LeRoy Downs

LeRoy Downs

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"Just Jazz" with LeRoy Downs. Downs' goal is to bring a varied sonic experience to jazz, while blending music, style, and culture.

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LeRoy Downs has been active in the jazz industry for the past twenty years, producing jazz radio programs, hosting festivals, and curating concerts.

Today's show is a special tribute to Bo Leibowtiz.

Vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson (1941-2016) made a huge impact on jazz music with his improvisational style.

LeRoy Downs will be joining me on Strictly Jazz for a 3 hr. tribute to Ornette Coleman, who died last Wednesday at the age of 85.

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