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Make Music Los Angeles – Free Music All over Los Angeles on June 21st!!!!

by on May.18, 2012, under News

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Make Music LA, Los Angeles’ affiliate with the Fete de la Musique International,

today announced its inaugural celebration on June 21, 2012. The festival, which celebrates the summer solstice with musical performances around the greater Los Angeles area, is part of a global musical festival based on France’s Fete de la Musique, a national musical holiday inaugurated in 1982. The festival has become an international phenomenon celebrated on the same day in more than 460 cities and 110 countries, including Germany, Italy, Egypt, Syria, Morocco, Chile and Japan.

The festival is open to all to participate, amateurs, students, professionals and established artists are all welcome. Musicians and other participants volunteer their time and talents and admission to all events is FREE!

“This inspiring event brings everyone together to share their heritage, music, art and food with family, friends and neighbors”


Register to “PLAY” at Make Music LA!!

June 21, 2012

11 Hours of Free Music All Over Los Angeles Outdoors Everywhere!!

Listen to MMLA PSA, Scan for site details


Make Music LA Celebrity Public Service Announcements

– Summer Solstice is significant symbolizing rebirth and renewal. “Our hope is to inspire new creative works, develop new audiences and celebrate our cultural differences by crisscrossing the county and discovering the hidden musical gems L.A has to offer,” says MMLA Founder Executive Director Dorsay Dujon.

“I’m thrilled that Los Angeles is joining the global community of Make Music, and I’m looking forward to the event on June 21 when Angelenos will be able to enjoy creating and listening to music at venues across the city,” said L.A. City Councilmember Eric Garcetti.

Unlike many music festivals, Make Music Los Angeles is about neighborhoods and about people getting together in their neighborhoods in a do-it-yourself fashion, putting together their own musical events.

“This inspiring event brings everyone together to share their heritage, music, art and food with family, friends and neighbors,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas. “Los Angeles is rightly acknowledged as a world center for art and music; it’s true cultural wealth, however, lies in its communities. This is the beginning of what I hope will be a wonderful new tradition.”

Artists and locations collaborate to produce the events, find electricity and provide whatever equipment is needed. Angelenos can participate as musicians, volunteers and hosts by using MMLA’s matchmaking tool located on to register and make concert arrangements with each other.

A variety of locations are possible for concerts, including sidewalks, community gardens, plazas, schools, courtyards and parks. Other outdoor locations, cemeteries, bridges, subway stations, piers, busses or trains may be arranged by contacting MMLA.

Relationships are developing with talented local artists, local businesses, community leaders and other amazing MMLA organizers throughout the county. The City and County of Los Angeles are showing support by drafting resolutions declaring June 21st as Make Music LA Day.

“Make Music festivals thrill and delight audiences the world over,” says Dujon. “At Make Music LA, we want to encourage the relationship between our culturally diverse communities’ residents and visitors to hear and play music for one another.”


First let me tell you about our organization: 
We (MMLA) are a grass roots organization made up of art and music enthusiasts who are dedicated to mounting a unique all day musical celebration for everyone in Los Angeles County.

On June 21st Downtown Los Angeles and surrounding communities (West Hollywood, Echo Park, Silver Lake, Santa Monica and San Pedro to name a few) will be alive with free outdoor concerts.  There are no fee’s to participate for anyone.  (I do understand that as a venue you would pay artists to perform).

Make Music Los Angeles is patterned after the Fete de la Musiqe in France.  (We are working with the French Consulate — Etienne Farreyre, Deputy Attaché’) in addition to Make Music New York — we are in contact with Aaron Friedman president of MMNY for the past year.

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Click on MMLA above and be apart of the celebration!!! You would love for you to play, host and event, help organize an event or just make sure you come out on June 21st to celebrate art and music!!!!


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LeRoy Downs Hosts and Broadcast from the Eclectic Jazz Salon

by on May.06, 2012, under News

An evening of innovative music by a slice of L.A. finest writers and performers under the San Gabriel Mountain sky !!!!!!


Private dinner Concert ’round Sunset in the hills

Sunday May 20th, 2012

6:00 – 9:30pm

477 North Baldwin Ave, Sierra Madre, Ca,91024

Michael McDaniel

This is an invitation to celebrate the release of recent works by  Michael McDaniel and vocalist Gaby Hernandez, a taste of the creative expressions of singer and song writer Brandon Mayer, and the unique song stylings of Emile Porée.

Musicians include :

Trevor Ware ~ bass
Paul Legaspi ~ drums & percussion
Damon Aaron ~ guitar, bass, vocals & fx
Dextor Story ~ drums, bass
Allajoi Peete ~ perrcussion

The event will be a Live Broadcast with your host and Master of Ceremonies

LeRoy Downs “The Jazzcat”


LeRoy Downs ( will be airing a Live Broadcast on ( and conducting Interviews with the musicians!!!!

$20 suggested donation $15 each for couples

very limited seating

please RSVP to insure dinner and seating


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