I. HELP THE NEA
II. BILL GREEN BRUNCH
III. ASMAC EVENTS
…Absolutely guaranteed anonymity – Former Musician’s Union officer
…The one voice of reason in a sea of insanity – Nashville ‘first call’ scoring musician
…Allows us to speak our minds without fear of reprisal – L.A. Symphonic musician
…Reporting issues the Musicians Union doesn’t dare to mention – National touring musician
I. HELP THE NEA
The Trump administration’s
Federal budget proposal was released on March 16, 2017
cutting the National Endowment for the Arts
as well as many valued social services.
What can we do now?
1) First of all, the League of American Orchestras
has created a guide to what actions to take to speak up
and defend the NEA:
2) Here is a link for contacting members of Congress,
that you may forward to others, of language drafted
by the American Federation of Musicians, to reiterate
your support of the NEA.
(AS SOON AS POSSIBLE) http://www.afm.org/2017/02/nea/#.WMqiXPxWhOE.facebook
3) If you would like to get involved further to
support the NEA in conjunction with other
musicians and artists, contact
This site provides free online organizing tools
to help get the word out effectively.
II. Los Angeles Jazz Society’s – BILL GREEN MEMBERSHIP BRUNCH
Sunday, March 19th – STARTS AT NOON
If you are planning to attend the
Los Angeles Jazz Society’s
Bill Green Mentorship Concert/Brunch
It will now start check-in and lunch at 12noon,
NOT 11am as previously noted
— and we have TRAFFIC issues
due to the LA Marathon.
Music will start at 1pm with two sets of VERY talented
young musicians plus a set with our amazing Mentor
Band. If you haven’t already, please call CATALINA’s
at 323-466-2210 to reserve your seats… enjoy a
great lunch and some Sunday Jazz at Catalina’s!
PLEASE NOTE: The LA Marathon takes place this
Sunday and goes through Hollywood on HOLLYWOOD
BLVD. PAST HIGHLAND until it reaches Orange…
then it goes South to Sunset and travels west.
Most of the participants will be through Hollywood
by noon and some streets will start opening up,
but access routes will be limited… coming from
the North (no access from Highland, Vine or
Gower until after 12noon)
This Sunday, March 19th
12noon Check-in and Music starts at 1pm
Three Sets (two student bands and The Mentor Band)
Catalina Bar and Grill
6725 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood
For Reservations, call 323-466-2210
Parking off McCadden (corner of Sunset –
1 block east of Highland)
$15 admission Charge – plus Food
We have an amazing concert waiting for you –
please plan to give yourself enough time…leave early
and check traffic.
Proceeds benefit the David L. Abell Jazz Education Fund
Los Angeles Jazz Society, All rights reserved.
You’re receiving this email because you joined our list
when you became a member of the ASMAC or participated
in one of our events.
Our mailing address is:
Los Angeles Jazz Society
5903 Noble Ave.
Van Nuys, CA 91411
III. UPCOMING ASMAC EVENTS
Special ASMAC ‘First WEDNESDAYS’ presentation
(Due to a scheduling conflict, there will not be an event
at Local 47)
“Live at M.B.’s Studio”
Studio virtuoso percussionist – drummer M.B. Gordy,
will present an intimate show and tell demonstration
of his large ethnic and rare percussion instrument
arsenal that has been featured in countless motion
pictures, television shows and recordings.
This interactive evening taking place at MB’s state
of the art percussion studio in Tarzana and will
also include discussion of the instrument usage
possibilities, various sounds, notation and much
more. (Event will run approx 2 hours)
Bring all your percussion questions !
Limited audience capacity,
multiple dates to accommodate all reservations,
others may be added.
1st session..Wed. April 5 – 7:30 PM
2nd session..Tues.April 11 – 7:30 PM
FIRM Reservations required
– limited availability each date.
Free for ASMAC members
Additional sessions will be set to accommodate overflow reservations.
Drums And Percussion
M.B. received his Bachelor’s Degree from Glassboro State College and his Master’s Degree from California Institute of the Arts with extensive study of ethnic percussion. He has been working as a freelance musician and producer in the L.A. area for many years. His film credits include: The Crow, Stigmata, The Siege, Negotiator, Titan AE, Happy Texas, Heartbreakers, Scream 2 & 3, Shipping News, Collateral Damage,Scary Movie, Eight Legged Freaks, Not Another Teen Movie, Wonder Boys, Country Bears, Scorpion King, Men in Black II, High Crimes, Red Dragon,Terminator 3, X-Men II, and Blade II, Transformers I and II, Alvin and the Chipmunks, 3:10 to Yuma, Die Hard 4, the King of California, Cats and Dogs 2, Marmaduke, Spiderman 1, 2 and 3, Transformers, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Get Him to the Greek, 40 year old Virgin, American Reunion, Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2 and 3, Secretariat, Too Big to Fail, White Out, The Lions, We are Marshall, Cowboys and Aliens, Loony Tunes and many more.
Television credits include: King of the Hill, Angel,King of Queens, Any DayNow, The Tonight Show, Good Morning America, American Dreams, Battlestar Galactica, Eureka, Sarah Connor Chronicles, The Mentalist, The Tudors, Caprica,Human Target, Trauma, The Unit, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Eureka, Mad Men, Black Sails, Da vinci’s Demons, Defiance, Reign, Castle and many more.
M.B.’s recording credits include: Bill Withers, Green Day, Anna Visi, REO Speedwagon, Phillip Keveren, Jaguares, My Chemical Romance, the Doobie Brothers, John Tesh, Neil Diamond, Juan Gabriel, Kenny Lattimore, George Kahn, Brandi, and Guns and Roses,Teddy Pendergrass, Barry Manilow, Green Day, Eva Avila, David Boswell, Jada Pinkett, and Josh Groban to name a few. He has had the fortune of working with noted producers including Peter Asher, Don Was, Mat Wallace ,Rob Cavallo and Scotty Morris, among others. From 2001 until April of 2005, M.B. was the percussionist/drummer for the Doobie Brothers and from 2005 to 2011 played with Rita Coolidge as well as freelancing in Los Angeles.
M.B. is currently endorsed by Yamaha, Remo, Pork Pie, Vic Firth, Toca, Vaughncraft, Rhythmtech and Paiste. For the past 25 years he has also been involved with the Yamaha Education Division as a clinician and education consultant.
For more information on ASMAC and upcoming events:
(818) 994-4661 www.asmac.org
CLICK HERE TO RESERVE NOW
• SAVE THE DATE •
Wednesday, April 19 – 11:30am
ASMAC Luncheon – with Special Guests
Monica Mancini & Gregg Field
@ Catalina’s in Hollywood
For information on applying for ASMAC’s
Bill Conti Big Band Composing & Arranging Competition,
please visit www.asmac.org
Also, while on our website, check out the ASMAC store,
our blog, and upcoming events.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR ALL COMMITTEES
PLEASE CALL 818-994-4661 FOR MORE INFORMATION
HELP OUT AT AN EVENT — AND GAIN FREE ADMISSION!
EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org (Subject – Volunteering)
DEAN AND RICHARD
are now at Culver City Elks the first Friday of every month.
11160 Washington Pl.
Culver City, 90232
310-839-8891 ————————————- LA WINDS JAZZ KATS 584
NO COVER, NO MINIMUM.
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at
900 Riverside Drive, Burbank.
Free parking across the street at Pickwick Bowl.
Come hear your favorite charts played the way
they should be. We are in the back room called
the Trailside Room. Come on down.
Guaranteed to swing.
SFV SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
Mar. 18, 2017 –
Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center
Tuttle: By Steam or By Dream Overture
Prokofiev: Symphony #1 in D major (Classical)
Ben-Haim: Pastorale Variée for
Clarinet, Harp and Strings
Geoff Nudell, clarinetist
Beethoven: Romance for Violin and Orchestra
Ruth Bruegger, violinist
Other concerts in the series
May 13, 2017 – Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center
Saint-Saens: Bacchanale from “Samson and Delilah”
Tchaikovsky: Orchestral Suite No. 2 in C major
Egizi: Orchestral Suite “In Memoria di Mio Padre”
Programs subject to change
The Adam Cohen Band at TRIP Santa Monica
MARK HOLLINGSWORTH – SAX
BILL FULTON – KEYS
ADAM COHEN – BASS
DAVE ANDERSON – DRUMS
Featuring music original music from Adam’s acclaimed
solo CD Ritual
Adam Cohen is a California based solo artist and session
bassist and composer who has worked with such artists
as Ray Charles, Taylor Dayne, The New York Voices,
Engelbert Humperdinck, David Benoit, Ernie Watts,
Maxine Nightingale, Phil Upchurch, Eric Benet, and
MARCH 19TH 8PM
2101 Lincoln Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405
the new Musical by Michael Antin
will open on March 19 at
5 pm at
the Brickhouse theatre,
10950 Peach Grove, North Hollywood
and will run through April 16 (Fri and Sat
eves at 8pm; Sunday matinee at 2pm).
THE PHIL NORMAN TENTET
Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill Jazz
2930 Beverly Glen Circle
Los Angeles, CA.90077
Resevations call 310-474-9400
MARCH 22nd @ 8:00pm
Click here to visit Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Grill Jazz
PLAYING THE MUSIC OF JAZZ GREATS
Stan Kenton, George Shearing, Quincy Jones
Gerry Mulligan, Dave Brubeck,
Horace Silver, Dizzy
and other jazz giants
Performed by some of Los Angeles
The BBB featuring Bernie Dresel
THIS THURSDAY March 23 from
at Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill
Continues our celebration of the 23 enigma!
No cover charge at Joe’s! No reservations necessary!!
21 and older (in fact let’s make it 23 and older)
4311 W. Magnolia Blvd. Burbank, CA 91505
This is the 2nd of 3 shows on the 23rd of the month:
February 23 – Thursday
Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill in Burbank, CA 8:30-11:23pm
March 23 – Thursday
Joe’s Great American Bar & Grill in Burbank, CA 8:30-11:23pm
April 23 – Sunday
Bogies in Westlake Village, CA 7:00-8:23pm
Come join The BBB featuring Bernie Dresel, 23 horns
(ok…13), slap bass, guitar, and plenty of drums
swingin’ & rockin’ selections from our brand new
album, Live n’ Bernin’.
CD and downloads are available at CDBaby, Amazon,
There will be 23 CDs and 23 Blu-ray Audio available for
sale at the show.
Added treat: The hilarious comedy of Steve Mittleman
and Howard Berger will open before our 1st set for 23 minutes!
So…….23 skidoo out of the house, try and bring 2or3 people,
and come hang THIS THURSDAY!
The Musicians at Play presents
Patrick Williams Big Band Live at the Moss
with special guests Arturo Sandoval and Peter Erskine
Saturday- March 25th, 2017 8:00PM
Click “Buy Tickets” to reserve your tickets up to 12:00 p.m. on the
day of the show (Remaining tickets will be available at door at show time.)
Award-winning composer Patrick Williams presents The Big Band Live!
featuring special guests Arturo Sandoval and Peter Erskine.
VIP – Doors 7:00 p.m. early entry – refreshments
General & Premium – Doors open 7:30 p.m.
Concert starts: 8:00 p.m. (there will be a brief intermission)*
LOS ANGELES SYMPHONIC WINDS
Subscription Concert 3 – Agoura Performing Arts Education Center
Stars of the Los Angeles Symphonic Winds
Revel in the artistry of some of the LA Winds’ most
-Geoff Nudell and Parker Gaims (now a member of the US Marine Corps Band) play Felix Mendelssohn’s virtuosic Two Concert Pieces.
-Oboist Jessica Wilkins will be featured on Rimsky-Korsakov’s
Variations for Oboe and And Orchestra
– The World Premiere of Charles Fernandez’
Frolic for Tuba and Concert Band featuring Tubist
• Sunday March 26, 2017 • 2:30 p.m. Agoura Performing Arts Education Center
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UNTIL NEXT TIME, THE COMMITTEE FOR A MORE RESPONSIBLE LOCAL 47