viewers in 22 of the top 25 US TV markets.

About ASPiRE TV NETWORK

ASPiRE celebrates the African American experience, offering inspirational and motivational programming. It is available to over 37 million television homes on Comcast, Verizon Fios, DirecTV, DISH and AT&T U-VERSE in 22 of the top 25 US television markets. Click here to find the Aspire channel in your area!

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The Jazzcat on 90.7 KPFK.org March 11th on LISTEN!!!

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Friday March 11th

8pm to 10pm 

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Happy to once again be on the air at 90.7 FM KPFK. Tune in this Friday

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Ernest Dawkins New Horizons Ensemble – Mal-Lester – The Prarie Prophet

Eric Harland Voyager – Passana – ViPassana

Logan Richardson – Creeper – Shift

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Daryl Harper – The Need’s Got to be so Deep – The Needs Got to be do Deep

Managerie – They Shall Inherit – They Shall Inherit

Jason Kao Hwang – Ashes, Essense – Burning Bridge

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Linda Oh – Thicker Than Water – Initial Here

Jason Adasiewiczs – Two Comes One – From the Region

Joseph D. Mitchell – Chorale – Songs of the Diaspora

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Derrick Hodge – Holdin’ On to You – Live Today

Jeff Lederner – Albert’s Sun – Sun Watcher

Matana Roberts – My Sister – Live in London

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Kyoko Kitamura – Parasite – Armadillo in Sunset Park

Jody Proznick Quartet – Duke of York – Foundations

Artyom Manukyan – Sailor’s Song – Citizen

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Brian Walsh – Userman – Three

Avishai Cohen’s Triveni – You in All Directions – Dark Nights

Rob Mazurek Pulsar Quartet – Folk Song Neptune – Stellar Pulsations

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New West Guitar Group – Send One Your Love – Send One Your Love

James Brandon Lewis – A Gathering of Souls – Divine Travels

Vijay Iyer – Starlings – Break Stuff

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March 11, 2016

KPFK

90.7 FM or KPFK.ORG

 @ 8PM PST/10PM EST

2 Hours of Progressive Jazz music from 8-10pm PST, 10-Midnight EST on the right! Jazzzzzz a Supreme Experience in Sound!!!

A Sneak Peak at the next

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 “living on the front lines of a new generation in sound!!!!!”

Click to listen to Jan show! 

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The Premiere of Jazz Creative on ASPiRE TV NETWORK

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The Jazz Creative to Air on ASPiRE TV NETWORK

Jazzcat AMTV BBHosted by Los Angeles Radio and Television personality LeRoy Downs, the new music series premiers on the Aspire Network February 26, 2016 at 10pm PST / 1am EST.  The show will feature today’s sung and unsung heroes of jazz whose music, creativity and originality continue to lay the foundation and create the landscape of today’s music. Jazz is a music that has its roots here in America and through the ages has branched out globally literally embracing and assimilating into all countries, cultures, genres of music, and demographics from the boomers to the millennials! All Music Television is taking the power of this music and cross pollinating it with the  television media platform to broaden awareness, expose it’s creativity and to share the wonders of the music visually with a larger audience! Watch the premiere episode of The Jazz Creative here:

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The Jazz Creative Premiers 

February 26, 2016

10PM PST and 1am EST

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on the Aspire TV Network

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The first episode of The Jazz creative features guests include famed jazz trumpeter, film scorer Terence Blanchard, Kennedy Center Artistic Director and accomplished composer, arranger and pianist Jason Moran, the one and only four time Grammy Winning, super bass player Christian McBride, Cameron Graves and Theo Croker Los Angeles, California

Screen Shot 2015-12-14 at 2.53.43 PMThe Jazz Creative, the only regularly scheduled music television series to feature both established and up and coming jazz artists, is set to premiere online at www.allmusictelevision.net and on the ASPIRE TV NETWORK on Friday, February 26th at 10pm (PST)/1am (EST). The ASPiRE Television Network was created by legendary athlete and entrepreneur Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson. The new music series is produced by All Music Television, LLC and features in depth interviews and new music from many of the biggest, brightest and popular artists and musicians in Jazz.

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Hosted and curated by popular Los Angeles Jazz Radio Personality LeRoy Downs, the premiere episode of The Jazz Creative celebrates African American History Month, the GRAMMY’s and the Academy Awards as we peek inside the creative process of composing Music for Film with multiple GRAMMY winning artists Terence Blanchard (CHI-RAQ) and Jason Moran (SELMA), a visit with Philadelphia born bassist Christian McBride, who talks Gamble & Huff, the Sound Of Philadelphia, Grover Washington Jr. and the 76er’s and two sets of great new music from The Planetary Prince, pianist Cameron Graves and the Afrophysicist, trumpeter Theo Croker.

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About All Music Television, LLC All Music Television produced ‘Live From The Blue Whale’ featuring Matthew Stevens and Gerald Clayton and Christmas Jazz with LeRoy Downs with Danny Janklow, Jazzmeia Horn, Dontae Winslow and more. Airing Christmas week on ASPIRE and on several local TV stations, the show reached 40 million+ viewers in 22 of the top 25 US TV markets.

About ASPiRE TV NETWORK

ASPiRE celebrates the African American experience, offering inspirational and motivational programming. It is available to over 37 million television homes on Comcast, Verizon Fios, DirecTV, DISH and AT&T U-VERSE in 22 of the top 25 US television markets. Click here to find the Aspire channel in your area!

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LeRoy Downs Talks “The Jazz Creative” on KCRW Premiering Feb 26th!

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Click on Pictures above to Listen and Enjoy!!!!

On Saturday Feb 13th Brother Bo Leibowitz invited me back to join him in the studio to talk about the New Jazz TELEVISION Series called, The Jazz Creative Logo

The Jazz Creative Premiers 

February 26, 2016

10PM PST and 1am EST

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on the Aspire TV Network

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The first episode of The Jazz creative features guests include famed jazz trumpeter, film scorer Terence Blanchard, Kennedy Center Artistic Director and accomplished composer, arranger and pianist Jason Moran, the one and only four time Grammy Winning, super bass player Christian McBride, Cameron Graves and Theo Croker Los Angeles, California

Screen Shot 2015-12-14 at 2.53.43 PMThe Jazz Creative, the only regularly scheduled music television series to feature both established and up and coming jazz artists, is set to premiere online at www.allmusictelevision.net and on the ASPIRE TV NETWORK on Friday, February 26th at 10pm (PST)/1am (EST). The ASPiRE Television Network was created by legendary athlete and entrepreneur Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson. The new music series is produced by All Music Television, LLC and features in depth interviews and new music from many of the biggest, brightest and popular artists and musicians in Jazz.

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Hosted and curated by popular Los Angeles Jazz Radio Personality LeRoy Downs, the premiere episode of The Jazz Creative celebrates African American History Month, the GRAMMY’s and the Academy Awards as we peek inside the creative process of composing Music for Film with multiple GRAMMY winning artists Terence Blanchard (CHI-RAQ) and Jason Moran (SELMA), a visit with Philadelphia born bassist Christian McBride, who talks Gamble & Huff, the Sound Of Philadelphia, Grover Washington Jr. and the 76er’s and two sets of great new music from The Planetary Prince, pianist Cameron Graves and the Afrophysicist, trumpeter Theo Croker.

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Bo and I will spin a few tunes and rap the Premiere Episode Featuring all of the above super cool beautiful jazz cats!

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I hope you enjoyed the music and please Check out the Brand New Television Series!!

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PREMIERE Feb 26th on the Aspire Television Network

10pm PST / 1am EST

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and we will all have the best time loving this music!

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 Progressive Jazz Music Lovers from all over the world UNITE!

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Listen to the Jazzcat with Mark Torres On Air at KPFK.org

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Saturday Feb 6th Show

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Mark Torres & LeRoy Downs

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Talking about The Jazz Creative

And spinning some of LA’s Finest!

 

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Got some Get Down Tickets for you too!

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2016 presents some great opportunities for our music JAZZ! Happy to once again be on the air at 90.7 FM KPFK. Tune in this Friday

February 6, 2016

90.7 FM or KPFK.ORG

Click Logo Above to enjoy show!

2 Hours of LA’s finest from 10pm PST to Midnight / 1AM -3am EST on the right!

Jazzzzzz Music Supreme!!!

 “living on the front lines of a new generation in sound!!!!!”

 

 

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