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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July 5, 2013 – Young Gifted and Nina: A Tribute to Nina Simone – Grand Performances, California Plaza, Downtown Los Angeles, CA

Music directing Young Gifted and Nina at Grand Performances on Friday, July 5, 2013.

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We are particularly honored in this 80th birthday year of The High Priestess of Soul, to celebrate one of the most extraordinary artists and icons of American music, the inimitable Nina Simone. A fiery, passionate, revolutionary and uncompromising artist and storyteller who used her remarkable talent to create a legacy of liberation, empowerment, and love throughout her magnificent body of work.

Young, Gifted, and Nina is a must-see tribute to one of the most distinguished and beloved artist of our time featuring a powerful and dynamic lineup of:

Dwight Trible
Georgia Anne Muldrow
Jimetta Rose
Joi Gilliam
Patrice Quinn
Sonja Marie
Waberi Jordan
Alan Lightner – percussion & steel pan
Carlos Niño – percussion
JP Maramba – acoustic & electric bass
Jacques Lesure – guitar
Jamire Williams – drums
Joey Dosik – wurlitzer, organ, alto saxophone
Steve Nalepa – visual narrative
Vardan Ovsepian – piano, synthesizer
Special Guest: Ron Bishop – piano
+ Jeremy Sole KCRW – special invocation DJ set
and surprise guests

Music directed by multi-instrumentalist Dexter Story and curated by producer Jonathan Rudnick.

*Complimentary bike valet will be available on the Upper Plaza

For more info: www.grandperformances.org

Keep in touch:
@grandperfs
#grandsummer
#NinaSimone