Because We Have Music
featuring Howard Levy
with Mia Bloomfield,
Paul Reisler and Cheryl Toth
Join Howard Levy of the Flecktones, Mai Bloomfield of the Jason Mraz Band, and Kid Pan Alley’s Paul Reisler for a livestream evening of acoustic music that knows no boundaries on Sunday, September 13th at 7pm. RSVP to join these remarkable artists in the intimate Zoom living room for the concert at 7pm on Sunday, September 13th where you can ask questions and interact with the artists or just watch on Facebook Live at www.KidPanAlley.org/hconcert.
The concerts are free with a tip jar to help support the artists through this time of disappearing tour dates and social distancing.
Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 7:00 PM
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“Because We Have Music” Concert Series Knows No Borders
Kid Pan Alley’s livestream concert series - Because We Have Music – continues on Sunday September 13th at 7pm, featuring Howard Levy, Mai Bloomfield, and Kid Pan Alley hosts Paul Reisler and Cheryl Toth. The list of credits from these performers would fill a book—from Dolly Parton, The Flecktones, and Jason Mraz to Paul Simon, Leonard Cohen, and John Prine. Don't miss this very special concert to celebrate the power of music and community.
Howard Levy is a musician without limits. His musical adventures include journeys into jazz, pop, rock, world music, Latin, classical, folk, blues, country, theater, and film. He has appeared on hundreds of CD’s, won two Grammys, and a Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Original Music for a Play.
Universally acknowledged as the world’s most advanced diatonic harmonica player, Howard developed a fully chromatic style on the standard diatonic harmonica, revolutionizing harmonica playing and taking the instrument into totally new territory. He is also an accomplished pianist and composer, and plays many other instruments as well, including flute, ocarina, mandolin, saxophone, and percussion.
Levy was a founding member of the Bela Fleck and the Flecktones as well as Trio Globo. Howard has also performed and recorded with Dolly Parton, Kenny Loggins, Styx, Bobby McFerrin, Paul Simon, John Prine, Paquito D’Rivera, Ken Nordine, Trapezoid and many others.
Mai Bloomfield is a singer-songwriter-cellist-guitarist and composer. As a solo artist, she has received songwriting awards from the Kerrville, Telluride, and Rocky Mountain Folks Festivals. As a collaborator, she’s worked with various artists including Jason Mraz, Raining Jane, Adam Cohen, Sara Bareilles, Willy Porter and Leonard Cohen. She co-wrote Mraz’s chart-topping album “Yes!” (2014) as well as his 2018 hit single “Have It All.” Most recently, she’s been touring the world with Mraz in venues ranging from coffee shops to Royal Albert Hall.
She is driven by a love of songwriting, and a dedication to support others in the creative process. She helped start the Rock n’ Roll Camp for Girls Los Angeles, a non-profit dedicated to empowering girls through music, where she teaches songwriting and serves as Art Director.
Paul Reisler is the founder of Kid Pan Alley as well as Trapezoid, Paul Reisler & A Thousand Questions featuring Howard Levy, and Three Good Reasons. His discovery that kids make the best song co-writers led to the founding of the Kid Pan Alley. To date, he’s helped 65,000 children write more than 2,700 songs. Thanks in part to that army of short collaborators, he has written more songs than the Beatles, Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, and Stephen Foster combined—somewhere north of 3,000 compositions. His songs have been recorded by artists including Raul Malo, Lisa Loeb, Darrell Scott, Sissy Spacek, John McCutcheon, Corey Harris, and Jesse Winchester. He’ll be joined by vocalist Cheryl Toth.
RSVP to join these remarkable artists in the intimate Zoom living room for the concert at 7pm on Sunday, September 13th where you can ask questions and interact with the artists -- or just watch on Facebook Live. See www.KidPanAlley.org/hconcert for details. The concerts are free with a tip jar to help support the artists through this time of disappearing tour dates and social distancing.
This fall, Kid Pan Alley is writing songs with schools virtually, inspiring the children in the creative process and giving them the opportunity to work together with their friends to create original songs.