The Jazzcat

Mark Maxwell Birthday at Zanzibar

by on Mar.07, 2005, under News


Slide Show

Mark Maxwell is one of the few cats left on radio that

really spins the creativity when it comes to jazz music. He is a program host

on radio station KPFK 90.7 FM in Los

Angeles and streaming on the web at KPFK.ORG. The show

is called “RISE” which he does live on Sunday nights from 11pm to 2am. It is

full of rich, extreme, Avant Guard, Bop, Straight Ahead and some of the coolest

obscure cuts of jazz music that you will ever hear played on the air. Unlike

our other jazz station in this town that is flowing like water along the curb

straight out to sea, you will be amused and engaged in the selection of the



Well on Wednesday night, Mr. Maxwell celebrated his birthday

at a place in Santa Monica called Zanzibar. It is a sister

club to the Temple Bar and the Little Temple where all kinds of music is played

to bring you to your feet and dance. Although we know Mark as a great jazz

program host, he is also a DJ here at Zanzibar

every Wednesday night with his associate Sergio Mielniczenko, also from KPFK, who is

the host of the “Global Village” show on Fridays from 10am-12pm. On Wednesday night at Zanzibar, Mark, Sergio

and Big B spin batucada, salsa, rumba, raga, funk, jazz, and soulful

electronica. If you are looking for eclectic alternatives for entertainment then

this is the place for you.


A couple of other folks from the station, Jerry

Quickly and Maggie LePique also came out to celebrate the Max and his

birthday.  Zanzibar is a nice place

to get a drink, relax on the comfortable couches, or get down to the sounds of

Brazilian and other global groves.


Mark has once again invited me back to do another jazz duo

show on Rise. I will be sure to let you know so you can tune in and catch Mark

and me back in action.


Until the next time.




LeRoy Downs

Leave a Reply

Looking for something?

Use the form below to search the site:

Still not finding what you're looking for? Drop a comment on a post or contact us so we can take care of it!

Visit our friends!

A few highly recommended friends...