“Miles in May” May 19th @ the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza!

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GRAMMY-NOMINATED PRODUCER/MUSICIAN TERRACE MARTIN TEAMS UP WITH GRAMMY-WINNING JAZZ PIANIST ROBERT GLASPER FOR MILES DAVIS 90th BIRTHDAY TRIBUTE

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The Jazz Creative and All Music Television Partner in Community-Wide Celebration #Miles90, Hosted by Baldwin Hills Crenshaw

LOS ANGELES— GRAMMY-nominated producer/musician Terrace Martin will join GRAMMY-winning jazz pianist Robert Glasper for a tribute to Miles Davis on May 19, hosted by Baldwin Hills Crenshaw in partnership with The Jazz Creative and All Music Television. The celebration honors internationally renowned music icon Miles Davis in recognition of what would have been his 90th birthday on May 26.

Terrace-Martin-grammyThe music, art, and cultural festivities feature Terrace Martin, who will perform a special Miles Davis tribute. Martin is one of the key collaborators on Kendrick Lamar’s multi-GRAMMY award-winning album To Pimp A Butterfly. RobertGlasper Robert Glasper, who scored theMiles Ahead soundtrack and produced the forthcoming “re-imagined” interpretations of Davis’s music titled Everything’s Beautiful (out May 27) featuring Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu and Bilal among others, will also participate in a behind-the-scenes interview. Additional young contemporary artists will also honor and celebrate Davis during #Miles90. Visuals will be provided by jazz portrait artist Jazmin Hicks, whose work will be on display throughout the event.

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The Jazz Creative is a weekly television series dedicated to jazz and blues hosted on All Music Television, among the most relevant and popular jazz websites.

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Baldwin Hills Crenshaw, located in South Los Angeles, has long been referred to as the “Harlem of the West” and is known for fostering local and touring musicians since the 1930s. As host of #Miles90, BHC celebrates the region’s rich history as the epicenter of jazz music on the West Coast. The event is part of Baldwin Hills Crenshaw’s commitment to providing music, art and entertainment programing that reflects the culture of the region and infuses energy into the Crenshaw Corridor.

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#Miles90 closely follows the national theatrical release of the feature film Miles Ahead, starring Don Cheadle, who also made his directorial debut based on an original screenplay co-written with Steven Baigelman.

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WHEN: Thursday, May 19, 2016
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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WHERE: Baldwin Hills Crenshaw
Macy’s Bridge
3650 West Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008

WHAT: Free community event celebrating music icon Miles Davis with behind-the-scenes interviews by Host DJ Moonbaby and more.

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WHO: Two-time GRAMMY-winning artist Robert Glasper and GRAMMY-nominated producer Terrace Martin; Jazz Portrait Artist Jazmin Hicks;

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The Jazz Creative Host  LeRoy Downs “The Jazzcat”; GRAMMY Pro Buzzing’ Curator DJ Moonbaby/Moonbaby Media ; The Bridge; All Music Television; Fusicology, Digital Media Partner; Hosted by Baldwin Hills Crenshaw.

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LeRoy Downs hosts Saturday Night Jazz DTLA TONIGHT May 14th with Justo Almario!!!

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Los Angeles!!!! This is one of our dear beautiful Brothers of the music JUSTO ALMARIO! Come on out TONIGHT and hear Justo blow down the house with the help of the Charles Mingus Ensemble from UCLA!

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Located inside Au Lac Restaurant

710 W 1st St Los Angeles, CA 90012

2 Sets 7:30 and 9pm

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LdextravaI’ll be your host along with cathy_homeMs Cathy Segal Garcia and we guarantee the you will have a splendid night of music! I hear the food is fantastic so come on down, parking is easy and the music will be on high!

Look forward to seeing you tonight and we will be swinging’ the thing!

Click any picture for Tonight’s Details!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Leimert Park Celebrates International Jazz Day!

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From Barack and Michelle Obama all the way down to Leimert Park and around the world,  International Jazz Day, in it fourth year, spotlights a day of Jazz, a moment in time and a spark of joyful vibrations within that connects our Universe. barack-obama-michelle-obama-sxsw-2016-000Sounds like big shoes to fill but, music is a bonding agent that makes us feel, reflect and recall memories to relive. One of America’s biggest unspoken languages is JAZZ. It’s an interpretation of our world, how we live, breathe and share our expressions with each other. It connects heart, mind, body and soul and without having to speak one word, we emote with our family, friends, neighbors, communities, cultures, and countries. It is a game changer! Once you hear the music your state is altered and if you were in Leimert Park on Saturday, then you know that Jazz changed your vibration!

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It was the perfect equation; Jazz plus food, sunshine, people and dancing make for a day not to miss. KJazz along with the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center got together and put on a fantastic performance for the the community of Leimert Park!

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Hosted by LeRoy Downs, the afternoon was filled with the excitement of sound! In honor of Jazz Appreciation Month, Barbara Morrison has been having performances every evening at her Performing arts center, 30 days of jazz music! She topped it off with a great International Jazz Day Celebration with Dwight Trible, The Chester Whitmore Big Band as well as the John Stephens Big Band. Queen Barbara stepped in and blew them down with a tune or two as Leimert Park patrons soaked up the sun and the music!

 

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It is nice when you know the city is on your side! Representatives from the Los Angeles City Council and a few other advocates for all good things in the neighborhood came out to she their support of Barbara and International Jazz Day by giving and receiving proclamations!

IMG_4168 All in all it was power and beautiful Day! A big thanks Stephanie of Kjazz and the one and only reigning Queen of Leimert Park, Barbara Morrison for their compassion, diligence, and dedication to Jazz!

 

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The Jazzcat on Radio & TV Friday April 29th!!!!!! Listen and Watch!!

             The Jazzcat is ON!

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                Friday April 29th

From the West Coast to the East Coast!  

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Click and listen to the show!  Click and watch The Jazz Creative

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Episode 3 of The Jazz Creative Airs on April 29th @ 10pm PST/ 1am EST on Aspire TV

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The Jazz Creative 3rd Episode to Air on April 29th on the ASPiRE TV NETWORK

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April 29, 2016

10PM PST and 1am EST

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The Jazz Giants honoring and paying tribute to Jaco Pastorious!!!!

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The 3rd episode of The Jazz creative features guests Peter Erskine, Ben Williams, Will Lee, John Beasley, Christian McBride, Brian Blade with performances by Danny Janklow  and Nicole Mitchell!!!

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International Jazz Day is April 30th

and it is celebrated all over the World. This Year, President Barak and Michell Obama will host the event at The White House and it will be broadcast @ 8pm on ABC TV!!!

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John Clayton!

Click above to watch the Episode 1 & 2 of The Jazz Creative!

The Jazz Creative, the only regularly scheduled music television series to feature both established and up and coming jazz artists, premieres its 2nd episode online at www.allmusictelevision.net and on the ASPIRE TV NETWORK on Friday, April 29th at 10pm (PST)/1am (EST). The ASPiRE Television Network was created by legendary athlete and entrepreneur Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson. The new music series is produced by All Music Television, LLC and features in depth interviews and new music from many of the biggest, brightest and popular artists and musicians in Jazz.

Jazzcat AMTV BBHosted and curated by Los Angeles Radio and Television personality LeRoy Downs, the new music series premiers its 2nd episode on the Aspire Network April 29, 2016 at 10pm PST / 1am EST.  The show will feature today’s sung and unsung heroes of jazz whose music, creativity and originality continue to lay the foundation and create the landscape of today’s music. Jazz is a music that has its roots here in America and through the ages has branched out globally literally embracing and assimilating into all countries, cultures, genres of music, and demographics from the boomers to the millennials! All Music Television is taking the power of this music and cross pollinating it with the  television media platform to broaden awareness, expose it’s creativity and to share the wonders of the music visually with a larger audience!

 

About All Music Television, LLC All Music Television produced ‘Live From The Blue Whale’ featuring Matthew Stevens and Gerald Clayton and Christmas Jazz with LeRoy Downs with Danny Janklow, Jazzmeia Horn, Dontae Winslow, Nicole Mitchell Theo Croker and more!  The show reached 40 million+ viewers in 22 of the top 25 US TV markets.

About ASPiRE TV NETWORK

ASPiRE celebrates the African American experience, offering inspirational and motivational programming. It is available to over 37 million television homes on Comcast, Verizon Fios, DirecTV, DISH and AT&T U-VERSE in 22 of the top 25 US television markets. Click here to find the Aspire channel in your area!

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LeRoy Downs hosts FREE International Jazz Day Festival in Leimert Park!!

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KJazz in association with The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center present a FREE International Jazz Day Concert to the people of Los Angeles in the heart of the city, Leimert Park!

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Come Celebrate International Jazz Day with your host

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LeRoy Downs

2pm til 6pm

Performing will be ……

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The John Stephens Big Band

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The Chester Whitmore Big Band 
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BARBARA MORRISON

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Vijay Iyer and Wadada Leo Smith at Occidental College!

Screen Shot 2016-04-15 at 11.46.56 PM It is always a special time when the world gets to experience music through the many vast combinations that the world puts together. Tonight at Occidental College near Highland Park in Los Angeles was one of those times indeed!
Occidental_Thorne_HallThorne Hall at the end of the campus at Occidental College game me the impression that I have arrived after the beautiful stroll through the campus.  Our moderator this evening tells a story of G William Hume, a young man who attended Occidental College or Oxy in the early 50’s. He actually worked as director of Throne Hall for many years and was an avid stamp collector. Turns out that he left his estate to Oxy and his massive collection of stamps curated the G William Hume Fellowship of the Performance for the Arts. The existence of this  endowment has traveled through time and has transcended to art. From crazy stamp collections to pristine sound waves that connect directly to our core, Vijay Iyer and Wadada Leo Smith shape and mold vibrations of beauty into a kingdom of self discovery.

Screen Shot 2016-04-15 at 11.51.44 PMIn the beginning silence, until there was sound. Two gentlemen walk on the stage, approach their instruments and proceed to engage with the atoms in the universe. Space is the trio as the three dance, play and communicate with our inner beings. The sound is a textile made for Royalty and we get to wear the crown.

Screen Shot 2016-04-15 at 11.52.08 PMThe notes drift, float, hover and illuminate vibrations of light. If you come to to music with open arms, you receive and abundance of love in return. This is not song or melody or sections in a composition, it is life in a story of sonic expression. Reaching, fleeting, pulsing are the extensions of your being. Velocity, speed and its nemesis in the helix dance of the soul, with the adduction of each drop formulating our entire being bringing us back to the one.

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Landscapes and silent winds swirl across colored pastels to infinate horizons that see beyond planes, that exist and connect to many dimensions. If you are thinking, you have missed the communication. You can only be, there is no other existence. One with the creators. If it were not for this then who would we be?

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Wadada floats like a Monarch spreading wings and flying in cepia tone. Vijay is ballet on ivory and the two create a slow motion snow globe vacuum of transparency where you can see and hear your past and present while looking back from your future. Discovery aboard the vessel of your being.

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From the skies to the depths of the ocean, your search for awareness slips into the realization of the sequence of moments that has lead you here. Your journey ends where it has began and you realize you have already answerd your questions.

Breathe deep, inhale sound and spread love!

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Jazz Nights At the Newport Beach Film Festival April 23rd !!!!

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Watch the Cats on Jazz in the Modern Era!!

JAZZ IN THE MODERN ERA Ep 336 JAZZ NIGHTS: A CONFIDENTIAL JOURNEY from Hal Masonberg on Vimeo.

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The Jazz Creative Episode 2 Airs March 25!

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The Jazz Creative 2nd Episode to Aired on March 25th on the ASPiRE TV NETWORK

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March 25, 2016

10PM PST and 1am EST

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We’ll Take A Sneak Peak of the New Film, “Miles Ahead” starring Don Cheadle!!!!

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The 2nd episode of The Jazz creative features guests include bassist Joe Sanders who tours and plays with everyone in the business including Gerald Clayton, Charles Lloyd, Ambrose Akinmusire and a TON of this music’s beautiful players. Grammy Award winning Jazz historian Ashley Khan talks about Miles, Coltrane and Kamasi Washington!

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Performances by Cameron Graves introducing his new album, “The Planetary Prince” and Dontae Winslow and the Winslow Dynasty.

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Click above to watch the Premier Episode of The Jazz Creative!

The Jazz Creative, the only regularly scheduled music television series to feature both established and up and coming jazz artists, premieres its 2nd episode online at www.allmusictelevision.net and on the ASPIRE TV NETWORK on Friday, March 25th at 10pm (PST)/1am (EST). The ASPiRE Television Network was created by legendary athlete and entrepreneur Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson. The new music series is produced by All Music Television, LLC and features in depth interviews and new music from many of the biggest, brightest and popular artists and musicians in Jazz.

Jazzcat AMTV BBHosted and curated by Los Angeles Radio and Television personality LeRoy Downs, the new music series premiers its 2nd episode on the Aspire Network March 25, 2016 at 10pm PST / 1am EST.  The show will feature today’s sung and unsung heroes of jazz whose music, creativity and originality continue to lay the foundation and create the landscape of today’s music. Jazz is a music that has its roots here in America and through the ages has branched out globally literally embracing and assimilating into all countries, cultures, genres of music, and demographics from the boomers to the millennials! All Music Television is taking the power of this music and cross pollinating it with the  television media platform to broaden awareness, expose it’s creativity and to share the wonders of the music visually with a larger audience!
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Sneak Peak of Saxophonist Kamasi Washington!

About All Music Television, LLC All Music Television produced ‘Live From The Blue Whale’ featuring Matthew Stevens and Gerald Clayton and Christmas Jazz with LeRoy Downs with Danny Janklow, Jazzmeia Horn, Dontae Winslow, Nicole Mitchell Theo Croker and more!  The show reached 40 million+ viewers in 22 of the top 25 US TV markets.

About ASPiRE TV NETWORK

ASPiRE celebrates the African American experience, offering inspirational and motivational programming. It is available to over 37 million television homes on Comcast, Verizon Fios, DirecTV, DISH and AT&T U-VERSE in 22 of the top 25 US television markets. Click here to find the Aspire channel in your area!

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The Jazzcat on 90.7 KPFK.org March 11th on LISTEN!!!

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Friday March 11th

8pm to 10pm 

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Happy to once again be on the air at 90.7 FM KPFK. Tune in this Friday

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Ernest Dawkins New Horizons Ensemble – Mal-Lester – The Prarie Prophet

Eric Harland Voyager – Passana – ViPassana

Logan Richardson – Creeper – Shift

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Daryl Harper – The Need’s Got to be so Deep – The Needs Got to be do Deep

Managerie – They Shall Inherit – They Shall Inherit

Jason Kao Hwang – Ashes, Essense – Burning Bridge

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Linda Oh – Thicker Than Water – Initial Here

Jason Adasiewiczs – Two Comes One – From the Region

Joseph D. Mitchell – Chorale – Songs of the Diaspora

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Derrick Hodge – Holdin’ On to You – Live Today

Jeff Lederner – Albert’s Sun – Sun Watcher

Matana Roberts – My Sister – Live in London

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Kyoko Kitamura – Parasite – Armadillo in Sunset Park

Jody Proznick Quartet – Duke of York – Foundations

Artyom Manukyan – Sailor’s Song – Citizen

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Brian Walsh – Userman – Three

Avishai Cohen’s Triveni – You in All Directions – Dark Nights

Rob Mazurek Pulsar Quartet – Folk Song Neptune – Stellar Pulsations

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New West Guitar Group – Send One Your Love – Send One Your Love

James Brandon Lewis – A Gathering of Souls – Divine Travels

Vijay Iyer – Starlings – Break Stuff

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March 11, 2016

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90.7 FM or KPFK.ORG

 @ 8PM PST/10PM EST

2 Hours of Progressive Jazz music from 8-10pm PST, 10-Midnight EST on the right! Jazzzzzz a Supreme Experience in Sound!!!

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