Billy McCoy & The WORLD STAGE Saturday Jazz Workshop "Takes-it" To: Annual ACS Relay for Life

 Relay for Life  

The Large Ensemble Performs Free w/ Billy McCoy, Coordinator (pictured)

Saturday, June 25th  3:00pm - 4:30pm

Baldwin Hills Baseball Field 5401 S. Fairfax Ave. (between Stocker & Slauson)

"They will be performing an hour & a half of some of the baddest, original compositions by band director, composer, pianist, theorist, educator, Billy McCoy (a mentee of the great, Kenny Burrell and pianist for great artists: Pharaoh Sanders, Norman Conners, and Phyllis Hyman, etc.). They will also do one of Burrell's tunes and a couple of tunes penned by the group's very talented bassist, Marion E. Newton and will feature a tune from male vocalist, Perry, (who has a powerful, rich, and moving bass sound and amazing technique). The Big Band will be co-conducted by David Jacques, a brilliant director of his own big band. Get ready for an afternoon of some of the baddest music you will hear from a big band, in the vein and inspiration of Thelonius Monk, Wayne Shorter, Stevie Wonder, etc. Below are photos of a recent big band rehearsal. The event is free. There is food & beverage available for purchase. For more info on the full 2-day event or to pledge or donate. Go to: http://www.relayforlife.org/BaldwinHillsCA" - Crystal BlackCreek Carlisle

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