July 9, 2017 – Double M Jazz Salon Presents Kamau Daaood and a Band of Griots – Mayme Clayton Library and Museum, Culver City, CA

Dexter Story performs on drum set with World Stage founder and international poet Kamau Daaood on Saturday, July 9, 2017.

Sunday, July 9, 2017 1-5pm | Jazz at the Clayton

Double M Jazz Salon 

Kamau Daaood and a Band of Griots

Kamau Daaood and a Band of Griots are Kamau Daaood, poet; Kamau Kenyatta, piano
and saxophone; Teodross Avery, saxophone; Trevor Ware, bass; Dexter Story, drums.

  • 12:30PM DOORS OPEN

Tickets are $20. Purchase online at https://goo.gl/zgYI8F.

Click here (PDF) for information.


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



August 18, 2013 – The World Stage Presents Jazz Masters Benefit Concert and Tribute to Kenny Burrell – Ford Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA

Co-producing the World Stage Presents Jazz Masters Benefit Concert and Tribute to Kenny Burrell on Sunday, August 18 at The John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. The show features performances by The Los Angeles Jazz Orchestra Unlimited w/ Kenny Burrell, Gretchen Parlato, Monk’estra under the direction of John Beasley, Dwight Trible, Lee Ritenour and Georgia Anne Muldrow.

The World Stage Presents Jazz Masters Benefit Concert and Tribute to Kenny Burrell
Sunday, August 18, 2013
5pm Doors / 6pm Show
Ford Amphitheatre
2580 Cahuenga Blvd East,
Hollywood, CA 90068
Tickets: $35 / $50 / $65


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.”


Mercado La Paloma PGWYG

Mercado La Paloma PGWYG 2

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
Mercado La Paloma
3655 S Grand Ave (at 37th Street)
Los Angeles, CA 90007
(213) 748-1963


February 21, 2013 – Art of Jazz to Jazz: A Legacy in Music & Dance w/ Jazz Antigua Dance & Music Ensemble – Harbeson Hall, Pasadena City College, Pasadena, CA

Playing drum set and providing commentary with Jazz Antigua Dance & Music Ensemble on Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Pasadena City College. The band includes vocalist/music director Dwight Trible, bassist Trevor Ware and pianist Billy McCoy.


As part of its celebration of Black History Month, Pasadena City College is proud to present “Art of Jazz to Jazz: A Legacy in Music & Dance” featuring the Jazz Antigua Dance & Music Ensemble on Feb. 21, from 6 to 8 p.m. in Harbeson Hall.

Founded in 1993, Jazz Antigua Dance & Music Ensemble celebrates the jazz tradition as a vital thread in the cultural fabric of African-American history and heritage, and as a defining element of the American experience.

The company’s mission is to increase awareness of and appreciation for jazz as an American legacy. Artistic director and choreographer Pat Taylor blends her love of jazz and blues music, as well as visual art and spoken word to create Jazz Antigua’s own brand of jazz theater with a distinctive historical perspective.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Beverly Tate, campus diversity coordinator, at (626) 585-7653.

Thursday, February 21, 2013
Pasadena City College
1570 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106


February 15, 2013 – Dwight Trible Ensemble Live – Friday Night Fish Fry, 2nd Baptist Church, Los Angeles, CA

Playing drum set with legendary vocalist Dwight Trible at 2nd Baptist Church’s Friday Night Fish Fry on Friday, February 15.


Friday, February 15, 2013
Free Admission
Free Parking
2nd Baptist Church Friday Night Fish Fry
2412 Griffith Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90011


February 1, 2013 – Mark de Clive-Lowe + Friends Live – Blue Whale, Little Tokyo, Downtown Los Angeles, CA

Playing drum set with pianist/international producer Mark de Clive-Lowe at the upstart jazz club Blue Whale on Friday, February 1, 2013. The set features prolific bassist Trevor Ware and other special guests.

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Friday, February 1, 2013
Blue Whale
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone:(213) 620-0908
Blue Whale Website

Commentary: Don’t sleep on Mark de Clive-Lowe’s piano chops. You may have heard him do uptempo electronic grooves and tasty remixes for international artists but peep his musicianship. You’ll be floored. He’s the real deal and if you’ve been to Church NYC or LA, you already know. This will be a special night. Come through.

Mark de Clive-Lowe’s Website

November 29, 2012 – Mark de Clive-Lowe Presents CHURCH LA – Del Monte Speakeasy, Venice, CA

Playing drum set at Mark de Clive-Lowe’s original monthly residency CHURCH LA at the Del Monte Speakeasy in Venice, CA. After last month’s insane 2-year anniversary celebration, CHURCH LA is back with our next installment of musical journey making and fun. This edition MdCL leads the lives sets with residents Dexter Story (Kindred Spirits/Peace Go With You Gil), Trevor Ware (Billy Higgins/Dwight Trible), Nia Andrews (Common Janelle Monae) and more suprises plus special guest DJ Houseshoes – currently promoting his new album [Let It Go]. ‘Shoes will be digging deep in his crates to bring us a CHURCH inspired jazz heavy beatdown for the heads and the dancers.

Thursday, November 29
Del Monte Speakeasy
52 Winward Avenue
Venice, CA




November 4, 2012 – Dwight Trible Cosmic Band Live – Yoshi’s, San Francisco, CA

Performing drum set with vocalist Dwight Trible and his Cosmic Ensemble at San Francisco’s premiere jazz club and Japanese restaurant Yoshi’s on Sunday, November 4. The band features Trevor Ware on bass, Mark de Clive-Lowe on piano and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson on viola.

Commentary: This is my first ever outer-Los Angeles US event with Dwight Trible and very timely for the group. Dwight’s message deserves to be heard around the US as well as in Europe. We look forward to more of these tour dates.

1330 Fillmore Street San Francisco, CA 94115
(415) 655-5600
Mon-Thu 12–9pm
Fri-Sun 12–10pm


October 28, 2012 – Sisters At The Well Presents The We See You Awards (featuring the Trevor Ware Quartet) – Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA

Playing drum set with the Trevor Ware Quartet at the annual We See You Awards on Sunday, October 28 at The Skirball Cultural Center featuring Peter Smith on piano, Jacques Lesure on drums and Trevor Ware on bass and music directing. Featured vocalists include Branice McKenzie (http://www.branicemckenzie.com/) and Elaine Gibbs.

The We See You Awards recognizes and celebrates the work of five outstanding women, whose collective work spans over 100 years of service to women and families across the country and abroad. Their work and efforts have helped to shape the world’s view of women of color. This award is our way of saying “thank you” for all that you do, some of which goes unnoticed or televised. We simply want you to know that, “We See You.”

Sunday, October 28, 2012
Skirball Cultural Center
2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049


October 25, 2012 – Mark de Clive-Lowe Presents CHURCH LA 2 Year Anniversary – Del Monte Speakeasy, Venice, CA

Playing drums set and celebrating the 2nd anniversary of Mark de Clive-Lowe’s Church LA residency at The Townhouse’s Del Monte Speakeasy in Venice, CA on Thursday, October 25.

CHURCH LA turns 2 ! celebrating with an all-star lineup of guests…

* TAWIAH (Mark Ronson/UK)
* JOHN ROBINSON aka Lil Sci (Scienz of Life/NYC)
* OVASOUL7 (DJ Spinna/Jazzanova)
* DERF REKLAW (Ramsey Lewis/The Pharoahs)

* NIA ANDREWS (Janelle Monae/Common)
* TREVOR WARE (Billy Higgins/Dwight Trible)
* DEXTER STORY (Kindred Spirits/Dwight Trible/Ethio Cali Ensemble)

guest DJs:
* SEAN-O (Soundwaves/KPFK)

Thursday, October 25, 2012
Del Monte Speakeasy @ The Townhouse
52 Windward Avenue
Venice, CA


September 9, 2012 – Dwight Trible Cosmic Band Live @ Agape – Agape International Spiritual Center, Culver City, CA

Performing drums on Sunday, September 9, 2012 with vocalist Dwight Trible’s Cosmic Band featuring Trevor Ware on bass, Mark de Clive-Lowe on piano and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson on viola at Agape International Spiritual Center, 5700 Buckingham Pkwy, #200, Culver City, CA 90230 (310) 342-9809. Performance time is 3-4pm.


August 31, 2012 – Mark de Clive-Lowe and Friends Live – Blue Whale, Downtown Los Angeles, CA

Playing drum set with international artist/pianist/producer/DJ Mark de Clive-Lowe at the acclaimed Blue Whale club on August 31, 2012 @ 8:30pm.

An exclusive performance at one of LA’s best jazz clubs… Little Tokyo’s Blue Whale. Fans of MdCL’s CHURCH monthly event already know to expect the unexpected. A blend of jazz, electronica, original compositions and homage featuring:

* Mark de Clive-Lowe (CHURCH/Tru Thoughts) – piano/rhodes/electronics

* Kamasi Washington (Brainfeeder) – saxophone

* José Gurria-Cardenas – percussion

* Trevor Ware – bass

* Dexter Story – drums

+ vocal guest Nia Andrews (Common/Janelle Monae)

$10 – door sales only
8pm doors
two sets starting at 9pm

Blue Whale Jazz Club
123 Astronaut E.S. Onizuka St. Los Angeles. (You’ll want the Third Floor of Weller Court. Parking entrance is on 2nd Street between Los Angeles St. & San Pedro St.)

Cover: $10. 2 sets start at 9:00 & 10:30 pm.



artwork courtesy of Djembe&Canvas / Joe Wu

August 26, 2012 – Dwight Trible Quartet Live @ CAFAM – Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles, CA

Performing drums on Sunday, August 26, 2012 with acclaimed vocalist Dwight Trible’s Cosmic Band featuring violist Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, pianist Mark de Clive-Lowe and bassist Trevor Ware. Craft and Folk Art Museum | 5814 Wilshire Boulevard | Los Angeles, CA 90036 | Tel 323.937.4230 | www.cafam.org | info@cafam.org

August 19, 2012 – Dwight Trible Ensemble Live 3-Service Preview @ Agape, Agape International Spiritual Center, Culver City, CA

Playing drum set with Dwight Trible’s Cosmic Ensemble at 3 services on Sunday, August 19, 2012 as a preview to the upcoming September 9th concert at Agape International Spiritual Center. The band features violist Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, pianist Mark de Clive-Lowe and bassist Trevor Ware. The 3 services start at 6:55pm, 9pm and 11:30pm.

5700 Buckingham Parkway
Culver City, CA 90230
(310) 348-1250