Dexter Story music directs an all-star band for the New Year’s Eve festivities at Grand Park on Sunday, December 31.
What’s up Los Angeles? Dance your heart out and into 2018 with best friends, sweeties, friendly neighbors, and those cousins from out-of-town at the West Coast’s flagship New Year’s Eve celebration. Grand Park and The Music Center’s N.Y.E.L.A. is the place to dream together and welcome new beginnings with a countdown on City Hall, live music, food, and photo booths in one big, beautiful, colorful Angeleno experience to remember! #NYELA
The event begins at 8pm on December 31, 2017 and ends at 1am on January 1, 2018.
Grand Park + The Music Center:
200 North Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90012
This is a free event. There’s no cost to attend.
Can’t make it to N.Y.E.L.A.? Watch the biggest New Years Eve celebration on the West Coast on Facebook Live starting at 8pm on New Years Eve. A six man camera crew 🎥 will be capturing the whole night leading up to the big countdown to 2018.
Watch the live countdown to 2018.
Commentary: I am grateful to Grand Park and The Music Center for allowing me to bring an all-star band to Grand Park for their New Year’s Eve festivities this year.
Dexter Story music directs, conducts and co-produces Liberty Hill Foundation’s Our Nation Awakens live concert at Grand Performances on Saturday, July 23, 2016. Guest vocalists include Cody Chestnutt, Maya Jupiter, Abraham McDonald, Joey Dosik, Barbara Morrison, Rachel Fannan, Cary Brothers and Jimetta Rose.
The beating heart of progressive Los Angeles, Liberty Hill is L.A.’s social justice foundation and has been advancing movements for social change through a strategic combination of grants, leadership training and alliance building since 1976. When Liberty Hill began, it was a daring new foundation that turned philanthropy on its head. Today it is a national leader in social justice. Organizing and advocacy powered by Liberty Hill has changed national policies, launched movements, transformed neighborhoods, and nurtured hundreds of community leaders who respond to the experience of injustice by fighting for their rights. https://www.libertyhill.org/
Grand Performances and the Liberty Hill Foundation share values and priorities for the communities of which we are a part. The LHF celebrates 40 years of activism in 2016 and GP celebrates 30. To that end, the LHF “Our Nation Awakens” show will feature a stellar repertoire of songs that speak to this awareness.
Bass / Co-MD: Jon Flaugher
Keys: Kenneth Crouch
Guitar: Brett Farkus
Drums: Randy Cooke
Percussion: Alberto Lopez
Tenor Saxophone: Matthew DeMerritt
Trumpet: Matt Rubin
Trombone: Justin Kirk
Background Vocal: Rosalyn Moody
Background Vocal: Rachel Fannan
MD / Conductor / Producer: Dexter Story
Co-Producer: Rocio Wyldeflower Contreras
Liberty Hill Presents Our Nation Awakens
Date: Saturday, July 23, 2016
Location: Grand Performances, DTLA
Set Length: 2 – 50 minute sets
Music directing and co-producing People Get Ready: A Live Soundtrack of the Civil Rights Movement at Grand Performances on Saturday, August 2.
FREE summer concerts in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles
Dexter Story & Jonathan Rudnick bring you
PEOPLE GET READY!
A ‘LIVE’ SOUNDTRACK OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT
A vital, stirring and heartwarming Celebration of the Civil Rights Movement & 50 years of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 of Freedom and Equality with a powerful ensemble performing striking new renditions of the anthems that defiantly brought about change in the USA!
GODFREY AT LARGE
MAIYA SYKES vocals, choir director
ALBERTO LOPEZ percussion
CLAIRE COURCHENE trombone
DAMON AARON effects, voices
JAMELLE WILLIAMS trumpet
JON FLAUGHER bass
KENNETH CROUCH piano, keys
MATT DEMERRITT tenor sax
PATRICK BAILEY guitar
RONALD BRUNER drums
ACIDWASH PROJECTIONS visual narrative
DEXTER STORY music director
+ Very Special Guests
Produced by Jonathan Rudnick and Dexter Story, the team that brought you the uplifting Celebrations of Peace Go With You Gil for GIL SCOTT-HERON and Young Gifted & Nina for NINA SIMONE.
presented by GRAND PERFORMANCES
Complimentary bike valet on the Upper Plaza
Directions + parking: http://bit.ly/17oU9ol
More info: www.grandperformances.org
Hosting my release party for the Kindred Spirits Records full-length album “Seasons” on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at The Del Monte Speakeasy in Venice, CA. The party features live performance and DJs SeanO and Boss Harmony.
Alberto Lopez – percussion
Fanny Franklin – vocals
Greg Malone – bass
Iajhi Hampden – drums
Jimetta Rose Smith – vocals, vocal arranging
Efrem “Love-Logiq” Bryant – vocals
Mark de Clive-Lowe – keyboards
Patrick Bailey – guitar
Todd M. Simon – trumpet, flugelhorn, co-music director
Tracy Wannomae – woodwinds
Yours Truly – keyboards, guitar, percussion, vocals
Saturday, January 19, 2013
9pm – 2am
The Del Monte Speakeasy
52 Winward Avenue
Powered by Fusicology and Hit+Run.
Performing bass guitar with Gaby Hernandez and The Light on Wednesday, August 22nd at Belu Music Presents: Time To Heal, A Musical Benefit for Kadeisha Hilliard’s Cancer Recovery Fund featuring
YELLOW ALEX & THE FEELINGS, QUETZAL,
MIA DOI TODD & FABIANO DO NASCIMENTO,
GABY HERNANDEZ & THE LIGHT, KARA MACK,
BALANDUGU KAN, ZOOM B, and MORE!
Producer/DJ/Composer Carlos Niño says: What an incredible line-up of our friends! Wow! When
they reached out to me about a venue, I offered The Virgil . . .
thought it was going to be a whole other kind of event though.
Just saw the attached flier today and was stunned! Can’t wait!
$10, 21+, 9:00pm
4519 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90029