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POSTPONED: KCRW’s Summer Nights at One Colorado with James Francies + KCRW DJ LeRoy Downs
August 14, 2021 • 7:30 pm PDT
Summer Nights Postponed in July + August
It is with the utmost consideration for our community that KCRW has decided to postpone KCRW’s Summer Nights events on July 30 (CAAM) and August 14 and 21 (One Colorado). Our wish for 2021 is to throw you the biggest, baddest Summer Nights parties all over the city and dance with you under the summer moon. But with the Delta variant on the rise in LA County, we are exercising caution. First and foremost, KCRW is a community service to Los Angeles — we have and always will prioritize public safety at our events. Our mission is for KCRW events to be fun, friendly, and safe for everyone. This is just a pause, we’ll see you soon! We love you < 3
*KCRW Summer Nights events in September at Descanso Gardens and Grand Performances are continuing as scheduled on their original dates.
About James Francies
Blue Note artist, jazz pianist, producer, and composer James Francies is known for entrancing listeners with his expanded personal explorations of sound bending and orchestral approaches to the music. Called “a pianist with liquid dynamism in his touch” by The New York Times, Francies spreads his talent across stylistic realms through collaborations with Childish Gambino, Pat Metheny, Mark Ronson, The Roots, YEBBA, Chris Potter, Common, Eric Harland, Marcus Miller, DJ Dahi, and Ms. Lauryn Hill. In issuing his 2021 Blue Note release, Purest Form, Francies accesses intimate chambers of his artistry, interpreting love, grief, frailty, and fortitude. Francies’ expression blooms across false borders of genre and style. “Music, in its purest form, is an honest space we’re trying to get to where there are no preconceived ideas of what we think something should sound like,” he says. “When you really tap into who you are on the inside, musically and as a person, that energy supersedes anything else.”
About LeRoy Downs
LeRoy Downs has been an icon in the jazz industry for the past two decades. He currently broadcasts on 89.9 FM KCRW on his show “Just Jazz” which airs Sunday nights from 10p – midnight PT.
About One Colorado
One Colorado is an open air shopping center that spans a full city block and is an exceptional retail and dining experience in the heart of historic Old Pasadena. With authentic charm, historic elegance and sophisticated shopping, dining, and entertainment, One Colorado has something for everyone. Click to discover the incredible shopping and dining experiences: One Colorado.
KCRW Member Perks!
Flash your member card, and receive awesome member perks in the One Colorado courtyard:
m.andonia – 20% off in-store purchases.
Il Fornaio – Complimentary Panna Cotta with any main entrée. Dine-in only.
Sushi Roku – 15% off full dining experience and outdoor bar.
Main Chick – 1 Free Sandwich per member. No purchase necessary.
Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez