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Sounds and Colors Interview with Kamasi Washington “The EPIC”

by on Apr.29, 2015, under Interviews, Jazzcat Hosting, News, Television

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Click and Enjoy Los Angeles Saxophonist Kamasi Washington as he talks about the new release “The EPIC” hitting the stores next week! Don’t miss the stunning performance on Monday May 4th at The Regent Theater in Downtown Los Angeles!

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The Epic is a 172-minute, three-record set that includes a 32-piece orchestra, a 20-person choir, and 17 songs overlaid with a compositional score written by Washington. Pulsing underneath is an otherworldly ten-piece band, each member of which is individually regarded as among the best young musicians on the planet

Masi Patrick


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Featuring: The Next Step
Kamasi Washington (Saxophone)
Ryan Porter (Trombone)
Dontae Winslow (Trumpet)
Patrice Quinn (Vocal)
Cameron Graves (Piano)
Brandon Coleman (Keyborads) Miles Mosley (Upright Bass) Stephen Bruner (Electric Bass) Tony Austin (Drums) Ronald Bruner (Drums) Leon Mobely (Percussion)

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W/ Special Guests:
Battlecat, Dwight Tribble, Rickey Washington, Terrace Martin and more TBA.


String and Choir Conductor: Miguel Atwood-Ferguson

String Section:
Paul Cartwright (Violin)
Tylana Renga (Violin)
Jim Simone (Violin)
Molly Rogers (Viola)
Andrea Witt (Viola)
Ginger Murphy (Cello)
Atryom Manukyan (Cello)

Charles Jones
Dawn Norsleet
Mashica Winslow
Nia Andrews
Steven Wayne
Taylor Graves
Thalma de Freitas

DJ Sets by:

Daddy Kev
Daddy Kev (Low End Theory), more TBA

Doors Open at 8pm
Regent Theatre: 448 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA. 90013

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Click for Directions

Online Tickets and Info:
$23 Limited Presale Tickets


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LeRoy Downs on RISE with Mark Maxwell Talking about the Holiday Flash Mob!

by on Dec.15, 2014, under Interviews, Jazzcat Hosting, Radio

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Click, Listen, Register, Play, Love, Celebrate!!!!



This Thursday Dec 18th @ 5pm @

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City National Plaza – Click Pic for Directions!

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Click and enjoy the latest interview with HOLOPHONOR on Sounds and Colors Radio!

by on Sep.08, 2014, under Interviews, Jazzcat Hosting, Radio

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Click above and listen to the Sounds and Colors interview with Holophonor!

Enjoy the brand new band Holophonor! 2014 graduates of the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz take on the future of the music together!


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The Jazzcat has a NEW APP for your mobile devices!!!!

by on Aug.31, 2014, under Download The Jazzcat App!, Events, Festivals, Interviews, Jazzcat Hosting, News, Photos, Radio, Television

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Yes indeed!! The Jazzcat has a new app that you can download to your mobile devices so let’s roll together. The app is full of content that contains radio archives, performance recommendations, articles, over 150 interviews with you favorite jazz artists and so much more. Download it and check it out!!!

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 1) Click the link

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Jazzcat App QR

Your phone or mobile device will direct you to your App store and ask you to download the free application YAPP!

2) Download it! Of course this will require that you remember you password!

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3) Once you do, select Download and existing app


The application will appear and then you can explore!!!

Lots to see, hear and read and I will be updating it all of the with Jazz content that I know you will enjoy!



LeRoy Downs





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