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RESCHEDULED: KCRW’s Summer Nights at One Colorado with Ben Williams Band + KCRW DJ LeRoy Downs
October 23, 2021 • 7:30 pm PDT
Covid-safety guidelines and restrictions for this event:
A masked crowd is a safer crowd. Thank you for staying masked at KCRW events.
We’re super jazzed for Summer Nights at One Colorado! KCRW DJ LeRoy Downs, aka “The Jazzcat,” brings us Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition winner and jazz bassist Ben Williams to the beautiful One Colorado open air courtyard, located in the heart of Old Pasadena. There are loads of marketplace options for you, so come early and grab a bite from one of the patio restaurants. One Colorado is a quick walk from the Metro to the Gold Line stop at Memorial Park. Come dance with us! Ben will be joined by Syndee Winters (vocals), Braxton Cook (saxophone) Andrew Renfroe (guitar), and Jonathan Pinson (drums).
7:30 PM – 8:00 PM KCRW DJ LeRoy Downs
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM Ben Williams Band
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM KCRW DJ LeRoy Downs
LeRoy Downs is the curator of Los Angeles’ Just Jazz Concert Series and spins an eclectic mix of progressive jazz every Sunday night on KCRW from 10:00 PM to midnight PT.
About Ben Williams
When it comes to Black music, Washington, D.C. produces its share of game changers. That long list includes Duke Ellington, Chuck Brown, Marvin Gaye, Shirley Horn, Roberta Flack, Bad Brains, Meshell Ndegeocello, Wale, and Oddisee. You can add Ben Williams to that venerated roster.
Williams has performed/recorded with such giants as Pat Metheny, George Benson, Stefon Harris, David Sanborn, Lauryn Hill, Wynton Marsalis, Robert Glasper, Maxwell, and Nicholas Payton. On his latest release I Am A Man, Williams discovers his true voice—both metaphorically and literally: The record marks the first time Williams contributes lead vocals to an album. In a voice that’s both honest and unassuming, Williams paints a portrait of an artist—and a black man in America—in search of answers to help guide him through life.
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.
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 – 10% off all orders.
Sage Vegan Bistro & Brewery – 10% off. Dine in only.
Metro: It’s a quick walk from the Metro to the Gold Line stop at Memorial Park! Check out Metro to plan your trip!
Parking: The One Colorado Parking Structure is located at the southeast corner of Fair Oaks and Union Street. The structure can be accessed from Union Street westbound between Raymond and Fair Oaks and northbound between Colorado and Union.
If you RSVP’d to the original Summer Nights at One Colorado date to see James Francies, you can still get a chance to catch him while he’s in town. Check out James Francies’s full tour schedule here.