Pianist Earl R. Johnson, Jr. w/ Randy Crawford Live Free Concert

Posted: September 3, 2010 in Concerts, Contemporary Jazz, Smooth Jazz
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Come out as Earl pulls “double duty” performing music from his award-winning CD, “Juicy” and then hitting the stage for a 2nd set performing w/ vocalist Randy Crawford (“Street Life”, “Give Me The Night”). Showtime is at 2:30p and is FREE to the public. Come out for some great food, arts crafts and, of course, music!! CDs will also be available after the show. For more info on Earl, please visit www.EarlRJohnsonJr.com.

After much anticipation, Earl R. Johnson, Jr. has launched his solo recording career with the release of his Sensational Debut CD entitled, “Juicy.” Cognitive and funky, Juicy is Contemporary, Jazzy with a serious R&B twist. Both the project and the live show have been receiving critical acclaim both nationwide and abroad. Widely known for his lightning-fast (yet deathly accurate!!) finger work, Earl’s live performances defy virtually all visual comprehension.

Time September 5 · 2:30pm – 5:30pm

Location Leimert Park Village African Art & Music Festival
43rd St & Degnan Blvd.

About the festival:

Jazz icon, Randy Crawford, will headline the 2nd Annual free Leimert Park Village African Art & Music Festival, scheduled for Labor Day Weekend, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Sept. 4th, 5th & 6th in Historic Leimert Park Village from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm daily.

Other confirmed performers include legendary saxophonist Azar Lawrence, reggae artist Wadada, hip hop phenom Medusa and popular blues singer and guitarist Wali Ali. Jazz drummer Kumasi Washington and The James Leary quintet are also set to perform. A special Tribute to Motown, in celebration of their 50th Anniversary, will be performed by R&B group Nostalgia, featuring Torre Reese from the doo wop group Renaissance. More artists will be announced on http://www.leimertparkfestival.blogspot.com.

The festivals’ juried Art Market will feature renowned fine artist Charles Bibbs, emerging fine artist Sylvia Rundles of G-Baby, and more than 50 well-known fine artists and craftspeople from Southern California.

This family-friendly festival will also offer a Children’s Pavilion and Food Court.

The festival is accepting inquiries and applications for vendors, volunteers, musicians and performers. For more information contact Yevette Nelson, 323.600.3741 or email yevetterenee@yahoo.com. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Amaechina Doreen at 310.431.7964. Opportunities are limited, please call or email today!

Additional information is posted at http://www.leimertparkfestival.blogspot.com.

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