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Gerald Clayton Make his Stellar appearance at Just Jazz on Wednesday Aug 22nd!

by on Aug.12, 2018, under News


Presents

The Gerald Clayton Trio w/ Alan Hampton and Justin Brown

Wednesday August 22nd @ 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

 

See the entire series and purchase advanced tickets at

JustJazz.tv

With

Alan Hampton on bass, Justin Brown on Drums

Bob Barry photos below from Just Jazz

 

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!!!

 The Gerald Clayton Trio

Wednesday August 22nd @ 7:30pm

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

Upcoming Artists

Tracey Ullman, Queen Latifah, and Morris Chestnut chat with James Corden during “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” Thursday, December 1, 2016 (12:35 PM-1:37 AM ET/PT) On The CBS Television Network. Photo: Terence Patrick/CBS ©2016 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Guillermo Brown Trio

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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The Nathan East Trio Feat Noah East & Steve Ferrone at Just Jazz Wednesday August 8th

by on Aug.06, 2018, under News


Presents

The Nathan East Trio

Wednesday August 8th @ 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

 

See the entire series and purchase advanced tickets at

JustJazz.tv

With

Noah East on Piano Steve Ferrone on Drums

Bob Barry photos from Just Jazz

 

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!!!

 The Nathan East Trio

Wednesday August 8th @ 7:30pm

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

Upcoming Artists

The Denny Seiwell Trio

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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The One and Only Dwight Trible at Just Jazz on Wednesday July 25th!!!

by on Jul.20, 2018, under News


Presents

Dwight Trible Quartet

Wednesday July 25th @ 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

 

See the entire series and purchase advanced tickets at

JustJazz.tv

With

Alexander Anderson on Piano Guillermo Brown Drums

Bob Barry photos from Just Jazz

 

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!!!

 The Dwight Trible Quartet

Wednesday July 25th @ 7:30pm

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

Upcoming Artists

The Coffee Shop Trio

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 Series Every Wednesday at Mr Musichead Gallery on Sunset Blvd

by on Jul.01, 2018, under News

Need I say more….

Click any artist picture for video

Come out and experience the most prolific jazz and be apart of the New Epicenter of Sound here on beautiful Sunset Blvd in Hollywood!!!

 

What else you say….

Free Appetizers and Drinks for early arrivals from

Live Remote radio broadcast/interviews each Wednesday on…

Brand New Piano from YAMAHA Piano and Drum Kit from Gretsch

For those who need their sleep, rest well..

For Everyone else, I’ll see you Wednesday at Just Jazz

Upcoming Performances

Shows you may have missed….

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Bob Reynolds Back from European Tour and headed Straight to the Just Jazz Series on July 11th!!

by on Jul.01, 2018, under News


Presents

Bob Reynolds Quartet

Wednesday July 11th @ 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

 

See the entire series and purchase advanced tickets at

JustJazz.tv

With

Ruslan Sirota – piano/keys Janek Gwizdala – bass

Chaun Horton – drums

Bob Barry photos from the Walter Smith III show

 

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!!!

 

 Bob Reynolds Quartet

Wednesday July 11th @ 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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Trane Stories: A Tribute to John Coltrane July 15th @ Mayme Clayton Library and Museum

by on Jul.01, 2018, under News

MCLM TO PRESENT “TRANE STORIES”: A TRIBUTE TO JOHN COLTRANE  

On Sunday, July 15th at 2 p.m., The Mayme A. Clayton Library & Museum, located at 4130 Overland Avenue in Culver City, will present another of the late Mimi Melnick’s Double M Jazz Salons.  The much-anticipated concert will showcase, Trane Stories: A Tribute to John Coltrane. This unique collaboration, will feature Theo Saunders, piano; Teodross Avery, soprano and tenor saxophone; Henry Franklin, bass; Marvin “Smitty” Smith, drums and the rousing vocal and spoken-word offerings of Dwight Trible.

     A native New Yorker, pianist, composer, arranger and bandleader, Theo Saunders was raised by a family that was steeped in a rich musical and theatrical tradition.  As a young teen, Theo accompanied his mother on piano at her frequent auditions for Broadway shows.  His Russian and European ancestry, also provided a diverse tapestry to draw from.  

     Throughout a distinguished career that spans five continents, Theo has performed with Jimmy Garrison, Coltrane’s longtime bassist, Harold Land, Bobby Matos, Freddie Hubbard, James Moody, Jack DeJohnette, George Bohanon, Steve Swallow, Victor Lewis, Willie Bobo, Curtis Fuller, Pharoah Sanders, Bobby Hutcherson, Rashied Ali, Sonny Fortune, Azar Lawrence, Alphonse Mouzon, Ritchie Cole and Charles McPherson, among countless others.

      The chemistry on the bandstand among the untethered artists, is a unifying force that still allows them the freedom to create.  Cadence Magazine says, “Saunders plays with an unobstructed passion and pulse which become the blood pumping through the ensemble’s veins.”  Sidemen Smith, Avery, Franklin and vocalist Trible, will lend ample support as they showcase their own brilliance.

 

     Educator, clinician, composer and risk-taking reedman, Teodross Avery will resurrect Coltrane’s spirit with his own fresh approach to this timeless legacy.  Dr. Avery has performed with Hank Jones, Ben Riley, Donald Harrison, Roy Hargrove, Bobby Watson, three-time Grammy winner, Dee Dee Bridgewater and scores of others.                                      

    
Doors open at 12:30 p.m.  At 1:00 p.m., Dwight Trible will briefly reflect on his life and stellar career, during an informal discussion with jazz historian Jeffrey Winston.  The concert which features two sets, will begin at 2:00 p.m. and conclude at 4:30 p.m., including a half-hour intermission at 3:00 p.m.                                                                                       

     In 1996, Jazz Baroness Mimi Melnick launched her first salon at her Encino home on Strawberry Drive.  Mimi loved jazz.  She organized the intimate salons to support L.A.’s jazz community.  Producer Steve Isoardi notes, “We’re into the 23rd year of Mimi’s compelling series!”                                                                                                                                                                                                           

     “We are very proud and extremely honored to carry the torch”, said Executive

Director Lloyd Clayton.  The MCLM, collects, preserves, exhibits and celebrates, 

the vast history and cultural heritage of Americans of African descent.

      Performance Portraits, a poignant exhibit by photographer Bob Barry, includes

stunning images of iconic, world-class, artists.  It may be viewed before the concert 

and during intermission.  The exhibit is free.

      Seating is limited. Salon tickets are $20.00 while students who present a valid student I.D. card, will be admitted for $10.00, at the door on the day of the performance.  Tickets may also be purchased online at https://goo.gl/7fVNUM or call (310) 202-1647.

 

She organized the intimate salons to support L.A.'s jazz community. Producer Steve Isoardi notes, “We are now celebrating the 22 nd year of Mimi’s unique series!” We are very proud and extremely honored to carry the torch ” said Executive Director Lloyd Clayton. The MCLM, collects, preserves, exhibits and celebrates, the vast history and cultural heritage of Americans of African descent. Seating is limited. Salon tickets are $20.00 and may be purchased online at

 

or call, (310) 202-1647.

 

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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

 

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

 

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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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

 

See the entire series and purchase advanced tickets at

JustJazz.tv

Bob Barry photos from the Walter Smith III show

 

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

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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