This is going to be an amazing day of music in LA.
“Make Music Los Angeles is an eleven hour celebration of musical creativity that will take place on June 21, 2012 throughout the entire county of Los Angeles. Many of the city sidewalks, parks, community gardens, street corners and schoolyards will become the backdrop or stage for free concerts.
We hope that you will be inspired to participate as a host, a musician or at least to spread the word so that there are as many musical performances throughout the day as possible.”
WHAT IS MMLA?
Make Music Los Angeles (MMLA) is based on France’s Fête de la Musique, a national musical holiday inaugurated in 1982. The festival has become an international phenomenon celebrated on the same day in more than 460 cities in 110 countries, including Germany, Italy, Egypt, Syria, Morocco, Australia, Vietnam, Congo, Cameroon, Fiji, Colombia, Chile, Nepal, and Japan.
Make Music Los Angeles engages all communities of Los Angeles in an annual cross-cultural celebration of the power of music and art to enrich lives through education and musical performances in neighborhoods across the county.
Real proud of the Ceazs Hernandez for being a part of this, and making the board as a Jazz record collector. That’s fresh. And thanks for rocking my Pharoah Sanders ‘Love In Us All’ shirt homie.
Music / Education Committee
Cesar as a jazz enthusiast first caught the attention of KJAZZ radio personality LeRoy Downs and Bubba Jackson while working as an intern at the radio station. Cesar was a sponge for knowledge and took his interest light years ahead of the curve by buying complete record catalogues and becoming an expert. The catalogues included Impulse Records, Kudu Records and CTI Records. Schooled at what Cesar calls the “University of Quincy Jones, Kenny Burrell, Herb Alpert, Michael White, Bob James, Hubert Laws, Ahmad Jamal, Bill Henderson and others.” Cesar works with the Grammy Foundation and the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs in music education programs in contributing to fostering the growth of jazz music to young students. Quincy Jones and Kenny Burrell gave Cesar a class to teach during a historic event held at UCLA’s Ralph J. Bunch School for African American Studies.