Month: January 2012

AMERICA to receive a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, Monday Feb. 6th, 11:30am in front of MI

Shown in 1972. Photo credit: AP

The Grammy award winning soft-rock band: AMERICA will receive their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, February 6th at 11:30am in front of Musicians Institute at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard.

America’s discography spans more than 50 album releases, and includes #1 hits such as: A Horse With No Name, Ventura Highway and Sister Golden Hair, and other iconic hits of the 1970’s. George Martin produced seven of their albums.

America is also scheduled to appear at a special Grammy Museum performance on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012 in downtown LA.

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~~ Trio M ~~ The Jazz Bakery at MI Concert Series Feb. 3, 2012

photo credit: Cory Warner

Friday Feb. 3rd One Show – 8:30pm


TRIO M

Featuring:

 

VENUE:  Musicians Institute Concert Hall
  

1655 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood, CA 90028

Here’s what they’re saying about Trio M:

 “Melford, Dresser and Wilson know no bounds on their instruments and don’t give a hang about boundaries; theirs is improvisation so empathetic, they seem of one mind.”  –JazzTimes

“Pianist Myra Melford, bassist Mark Dresser, and drummer Matt Wilson all have heavy avant-garde credentials, but together their music is merry, madcap and meritorious.”   –National Post

Trio MA leaderless project with bassist Mark Dresser and drummer Matt Wilson, Trio M explores compositions by each band member while maintaining a commitment to spontaneous improvisation. Unbound by notions of genre, form or conventional technique, Trio M erases the distinctions between frontline and accompanist, requiring each player to shape the music’s flow as it unfolds.

Ticket Information

MI students (no outside guests) should sign up (first come, first served) by Thursday, February 2nd at 5pm at the MI Student Affairs office to receive free admission (maximum of ONE ticket per student). 

After the LIMITED free ticketing allotment has been filled, MI (and all other) student tickets are $15 with valid school ID.

General Public
 Tickets ($25) are available at the door, and in advance online HERE

 


MI and The Future of Hollywood

MI VP, MF Exec. Director Beth Marlis with LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

Last night, I was very proud to be a part of the historic fundraising Gala for the Hollywood Central “Cap Park” on behalf of Musicians Institute.

The park is envisioned as a 44 acre street level park that will be built OVER the Hollywood (101) Freeway and stretching nearly 1.5 miles. The park will provide desperately needed urban green space and state of the art recreational facilities for thousands of Hollywood residents, students, and visitors alike.  The expected cost of the project is said to be $1.2 billion.

For the event, MI provided a superb jazz trio comprised of MI instructors: Karen Hammack (K), Lynn Keller (B) and Andy Megna (D). Also in attendance were luminaries LA Mayor Villaraigosa, Congressman Adam Schiff, Councilmembers Garcetti and LaBonge, actor Darryl Hannah, and hundreds of Hollywood business and community supporters.

The Hollywood Central Park project is another exciting facet of the tremendous growth and revitalization of Hollywood, and will eventually provide our community with the green space it needs, create thousands of jobs, and actually help to unite “East” and “West” Hollywood by cutting down on urban density, mitigate auto emissions, and provide a community resource for all to enjoy!

-Beth Marlis

Watch the “fly-over’ video to see how the park might look, click HERE

Kurt Rosenwinkel The Jazz Bakery at MI Concert Series Feb. 25, 2012

SATURDAY, February 25th 

 ONE show only- 8:30pm

guitarist 

*Kurt Rosenwinkel*

Standards Trio

 Eric Revis – bass

Justin Faulkner – drums

 

VENUE:  Musicians Institute Concert Hall


1655 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood, CA 90028

Here’s what they’re saying about the brilliant guitarist, Kurt Rosenwinkel:

 “There’s this kind of fluidity and architecture in the lines that he plays that I don’t think I’ve heard anybody else do. There’s a mystery in it to me. It’s not obviously derived from some other player. He’s really developed his own language with the musical information and physically the way he’s playing the instrument.”    ~Bill Frisell

“Rosenwinkel’s music represents the sound of the future-just as bebop once did.”Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune

Kurt will be performing with his trio for one show only in the MI Concert Hall.

Ticket Information

MI students (no outside guests) should sign up by Friday Feb. 24th at 5pm, at the MI Student Affairs office to receive free admission (maximum of two tickets per student).  After the free ticketing allotment has been filled, MI (and all other) student tickets are $20 with valid school ID.

General Public
 Tickets ($25) are available at the door, and in advance online HERE