September holds excitement for me and my crew. Please join us at Mixx in Pasadena this coming Thursday September 6, 2018 from 8-11 pm
The band will start things off followed by some special guests joining us later.
Special notes about this event: The area code is 626 not 625 like on the flyer. Parking is a bit of a challenge, be forewarned. That’s the not so great news so to lighten that blow I give you a recent 1 minute composition of mine recorded at my studio in case you are trying to get somewhere in Downtown L.A. The words come from the grandson of a Red Car Driver.
We used to have Red Cars in L.A. long ago. Lucky you! The special event Thursday, it will include a live recording, is in Pasadena, not Downtown so not so hard to find.
Where are we going? Where are you? Where have we been? Which way to go?
The great metropolis of L.A. continues to grow, change, morph. To many, L.A. is the entertainment/music capitol of the world so>>>>
I’ve composed a 1 minute song “Red Car Directions (how not to get lost in downtown)” that can help us get around downtown L.A. also known as DTLA.
The words are a poem taught to Red Car Trolly drivers way back when so they did good at getting people around.
Time to thank and acknowledge 3 people who made this recording with me on acoustic bass: Alison Lewis, vocal, Woody Woods, keyboard and Paul Chevalier recording/mixing.
So downtown is it’s own kind of special. Then there are the surrounding areas like Leimert Park where I got to perform recently with pianist/vocalist Matilda Haywood and Company in a review revisiting great performers of history to a full house at The Regency West. The feeling was great.
Letting you know this Friday and Saturday nights at 8 PM I will be in the bass section of the Caltech Orchestra.
Our performance is at Ramo Auditorium on the Caltech Campus
1200 E. California Blvd. M/C: 2-70, Pasadena, CA 91125
The Orchestra along with Caltech Glee Club and Chamber Singers will present:
Mozart Vesperae solennes de confessore (K. 339)
Bernstein Chichester Psalms
Admission is free and no tickets required.
For more info call 626-395-3295
Another Black History Month Program with Dr. Bobby Rodriguez in a 5 piece band that introduces grammar school kids to Jazz, America’s Art form. It is a pleasure to be part of this with Dr. Bobby Rodriguez, Maria Martinez, Andre Delano and Brian O’Rourke.
Our sponsors are Los Angeles Jazz Society, Musicians Trust Fund, Beyond the Bell, Los Angeles Cultural Affairs and the Herb Alpert Foundation.
Creativity is a human trait. We can foster it in each other. More pictures will be added to this post soon. We have five more performances coming up this month.