August 2, 2014 – People Get Ready: A Live Soundtrack of the Civil Rights Movement – Grand Performances, California Plaza, Downtown LA, CA

Music directing and co-producing People Get Ready: A Live Soundtrack of the Civil Rights Movement at Grand Performances on Saturday, August 2.
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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!

featuring

DWIGHT TRIBLE
EJYPTSIAN QUEEN
GODFREY AT LARGE
JASON JOSEPH
LAURA MACE
LES NUBIANS
MAIYA SYKES vocals, choir director
N’DAMBI
NICHELLE MONROE
WABERI JORDAN

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

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February 24, 2013 – Peace Go With You, Gil Small Ensemble Concert – Cultural Continuum – Mercado La Paloma, Los Angeles, CA

Music directing and playing drums for a mini version of last Summer’s Grand Performances event Peace Go With You, Gil on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24. Come celebrate the legacy of the legendary Gil Scott-Heron once again in a smaller, more intimate setting with some of the same musicians who graced the stage in 2012. We are honored to perform Gil’s music in such a beautiful Los Angeles location.

Mercado La Paloma is a “vibrant community gathering space located in the Figueroa Corridor of South Los Angeles a neighborhood. It is full of creative and hard working entrepreneurs, community spirit, artists, musicians and cultural tradition. It is an experiment in community revitalization that provides opportunities for our local residents and showcases our local creativity to the broader Los Angeles community.”

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Band features:

Vocals: Jimetta Rose and Love-Logiq
Trumpet: Todd M. Simon
Tenor Saxophone: Kamasi Washington
Keyboards: Mark de Clive-Lowe
Guitar: Patrick Bailey
Bass: Trevor Ware
Percussion: Allakoi Peete
Drums: Dexter Story
With special guest: Gia Scott-Heron

Produced by Jonathan Rudnick.

Sunday, February 24, 2013
7pm
Free
Mercado La Paloma
3655 S Grand Ave (at 37th Street)
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 748-1963

http://www.mercadolapaloma.com/about

July 20, 2012 – ‘Peace Go With You, Gil’: A Celebration of the Life and Legacy of Gil-Scott Heron – Grand Performances, Downtown Los Angeles, CA

Music directing this celebration of Gil Scott-Heron’s legacy that explores the soul, vitality, power, humor, social activism, humanity, and dynamic messages of the late artist through his words, music, poetry, and an enthralling visual and interactive art journey. Performers include Gil’s long time collaborator and friend Brian Jackson; Rich Medina; Mark de Clive Lowe; and Miguel Atwood Ferguson, with special guests and surprises. Produced by Jonathan Rudnick, co-founder of Giant Step, and creative mind behind projects like SCORED music in film and theLIFT. Grand Performances is a free outdoor Summer concert series in Downtown Los Angeles’ California Plaza, 350 S. Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90071. 4th Street / Olive. 8-10pm. For more information: (213) 687-2190 or http://www.grandperformances.org/en/events/Peace-Go-With-You-Gil.html. More updates and information to come.

Image by Stanley Chow.
Image by Stanley Chow.