World Stage Jazz Festival, BBQ and Tour

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World Stage Jazz Festival, BBQ and Tour

Time: August 10, 2008 at 10am
Location: Leimert Park Village Fountain
Street: Degnan and 43rd
City/Town: Leimert Park
Website or Map:
Phone: 213-705-4457
Event Type: Picnic, tour, music, festival
Organized By: LA Commons
Latest Activity: Jan 8, 2016

Event Description

WHAT: Trekking Los Angeles: Barbecue Adventures in a Global City

Join us for a BBQ and music adventure in Leimert Park, the third stop on our LA BBQ tour. Come and taste secret BBQ recipes handed down from generation to generation and hear the fascinating stories behind the sauce. And, eat your “Q” and cobbler while enjoying the multi-textured rhythms of Leimert Park at the World Stage Jazz Festival. Artists and musicians will guide you through the neighborhood visiting galleries and gift shops with unique objects, collectibles, jewelry and clothing imported from locales throughout the African diaspora. As part of the experience, you will also have the opportunity to be stimulated by the amazing murals and other colorful expressions to found in all the nooks and crannies of the neighborhood.

TICKETS: $20.00 includes tour and lunch.

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The World Stage and Community Build, in conjunction with Union Bank of California, L.A. City Council District 8 and the L.A. Department of Cultural Affairs will present The World Stage Jazz Festival. The event will be held in the parking lot at the corner of 43rd street and Degnan Blvd. in Los Angeles.

The concert will feature The Roy McCurdy Quartet, The Gathering with Jesse Sharps, Bobby Matos & his Afro-Latin Jazz Ensemble, The George Harper Quartet featuring vocalist Karen Evans and Nate Morgan's Swingin 'N Exile. SHINE Mawusi, an all-female drum and dance ensemble,, under the direction of Rene Fisher, will share this star-studded bill. Gifted artists from the World Stage workshops will perform. The festival will also honor Gerald Wiggins, the legendary pianist who recently passed at age 86.

Gerald's brilliance in the studios, at local venues and concert halls around the world, was extraordinary, earning him the highest respect among peers and fans alike. When he wasn't leading his own trio, The Wig was a sensitive accompanist who backed the likes of Joe Williams, Lena Horne, Ernie Andrews and Dinah Washington. Wiggins, a Harlem native, also played with Louis Armstrong, Les Hite, Art Pepper, Benny Carter, Cal Tjader, Milt Jackson, Zoot Sims, Roy Eldridge and scores of others.

Admission and parking are free. Food & refreshments may be purchased from vendors.

For more information, call Clint Rosemond at (323) 290-6565.
"At LA Commons, our goal is to make it easy and fun to connect to authentic L.A. and the people who are the heart and soul of the city. By making visible the culture to be found here and serving as guides to exploration, we inspire Angelenos and those from outside the city to find the real Los Angeles."

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