November 20, 2016 – Carlos Niño & Friends Live – Fasching, Stockholm, Sweden

Dexter Story plays keys and percussion with Carlos Niño & Friends live at Stockholm’s Fasching music venue on Sunday, November 20, 2016. The band features Carlos Niño – Bells, Chimes, Cymbals, Gong, and Percussion, Jamire Williams – Drum Set, Josh Johnson – Alto Saxophone, Flute and Keys, Dwight Trible – vocals and Miguel Atwood Ferguson – strings http://www.fasching.se/evenemang/carlos-nino-friends

November 19, 2016 – JAW Family Reunion | Theo Parrish, Carlos Niño & Dwight Trible Live, Rabih Beaini, Amila Ase, Abuld Forsyth – Prince Charles, Berlin, Germany

Dexter Story performs keys and percussion with Dwight Trible and Carlos Niño at Prince Charles venue in Berlin, Germany on Saturday, November 19 for the JAW Family Reunion. LINE UP Carlos Nino & Friends (Leaving Records_Los Angeles) w/ Dwight Trible (live) Abdul Forsyth (Plastic People_London) Rabih Beaini (Morphine Records_Berlin) Theo Parrish (Sound Signature_Detroit) 6h set…

November 17, 2016 – Carlos Niño & Friends Live – Jazzhouse, Copenhagen, Denmark

Dexter Story plays percussion and synth with Carlos Niño & Friends ensemble at Copenhagen’s Jazzhouse on Thursday, November 17. This concert is the 4th in a series of shows supporting Niño’s Leaving Records release ‘Flutes, Echoes, It’s All Happening!’ Flutes, Echoes, It’s All Happening!, out now on Leaving/Stones Throw Records, is the fourth in an ongoing series…

November 16, 2016 – Miguel Atwood-Ferguson: Suite for Ma Dukes + Carlos Niño and Friends, hosted by Gilles Peterson and Worldwide FM – EFG London Jazz Festival, Barbican, London, UK

Dexter Story plays percussion on Miguel Atwood-Ferguson’s “Suite for Ma Dukes” special reprise performance at the Barbican in London, England on Wednesday, November 16. Story will also perform with Carlos Niño & Friends opening set. In the 10th anniversary year of his untimely death, the music of American producer, DJ and Rapper J Dilla is…

November 12, 2016 – Carlos Niño & Friends Live – Überjazz Festival, Hamburg, Germany

Dexter Story plays keys and percussion with Carlos Niño & Friends band at the popular Überjazz Festival in Hamburg, Germany on Saturday, November 12. The band features Carlos Niño (perc), Dwight Trible (voc), Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (vn) Dexter Story (keys), Josh Johnson (sax, fl), and Jamire Williams (dr). Los Angeles-bred Carlos Niño is the exalted producer, composer, percussionist,…

November 7, 2016 – Guest Lecturer: Music and Ideas Course | Professor: Adam Gilbert – Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Dexter Story guest lectures on Ethiopian music to a course of sophomores from the jazz and classical departments at USC’s Thornton School of Music on Monday, November 7. Commentary: I am very lucky to have spoken on the history and technique of Ethiopian music in Professor Adam Gilbert’s ‘Music and Ideas’ course at USC. The…

November 6, 2016 – Kamasi Washington Orchestra and Choir Live – Walt Disney Concert Hall, Downtown LA, CA

Dexter Story sings tenor / baritone in the orchestra & choir for Kamasi Washington’s Disney Concert Hall debut on Sunday, November 6, 2016. The show features new orchestral works conducted by Geoff “Double G” Gallegos. The opening ensemble is The Ron McCurdy Quartet performing Ask Your Mama a multimedia performance of Langston Hughes’ kaleidoscopic 12-part jazz poem about the…

October 15, 2016 – Afro Funké and 89.9 KCRW Present Africa Rising featuring Rocky Dawuni, Wondem f/ Marie Daulne (of Zap Mama) – John Anson Ford Theatre, Hollywood, CA

Dexter Story & Wondem perform at The Ford Theatre as part of Afro Funké Presents Africa Rising on Sunday, October 15. Rocky Dawuni headlines with sets by DJs Jeremy Sole and Glenn Red. Afro Funké and 89.9 KCRW Present Africa Rising Featuring Rocky Dawuni, Wondem w/ Marie Daulne, Jeremy Sole, Glenn Red and more Sunday, October…

September 30, 2016 – New 7″ Single Release: “Wejene Aola” Featuring Kamasi Washington – Soundway Records, Worldwide

Dexter Story drops a new 7″ vinyl single on Soundway Records entitled “Wejene Aola” featuring Kamasi Washington. The song was originally sung by Ethiopian legend Tilahun Gessesse and released on cassette in the 1970’s. Story’s version is in tribute to the resilient Oromo ethnic group and includes “Eastern Prayer” featuring Nia Andrews on the b-side….

September 21, 2016 – Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Releases ‘Contribution Works’ Compilation CD featuring Dexter Story’s Composition “Mowa” – Rings Records, Japan

Dexter Story’s composition “Mowa” from his 2015 Wondem album release is featured on Miguel Atwood-Ferguson’s Rings Records release ‘Contribution Works.’  Atwood-Ferguson arranged and performed the strings on the song which is a tribute to legendary Sudanese singer Mohammad Wardi.Atwood-Ferguson’s compilation CD features songs by Hiatus Kayote, Mocky, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Flako, Nabowa, Nick Rosen, Carlos…

September 3, 2016 – Community Coalition Presents The 5th Annual Power Fest 2016 – Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, Los Angeles, CA

Dexter Story (with team partners Tafarai Bayne, Rocio Contreras, Glauz Diego and Cristina Pacheco) co-produces the 5th annual South LA Power Fest 2016 on Saturday, September 3rd. Presented by Community Coalition, the free one-day festival features performances by Bilal, MixedByAli (of TDE), Patrick Paige (of the Internet), Jungle Fire, Ras G, El-Haru Kuroi, Mr. Choc,…