KALEIDOSCOPE RESPONSE / BUILDING / SCOTT HEALY / COMMENTS / EVENTS

I. KALEIDOSCOPE RESPONSE
II. MORE ON THE “TO BE OR NOT TO BE” BUILDING
III. SCOTT HEALY AT ASMAC LUNCHEON
IV. MEMBER COMMENTS
V. 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

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I. KALEIDOSCOPE RESPONSE

The founder of Kaleidoscope responded to the member
comment on a couple of Facebook pages, so we thought
we’d share it as well, just to make sure our readers are aware.

See below…

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A friend made me aware of this blog and the post about
Kaleidoscope. As the founder of the organization, I wanted
to address some of the concerns. I’ve been happy to talk
with John Acosta in the past and receive his support for
what we’re doing, and I have the greatest respect for
our union and all the musicians who are part of it.

Firstly, our highest priority is raising money to pay
musicians as much as possible as soon as possible.
Aside from playing in the streets or using synthesizers
instead of timpani, we are prioritizing paying musicians
above everything else. Building an audience and raising
money is extremely challenging with a new organization,
and we’re doing everything we can to raise money and
give back to musicians as soon as possible. If anyone
reading this would like to help or recommend others
who could be a help to us, I would love to hear from you!

As a long-term goal I would like to see us become one
of the highest paid orchestras in the US and a destination
orchestra for the finest musicians who choose to live
in Los Angeles… but that will not happen overnight.
We would not exist without many incredible musicians
being extremely generous with their time when they can,
wanting to play together, and believing in our potential.
I’m completely donating my time and spend at least 20
hours a week helping organize things in addition to
playing clarinet. We’ve also had musicians turn down
subbing work with LA Phil, San Diego Symphony,
and many other groups to play with us.

Why would some musicians turn down paid work with the
LA Phil to play with a new group and donate their time?
That’s a very personal decision that everyone has to answer
for themselves. How much money do you need to be happy
and how much artistic satisfaction do you need in your life
and where do they intersect? What do you personally consider
artistically satisfying?

Kaleidoscope offers something unique among orchestras
in LA, where every musician has an equal say in the artistic
process of each rehearsal. It’s something that we usually
only experience with chamber music, and I think Kaleidoscope
is more similar to a string quartet with how it functions in
most ways than a traditional orchestra. We’re not anti-
conductor, but performing without one allows a very different
process and dynamic in rehearsals. We all have to know the
score much better, watch and listen to each other and
communicate at a higher level with more trust, and when
it comes together, it’s really magical. It’s a group of people
who want to put the music first, invest in the process, and
spend as much time as they can getting into the details.

If we were only focused on the artistic side I think there
would be plenty of reason to exist, but we’re equally
interested in how we can engage with the community
and enact positive social change. Right now all of our
concerts are free for everyone under 18 and we also
perform many other free concerts at schools, hospitals,
homeless shelters, and other underserved parts of the
community. The first time we performed at a homeless
shelter, I met a man there whose father played clarinet
in the San Francisco Symphony many years ago. We’re all
connected and someone who ends up at a shelter in the
future could be one of our children…

The musicians who have generously donated their time
to be a part of Kaleidoscope have made our city a better
place for all of us, just like a doctor donating their services
to an AIDS clinic, or a lawyer doing pro bono work for a
woman who can’t otherwise afford their help. Does the
lawyer or doctor donating their expertise and time cause
their professions to race to the bottom? I’m more interested
in our personal race to our top artistic potential, finding
new ways to inspire audiences and my colleagues, and
how we can make the world a little better for all of us.

For anyone reading this who thinks great musicians deserve
to be paid whenever they play (which I completely agree with),
where do you think the money should come from? Who is
responsible for paying us to perform? Tickets sales, individual
donors, corporate sponsors, foundations and grants? All of
these sources come back to individual people, and people
deciding to support the arts with their money. It takes a long
time to build relationships and an audience and most groups
cannot rely on ticket sales for much of their budget. Major
donors and corporate sponsors often take years to cultivate.
Most foundations and grants do not consider organizations
until they’ve been around more than three years, and we’re
nearing the end of our second season now… There’s no
magic bullet and we’re going after all these things as much
as we can, but we can only do so much with the limited
resources we have.

Thank you everyone for your understanding and for the
many generous musicians who have been a part of
Kaleidoscope and for the many others who have been
incredibly supportive in other ways!

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II. MORE ON THE “TO BE OR NOT TO BE” BUILDING

As we reported last week, at the last staff meeting
John Acosta informed the staff that “the Alameda
Building is not available”.

Apparently, the Burbank property is now back on the
table and there are new realtors involved on are side.

This does not change the fact that President Acosta
announced to the staff the building’s unavailable
status.

Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

THE COMMITTEE

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III. SCOTT HEALY AT ASMAC LUNCHEON

ASMAC LUNCHEON WELCOMES
composer/producer/multi-keyboardist SCOTT HEALY
MARCH 16, 2016 – 11:30AM
@ CATALINA’S IN HOLLYWOOD
 
Los Angeles-based Scott Healy is a Grammy-nominated
composer, producer, pianist and multi-keyboardist who
multitasks across the musical spectrum. He is best-known
for playing in the house band for Conan O’Brien: first
on Late Night in NYC, then moving out to LA in 2009
for The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien, and now 
Conan on TBS, where he holds down the keyboard chair in
the Basic Cable Band. He released Hudson City Suite, by
the10-piece Scott Healy Ensemble, in 2013, to worldwide
praise, stellar online and print reviews, national jazz radio
airplay, and a 2014 Grammy nomination for Best
Instrumental Composition. His recent CD, Live at Kilbourn
Hall by Scott Healy with the Eastman Chamber Jazz Ensemble,
was released in October, 2014. Healy was featured on the
cover of the February, 2015 issue of Keyboard Magazine,
and he was also featured in an “Indie Life” article in the
March, 2013 issue of Downbeat Magazine.

In addition to his composing, recording, and nightly
TV gig, Healy works as a hired-gun on piano, organ,
electronic keyboards and accordion for film and TV.
He has recorded and performed with many of the
greats in rock, blues, R&B and jazz: Bruce Springsteen,
Bonnie Raitt, Al Green, BB King, Jackson Browne, Levon
Helm, Son Seals, Hubert Sumlin and Tony Bennett,
among others. He has worked as an arranger for
major label releases, including scoring the big band
arrangement for the 2001 Ricky Martin hit “She Bangs”.

Healy’s work reflects his classical piano, composition,
conducting and orchestration training, as well as his
years in the studio and on the stage, whether it be on
the podium, in the band or behind the glass. Other
composing, arranging and scoring credits include
the Portland Symphony, the Aspen Contemporary
Ensemble, the Mel Lewis Orchestra, Christina Aguilera,
and music for film and TV. He he recently received a
commission for a extended jazz work from the Chelsea
Music Festival, to be premiered by his ensemble
in NYC at the festival’s closing concert in June, 2016.

Record producing credits include albums by his
own groups—the Scott Healy Ensemble, NYC electronica
supergroup The Coalition, jazz piano trio, big band and
quintet music.

Healy is a contributing editor to Keyboard Magazine,
where he wrote a long-running advice column, “Session
Sensei”, and to which he continues to contribute feature
articles and lessons. His blog, ProfessorScoSco, explores
various aspects of composing, listening, and arranging.
He organized and leads the ongoing Ellington Study
Group Los Angeles, an informal workshop in jazz
composition and theory. He has taught master
classes and seminars at Eastman School of Music,
Brown University and Boston University.  In addition
to the Grammy nomination, he has received awards
from BMI, The National Endowment for the Arts,
and the “Distinguished Artist” award from the
New Jersey State Council on the Arts.


Join us for an entertaining and informative luncheon
with one of the busiest musicians around!
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RSVP HERE: http://tinyurl.com/hhhgrhu
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UPCOMING EVENTS:

FIRST WEDNESDAY’S
Wed. April 6, 2016 – 7:00pm
ELLIOT DEUTSCH and PATRICK WILLIAMS
MORE INFO TO FOLLOW

ASMAC LUNCHEON
Wed. April 20, 2016
11:30am – 2:00pm
CATALINA’S JAZZ CLUB
Special Guest
DAVE BLACK

Check out the ASMAC website – www.asmac.org
to see the new master class, luncheon and interview 
DVD’s in the ASMAC store, to download ASMAC
luncheon podcasts, and more!
JUST ADDED: 

Special Interview with the renowned composer/arranger 
JIMMIE HASKELL

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IV. COMMENTS

Appreciating the persistence you put into your website and in
depth of information you provide.

It’s good to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t
the same out of date rehashed material.

Great read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds
to my Google account.

[EC: Thank you for your support! Do others find the blog helpful?
Please let us know, pro or con.]

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“The Burbank property is unavailable”

I guess they’re going to have to change their spin
to: “The Time Was Then.”

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V. EVENTS

DEAN AND RICHARD

DEAN AND RICHARD are now playing every third Friday
at Culver City Elks 7:30pm-10;30pm,
11160 Washington Pl.
Culver City, 90232
310-839-8891

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LA WINDS JAZZ KATS 584

NO COVER, NO MINIMUM.
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at Viva Cantina
7:30-10:00.
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.

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3/14/16

KIM RICHMOND CONCERT JAZZ ORCHESTRA

Dear fellow L.A. Musicians,

This is to let you know that the KIM RICHMOND
CONCERT JAZZ ORCHESTRA is at the Typhoon
Restaurant on Monday, March 14. There will be
new premiered music and some spectacular
musical moments. Details below:

WHAT: the KIM RICHMOND CONCERT JAZZ ORCHESTRA, performance of new music (and some past favorites)
WHEN: Monday, March 14, 8 PM to 9:30 (one set)
WHERE: Typhoon Restaurant, 3221 Donald Douglas Loop
South, Santa Monica Airport
WHO: Woodwinds: Alex Budman, Bob Crosby, Alekos
Syropoulos, John Yoakum, Bob Carr
Trumpets: Bob O’Donnell, Adolfo Acosta, Jonathan
Dane, Brian Swartz
French horns: John Dickson, Stephanie O’Keefe
Trombones: Scott Whitfield, Ryan Dragon, Jeremy
Levy, Juliane Gralle, Bill Roper (tuba)
Rhythm: Tom Hynes (guitar), Daniel Szabo (piano),
David Hughes (bass), Kendall Kay (drums), David
Johnson, Scott Breadman (percussion)
Leader/composer/arranger/alto saxophone: Kim Richmond
FOOD: Excellent Pan-Asian menu
PARKING: Plentiful, convenient

Please join us if you can.
All the best,
Kim R 

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3/16/16

Free Admission Glendale Noon Concerts/ Jacqueline Suzuki & Susan Svrcek perform RAUTAVAARA Lost Landscapes

FREE ADMISSION GLENDALE NOON CONCERTS
Every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm
On Wednesday MARCH 2, 2016 at 12:10-12:40 pm:
Crescenta Ensemble: Einojuhani Rautavaara’s Lost Landscapes

MARCH 16, 2015
HAROUT SENEKEREMIAN
PIANO RECITAL
Works by Faure, Rachmaninov & more
http://www.haroutsenekeremian.com/

Program:
P.I. TSCHAIKOWSKY Melodie, Op.42, No.3
EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA Lost Landscapes (2005)

RELAX DURING YOUR LUNCH HOUR WITH LIVE MUSIC

PLEASE NOTE:
The Glendale Noon Concerts series
now takes place in the Sanctuary at
GLENDALE CITY CHURCH
610 E. California Ave. (at Isabel St.)
Glendale, CA 91206-3701

INFO:
Please call Victoria Lucero (818-244-7241 office)
or email glendalecitychurch.org/
https://www.facebook.com/glendalecitychurch

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UPCOMING CONCERTS in the same series:
(every FIRST & THIRD WEDNESDAY at 12:10-12:40 pm;
programs subject to change)

APRIL 6, 2016
VIOLIN RECITAL
GINASTERA Pampeana No.1, Op.16 (1947)
BRAHMS Violin Sonata No.3 in D minor, Op.108
Jacqueline Suzuki – violin
Rosa LoGiudice – piano

APRIL 20, 2016
CRESCENTA ENSEMBLE
TSCHAIKOVSKY Meditation Op.42, No.1
GINASTERA Piano Sonata No.1, Op.22
Jacqueline Suzuki – violin
Susan Svrcek – piano

CONCERT UPDATES:
http://www.glendalenoonconcerts.blogspot.com/

MORE FREE CONCERTS:
At the Edendale Branch Library in ECHO PARK
http://www.edendaleupclose.blogspot.com/

>>>Saturday MARCH 12. 2016 at Noon-1pm
Baroque concert featuring works by
Handel, Monteverdi, Purcell & Scarlatti
BRIAN ASAWA – countertenor
DIANA TASH – mezzo-soprano
ARTHUR OMURA – harpsichord
ALEXA PILON – Baroque cello
http://www.brianasawa.com/
http://www.dianatash.com/
http://www.arthuromura.com/

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3/19/16

WOMEN IN MUSIC CONFERENCE

Join us for a free* one-day conference on Women in Music!
Everyone welcome!

Choral Room (Music FA3-162)
Antelope Valley College Music Department
3041 West Avenue K, Lancaster, California 93536.

-9:30 am Registration:
Welcome from Dr. Berkeley Price, Chair, Performing Arts Department.

-10:00 am Dr. Jeannie Gayle Pool: “Babe Egan and Her
Hollywood Redheads: 1920s Vaudeville Jazz Band,”
with images and music.

Jeannie is an author, musicologist, composer, and filmmaker.

She is an officer for the American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers and Vice President of the National Association of Composers, U.S.A.

jaygaylemusic.com

-10:30 am Panel on “How to Manage Your Own Music
Publishing Company” with Dr. Deon Nielsen Price and
Adrienne Albert, et al; moderated by Marlene Hajdu.

Good, solid, practical advice about how to make your
music available to a wider audience. Marlene is a
composer and board member of the American Society
of Music Arrangers and Composers.

culvercrestpublications.com; adriennealbert.com

-11:30 am Carol Worthey: “Inspirational Words for
Composers.” Carol is a poet, composer, and painter
interested in the power of the arts in everyday life.

carolworthey.com

-12 noon Lunch: In a local restaurant, to be announced.

-2:00 pm Carolyn Yarnell: Presentation on her Symphony
No. 1. Carolyn is a composer, painter, and photographer
from Huntington Beach, CA.

carolynyarnell.com

-2:30 pm Workshop on Finale Music Notation with Bonnie
Janofsky, who will give us her “10 Favorite Finale Tips.”
Feel free to bring your laptops and your notational problems.
Bonnie is a composer, arranger, orchestrator, jazz drummer,
and Finale guru. A trustee of Local 47 of the Musicians Union,
Bonnie has plenty of good information to share.

-4:00 pm Recital of Music by Deon Nielsen Price, Carol Worthey, Adrienne Albert, et al., by saxophonist Chika Inoue and
pianist Mary Au.

Mary is on the faculty of California State University,
Dominguez Hills, and Chika is an upcoming saxophone star.

-5:00 pm Refreshments & Networking

-5:00 pm Symphonic Band Rehearsal

-7:00 pm Concert of Music by Alex Shapiro, Shelly Hanson,
Carolyn Bremer, Julie Giroux, Deon Nielsen Price, and others.

Conducted by Dr. Berkeley Price and Dr. Jermie Arnold,
Associate Director of Bands, California State University,
Long Beach. AVC Performing Arts Theatre.

*The conference is free; however, you are responsible to
pay for your own lunch and for your evening concert
ticket ($10).

Parking at Antelope Valley College for the day is $1.
Exit Avenue K from the 14 Freeway, and head West on
K to the college.

Park behind the Performing Arts Center. This event
is coordinated by Dr. Jeannie Gayle Pool, 818-606-5743,

[email protected]

This conference is presented in cooperation with the
Antelope Valley College Department of Music, the Los
Angeles Chapter of the National Association of
Composers, U.S.A. (NACUSA), and the American
Society of Music Arrangers and Composers (ASMAC).

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3/25/16

SESSIONS AT THE LOFT:
An Evening with Gary Stockdale

Come enjoy a fun night of irreverant, clever, and provocative
songs from the award-winning composer, Gary Stockdale.
**Warning – Some material may not be suitable for children
Friday, March 25, 7 till 9 PM
General Admission $20/ticket – Limited Seating – Advance Tickets advised: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-gary-stockdale-tickets-21438879265
Appetizers will be provided!
Bring your own beverage – wine is encouraged

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3/31/16

DIANE HUBKA

Thursday, March 31, 2016
@ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM
Canyon Bistro in Topanga
120 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd. #119
Topanga, CA 90290
310-455-7800
Diane Hubka – vocalist, guitar
Chili Corder –  guitar
Harvey Barkan, LA JAZZ SCENE  – “Delightful crystal clear vocals,
with a jazz-attitude presentation.” 
All About Vocals – “Hubka has an unaffected style that feels
honest and organic. She truly conveys the story of the lyric” 

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5/15/16

LACESMA 75TH ANNIVERSARY DIAMOND JUBILEE GALA

The Los Angeles City Elementary Schools Music Association, LACESMA, is celebrating its 75th Anniversary of promoting elementary music education in LAUSD with a Gala Event in
the Grand Ballroom of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at
the Los Angeles Music Center on Sunday May 15, 2016.

Banquet tickets are $60.00 each and can be purchased by
going to our website at lacesmamusiced.org or by mailing
a check made out to LACESMA to: LACESMA c/o Jeanne
Mitchell, P.O. Box 361 Topanga, CA 90290.

For questions, please email us at [email protected]
At the celebration there will performances by over 100 singers
of the LACESMA Children’s Honor Chorus, some of the 2016
LACESMA Instrumental Scholarship winners, as well as a p
erformance by a celebrity TBA.

We are proud to have Gail Eichenthal, Executive Producer of
KUSC, as the emcee of the Banquet. Please help support
elementary music education in LAUSD by attending this
Gala Celebration! Click here to see the first Promotional
Video Clip of the Gala.

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You can read all previous offerings at:http://www.responsible47.com

UNTIL NEXT TIME,
THE COMMITTEE FOR A MORE RESPONSIBLE LOCAL 47

 

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