November 21, 2015 – California Love: A Benefit for Global Music Education – Wilshire Ebell Theatre, Los Angeles, CA

Playing percussion with the live 30-piece orchestra at California Love: A Benefit for Global Music Education on Saturday, November 21 at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles. The event celebrates the music of Dr. Dre with music arranged and composed by Sly5thAve.

California Love: A Benefit for Global Music Education
Music Directed by Sly5thAve
Saturday, November 21, 2015
Wilshire Ebell Theatre
4401 W. 8th Street
Los Angeles, CA

November 24, 2015 – Radio Afrique Presents Dexter Story & Wondem Live – General Lee’s, Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA

Presenting an encore performance of #Wondem at General Lee’s on Tuesday, November 24.

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Band includes:

Carlos Niño – Percussion
Te’Amir Sweeney – Drums
Patrick Bailey – Bass
Mark de Clive-Lowe – Keys
Michael McTaggart – Guitar
Tenor Saxophone and Flute – Randal Fisher
Trumpet – Todd Simon
Vocals – Dustin Warren (Godfrey at Large)
Misc – Dexter Story

Radio Afrique Presents
Dexter Story & Wondem Live
Tuesday, November 24, 2015
General Lee’s
475 Gin Ling Way
Los Angeles, CA 90012

November 17, 2015 – Atwater Deluxe Presents A Tribute to Blondie – The Satellite, Los Angeles, CA

Playing percussion with an amazing group of musicians and vocalists in tribute to Blondie on Tuesday, November 17 at The Satellite. The event organizers are brilliant singer Laura Mace and bassist JP Maramba.

Atwater Deluxe Presents

A tribute to BLONDIE, Laura Mace, Rachel Fannan, Brett Farkas, Jerry Borgé, Theo Katzman, Leo Paparella, Jessie Payo, Todd Morse, Shoshanna Sterling backed by Jonny Flaugher, Freddy Bokkenheuser, JP Maramba, Josh Lopez, Christian Wunderlich, & many more..

Tue, November 17, 2015
Doors: 8:30 pm / Show: 9:00 pm(event ends at 2:00 am)
The Satellite
1717 Silver Lake Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90026


This event is 21 and over

October 28, 2015 – PolicyLink Presents Sounds of LA: A Celebratory Reception – California Ballroom, Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, CA

Music-directed and conducted a reprise of Grand Performances’ Wattstax Revisited at Policy Link’s Equity Summit 2015 on Wednesday, October 28. Grand Performances was the original presenter and also curated this second presentation at the Westin Bonaventure. Wattstax Revisited is a tribute to the soul, artistry and social relevance of the 1972 Memorial Coliseum concert featuring Stax artists and its 1973 companion documentary directed by Mel Stuart. The original Wattstax concert was an extension of the Watts Summer Festival and commemorated the 1965 Watts Revolt. Consequently, this Summer’s event and its reprise take place on the 50th anniversary of the revolt.
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The Wattstax Revisited band featured:

Chris Pierce – Vocals
Dustin Warren – Vocals
Jimetta Rose – Vocals
John Bigham – Vocals
N’Dambi – Vocals
Nia Andrews – Vocals

Allakoi Peete – Percussion
Brandon Eugene Owens – Bass
Brandyn Phillips – Trumpet
Geoff “Double G” Gallegos – Baritone Saxophone
Iajhi Hampden – Drums
John Bigham – Guitar
Kenneth Crouch – Keyboards
Randal Fisher – Tenor Saxophone

Steve Nalepa – Visuals

Wattstax Revisited (Reprise)
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Westin Bonaventure Hotel
Downtown Los Angeles
as part of
PolicyLink’s Sounds of LA
@ Equity Summit 2015

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October 23, 2015 – Dexter Story Album Release Show – Blue Whale, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles

Celebrating the release of Dexter Story’s new Soundway Records album Wondem on Friday, October 23 at Blue Whale in Little Tokyo, Los Angeles. Dexter and live band will play selections from the record and new songs inspired by his recent trip to Ethiopia.

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Dexter Story Album Release Show
October 23, 2015
$15 / 21+ / 8pm – 12am / 2 sets

Blue Whale
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 620-0908


October 23, 2015 – Wondem Album Release – Soundway Records, Worldwide

Dexter Story releases East Africa-influenced #Wondem album on Soundway Records worldwide on Friday, October 23. The album is produced by Life Force Trio cohorts Dexter Story and Carlos Niño, and features guests Miguel-Atwood Ferguson, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Nia Andrews, Damon Aaron, Godfrey at Large, Yared Teshale and others.

Wondem Album Cover
exter Story
Album Release
Friday, October 23, 2015
Soundway Records

Buy your copy here.