First WEDNESDAYS Highlights

  • ASMACaniacs!!!!

    Nov 4, 16 • 576 Views • Blog, First WEDNESDAYS Highlights

    Dachman here, just pondering last night’s amazing ASMAC First Wednesday event at the Professional Musician’s Union 47 on Vine St. I’m a relatively new and exquisitely humble ASMAC member. While my life experiences are as diverse and numerous as the...

  • First WEDNESDAYS: Allyn Ferguson

    Oct 13, 16 • 531 Views • Blog, First WEDNESDAYS Highlights

    The ASMAC First WEDNESDAY event series continued October 5th, 2016 at Local 47 in Hollywood by honoring the music and lifetime accomplishments of Allyn Ferguson. Allyn’s son, Dan Ferguson, masterfully took the audience on a journey through the amazing life...

  • First WEDNESDAYS Featured Dave Slonaker

    Sep 14, 16 • 521 Views • Blog, First WEDNESDAYS Highlights

    The thing readily apparent since ASMAC began its First Wednesday gatherings, is the vast treasure of knowledge and know how in the community of world class musicians, composers and arrangers here in Los Angeles.  This bounty of knowledge was displayed one...

  • First WEDNESDAYS with Jay Leach

    Aug 9, 16 • 475 Views • Blog, First WEDNESDAYS Highlights

    Jay Leach provided a fantastic slide guitar symposium for ASMAC’s August First WEDNESDAYS event. Great performances, demonstrations and lots of fun info delivered with excitement and enthusiasm from Jay!...

  • First WEDNESDAYS with Accent

    Jul 11, 16 • 1384 Views • Blog, First WEDNESDAYS Highlights

    WHEN VOICES BLEND PERFECTLY, THERE IS HOPE FOR ALL OF US TO GET ALONG, ACROSS THIS DIVERSE PLANET. An attentive gathering of arranger pros, singers, composers, teachers and a cappella enthusiasts gathered at Local 47 Music Union in Hollywood on Wednesday...

  • First WEDNESDAYS with Jack Smalley and Perry Botkin Jr. at Local 47

    Jun 16, 16 • 700 Views • Blog, First WEDNESDAYS Highlights

    Our June 1, 2016 First WEDNESDAYS, featuring Jack Smalley and Perry Botkin Jr. at Local 47, was a wonderful event. Jack and Perry were super! A packed house and lots of great stuff starting with a great intro from legendary composer-guitarist Don Peake. The...

  • Celebrating Women Composers

    May 17, 16 • 551 Views • Blog, First WEDNESDAYS Highlights

    The Asmac evening last week entitled, “Celebrating Women Composers” was just that. We moved through the evening listening to music from animation to orchestral music from Carnegie Hall to bebop re­imagined. The evening began with Elise...

  • First WEDNESDAYS April 6, 2016 – Conceiving an Original Arrangement

    Apr 16, 16 • 581 Views • Blog, First WEDNESDAYS Highlights

    A big ASMAC thank you and round of applause for Elliot Deutsch and Patrick Williams who provided a great musical “First WEDNESDAYS” event on April 4, 2016 at Local 47 in Hollywood. The topic of “Conceiving an Original Arrangement” was an evening of...

  • Jim Ciancaglini

    First WEDNESDAYS Highlights (03-02-16)

    Mar 8, 16 • 726 Views • Blog, First WEDNESDAYS Highlights

    ASMAC First Wednesdays continued with The Art of Music Preparation Act II held at Local 47 on March 2nd. A very enthusiastic audience enjoyed masterful presentations by panelists Liz Finch, Ross deRoche, and Kim Richmond. Also featured was another great...

  • First WEDNESDAYS Highlights (02-03-16)

    Feb 12, 16 • 730 Views • Blog, First WEDNESDAYS Highlights

    What a night at the ASMAC Feb 3, 2016 First Wednesday’s The Art of Music Preparation Event! Harpist Gayle Levant introduced the legendary Bob Bornstein who started the festivities with a way too brief overview of his life and accomplishments. Bob closed...