Angel City Jazz Festival!! Two weeks of stunning Music Sept 30th – Oct 16th


Listen, Learn, Love, Enjoy the music that you never hear will change your life!



ld-ford-angel-cityCome on out and enjoy all of this SUPER Fantastic Music! 2 weeks of Dynamic Sound! screen-shot-2016-09-27-at-10-46-11-pmLeRoy Downs will be hosting at LACMA the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to kick things off this Friday Sept 30th with the Angel City Young Artists Competition Winners and the LA/Chicago Project!

screen-shot-2016-09-27-at-10-46-33-pmAlso at the John Ansen Ford Theater on October 2nd with  The Great Pharoah Sanders and the Gurrisonic Orchestra with Don Byron and Martha Gonzolez!

Come and get this MUSIC!

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Jazz at Drew on Saturday Oct 1st!!!!

Jazz at Drew 2016

Click Below and Listen to Drum Master Ndugu Chancler


talk about his band for Jazz at Drew

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Photos by Rashid Kafele

Performers for this years Festival include….


Come out and ENJOY!!!

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Listen to the Jazzcat Coltrane Tribute Show!!!!


 Celebrating the 90th Birthday of John Coltrane


A 90th Birthday Trane Celebration

Click any Picture and Listen!!!


maggielepiqueMaggie Lepique will start the celebration off at 11am to 1pm with Coltrane give-a-ways and some special guest talking about experiences with the great John Coltrane



LeRoy will continue with the 2nd half of the celebration at 8pm


Tune in and enjoy and experience from one of the most prominent Masters of the Music



Tonight it’s not the A Train to Harlem, it’s the Coltrane to inner peace and spirituality!

This music is so precious and I love all of our creative jazz monuments young and old. It is my duty to present the best in the music for an experience in sound!

Click it and Dig it !!!!!

Let’s spend some time together, I’ll spin and you enjoy. That sounds like a good deal!

Happy to once again be on the air at 90.7 FM KPFK. Click any pic and Listen Live!!

June 17, 2016 Show


90.7 FM or KPFK.ORG


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LeRoy Downs hosts the 59th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival!!

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59th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival

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The Place to be in the West where it all comes together. The line-up this year is CRAZY STUPID!!!! So much good music that you will be guaranteed not to sleep this weekend!!! A Celebration of the best music on the planet, JAZZ and you NEED to be here!!!! What could be better than 3 days in the beautiful Monterey Peninsula with the BEST in the music!!! You really can’t afford not to come. Whatever it takes!!! This will be an experience that you will treasure for an eternity!!!!!

Come by Dizzy’s Den and let’s hang out and do the music right!!!!


LD on Stage in Monterey

It has been such a pleasure to be your host for so many years at Monterey so, let’s do it again!!!!


 Clip from years past stream with Lou Donaldson

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See you here!!!!!

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Special Bobby Hutcherson Broadcast Saturday @ 3am on 89.9

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Hello Beautiful Jazz People!

We have lost a tremendous radiant being. Bobby has meant so much to me in my career as a musician, father figure and friend. Of course his vibraphone resonates throughout the Universe but, so does his smile, his laugh and his presence.

Bobby on Stage

Special 3hr Bobby Hutcherson Broadcast

Listen Live

Saturday August 20th

(Late Friday Night/Early Saturday Morning)

3am – 6am


Wherever you are in the world, Paris, London, Tokyo, Brazil, Chicago, Amsterdam I promise that if you tune in, you are going to hear some great music, some musicians talk about how Bobby influenced them and, you get to hear from Bobby himself from an interview we did way back in the day. Love, Laugh, Cry, LISTEN….

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Teddy Hutcherson, Bobby Hutcherson, McCoy Tyner, LeRoy Downs

A night to honor our beloved hero of the music, dear friend and sweetest man in Jazz!

Bobby Hutcherson 

Bobby LD Monterey

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Aug 20th, 2016

Saturday Morning


3AM to 6am Pacific Standard Time

3 Hours of Progressive, Eclectic Jazz for you dome!


The Light is ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Rest in Beautiful Peace Bobby


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Listen to The Jazzcat SLAMMING’ on KCRW.Com


Hello Beautiful Jazz People!

Are you ready for more love and music! The Jazzcat slinging’ that old school avant guard! Jazz presented at it’s finest! Click any picture and enjoy!

Saturday August 13th

3am – 6am


The Jazzcat sitting in for Bo Leibowitz spinning a menagerie of sonic brilliance and whippin’ up magic with lot of great music by the cats you know and some you don’t!


Bring your enthusiasm for sound and your blank canvas to listen to the colors of jazz unfold, blossom and enlighten! Come on you nocturnals, weather its wine or a cup of java, stay up and let’s jam together!


I’m just sayin’ tune in for a great night/morning of good music! As usual I have scoured my record collection and have selected way too many cd’s to carry into the studio but, they will for sure help me in carving out the most delectable sound experience for you!

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Aug 13th, 2016

Saturday Morning


3AM to 6am Pacific Standard Time

3 Hours of Progressive, Eclectic Jazz for you dome!


The Light is ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Listen to The Jazzcat July 29th show on KPFK! Beautiful Sound Experience!!!!


 Friday July 29th show was AWESOME!

Click any pic and enjoy!!!!


This music is so precious and I love all of our creative jazz monuments young and old. It is my duty to present the best in the music for an experience in sound!

Click it and Dig it !!!!!

Let’s spend some time together, I’ll spin and you enjoy. That sounds like a good deal!

Happy to once again be on the air at 90.7 FM KPFK. Click any pic and Listen Live!!

June 17, 2016 Show


90.7 FM or KPFK.ORG

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Special 1 Hour Episode of “The Jazz Creative” TONIGHT!! celebrating Miles Davis!

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Robert Glasper and Terrace Martin tear it up in the special 1hr episode of The Jazz Creative celebrating the legendary Miles Davis!


Friday June 24th

10pm PDT / 1am EDT

on the


Click here to find the Aspire channel in your area!

Aspire Television Network

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You will see concert footage from the “Miles in May” performance at the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza and inteviews with Terrace and Robert as well as dancers Debbie Allen and former wife Frances Taylor Davis!


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The Jazz Creative and All Music Television Partner in Community-Wide Celebration #Miles90, Hosted by Baldwin Hills Crenshaw

LOS ANGELES— GRAMMY-nominated producer/musician Terrace Martin will join GRAMMY-winning jazz pianist Robert Glasper for a tribute to Miles Davis on May 19, hosted by Baldwin Hills Crenshaw in partnership with The Jazz Creative and All Music Television. The celebration honors internationally renowned music icon Miles Davis in recognition of what would have been his 90th birthday on May 26.

Terrace-Martin-grammyThe music, art, and cultural festivities feature Terrace Martin, who will perform a special Miles Davis tribute. Martin is one of the key collaborators on Kendrick Lamar’s multi-GRAMMY award-winning album To Pimp A ButterflyRobertGlasper Robert Glasper, who scored theMiles Ahead soundtrack and produced the forthcoming “re-imagined” interpretations of Davis’s music titled Everything’s Beautiful (out May 27) featuring Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu and Bilal among others, will also participate in a behind-the-scenes interview. Additional young contemporary artists will also honor and celebrate Davis during #Miles90. Visuals will be provided by jazz portrait artist Jazmin Hicks, whose work will be on display throughout the event.

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The Jazz Creative is a weekly television series dedicated to jazz and blues hosted on All Music Television, among the most relevant and popular jazz websites.


Baldwin Hills Crenshaw, located in South Los Angeles, has long been referred to as the “Harlem of the West” and is known for fostering local and touring musicians since the 1930s. As host of #Miles90, BHC celebrates the region’s rich history as the epicenter of jazz music on the West Coast. The event is part of Baldwin Hills Crenshaw’s commitment to providing music, art and entertainment programing that reflects the culture of the region and infuses energy into the Crenshaw Corridor.


#Miles90 closely follows the national theatrical release of the feature film Miles Ahead, starring Don Cheadle, who also made his directorial debut based on an original screenplay co-written with Steven Baigelman.


WHEN: Thursday, May 19, 2016
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.


WHERE: Baldwin Hills Crenshaw
Macy’s Bridge
3650 West Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008

WHAT: Free community event celebrating music icon Miles Davis with behind-the-scenes interviews by Host DJ Moonbaby and more.


WHO: Two-time GRAMMY-winning artist Robert Glasper and GRAMMY-nominated producer Terrace Martin; Jazz Portrait Artist Jazmin Hicks;

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The Jazz Creative Host  LeRoy Downs “The Jazzcat”; GRAMMY Pro Buzzing’ Curator DJ Moonbaby/Moonbaby Media The Bridge; All Music Television; Fusicology, Digital Media Partner; Hosted by Baldwin Hills Crenshaw.

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Come Celebrate an Entire Day of Music on June 21st. Make Music LA Day!!!

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Over 200 Free Outdoor Music Making Events to be Held across Los Angeles when Make Music LA will return for its 5th year with a wild and wonderful mix of over 200 free, outdoor musical events on Tuesday, June 21!  Make Music Day LA is part of Make Music Day, a global music celebration that takes place on the summer solstice each year and brings people of all ages and skill levels together to make music. This year, 36 U.S. cities – nearly twice as many as last year and the entire state of Vermont will host thousands of Make Music performances across the country as part of the world’s largest annual music event.

Make Music Day began in France in 1982 as the Fete de la Musique, and it has since spread to over 700 cities across 120 countries. Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music concerts are performed by anyone who wants to take part and enjoyed by everyone who wants to attend. From classical to folk, hip, hop to opera, Latin jazz, storefronts, and other public spaces on the longest day of the Last year over 200 concerts were given for Make Music LA, and even more are expected this year. Highlights of Make Music LA will include Mass Appeal events where the public is invited to bring their instruments.

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This year will feature Brit Rodriguez leading Ukulele events, Tony White leading a Conn-Selmer, PBone Mini event, and Tom Nolan leading the Harmonica Mass Appeal events. Locations will be posted on the website along with musical performances in locations such as Downtown LA, South LA, Santa Monica, Monterey Park, and Pacoima among others.


Any musician, amateur or professional, young or old, is invited to take part by signing up at Registration closes June 15th. Likewise, businesses, buildings, schools, churches, and other institutions can visit the website to offer their outdoor spaces as concert locations.

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A full schedule of events will be posted at in late May.


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As Part of Annual Global Celebration!!


About Make Music Day


Held annually on June 21, Make Music Day is part of the international Fete de la Musique, taking place in 700 cities across 120 countries. The daylong, musical free-
for-all music in all its forms, encouraging people to band together and play in free public concerts. This year, 36 U.S. cities and the entire state of Vermont are organizing Make Music Celebrations, encompassing thousands of music making opportunities nationwide. Make Music Day is presented by the NAMM Foundation and coordinated by the nonprofit Make Music Alliance.

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