August 20, 2020

Down at the Yard featuring John Reed-Torres

Down at the Yard

August 20th, 8pm PT

Stream remains available for 5 days following the event.

Folks, do we have a treat for you! This Thursday’s Down at the Yard features none other than Mista Ragtime himself, JOHN REED-TORRES!

John, a South Central Afro-Mexi-American, is a self-taught, against-the-grain pianist & composer, and a true Angeleno. From scholarships through Neighborhood Music School in Boyle Heights and musical studies at Pasadena City College to national recognition as a pianist and composer, he has established himself as a pillar of ragtime in the city and beyond. Planted deeply in the cultural heritage of the self made & styled Black composers of legend, he lives among his heroes: Scott Joplin, James Scott, Arthur Marshall and the like. His original compositions are an ode to and an exaltation of our great city, as he himself is one of its brilliant jewels. Mr. Reed-Torres is a dear friend, a class act, a rare gem indeed, and he will be playing tip top tunes for you all this Thursday.

Down at the Yard benefits The Yard Theater in its efforts to provide East LA and the arts community worldwide with high-quality comedy, music and theatrical performances, as well as classes for artists of all ages, backgrounds and income levels. Learn more here: https://www.theyardtheater.com/

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