July 23, 2016 – Liberty Hill Foundation Presents Our Nation Awakens – Grand Performances, Los Angeles, CA

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.
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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.

CONFIRMED BAND:

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
Showtime: 8pm
Set Length: 2 – 50 minute sets

http://grandperformances.org/

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May 3, 2014 – Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Birthday Concert – The Blue Whale, Little Tokyo, CA

Playing percussion with the Miguel Atwood-Ferguson 16-piece ensemble celebrating his birthday at The Blue Whale on Saturday, May 3. Confirmed musicians include Chris Lea (flute), Gavin Templeton (alto sax/clarinet), Mike Rocha (trumpet), Kamasi Washington (tenor sax), Garrett Smith (trombone), Sam Barsh (keys), Gabe Noel (bass), Jamire Williams (drums), Carlos Niño (percussion). Special Guests include The Gaslamp Killer (turntables), Moses Sumney (vocals), Dwight Trible (vocals), Tatiana Parra (vocals), Joey Dosik (vocals), Steve Ferguson (piano), Vardan Ovsepian (keys).

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Miguel Atwood-Ferguson Birthday Concert
Saturday, May 3, 2014
8pm
The Blue Whale
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St #301
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 620-0908

bluewhalemusic.com/