April 30, 2017 – The 33rd Annual Asian Pacific Film Festival Presents The Bronzeville, Little Tokyo Concert – Union Center for the Arts Courtyard, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA

Dexter Story performs his original music “The Afro-Asiatic Suite” with the Bronzeville Union quintet at the Bronzeville, Little Tokyo event on Sunday, April 30. The band features Josef Leimberg on trumpet, Josh Johnson on alto saxophone, Mark de Clive-Lowe on piano, Trevor Ware on acoustic bass and Dexter Story on drums.

Festival Art

Bronzeville Little TokyoThe spirit of Bronzeville comes to life with live jazz by The Bronzeville Union (Dexter Story, Josef Leimberg, Josh Johnson, Mark de Clive-Lowe, Trevor Ware), excerpts of the play “Bronzeville” by Robey Theatre Company featuring Nikia Chaney and Clarence “Chazz” Ross, and viewing stations for the VR animation “Bronze, Brass, Jazz”.

* Hosted by Alison De La Cruz & Kathie Foley-Meyer
* Altar for Bronzeville & Little Tokyo, by Jennifer Gutierrez Morgan
* Coffee by Cafe’ Santo

Union Center for the Arts, Courtyard
120 Judge John Aiso Street, LA, CA 90012
SUN, 4/30 | 6−9:30PM




March 12, 2016 – Project World Drum Live @ So What! – The Artistry of Miles Davis Opening Reception – William Grant Still Art Center, Los Angeles, CA

Dexter Story performs bass guitar and percussion with Marcus L. Miller’s Project World Drum at the opening reception of William Grant Still Art Center’s ‘So What! – The Artistry of Miles Davis.’ This installation is the 8th Annual Exhibition in WGSAC’s African-American Composers Exhibition & Music Education Series featuring archival recordings, magazines, posters, original photographs, and collected discography  of 107 laps, 15 78s, and 8 33s from bebop and the birth of cool to electric experimentations and beyond.

The African-American Composer Exhibition and Music Education Series began at The William Grant Still Arts Center in 2009.  This exhibition series selects and celebrates the life and work of an African-American Composer annually. Panels, concerts, exhibits, workshops, and other programs bring the exhibit to life.

The exhibition series is held in conjunction with The William Grant Still Arts Center’s African-American Heritage Education Program. Our Center focuses on teaching art skills, cultural history, and music through practice and playing experience via the works of groundbreaking musical innovators in the tradition of our namesake, Dr. William Grant Still, to beginning and intermediate students of all ages.

So What! The Artistry of Miles Davis
March 12-June 4, 2016 // Opening Reception: Saturday, March 12 from 3-6pm
Featuring Project World Drum

William Grant Still Arts Center
2520 S. West View Street
Los Angeles, California 90016
Gallery and Office Hours: Open Tuesday-Saturday, 12 Noon-5pm


May 4, 2012 – First Friday’s Jazz at Joe’s with Dexter Story Trio Playing The Music of Miles Dewey Davis – Joe’s Restaurant, Venice, CA

Performing first trio date on drums with the incomparable Sam Barsh on piano and Trevor Ware on bass at Joe’s Restaurants’ First Friday’s Jazz monthly. Come eat dinner and enjoy the Dexter Story Trio playing the music of Miles Dewey Davis in trio form at Joe’s Restaurant at 1023 Abbot Kinney Blvd Venice, California 90291 Table reservations at (310) 399-5811. 7-11pm. No cover. All ages. The Dining Room