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LeRoy Downs hosting Free "Jazz for the Holidays" series!

by on Nov.24, 2010, under Events, News

Holiday Afternoon Jazz Love!

and The Jazzcat

LeRoy Downs hangs out at JAZZ FOR THE HOLIDAYS from artsBrookfield on Vimeo.


The Series was incredible!

Watch a video of the afternoon fun!!

Don’t miss the next Jazz for the Holidays concert, Dec. 14 at noon from artsBrookfield on Vimeo.

All we want do is spread the love, the music and the Holiday Cheer so come on down and Hang!!!!!!!

click the pics and read about the series
Have a Wonderful Holiday Season!!!

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Screening of "Icons Among Us" on Dec 7th at the Barnsdall Gallery!

by on Nov.24, 2010, under Events, News, Television


“Icons Among Us” is one of the most preeminent jazz documentaries of our times!

This Film Screens in Los Angeles on

Dec 7th at 7pm

Barnsdall Arts Gallery

Jazz is

undergoing changes of monumental magnitude and importance.  Icons

Among Us:  jazz in the present

tense, is a documentary film series that captures the metamorphosis of jazz

by showcasing the words, music, and spirit of the artists that are paving the

way for an unprecedented musical revolution.




interviews and live performance footage, we explore the thoughts and lives of

the musicians spearheading today's jazz front lines.  This diverse group of musicians, who have committed their

lives to their art, is being missed out on by mainstream media and popular

culture.  They continue to record,

play live jazz, and exist in a world that has been distracted from their




Never before has

jazz music meant so many different things to so many different people.  From hip-hop to bee-bop, from jam-band

to free-form, the music continues to grow and shape itself in ways as varied as

the musicians who play it.  Icons Among Us is not a historical look

at what has been called “America's Music,” but rather a timely,

vibrant trip through the clubs, festivals, international scene, and lives of

the new generation of jazz musicians.           


Jazz is

pulsing.  In fact, its heart beats

more soundly than ever.  Our film

will realign deep pockets of jazz listeners and introduce new audiences to a

varsity level playfield in music. 

We wish to show jazz as it is today: an art form that is alive, is

vivacious and is constantly exchanging breath with other genres.



The filmmakers

believe that Icons Among Us is

hitting its stride at a critical moment in music history.  Icons’

unique appeal will engage a largely untapped and growing audience of both the

culturally creative and the multi-generational music lovers.  The market is ripe, and the musicians

are ready.



Jazz, like the

world we live in, is at a crossroads: continue to look in the rearview mirror,

ponder whether to turn left or right, or move ahead into uncharted territory by

way of innovation and passion.  Icons Among Us tackles issues

head-on.  It allows the musicians

to comment on their art form in a truly candid manor, and also allows the

viewer an opportunity to realize that the future of jazz is now.


This Film Screens in Los Angeles on

Dec 7th at 7pm

Barnsdall Arts Gallery

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32 Annual Playboy Jazz Festival 2010!

by on Mar.24, 2010, under Events, News

Lots of great music once again for the 32nd Anniversary of the Playboy Jazz Festival!

The festival takes place on
Saturday June 12, 2010 2:30pm – 11:00 pm and
Sunday   June 13, 2010 2:00pm – 10:30 pm

Playboy also has its normal Free Community Concert Series in May and June

On Sunday May 2nd @ 3:00pm
Playboy Jazz in Beverly Hills
Beverly Hills Civic Center Plaza

Bill Cunliffe Septet: Celebrating Oliver Nelson; The Blues and The Abstract Truth
Johnny Crawford and His Orchestra

Sunday June 6th @ 4:00pm
Playboy Jazz at Warner Center Park

Warner Center Park, Lou Bredlow Pavilion, Woodland Hills

Lao Tizer and his band
Sal Marquez and his Trio
Calabasas High School Band

Thursday, June 10th @ 7:30pm
Jazz on Film with Ebony Repertory Theater at the

Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, Los Angeles

The Playboy Jazz Festival,

Hollywood Bowl

Saturday June 12th 2:00pm – 11:00pm

Chick Corea Freedom Band

with Roy Haynes, Christian McBride and Kenny Garrett

Sax for Stax
featuring Gerald Albright, Jeff Lorber and Kirk Whalum

Kurt Elling

Los Van Van

Marcus Miller Band
featured guest Christian Scott

The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra
saluting Louie Bellson

Javon Jackson Band
with special guest Les McCann

Naturally 7

Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue

El Dorado High School
direction Richard Watson

Sunday, June 13, 2010 2:00pm – 10:30pm

George Benson

Manhattan Transfer

Bobby Hutcherson and Cedar Walton Quartet

Salif Keita

Robert Randolph & The Family Band

Esperanza Spalding

Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

Tiempo Libre

Cos of Good Music

with Dwayne Burno, Ndugu Chancler, Mark Gross, Jay Hoggard, D.D. Jackson, Ingrid Jensen

Jazz Mafia's Brass Bows and Beats

and the

L.A. District High School Jazz Band
direction Tony White and J.B. Dyas

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LeRoy Downs hosting Performance with Eric Person, Dwight Trible and Meta Four West at Santa Monica College Friday October 23rd @ 7 & 9pm

by on Oct.21, 2009, under Events, News

 Eric Person and Meta Four West

 Come join in a celebration of superior jazz music with

Eric Person and Meta Four West

Featuring Dwight Trible


Santa Monica College
The Edye Second Space • SMC Performing Arts Center

For Friday Night Jazz


or at the door

Santa Monica College
1900 Pico Boulevard
Santa Monica, California 90405, USA
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7pm & 9pm

With your Host

 LeRoy Downs

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LeRoy Downs on Host Comittee for Jazz on the Grass on OCT 3rd!

by on Sep.29, 2009, under Events, News

The Jackie Robinson Foundation is providing wonderful opportunities for our youth to expand their knowledge, dreams and future! Click below and get the detailss to purchase your tickets and support the event that gives bright students the ability to have brilliant tomorrows! 

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Playboy Jazz Festival 2009 June 13th and 14th with a great line-up!!

by on Jun.13, 2009, under Events, News

Saturday June 13, Sunday June 14

Click Picture above for tickets and info

        Wayne               Esperanza      

Cobb's Mob

Bill Cosby

The Cos of Good Music

        John Fadis        Pete Escovedo          Jack Sheldon

Quincy Jones' Special Guest 23yr Old Cuban Pianist
Alfredo Rodriguiez

And many more….

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