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Monday
Feb162015

Mardi Gras @ HM157 - A Benefit for New Orleans' Lower 9th

Proud to be playing with the Urban Renewal Project tomorrow at this benefit concert. Should be a lot of fun! Lots of music, raffles, burlesque. If your in the area, come check it out! URP plays at 9pm. Details below.

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CELEBRATE MARDI GRAS NEW ORLEANS STYLE at HM157 in Los Angeles and help the community of the lower 9th ward!

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Experience New Orleans in Los Angeles and enjoy a night of FUNK, BRASS, JAZZ, BURLESQUE, and MORE for this FUNDRAISER benefiting Our School at Blair Grocery (OSBG), a non-profit community farm and education center advocating food justice/sustainability in the area hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina, the lower 9th ward of New Orleans.

What better way to celebrate Mardi Gras than by helping support the renewal of the crescent city?

OSBG's urban farming education program empowers at-risk youth in the area with employment, a safe place to go after school, and access to fresh, healthy food for the kids and their families. The school must raise nearly $100k for building improvements to keep the program going.

Help us help the city that has given us so much beautiful music, culture, and joix de vivre.

Tuesday, February 17
HM157 3110 N. Broadway, Lincoln Heights

LAISSEZ LES BONS TEMPS ROULEZ!! (Let the good times roll!)

PERFORMANCES BY....

DJ SOFT TOUCH (CLIFTON WEAVER) OF FUNKY SOLE (11pm)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/131708525224/

THE URBAN RENEWAL PROJECT (9pm)
http://www.urpmusic.com/

HELLS BELLES BURLESQUE (performances throughout the night!)
http://www.hellsbellesburlesque.com/

FEATHERBEARD (8:30pm)
http://www.featherbeard.org/

THE DOWNBEATS (10pm)
http://youtu.be/fyrKIeU1Qi0

THE SWING RIOTS (7:30pm)
http://www.swingriots.com/


RAFFLE (1 ticket for $5, 3 for $10!)
SILENT AUCTION
COSTUMES ENCOURAGED!
FREE MARDI GRAS BEADS WITH ENTRY

Friday
Feb132015

The Queen of Hearts Ball: URP at the Edison

The Urban Renewal Project is back at The Edison to host their Valentines Day celebration: The Queen of Hearts Ball.

Grab that special someone and treat them to an evening of incredible ambiance, style, and of course, eveloping waves of funky sound.

We have vocalist Lara Johnston and freestyle rapper Elmer Demond joining us, plus the full band. Come hear the new album live, plus some of our classics and a few dancefloor covers.

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Tuesday
Jan062015

2015 Jazz Education Network Conference in San Diego

I'm excited to be joining The Urban Renewal Project in San Diego this weekend for the 6th Annual JEN conference. We'll be sharing the stage with the likes of the John Daversa Big Band, Gordon Goodwin's Big Phat Band, The U.S. Army Field Band Jazz Ambassadors and many, many others. I'm very much looking forward to this weekend. See you there!

 

Friday
Jan022015

Happy New Year from The Edison

Happy Belated New Year from The Edison's New Years Ball in downtown LA!

The Urban Renewal Project safely delivered the audience into 2015 with the kick they needed to get the year started right! It was a great show; the audience was spectacular, The Edison is amazing, and URP was more than pleased to share the stage with some amazing dancers, aerialists, and stilt-walkers.

Everyone had so much fun that The Edison has already invited us back for Valentines Day, get your tickets early!

Tuesday
Dec092014

The Federal Affair

The Urban Renewal Project is hosting The Federal Affair at The Federal Bar in North Hollywood this Wednesday night at 11pm.

Free. Doors Open at 10:30pm

Stick around after for the jam!

We have vocalist Alex Nester and freestyle rapper Elmer Demond joining us, plus the full band. Come here the new album live, plus some of our classics and a few dancefloor covers.

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Here's what people have been saying:

"It is truly amazing to see musicians who can play legitimate jazz and funk music in such a big way. Plenty of groups play hip hop with a jazz tone, but not like this. The talent and precision it takes to pull off a sound of such magnitude is beyond impressive."

Gerry Doot, LA Music Blog

"... if you had to choose a band to spend a day with, this is definitely the one you'd want to be around. The fun energy with this band can be heard on the music from their new CD, which blends a rich gumbo of jazz, pop, soul and hip-hop... there are tracks here that will provide the perfect upbeats for a great party."

Asha Brodie, Jazz Moods Radio

Go grab the new album on all your favorite services and formats!

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