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Terreon Gully and Tanktified scheduled to Blast Off at Just Jazz Wed June 27th!!!!

by on Jun.26, 2018, under News


Presents

The Tank

Terreon Gully & Tanktified

Wednesday June 27th @ 7:30pm

Doors open @ 6pm, Drink and Appetizer Reception @ 6:30pm

 

“Just Jazz” A Brand NEW Wednesday Night after work concert series at a well established boutique art gallery

on Sunset Blvd called…

Address | 7420 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

 

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See the entire series and purchase advanced tickets at

JustJazz.tv

With Benjamin Sheppard, Curtis Taylor, Bob Reynolds and Kris Bowers

  

Bob Barry photos from the Walter Smith III show

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Every Wednesday Night you can come out to enjoy an evening Music, Premium Photography, a Live on site Radio Broadcast and some of the best and most progressive Live Jazz Available.

It’s A Jazzcat Curated Experience!!!

Drummer Extraordinaire

 

 Terreon Gully & Tanktified

Wednesday June 20th @ 7:30pm

Doors open @ 6pm, Drink and Appetizer Reception @ 6:30pm

Upcoming Artists

LeRoy Downs, “The Jazzcat” together with All Music Television in association with Mr. Musichead Art Gallery each week present the Just Jazz Series will feature the Premier Artists in the world of Jazz, have a special event under the covered patio and give back to an arts, education or music charity. We also invite you to come out early, enjoy the gallery, food by El Compadre, and this week as special book xxx of Popsie Randolph

Our charity for this week is KJazz

Our Sponsors in include

 

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Just Jazz TONIGHT Eric Revis + 3 Orrin Evans, Jacques Lesure, Dana Murray

by on Jun.20, 2018, under Download The Jazzcat App!


Presents

GRAMMY®-nominated Mack Avenue recording artist and Emmy-nominated Music Director…

Eric Revis + 3

Wednesday June 20th @ 7:30pm

Doors open @ 6pm, Drink and Appetizer Reception @ 6:30pm

 

“Just Jazz” A Brand NEW Wednesday Night after work concert series at a well established boutique art gallery

on Sunset Blvd called…

Address | 7420 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

 

[metaslider id=27751]

See the entire series and purchase advanced tickets at

JustJazz.tv

Bob Barry photos from the Walter Smith III show

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Every Wednesday Night you can come out to enjoy an evening Music, Premium Photography, a Live on site Radio Broadcast and some of the best and most progressive Live Jazz Available.

It’s A Jazzcat Curated Experience!!!

Incredible Pianist, Improvisor and composer

 

 Eric Revis + 3

Wednesday June 20th @ 7:30pm

Doors open @ 6pm, Drink and Appetizer Reception @ 6:30pm

Upcoming Artists

LeRoy Downs, “The Jazzcat” together with All Music Television in association with Mr. Musichead Art Gallery each week present the Just Jazz Series will feature the Premier Artists in the world of Jazz, have a special event under the covered patio and give back to an arts, education or music charity. We also invite you to come out early, enjoy the gallery, food by El Compadre, and this week as special book xxx of Popsie Randolph

Our charity for this week is KJazz

Our Sponsors in include

 

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Tony White in the Class and on the Stage with the Brilliance of Tomorrow

by on Jun.18, 2018, under News

Kayson Capati had never been so nervous when he took his throne. This was the first time the 18-year-old drummer from Eagle Rock High School had ever played the Hollywood Bowl. He knew that the 19 other members of the All City Jazz Band would be depending on his rhythm.

When the band opened with Duke Ellington’s jazz standard “Perdido,” Capati fell right into the groove that he’d practiced for months. He flashed a bashful smile. By the time electric bass player Nigel Fregozo started plucking “Strasbourg/St. Denis,” the entire band was at ease and swinging to Roy Hargrove’s funky bassline. The audience responded enthusiastically and applauded the 20-minute set even after the glowing ensemble left the stage.

This was the eighth consecutive year the All City Jazz Band appeared at the Playboy Jazz Festival. The ensemble, which has shared stages with the greatest names in jazz, is part of the Los Angeles Unified School District’s Beyond the Bell Branch of extended after-school learning programs. The program works with the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, a nonprofit educational organization, to bring professional jazz musicians into school band rooms on weekends and evenings.

The goal of the institute is to expose young musicians to jazz since the genre isn’t typically taught in regular school music programs. As a result, many students that audition to be on the All City Jazz Band don’t have any jazz background.

“But the students end up becoming big jazz fans when they leave. Some end up graduating with scholarships and aspirations to become professional jazz musicians,” said Tony White, the group’s music director. He also sees the music program, and jazz in general, as a social equalizer. White was born to teenage parents in South Central Los Angeles and developed an interest in music at an early age. The eldest of 10 children, he had to create his own musical learning opportunities while growing up. He understands how difficult it can be for students without means to learn music, so he has worked to bridge the gap.

Tony White directs students in preparation for the Playboy Jazz Festival | Dennis Nishi

The All City Jazz Band members are selected from throughout the school district, so the band reflects the city’s ethnic and socioeconomic diversity. “Inevitably, some talented students are not able to afford decent instruments,” said Dr. JB Dyas, vice president of education and curriculum development for the institute and co-director of the program. “Tony White has been a gem because he has relationships with various instrument companies and has been able to get students instruments. Not just good instruments but professional instruments. If it weren’t for Tony, none of this would be happening.”

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Just Jazz Presents… The Joshua White Trio on June 6th at Mr Musichead Gallery on Sunset!

by on Jun.03, 2018, under News


Presents

GRAMMY®-nominated Mack Avenue recording artist and Emmy-nominated Music Director…

The Joshua White Trio

Wednesday June 6th @ 7:30pm

Doors open @ 6pm, Drink and Appetizer Reception @ 6:30pm

 

“Just Jazz” A Brand NEW Wednesday Night after work concert series at a well established boutique art gallery

on Sunset Blvd called…

Address | 7420 W. Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90046

 

[metaslider id=27751]

See the entire series and purchase advanced tickets at

JustJazz.tv

Bob Barry photos from the Walter Smith III show

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Every Wednesday Night you can come out to enjoy an evening Music, Premium Photography, a Live on site Radio Broadcast and some of the best and most progressive Live Jazz Available.

It’s A Jazzcat Curated Experience!!!

Incredible Pianist, Improvisor and composer


 The Joshua White Trio

Wednesday June 6th @ 7:30pm

Doors open @ 6pm, Drink and Appetizer Reception @ 6:30pm

Upcoming Artists

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LeRoy Downs, “The Jazzcat” together with All Music Television in association with Mr. Musichead Art Gallery each week present the Just Jazz Series will feature the Premier Artists in the world of Jazz, have a special event under the covered patio and give back to an arts, education or music charity. We also invite you to come out early, enjoy the gallery, food by El Compadre, and this week as special book xxx of Popsie Randolph

Our charity for this week is The California Jazz Foundation

Our Sponsors in include

 

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TONIGHT The Jazzcat on 89.9 FM KCRW.com Listen @3am Fri/Saturday Morning

by on Jun.01, 2018, under News

Hello Beautiful Jazz People!

Listen and Love this music we call JAZZ! In it’s highest form we seek the unheard, the roads less traveled and find the sonic jewels of our existance!

Tune in TONIGHT @ 3am – 6am

Saturday June 2nd

KCRWClick Picture above and Listen to the Show!!!

3am – 6am

We will be spinning the best in jazz music that you never heard and talking about the Brand New Progressive Jazz Series in Los Angeles called…

 

The Jazzcat introduces the NEW “Just Jazz Concert Series”


With a line-up of Today’s Top progressive and creative improvisors

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We kick off with the one and only

Joshua White on June 6th and YOU are invited!!

It’s such pleasure programming the most exciting music for you. Jazz is about Life; constanty blossoming, reaching out, reaching back, in the trenches of socio political landscapes, painting with colors that are vibrant, daring and full of creative imagination.

Our musicians our poets, telling the stories of our lives, the heroes who came before us and the responsibility that we have now to lend our vibrations towards truth, justice and beauty!

Join me for a cerebral mix of emotions that relish the times past, present and future!

We are United through MUSIC! Saturday Los Angeles 3am, New York 6am, Tokyo 8pm, Brussels 12pm, Paris 12pm, Istanbul 2pm, ChiTown 5am, London 6am, Brazil 6am, Dubai tune into the source!!! One World, One Vibration: Love!!!!

89.9 FM KCRW.com

 

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