I'm excited to share that filmmaker Tom Paige has just secured the REDCAT Theater in Los Angeles for a new recording session to be led by Jesse Sharps, our long-time collaborator on The Gathering: Roots & Branches of Los Angeles Jazz film and music project. This session will take place June 5, 2022 and will also commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra, featuring musicians from the 1960's & 70's as well as new artists from the community.
The session will feature an important composition of Horace Tapscott’s called “The Ghetto Suite" and will be a historic music event captured as both audio & video recordings. We are in progress pre-producing the event, fundraising to support the musicians, the crew, recording and filming of the event. Tom and I will be on hand to interview the musicians to continue documenting this important history.
We have launched a GoFundMe campaign to support the session. Check out the video. Head over to our campaign page, if you like it, consider backing it and spreading the word.