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About The Jazzcat

LeRoy Downs is a person deeply entrenched in the music and driven by passion! Currently he is a jazz broadcaster in Los Angeles on KJazz 88.1 FM. He has also broadcasted on KPFK 90.7 FM, KXLU 88.9 FM, 1410 AM KRML in Carmel and KRML 94.7 FM in the Monterey area. He has been the host of the Monterey Jazz Festival for over a decade as well as The Jazz Cruise, The Playboy Jazz Cruise, KPFK’s Hero Awards Tribute to Billy Higgins, The Angel City Jazz Festival, Terranea Resorts Jazz Through the Generations, The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz West Coast competitions, Curator for Jazz for the Holidays series with Arts Brooksfield, Jazz Curator of the Steven James Buchanan Jazz Collection at the Mayme Clayton Jazz Library and Museum, producer of the made for television pilot “Hangin’ with the Jazzcats” and owner and journalist for the website TheJazzcat.net.

The Jazzcat has a NEW APP for your mobile devices!!!!

Click and Download Yes indeed!! The Jazzcat has a new app that you can download to your mobile devices so let’s roll together. The app is full of content that contains radio archives, performance recommendations, articles, over 150 interviews with … Continue reading

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Concert Celebrating 25 Years The World Stage Honors the Legacy of Billy Higgins

 

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Listen to LeRoy Downs Aug 9th &16th show on 89.9 FM KCRW.com

 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 … Continue reading

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Listen to The Jazzcat archives on The Jazz Journey on 88.9FM KXLU.com

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 … Continue reading

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3 Hour Radio Tribute to the Great Charlie Haden on KCRW

  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…..

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LeRoy Downs TONIGHT Saturday Morning July 12th @ 3AM Tribute to Charlie Haden on 89.9 FM KCRW.com

Click Picture above to listen to the Archive of May 17th 2014 show!!! Click picture of Charlie Haden below for the tribute dedicated to the life of the Great Charlie Haden. May his soul rest in peace! Come and join me @ … Continue reading

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A New Way to Learn from the Best in the Business with “INTO THE SHED”!!

    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 … Continue reading

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Listen to Helen Sung with LeRoy Downs for Jazzcorner.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 … Continue reading

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Nat Hentoff: The Pleasures of Being Out of Step coming to New York and LA!

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 … Continue reading

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Listen to Dianne Reeves with LeRoy Downs for Jazzcorner.Com

Click Picture Below for interview 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 … Continue reading

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