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DEEDS NOT WORDS The Life and Work of Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln!

by on Feb.07, 2012, under News

The William Grant Still Arts Center

The Life and Work of Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln

ABBEY LINCOLN is an exhibition of the archives, art and interviews on
Max Roach, Abbey Lincoln and their collaboration not only
artistically, but in the struggle for civil and human rights and

“The Jazzcat” LeRoy Downs broadcasted live from

The William Grant Still Art Center on

The exhibition which runs through June 16 is a collection of
Albums, Articles and Art on the two musical icons Max and Abbey.
DEEDS NOT WORDS -The Life and Work of Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln is
in conjunction with Music LA African American Heritage Music Education
Program, focusing on teaching music through the music of Max Roach and
Abbey Lincoln.

The exhibit will also feature several events including opening reception , M’Boom Tribute to Max Roach concert, panel discussion and Music LA – Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln  Workshops and Finale Concert.
Opening reception is the first of our concert series and kicks off our DEEDS NOT WORDS programming with

Marcus L. Miller’s Freedom Jazz Movement featuring

Kamasi Washington, Miles Mosley,

Robert Pierce and many special and surprise guests.

DEEDS NOT WORDS -THE LIFE AND WORK OF MAX ROACH AND ABBEY LINCOLN  is not only a look into the creative and artistic careers of Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln, but also an examination of the artists as intellectuals and active participants in social change. We examine through archive, how Max and Abbey’s art and direct action influenced a movement.


Deeds not Words – The life and work of Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln

Opening Reception

Saturday February 11, 2012   3:00 pm -6:00 pm

February 11 – June 16, 2012

Tuesday – Saturday, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.



M’Boom” A tribute to Max Roach Concert
Saturday March 10, 2012 2-4pm

Panel on the DEEDS of Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln

Moderated by The Jazzcat
March 24, 2012 2-4 pm

Music LA – Nina Simone Concert Finale “Freedom Now”

March 31, 3-6 pm
Metropolitan AME Zion Church
2521 S. West View St.
LA, Ca. 90016 (across the street from WGSAC)



Media Contact:  Ami Motevalli
Director of William Grant Still Arts Center

William Grant Still Arts Center
2520 South West View Street
Los Angeles, CA  90016

7 Comments for this entry

  • A. Scott Galloway

    Max Roach and Abby Lincoln stand tall at the apex of Black and Jazz culture. Their contributions to the strength, pride and dignity of our people must NEVER be forgotten. Truly looking forward to celebrating and perpetuating their legacy this Saturday with you. Respect, old friend.

  • Sis Efua Abogyewa, The Ancestral Poetess

    All I can say is Give Thanks and it’s about time!

  • calvin

    LEEROY DOWNS the JAZZCAT and a GREAT ARTIST as allway’s you doing the right thing getting our GREAT ART Form too the people

    LEROY may the FORCE be with YOU


  • LeRoy Downs

    My apologies for the Abbey Lincoln broadcast not starting at 12pm as promised this afternoon. There was some technical difficulties in the broadcast. It did play around 1pm and we went live around 3pm. Once again, please accept my apologies. You know I appreciate you as a listener and lover of this music.

    Yours truly,

    LeRoy Downs

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