March 17, 2017 at 7:00 pm
The Second Baptist Church
2412 Griffith Ave, Los Angeles CA, 90011
This Friday, share the night with Dolo Coker Foundation alums Darynn Dean, Jamael Dean, and Jonathan Richards, along with Jazz legend Donald Dean. They'll serve up a delicious dish of jazz and fish that's sure to make you shout and wish...for more!
Celebrate the Dolo Coker Foundation, whose mission is to inspire, promote, and support young musicians in embracing and elevating the legacy and traditions of jazz. Their achievements will amaze you!
See you there!
Jonathan Richards is a bassist, composer, and music teacher living in Los Angeles. He performs a wide range of musical genres and has had the privilege of working with an array of artists including Joe LaBarbera, Terell Stafford, Jeff Clayton, Peter Erskine, Eric Reed, Van Hunt, JR Rotem, and Postmodern Jukebox.
Darynn Dean is making waves wherever she goes. In her second year at the New England Conservatory of Music, she is one of the school’s most sought after jazz vocalists, frequently selected to perform at many prestigious venues, including Jordan Hall and The Kennedy Center. She performed in Los Angeles with the John Clayton big band as she joined Patti Austin, Siedah Garret, and others in a tribute to Quincy Jones.
Pianist Jamael Dean was born in Bakersfield California and started playing piano at the age of nine. He has played in the Grammy Band Jazz Combo, toured with Kamasi Washington, toured with Thundercat, and performed with the Thelonious Monk Institute National Performing Arts High School Septet. He has won gold in the NAACP Act-So competition, and was a 2014-16 YoungArts winner. Perfection is a way of being for Jamael, and, when it comes to jazz piano, he strives for excellence.
Donald Dean is a dynamic jazz drummer who has played with many of the world's greatest jazz legends such as Les McCann, Jimmy Smith, and Betty Carter. He is the proud grandfather of Darynn Dean, upcoming jazz vocalist, and Jamael Dean, rising jazz pianist. Donald has recently been honored as a Legend of Jazz due to his substantial contribution to jazz.