History Of Los Angeles Ska

Past
Location
GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live
800 W OIympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
United States
Time
Sep 13, 2017 - 8:00 pm
Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m.
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Ska might be a household name these days but it wasn't 25-plus years ago when groups of Southern California musicians and scenesters – inspired by the Jamaican grooves and British fashion of the ‘60s – dedicated themselves to a global genre and subculture to help kick start this revival. Five of the scene's most prominent figures will gather for a special intimate panel discussion featuring a Q&A in the GRAMMY Museum’s Clive Davis Theater. Veteran singer Greg Lee (Hepcat), singer Persephone "Queen P" Laird (Ocean 11), bandleader/producer Joey Altruda (Jump With Joey), musician/recording engineer Brian Dixon (Aggrolites/See Spot/Rhythm Doctors), and promoter/producer/label owner Luis Correa (Steady Beat) will reminisce about the early years, discuss their influences, working with the legends, and much more. Radio host/emcee Junor Francis will moderate.

Jack Johnson
Past
Location
GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live
800 W OIympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
United States
Time
Sep 13, 2017 - 8:00 pm
Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m.
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GRAMMY Award-nominated artist Jack Johnson has been living the laid-back lifestyle his music has been known to describe. Jack Johnson grew up surfing and playing guitar in Hawaii and since 2001, he has released 6 studio albums and 2 live albums that have sold over 25 million copies worldwide. His Brushfire Records label and touring crew have been leaders in the greening of the music industry and his All At Once social action network connects fans with local non-profits at each tour stop. Jack, with his wife Kim, founded the Kokua Hawaii Foundation to support environmental education in Hawaii's schools and communities, as well as the Johnson Ohana Foundation to support environmental, art and music education worldwide. For the first time in four years, Johnson got back in the recording studio to deliver his seventh studio album, All The Light Above It Too (Sept. 8). The album, his first working with producer Robbie Lackritz (Feist, Bahamas), features new tones, as well as familiar instrumentation like Johnson’s ukulele and island-style percussion, with his trademark personal lyrics. The GRAMMY Museum welcomes Jack Johnson to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation  on his new album, followed by a live performance, hosted by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Scott Goldman. 

Mindi Abair And The Boneshakers
Past
Location
GRAMMY Museum at L.A. Live
800 W OIympic Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90015
United States
Time
Sep 14, 2017 - 8:00 pm
Doors: 7:30 p.m.; Show: 8 p.m.
Tickets
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On the eve of their record release, the GRAMMY Museum is proud to welcome Mindi Abair to the Clive Davis Theater for an intimate conversation on her distinguished career and the forthcoming album with The Boneshakers. Hosted by GRAMMY Museum Executive Director Scott Goldman, the evening will also include a live performance from Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers, featuring songs off their new album.

Since her debut album in 2000, two-time GRAMMY Award-nominated artist Mindi Abair has established herself as one of the most talented and in-demand saxophone players of her time. In addition to her undeniable sax skills, Abair’s live shows are electric and have captivated audiences around the globe. Her dynamic performances also attracted the attention of producers of the popular reality show “American Idol", resulting in a two-season stint as their featured saxophonist and leading to a tour with multi-GRAMMY Award-winning rock band Aerosmith. During her career, Abair has released seven solo albums, garnering 10 No.1 radio songs, two No.1 spots on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz Album chart, and six Top 5 solo records. Her versatility and prowess have led to collaborations with a wide array of artists, including Trombone Shorty, Joe Perry, Max Weinberg, and even the late Gregg Allman, who all joined her on Wild Heart. Released in 2014, the rock and soul album secured her a GRAMMY nomination for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album. To help translate that edgier sound to her live shows, she enlisted longtime pal and The Boneshakers founder Randy Jacobs (Was Not Was, Bonnie Raitt, Willie Nelson). This led to them joining creative forces in 2015 and releasing Mindi Abair and The Boneshakers: LIVE In Seattle. After nearly two years of non-stop touring, Abair and the band went to the famed EastWest Studios to record their first studio album. Set for release on Sept. 15, The EastWestSessions is a compilation of gritty blues and rock tracks that showcases the talents of each band member.