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Playing For Change with Special Guest Lee Oskar

Mon, Jun 26, 2017




All purchases are non-refundable/non-exchangeable.
$36.50 Includes a $6.00 Service fee

Tickets may be purchased on-line or by phone.
Night of show seating typically available.


Vouchers, promotional certificates, donated gift certificates, student discounts, senior discounts, children under 12 free discounts and 2 for 1 cards are not applicable for this show.


The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou's Jazz Alley welcomes Playing for Change for one night only with two shows! Band members are Clarence Bekker (vocals), Mermans Mosengo (vocals, djembe, guitar), Jason Tamba (vocals, guitar), Tal Ben Ari “Tula” (vocals/bongos), Ruth Tsira “titi” (vocals), Keiko Komaki (keys), Juan Carlos Portillo (bass), Pablo Correa (drums/cajon), Robin Moxey (vocals/guitar), Mathieu Aupitre “Mateo” (sax) and special guest legendary harmonica player Lee Oskar. Show times Monday at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Doors open at 6:00pm.

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“Playing For Change, that’s the way music was meant to be.” - Keith Richards

“… a multimedia movement designed to break down global barriers and connect people of every race through the power of music.” - CNN

“…demonstrates a global willingness to understand others and unite through the power of music.”

- World Café

Playing For Change (PFC) was founded in 2004 and is a multimedia movement created to inspire, connect, and bring peace through music. The idea for this project arose from a common belief that music has the power to break down boundaries and overcome distances between people. Playing

For Change’s first single “Stand By Me” began with a Santa Monica street performer named Roger Ridley; they recorded Ridley’s live public performance and then traveled the world recording more and more musicians to collaborate on the track. Today, the video has over 100 million views on

YouTube alone.

The creation of the Playing For Change Band has helped realize a dream of uniting the musicians met during PFC’s journey on one stage. A unique fusion of influences and talents in constant evolution since 2008, the PFC Band is a tangible, traveling representation of our mission to connect the world through music. The Playing For Change band has performed over 300 concerts in over 13 countries, including being one of the first to perform in Argentina's DirectTV Arena, a tour in Brazil headlining for an audience of 35,000, and a tour in Australia as the opening act for Robert Plant.

The band has collaborated with artists such as Bono, Keith Richards, Robert Plant, Jimmy Buffet, Stephen Marley, Manu Chao,Toots Hibbert, Ziggy Marley, Sara Bareilles, Keb Mo, Babaa Maal, Tinariwen, Los Lobos, Bombino and many more. When audiences see and hear musicians who have traveled thousands of miles from their homes, united in purpose and chorus, everyone is touched by music’s unifying power.

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