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The Jazzcat host Jazz Tracks at Union Station with KJazz April 6th!

by on Mar.21, 2019, under News

Saturday April 6, 2019 4pm to 9pm

@ Union Station

(LOS ANGELES – March 14, 2019) — In celebration of Jazz Appreciation Month, Metro Art has partnered with KJazz 88.1 FM to present Jazz Tracks at Union Station, an extraordinary evening of free live jazz showcasing the next generation of artists, headlined by acclaimed jazz trumpeter Christian Scott.

Join us for several hours of premium music on April 6th at Union Station. This is a Free concert that features some incredible talent including …

Christian Scott Atunde Alajuah

Acclaimed performer Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah, widely praised as a driving force in the resurgent jazz and instrumental movement, is a two-time Edison Award-winning and Grammy Award-nominated trumpeter, composer and producer. Jazziz has described his style as a “melding of various different influences and sounds from the African Diaspora to create a trademark sound of his own.” His 2017 release, “The Centennial Trilogy,” debuted at No. 1 on iTunes and commemorated the 100th anniversary of the first jazz recordings of 1917. Scott’s new album, “Ancestral Recall,” is
out March 19; and its first single, “Forevergirl,” has been receiving critical acclaim.

Sarah Gazarek

Vocalist Sara Gazarek has been hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “the next
important jazz singer,” and her music has been celebrated in Critical Jazz, All About
Jazz and Jazz Times. Gazarek has released four well-received CDs; and her latest, “Thirsty Ghost,” will be out in late 2019.

Ryan Cross

Ryan Cross (Ryan Cross Jazz Eclectic) has studied with jazz legend Ray Brown and worked with Alicia Keys, Stevie Wonder, John Legend and Gladys Knight. His music can also be heard in television shows and films.

Black Nile

Black Nile was founded by Los Angeles brothers Aaron (sax) and Larry (bass) Shaw. The band has performed around the world and has played with such artists as Tyler The Creator, Mary J. Blige, Stevie Wonder, Michael Bublé and Jackson Browne.

Held April 6 from 4-9 p.m. at the station’s historic Ticketing Hall, Jazz Tracks will be hosted by Los Angeles radio/television host, journalist, producer KJazz personality LeRoy Downs. Jazz Tracks includes four eclectic and contemporary jazz performances, a gallery space featuring photography
from legendary jazz photographer Ave Pildas, an exhibition of jazz memorabilia from historian Sean O’Connell, jazz merchandise, poetry, and a jazz lounge.

Line-up:
 Jazz Trumpeter Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah
 Ryan Cross’s Jazz Eclectic
 Black Nile
 Vocalist Sara Gazarek

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Guests to Jazz Tracks can also enjoy an exhibition of photographs from legendary jazz
photographer Ave Pildas. Pildas’ work features intimate portraits of jazz greats in live
performance, at small clubs and jazz festivals across the Midwest and is included in the
collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Bibliotheca National, Paris; the
University of Arizona; as well as numerous other public and private collections.
Additional festival activities will include scribes from the Poetry Society L.A. crafting
personalized, jazz themed poems; an exhibition of jazz memorabilia from local jazz
historian, author and aficionado Sean O’Connell; professional tarot card readings; jazz
merchandise; and a jazz lounge.
Metro Art Presents showcases an exciting array of arts and cultural events at historic
Union Station. From music and dance performances, film screenings and poetry
readings to experimental and mixed-media presentations, the programs creatively
activate downtown’s primary transportation hub.
Admission is free.
For additional information, visit meto.net/art or unionstationla.com.

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The Jazzcat hosting a trip to Prague, Vienna and Berlin with KJazz for the Berlin Jazz Festival!!

by on Mar.15, 2019, under News

October 25th – November 4th 2019

Join fellow public radio jazz enthusiasts for a KJazz adventure to the glorious cultural capitals of central Europe. Your jazz journey begins in romantic Vienna, the capital of Austria. There we will visit Belvedere Palace to view works by Klimt and Monet. Stroll the lively streets, visit the Hofburg Palace and enjoy an evening of jazz and wine tasting. Next, we are off to the city of a hundred spires, Prague! The Czechs fell in love with jazz in the roaring 20s and that affair never ended. In addition to visiting Prague castle, the old town, Charles Bridge and sampling some of the Czech Republic’s finest beers, you’ll also enjoy outings to jazz clubs. The jazz adventure continues on to Berlin, Germany’s bustling and uber hip capital. Throughout the 1920s Berlin was considered the cultural center of Europe. Along with Chicago, Paris and New York, Berlin was one of the great jazz centers in the 1920s and 1930s. Today the city is still packed with ballrooms, jazz clubs and top talent. The BERLIN JAZZFEST will be in full swing while we are there and we’ll have tickets! Space is limited.

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Just Jazz on Point in 2019!!

by on Feb.24, 2019, under News

We welcome you into our creative space EVERY Wednesday.

Just Jazz

@ Mr Musichead Gallery 7420 Sunset Blvd

We’ll see you there!!!

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The Jazzcat on 89.9 KCRW.com Tonight / This morning Saturday Feb 23 @ 3am!!

by on Feb.22, 2019, under News

https://www.kcrw.com/music/shows/bo-leibowitz/leroy-downs-guest-hosts-2019-01-12

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 Feb 23rd

Click Picture above and Listen to the Show Live!!

3am – 6am

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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Just Jazz Pop up presents Katalyst @ Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Thusday Feb 21st

by on Feb.17, 2019, under News

To celebrate Black History month, Baldwin Hills Crenshaw, Our Crenshaw TV, All Music Television and the JazzCat LeRoy Downs present a Just Jazz Live Concert Series Jazz Pop Up event featuring a live performance by Inglewood-based jazz collective Katalyst and the Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center Student Jazz Ensemble.

Katalyst has played in venues large and small, including the prestigious Walt Disney Concert Hall with the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, backing recording artist Dion at Talib Kweli and Hi-Tek’s Reflection Eternal concert at the Belasco Theater, and a host of events and concerts in the Los Angeles area.

Their style of music can best be described as “Contemporary Instrumental”. Whether it’s scoring an independent film, producing tracks for artists, or arranging and performing an artist’s music for a live show, Katalyst has all the elements to bring musical visions to life.

The Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center jazz band, located in Leimert Park, recently played in the MLK Day Parade and also recorded new music in the John Lennon Bus. They also perform weekly for residents of local senior centers and regularly perform at various community events. Consider making a tax deductible donation to the FPCAC or purchase tickets to their Annual Gala in Hollywood, California in May, 2019 by clicking here — https://www.pullumcenter.org and mention #allmusictelevision or #justjazzconcert

Limited seating is available but is not guranteed.

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