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…
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…..
May his soul rest in peace!
Bo Leibowitz and LeRoy Downs trading sets of the finest jazz!!!
Saturday July 12th
3am – 6am Los Angeles
Progressive Jazz Music Lovers from all over the world UNITE!
To Listen Click KCRW Above
It will be cognitive jazz science as usual as Bo and I trade sets to create an experience in the music. A Pre-eminent, Progressive, Sonic Experience in Jazz!!!! Don’t Sleep !!!!!!!!!!!!!
It used to be, once in a blue moon, a student of jazz will get a rare chance to hang backstage with a big named GRAMMY-winning artist who came through on tour. But now, with intotheShed.com (https://intotheShed.com), that same student can access a plethora of big names on a daily basis! intotheShed is an all-in-one platform for creating, promoting, selling and teaching live, high-quality, video lessons, as well as, building a community around the top jazz artists in the world and the people interested in studying with the best.
With so many budget cuts in music programs across the country, many colleges and universities can’t always afford to fly in top jazz artists, but with intotheShed, virtual masterclasses are an affordable, personal and effective reality. We can even facilitate virtual adjunct professors via intotheShed for schools who are looking to offer their students extremely high-end talent, but can’t afford to have such a teaching artist on campus. But with intotheShed, students can still meet with their adjunct professor on a weekly basis even if that professor is on tour in Tokyo.
There are many different ways to give live video lessons, but there wasn’t a single platform that made the entire process dead simple and brought the best-of-the-best all to one website. In just a few of a clicks, teaching artists can create, schedule, promote and sell a lesson. The buying process is equally as fast and simple and the teaching artist receives payments direct to their bank account in 2 business days. Every step of the process is handled in one place. It’s well organized, secure and the quality of the video is amazing. In our testing, we’ve experienced no lag time and can play together in real time.
- Send direct lesson requests to the top artists in the world
- Be notified as soon as your favorite artists open lesson times
- Scheduling and organizing lessons all in one place
- Give 1-on-1 OR Group Lessons
- Secure, simple payments direct to your bank account in 2 business days
- Downloadable Excel report of lessons taught and money earned
- High-quality video
- Promoting lessons on social networks are a snap with a single click
- Creating a community of top artists and dedicated students supporting an environment of learning and growth
- Study with GRAMMY & EMMY winners, celebrated phenoms, and highly accomplished jazz professionals
- Free, easily editable, attractive profile page to promote your artistry and available lessons.
Moving forward, the more successful we become, the more we can give back. We’ll be able to go into troubled schools and provide equipment to have live video lessons. We’ll be able to giveaway free lessons to students and families who can’t afford them. The more people that use intotheShed, the more we can help others, enrich the landscape of jazz education and grow this music we love.
Where does the phrase “into·the·Shed” originate?
In jazz, when a person goes into the shed, they are said to be diligently practicing with a focused intensity beyond the norm. “The shed” is a time and a place when a musician works to break through whatever wall or limitations they are seeking to overcome and will only emerge when they have done so. intotheShed’s featured teachers, are masters of their instrument, their sound and their artistry and are intimately familiar with the shed. Join us. Get great.https://intotheShed.com
Pianist Helen Sung is an artist who was born classical and grew up a jazz player. The Houston born composer, educator and swinging pianist was first introduced to the music in college and once intrigued by its rhythms, harmonies and sense of freedom, she switched her classical major to study jazz. Accepted as part of the first iteration of The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance, Helen soaked up all of the lessons from Jazz Masters such as Ron Carter, Clark Terry, Jackie McLean, Ray Brown, Jimmy Heath and many others. Her latest record “Anthem For A New Day”, features Reuben Rogers, Obed Calvaire, Ingrid Jensen, Seamus Blake, Regina Carter, John Ellis, Paquito D’Rivera. This JazzCorner.com InnerView is sponsored in part by the DC Jazz Festival. For more information visit http://dcjazzfest.org
Nat Hentoff is one of the enduring voices of the last 65 years, a writer who championed jazz as an art form and who also led the rise of ‘alternative’ journalism in America. This unique documentary wraps the themes of liberty, identity and free expression around a historical narrative that stretches from the Great Depression to the Patriot Act.
At the core of the film are three extraordinary, intimate conversations with Hentoff. Commentary and perspective are offered through additional interviews with such luminaries as Amiri Baraka, Stanley Crouch, Floyd Abrams, Aryeh Neier and Dan Morgenstern. Interwoven through it all is the sublime music of Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus and Bob Dylan, along with never-before-seen photographs and archival footage of these artists and other cultural figures at the height of their powers.
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If you have ever heard one note from the great Dianne Reeves, you know she has you at hello! Her new album, “Beautiful Life” touches on several aspects of music and plays on the strings of our sensibilities, Mixing in her love of collaboration, Dianne has teamed up with a stunning array of peers including Esperanza Spaulding, Robert Glasper, George Duke, Gregory Porter, Gerald Clayton, Lalah Hathaway, Richard Bona and her producer Terri Lyne Carrington. In this JazzCorner.com InnerView, LeRoy Downs talks with Dianne Reeves about “Beautiful Life” sponsored in part by the Pittsburgh JazzLive International Festival. For more information visit: http://pittsburghjazzlive.com