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Jazz Singer/Flutist Kaylene Peoples Performs At Leimert Park Summer Jazz Series On August 22, 2012


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Jazz vocalist/flutist Kaylene Peoples performs Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 7:00 PM at the Leimert Park Summer Jazz Concert Series located at 4323 Leimert Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008. Proceeds Benefit the Parkside EDC Scholarship Fund.

Electrifying, exact, eclectic, stunning—Kaylene Peoples is the artist who puts it all together as one of America’s most influential jazz vocalists-flutists. Come out and see her perform Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 7:00 PM at The Leimert Park Summer Jazz Concert Series located at 4323 Leimert Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90008.

This is going to be an entertaining evening with outstanding acoustic jazz. The 5-octave, beautifully nuanced jazz chantuese and flutist Kaylene Peoples will give you a night to remember. Her performance defines 1960s jazz with intricate arrangements, virtuoso soloing, scatting, and hauntingly beautiful vocals, promising you an “authentic” classic and straight-ahead jazz experience. Kaylene combines mixed meters, flute solos, expressive, theatrical lyricisms, and unique arrangements. Jazz audiences love her style—they love her warm welcoming stage persona—they love how she makes them feel during her performances—and most of all, when the show is over, they love the fact that they will carry with them a piece of this talented artist’s soul.

“As I chisel my art, I am becoming more in tune with what resonates with people. Whether they are jazz lovers or not, I discovered that if I sing and play from my heart, music becomes a universal language,” asserts Kaylene Peoples.

For this concert series, Kaylene Peoples brings with her a phenomenal quartet of virtuoso players: Bassist Del Atkins, guitarist Mark Hammond, pianist Kevin Flournoy, and drummer Sr Tony E. Moore. Each player is a recognized jazz force in his own right. The August 22 performance is dedicated to Parkside EDC’s mission: The mentorship and development of Leimert Park youth with proceeds going to the EDC Scholarship Fund.

“I am excited to perform some great music at the Leimert Park Summer Jazz Concert Series. The band and I are looking forward to playing our most recent recording, “Spain,” as well as other well-loved songs. I am hoping that the Leimert Park youth in attendance that evening will be inspired to learn more about jazz and develop their own brand of whatever truly moves them.”—Kaylene Peoples

Kaylene Peoples joins a lineup of great jazz musicians who have already performed this summer in the jazz concert series. They are, Barbara Morrison, Sherry Williams, Andre Delano, Lao Tizer, Mark Allen Felton, and others.

About Kaylene Peoples

Kaylene Peoples earned her music degree from UCLA and completed Master Classes in film scoring with multi-Academy Award-winner composer Walter Scharf. Having mentored with Academy Award-winners David Raksin and Henry Mancini, she is a prolific composer/arranger/conductor. Some of her musical contributions have been heard in the films RUBY, AMERICAN PIE 2, and SERENDIPITY. Kaylene is a multi-award-winner director/producer for her feature film REDEMPTION, winning Best First Time Director for the (HUFFY) Hollywood Underground Film Festival and Best Picture for Goldie Film Awards. Kaylene is also an award-winner record producer for the LA Music Awards, and her single “Do You Remember?” from her album ALL JAZZED UP! topped several independent radio charts. Currently Kaylene is completing her newest album entitled MY MAN, which features tunes from Dave Brubeck, John Coltrane, Chick Corea, and more. Kaylene’s flute playing and string arrangements can be heard on albums of several music groups, including Spock’s Beard and Oleander.

Kaylene is the founder of Agenda Foundation (agendafoundation.org), an accelerated film school that mentors foster youth and provides employment opportunities in the film industry. To help promote emerging artists, Kaylene spearheaded “The Indie Hotspot” (theindiehotspot.com), which was born out of her widely read online publication, AGENDA MAGAZINE (agendamag.com).

About Parkside EDC

The Parkside Economic Development Corporation educates, trains, empowers and enriches the residents of Leimert Park, Crenshaw, Hyde Park, West Adams, and Southwest L.A. communities. Parkside EDC is a 502 (c) 3 that provides college scholarships to exceptional students with extenuating needs; support for seniors, and the disadvantaged youth at local schools in the area, such as Crenshaw High School and Dorsey High School. Proceeds benefit Parkside EDC Scholarship Fund. This event was produced in association with L.A. Third CRS Men’s Group.

“On behalf of the Parkside Board of Directors, Jazz Series Chair, Charles Moorhead, and ‘The Summer Jazz in Leimert Park Series’ committee, I thank you for your continued support of our efforts to expand our scholarship and community outreach programs. I invite you to join us as we feature some of L.A.’s best jazz, blues, and contemporary music talent.”—Parkside EDC Spokesperson

To learn more about the Parkside EDC, visit www.parksideedc.org. To purchase tickets in advance for the Leimert Park Summer Jazz Concert Series on August 22, 2012, featuring Kaylene Peoples, call 323-296-6694. The event is located at 4323 Leimert Blvd., Los Angeles, 90008. Doors open at 6:15 PM and Showtime is 7:00PM. Tickets are $15 presale and $20 at the door.

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