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Just Jazz Every Wednesday at Mr Musichead Gallery

by on Oct.16, 2018, under News

 

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A Tribute to John Coltrane: Live in Manhattan!!!!

by on Oct.12, 2018, under News

                      GSI RECORDS RELEASES LIVE IN MANHATTAN

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GSI Records is proud to present Live in Manhattan, a fresh interpretation of the classic John

Coltrane album, “Live in Seattle”. Live in Manhattan was recorded at GSI Studios with a live studio audience. The band pays tribute to Coltrane by playing the same setlist as the original record, and by using the same unique instrumentation: two saxophones, two basses, piano, and drums. To be released on October 5th, Live in Manhattan features Chris Potter and Daniel Rovin on saxophones, Taylor Eigsti on piano, Larry Grenadier and Austin White on bass, and Eric Harland drums. You can see a preview video of the album here. Live in Manhattan will be available on most platforms including iTunes and Spotify.

Listen to “Live in Manhattan” here

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MUSICIANS

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New York-based pianist and composer Taylor Eigsti has released seven albums since being labeled as a prodigy at age four. In addition to leading and performing with various small ensembles, Eigsti composed the theme music to the motion picture Detachment (2011) as well as a song for Don Cheadle’s new Miles Davis biopic Miles Ahead (2016). Eigsti has also had the opportunity to compose music for various symphony orchestras and has written a growing repertoire of music for jazz ensembles. Various soloist and compositional features include the Oakland East Bay Symphony, New York Pops, Buffalo Orchestra, Boston Youth Symphony, and multiple collaborations with the Peninsula Symphony Orchestra. In 2006, Taylor received two Grammy nominations for Best Jazz Solo and Best Instrumental Composition. He has also been featured as a sideman on many award winning albums over the years.

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As one of contemporary jazz’s most respected and accomplished bassists, Larry Grenadier has built an expansive body of work that encompasses a variety of projects with many of the genre’s most inventive and influential musicians. His trademark upright bass work has been a longstanding fixture in the bands of pianist Brad Mehldau and guitarist Pat Metheny, and has graced albums by a broad array of prestigious artists, including Paul Motian, Charles Lloyd, Enrico Rava, Danilo Perez, Chris Potter, Joshua Redman and Kurt Rosenwinkel. He’s also made three albums with his own acclaimed trio Fly, and recorded five more with his wife, noted singer-songwriter Rebecca Martin.

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Grammy-winning drummer Eric Harland has established himself as one of the premier jazz musicians of our time. He’s collaborated with artists including John Mayer, Les Claypool, Dave Holland, Charles Lloyd, Mariah Carey, Kevin Eubanks. Harland has been on over 400 recordings, numerous film scores and has been seen on the cover of publications such as Downbeat, Drummer and JazzTimes. Eric’s extensive resume includes founding his own production company, Eland Productions, and serving as Resident Artistic Director at the 2014-2016 Seasons of SFJAZZ. Eric was born in Houston, Texas and obtained degrees from Manhattan School of Music and Houston Baptist University.

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Chris Potter has emerged as a leading light of his generation. The youngest musician ever to win Denmark’s Jazzpar Prize, Potter’s impressive discography includes fifteen albums as a leader and sideman appearances on over 100 albums. He was nominated for a Grammy Award for his solo work on “In Vogue,” a track from Joanne Brackeen’s 1999 album Pink Elephant Magic, and was prominently featured on Steely Dan’s Grammy-winning album from 2000, Two Against Nature. He has performed or recorded with many of the leading names in jazz, such as Herbie Hancock, Dave Holland, John Scofield and many others.

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Saxophone player Daniel Rovin was born in New York City and grew up in Greenville, South Carolina. A passion for the avant-garde, Daniel draws heavily from influences such as Sonny Rollins, Albert Ayler, Dewey Redman and Pharaoh Sanders. Daniel has toured throughout the country and internationally alongside Eric and Austin in Rude Unkal, and with his trio Karl 2000.

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Austin White moved to New York in 2007 to study music, and opened GSI with Daniel and Eric in 2011. Having studied bass with the likes of Reggie Workman, Austin continues his musical pursuits with several bands such as the avant-noise outfit The Red and Whites, the free jazz trio Karl 2000, and individually with the noise research project housewife.

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David Binney Quartet feat Becca Stevens at Just Jazz This Wed Oct 10th!!

by on Oct.07, 2018, under News


Presents

David Binney!!

feat Becca Stevens

w/ Luca Mendoza, Logan Kane, Anthony Fung

Wednesday Oct 10th @ 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

Upcoming Artists

See the entire series and purchase advanced tickets at

JustJazz.tv

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!!!

David Binney

Wednesday October 10th @ 7:30pm

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

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.

Our charity for this week is KJazz

Our Sponsors in include

 

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The Jazzcat on KCRW TONIGHT Sat Sept 29th @ 3am!

by on Sep.28, 2018, under News

Tune in TONIGHT @ 3am – 6am

Saturday Sept 29th

KCRWClick Picture above and Listen to the Show!!!

3am – 6am

 89.9 FM KCRW.Com

Listen and Love this music we call JAZZ!

LeRoy Downs spinning the best in jazz that you never heard and letting improvisation do what it does. Come take this Journey with me!!!

ALSO…

The Jazzcat presents..

The a Supreme NEW Progressive Jazz Series called…


With a line-up of Today’s Top progressive and creative improvisors. Click any picture in slideshow for video!!

  • Just Jazz Series

We are SMOKIN’ with Just Jazz

It’s NOT a secret anymore! Come and be loved with JAZZ!

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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JASON MORAN AND THE BANDWAGON FINDING A LINE: at the Ford Theater Saturday September 29th

by on Sep.28, 2018, under News

 

“In jazz, there are so many moving parts, and within a composition, there are obstacles in the form. Street skaters navigate a landscape finding ways to approach a rail in the same way a drummer approaches the beginning of a song. The mode of improvisation is paramount to how both skaters and jazz musicians approach life.”—Jason Moran

Since his formidable emergence on the music scene in the 1990s, renowned pianist and composer Jason Moran has challenged the status quo which has earned him a reputation as “the future of jazz.” The Ford Theatres and CAP UCLA present Finding a Line: Skateboarding, Music and Media –– an unprecedented collaboration exploring the intersection of skateboarding and jazz. Improvisation abounds as local skaters shred a ramp on stage to a musical response performed live by Moran and his group The Bandwagon.

Skateboarders expected to participate include (subject to change): Ron Allen, Simon Lambey, Jaime Reyes, Sky and Ocean (AWSM KIDS), and members of the OC Ramps Team: Jordan Hoffart, Greg Lutzka, Brad McClain and more. Joining Jason on stage are Ron Allen, Bennie Maupin on saxophone (best known for Miles Davis’ Bitches Brew album), bassist Tarus Mateen, Daru Jones on drums and guitarist and professional skateboarder Chuck Treece.

Finding a Line celebrates the creativity of the full breadth of the skateboarding community, including musicians, photographers, filmmakers, painters, graphic and fashion designers, as well as skateboarders themselves. The week of Finding a Line programs at the Ford is part of an ongoing, nationwide community-sourced public art project at the intersection of music, art, photography, filmmaking and skateboarding. In 2015, Moran collaborated and co-curated a similar Finding a Line event at The Kennedy Center with Ben Ashworth, a well-known force in the local DC skating community and faculty member at George Mason University’s School of Art, and Garth Ross, former VP of Community Engagement at The Kennedy Center and currently Executive Director of the Schwarzman Center at Yale University.

“Finding a Line means finding my own line in life. It means getting out into the city, discovering other people and discovering myself.” – Skateboarder Tatiana Kolina

MORE FINDING A LINE:

#FindingALine by Garth Ross and Ben Ashworth on the Ford Blog

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Nicole Mitchell Brings her Supreme Sound of Joy to Just Jazz Wednesday Sept 19th

by on Sep.15, 2018, under News


Presents

Nicole Mitchell!!

w/ Joshua White, Eric Revis, Jeff Parker and Guillermo Brown

Wednesday Sept 19th @ 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

Upcoming Artists

See the entire series and purchase advanced tickets at

JustJazz.tv

With

Joshua White, Eric Revis, Jeff Parker and Guillermo Brown

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!!!

Nicole Mitchell

Wednesday September 19th @ 7:30pm

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

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.

Our charity for this week is KJazz

Our Sponsors in include

 

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Jeff Parker and the Happenings Quartet at Just Jazz Wednesday Sept 12th

by on Sep.09, 2018, under News


Presents

Jeff Parker and the Happenings Quartet!!

Josh Nelson, Anna Butterss and Matt Mayhall

Wednesday Sept 12th @ 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

Upcoming Artists

See the entire series and purchase advanced tickets at

JustJazz.tv

With

Josh Nelson, Anna Butterss and Matt Mayhall

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!!!

 Jeff Parker and the Happenings Quartet

Wednesday September 12th @ 7:30pm

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

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.

Our charity for this week is KJazz

Our Sponsors in include

 

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