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Archive for July, 2008


Hank Jones and LeRoy Downs on "Live with the Jazzcat"

by on Jul.30, 2008, under News, Radio

Click and listen to the interview with Hank Jones and LeRoy Downs

Live with the Jazzcat


Hello all, this is LeRoy Downs and each week I will broadcast a live 15 minute segment every Tuesday at 5:15 PM PST on KRMLradio.com and 1410 AM KRML radio in beautiful Carmel California.

Gary

Hamada ,who is a director at KRML Jazz and Blues station, has taken me

on to do a weekly segment that I am sure your are going to enjoy! He

has one hour show Monday thru Friday called

For Locals Only.

On each Tuesday of the month @ 5:15 for about 15 to 20 minutes, Gary will turn it over to me for a segment of

Live with The Jazzcat

Each week there will be an interview of someone special and wonderful in this beautiful art form we call jazz.

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RESCHEDULED: Hank Jones on "Live with the Jazzcat" Tues July 29, 2008 @ 5:15pm PST

by on Jul.19, 2008, under Radio

                      

LeRoy Downs will be live on the air

The consummate, witty, intelligent, historically melodic gentleman of jazz piano

Hank Jones

KRMLradio.com

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“Monterey Bay's Jazz and Blues station in Carmel California”

Past, present and future the test of time continues to relinquish class with classic, fresh with ideas and extraordinary tones that are the standards

Hank Jones

live on KRMLradio.com or on

1410AM KRML radio in Carmel California

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Hank Jones!

by on Jul.19, 2008, under Uncategorized

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50 Years of the Monterey Jazz Festival

by on Jul.19, 2008, under Uncategorized

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SF Jazz Festival starting October 3rd – November 9th, 2008

by on Jul.12, 2008, under Events, News


Featuring Dave Brubeck, Jimmy Scott, Archie Shepp, Cecil Taylor, Miles From India and MORE!!!

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LeRoy Downs hosts the 2008 Lotus Festival This Friday Night Jazz Twilight Concert July 11th!

by on Jul.11, 2008, under Events, News

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2008 Lotus Festival Friday Twilight Jazz Concert

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at

Echo Park Lake

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Friday July 11

5:00PM – 9:00PM

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Fireworks @ 9:00

Goh Kurosawa 5:15 PM

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When it comes to solo guitar, Goh Kurosawa is a musician who approaches the instrument as if it were a full orchestra on its own. His solo release, HITORI, from Onigawara Records, is a thorough introduction to his versatility and musicality that touches upon the new and old traditions of finger-style, folk rock, jazz, classical, flamenco and Balkan rhythms. However the underlying inspiration of the music comes from soundscapes and reflections of Asia, his homeland.

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Living and spending time in two entirely different countries (Japan and the United States) has guided Goh's journey toward his unique style, which he performs on steel-string, nylon-string, and electric guitars. His love for the wide range of musical genres of the globe is highlighted through his compositions and improvisations. In addition to his solo works, Goh is the leader of his global instrumental ensemble, Sharp Three. The trio is featured on the final track of the album, a rarity in which Goh brings out his singing voice in Japanese.

http://www.happysad.org/goh


The Juan Trujillo Group

6:30 PM

featuring members from the California State University, Northridge Jazz Ensembles

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Matt Harris and Gary W. Pratt, Directors

 
CSU-Northridge Jazz is a functioning community of close working relationships between jazz students and teachers, maintaining a specialized multi-tiered learning environment that stimulates and supports the musical development of the individual student and the community as a whole. Through intense individual and group activities, students are challenged to explore music beyond the boundary of the conventional and continually develop a sophisticated sense of appreciation and musical expression. All of these elements combine to create a jazz program that is widely regarded as one of the very best in the nation.

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Gary Pratt has led a distinguished career as a music educator, performer, conductor, adjudicator and arranger, and is co-director of the famed CSU-Northridge Jazz Studies Program.

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Matt Harris is currently co-director of CSU-Northridge Jazz Studies Program, and has toured with jazz greats Maynard Ferguson and Buddy Rich. In addition to his devotion to jazz education, matt’s versatility as a writer, arranger and performer keep him very busy in the Los Angeles studio scene.

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 The Gary Fuhushima Trio and Friends

8:00 PM

featuring Gary Fukushima, John Paul (J.P.) Maramba, Miles Senzaki and guest.

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The Gary Fukushima Trio is a dynamic, expressive unit that draws upon the influences of piano jazz, folk melodies and rhythms, and classical piano to create a unique and beautiful palate of sound and texture. Led by pianist and composer, Gary Fukushima, and featuring J.P. Maramba, bass and Miles Senzaki, drums; GF3 creates a rich sound that is at once sophisticated and evocative.
For more information visit:
www.GaryFukushima.com

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Master of Ceremonies: Mr. LeRoy Downs

LeRoy Downs has been on the jazz scene for almost two decades. LeRoy started listening to jazz in his early college days. That love and passion for the music landed him a position as an overnight program host right here at what was once KLON in Long Beach and is now known world wide as KJazz, 88.1 FM KKJZ.

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He has returned to the airwaves on Saturdays at KKJZ 88.1 and continues his quest for supporting and promoting jazz music. He has been one of the Master of Ceremonies at the Monterey Jazz Festival for the past 9 years and hosted a portion of the Big Sur Jazz Fest in Big Sur California. He has also been a well recognized host in Los Angeles at places like the Hollywood Bowl, Catalina Bar and Grill, The Jazz Bakery, The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Skirball Cultural Center, Café Metropol and The Pasadena Jazz Institute and this, his second year as MC of

the Lotus Festival’s “Twilight Jazz Concert”.

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“The Jazzcat.net” is where you can find LeRoy's articles, reviews, interviews, photos, video and much more!  “I am very happy and honored to once again be a part a station who dedicates its allegiance to Straight Ahead Jazz Music! Somewhere there's music, and that somewhere is right here at 88.1 FM KKJZ!

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Fireworks Spectacular @ 9 PM over Echo Park Lake

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Eric Reed and LeRoy Downs on "Live with the Jazzcat"

by on Jul.09, 2008, under News, Radio


Click and listen to the interview with Eric Reed and LeRoy Downs

Live with the Jazzcat

Hello all, this is LeRoy Downs and each week I will broadcast a live 15 minute segment every Tuesday at 5:15 PM PST on KRMLradio.com and 1410 AM KRML radio in beautiful Carmel California.

Gary

Hamada ,who is a director at KRML Jazz and Blues station, has taken me

on to do a weekly segment that I am sure your are going to enjoy! He

has one hour show Monday thru Friday called

For Locals Only.

On each Tuesday of the month @ 5:15 for about 15 to 20 minutes, Gary will turn it over to me for a segment of

Live with The Jazzcat

Each week there will be an interview of someone special and wonderful in this beautiful art form we call jazz.

     
  LeRoy Downs 
Click here for all archived Interviews  


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Angel City Jazz Fest Labor Day 2008!

by on Jul.09, 2008, under Uncategorized

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Eric Reed on "Live with the Jazzcat" Tuesday July 8, 2008 @ 5:15pm PST

by on Jul.05, 2008, under Radio

                       

LeRoy Downs will be live on the air

with a young gentleman who caresses the melodic 88 with respect to tradition, poise and style

Eric Reed

KRMLradio.com

Click picture to listen live online!

“Monterey Bay's Jazz and Blues station in Carmel California”

A wonderful connection, charismatic charm and a relationship with the almighty that exudes through the music!

Eric Reed

live on KRMLradio.com or on

1410AM KRML radio in Carmel California

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