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A Living Legend Thursday JaZzabration Throwdown

Posted by Roscoe Lee Owens on December 26, 2010 at 4:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Family, Friends and Fans,

The Living Legend Foundation present, Thursday JaZzabration Throwdown on the 2nd & 4th Thursday of each month!  Come out and be a part of history, as we make memories that will last forever.

CD Release Parties, Birthday Parties, New Artist Spotlight, Jazz & Blues Throwdowns. It's going to be seriously crazy. We will be creating memories that will last". 
Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center in Leimert Park, 4305 Degnan Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90008
7:00pm - 10:00pm Metered Parking $2.50 $10 donations, lite dinner 562-762-6441 for more details





Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center

Posted by Roscoe Lee Owens on December 17, 2010 at 9:20 AM Comments comments (1)

Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center

Live Jazz Every Sunday @ Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center 5-8PM Friends of Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center!

Plays Opening Soon!

Me & Mr. B - Billy Eckstein Louis Armstrong Louie Bellson

A Salute To The Duke - Music of Duke Ellington

The Barbara Morrison Performing Art Center is open.

Come by and share your ideas as we decorate.

There will be space for rehearsals, symposiums, lectures, luncheons, classes, plays, concerts, recordings / videos etc. This creative arts space is also the home of The music Arts Network. A company designed especially for artist who need video/dvd product to promote themselves.

For more informaion call 310-330-0178

The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center

4305 Degnan Blvd #101Los Angeles, CA 90008

Sincerely, Barbara Morrison

Passed by the 100th Congress of the United States of America

Posted by Roscoe Lee Owens on March 1, 2010 at 12:59 PM Comments comments (17)

Passed by the 100th Congress of the United States of America

Introduced by the Honorable John Conyers Jr.

Whereas, jazz has achieved preeminence throughout the world as an indigenous American music and art form, bringing to this country and the world a uniquely American musical synthesis and culture through the African-American experience and

1. makes evident to the world an outstanding artistic model of individual expression and democratic cooperation within the creative process, thus fulfilling the highest ideals and aspirations of our republic,

2. is a unifying force, bridging cultural, religious, ethnic and age differences in our diverse society,

3. is a true music of the people, finding its inspiration in the cultures and most personal experiences of the diverse peoples that constitute our Nation,

4. has evolved into a multifaceted art form which continues to birth and nurture new stylistic idioms and cultural fusions,

5. has had an historic, pervasive and continuing influence on other genres of music both here and abroad, and

6. has become a true international language adopted by musicians around the world as a music best able to express contemporary realities from a personal perspective;

Whereas, this great American musical art form has not yet been properly recognized nor accorded the institutional status commensurate with its value and importance;

Whereas, it is important for the youth of America to recognize and understand jazz as a significant part of their cultural and intellectual heritage;

Whereas, in as much as there exists no effective national infrastructure to support and preserve jazz;

Whereas, documentation and archival support required by such a great art form has yet to be systematically applied to the jazz field; and

Whereas, it is now in the best interest of the national welfare and all of our citizens to preserve and celebrate this unique art form;

Now, therefore be it Resolved by the House of Representatives (the Senate concurring), that it is the sense of the Congress that jazz is hereby designated as a rare and valuable national American treasure to which we should devote our attention, support and resources to make certain it is preserved, understood and promulgated.

Passed by the House of Representatives September 23, 1987 Passed by the Senate December 4, 1987

Joining forces to create Blog Talk Radio & Jammin News.

Posted by Roscoe Lee Owens on January 6, 2010 at 5:13 PM Comments comments (0)

We are proud to present a new facet to our team and website! as we are joining forces to create Talk Blog & Jammin News. We will highlight and spotlight Featured artists, new talent & industry personalities whether you are an artist, musician or student share your spoken word, you and your artistic expression will have an opportunity to shine through the Jammin Foundation. Jammin training objective: performance and production.

method of presentation and study: skill development

outline attendance: opportunities to participate. 

Methods of Evaluation and Participation: YOUR RESPONSIBILITY