Mercado La Paloma is presenting a free night of music and culture, which is good for all ages, on Sunday, Feb. 24, from 7-11 p.m. with Los Angeles’ own DJ in Jeremy Sole and an all-star band with acclaimed musicians.
Jimetta Rose and Love-Logiq will lead vocals, with Todd M. Simon on the trumpet, Kamasi Washington on tenor saxophone, Mark de Clive-Lowe on keyboards, Patrick Bailey on guitar, Trevor Ware on bass, Alan Lightner on percussion and Dexter Story on drums.
Story (Kindred Spirits) serves as musical director. "This event is a new version of what we did last summer," said Story, referring to the first tribute at Grand Performances in 2012. "It's an inspiration of Gil Scott-Heron's music."
Story, who released an album titled Seasons on Tuesday, added that this is a larger show honoring him as they dig into Scott-Heron's mass catalogue of music. They'll be playing his repertoire with new arrangements, though Story mentioned it's being done with much respect.
"Mercado La Paloma is the perfect place to do this," said Story. "Everyone's heart is in the right place."
The night will feature an intimate presentation of last year's "Peace Go With You, Gil" concert in tribute to the late cultural icon, Gil Scott-Heron. Gia Scott-Heron, who is Gil’s daughter, will be a special guest.
Mercado La Paloma is also hosting the exclusive presentation of international superstar DJ Mark de Clive-Lowe's widely popular club night: "Church." It features some of music’s most innovative artists.
De Clive-Lowe’s "Church" residence in LA and NYC is equal parts jazz club, live remix experiment and dance party. The artistic heavies invited for the night include Kamasi Washington (Brainfeeder), Nia Andrews (Janelle Monae/Common), Shafiq Husayn (Sa-Ra), Freddie Washington (Patrice Rushen/Herbie Hancock), Derf Reklaw (Ramsey Lewis/The Pharoahs), and special surprises.
"It's going to be an amazing night of music," added Story.
For more information on El Mercado La Paloma, www.mercadolapaloma.com.