The Jazzcat

This Saturday Come and Celebrate the life and music of Austin Peralta

by on Nov.30, 2012, under News

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So hard to think that this wonderful talent and good friend is now playing in heaven. If you know the soul or have ever experienced the sound, please come and share the love with us at the Memorial Service for Austin Peralta.

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Austin and the family are very dear friends of mine and I am honored to be the host and moderator for the celebration of life and music.

LeRoy Downs

3 Comments for this entry

  • Carole Jaye

    You are always there when someone needs a friend. God Bless this young soul.

  • Toni Hollander and Lonnie Morse

    We can’t absorb the reality of Austin’s passing or the heartbreak for his family and friends. It was such a joy to watch him grow. We ache for all.
    Thank you for hosting this tribute.

  • Noel Gould

    I just found out about Austin’s passing, and I’m in a state of shock. From the first time I met him at West LA Music showing him some keyboards, to the numerous times I heard him play at Bruce Sutherland’s, to the few times I had the privilege of recording him, I recognized Austin as a creative spirit of the highest rank, an outlier in our world, a trend setter, and a fiendishly curious seeker of knowledge and experience. He was cocky in his teens, but in a very endearing way, and only because he, unlike so many others, acknowledged his greatness and embraced it. As he grew older, he matured and became more serious, clearly knowing he was here for a reason, and he leaned into the responsibility of blazing a new and as yet undiscovered pathway using jazz as his primary idiom, but fusing many more forms of musical expression in his cutting edge dialog with the Universe.
    In the wake of his passing, I am honored to say that I knew him, that I respected him, and that we were and still are friends…..

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