Oct 1, 2011


Saturday, 22, October 2011
8:00 pm

Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Three stellar vocalists perform music from three recently passed legends – Miriam Makeba, Abbey Lincoln and Odetta – along with songs made famous by Billie Holiday and other jazz greats. Don’t miss this unforgettable celebration of the jazz spirit with musical director and drummer Terri Lynn Carrington, pianist Geri Allen, guitarist Romero Lubambo and other star musicians.


Bernard Hoyes

Bernard Stanley Hoyes’ professional artist career began at the early age of nine in his home town of Kingston, Jamaica. Bernard's mother sold his wood carvings and watercolors to visitors at the Jamaica Tourist Board to help maintain the household and support his creative efforts.

I have been a creator of art, symbols of ancestral echoes since a child in Jamaica... The images I convey symbolize a culmination of these ancestral echoes brought to classical form. They are contemporary, eternal in spirit and stand as praise to our existence --past, present and future.

Known for his colorful and rhythmical compositions that reflect his Jamaican heritage, Bernard Stanley Hoyes began his career at the early age of nine in his hometown of Kingston, Jamaica, by creating wood carvings and watercolors that his mother sold to visitors at the Jamaica Tourist Board. At age 15, he moved to New York to live with his father and began attending evening classes at the Art Students League in the late 1960s, under the apprenticeship of established artists, such as Norman Lewis, Huie Lee Smith and John Torres. His artistic pursuits then took him to the College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, CA where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in painting and design.

After working in San Francisco, he moved to Los Angeles at the end of 1975, where he has worked as a designer, solo artist and muralist. He has worked with the Los Angeles Citywide Murals Programs and has created many murals that reflect social advocacy and the African American and Latino communities, including the "Black Folk Art in America" mural commissioned by the Craft & Folk Art Museum and most recently, the "In the Spirit of Contribution" mural located on LaSalle Street in the Historic West Adams District and commissioned by First A.M.E. Church. He is also a member and active participant in many art organizations, such as LACE, Artist for Economic Action, Artists Equity Association, California Confederation of the Arts, Studio Z, the Graphic Arts Guild and Self-Help Graphics.

For an extensive review and biography, please refer to: Jamaican Sources and African American Visions, The Art of Bernard Hoyes at http://www.nathanielturner.com/artofbernardhoyes.htm


4330 Degnan Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008

The Leimert Park Group is an emerging arts organization with a mission to present and partner with other organizations to bring year-round health, education, arts & literacy programs to the Leimert Park Village and the surrounding area.

We consider and seek to provide support for the local merchants, artists, musicians and residents. Our signature event, The Leimert Park Village African Arts & Music Festival, is FREE to the public takes place every Labor Day Weekend in Histori c Leimert Park Village in Los Angeles, CA. The event features jazz, blues, reggae, r&b, spoken word, comedy, a fine arts and crafts show, and activities for all members of the family.

The Leimert Park Group is the embodiment of our logo. The West African Adrinka Symbol in the center of the design means "BOA ME NA ME MMOA WO", and translates into "Help me and let me help you". It symbolizes cooperation and interdependence

This West African Adrinka Symbol, combined with the powerful image of the Egyptian Pyramid, and the phrase "Each One, Reach One, Teach One", signifies the heart and soul of what our group strives to be and accomplish in all we do.