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The Discovery Project presents "The Sky Remains"
The Blue Whale
Los Angeles, CA
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The Discovery Project presents "The Sky Remains"
"Oh, Los Angeles. What a love/hate relationship we all have with this city," says jazz pianist/composer/conceptualist John Nelson. "I'm a native Angeleno, well a Long Beach-ian to be exact. I happen to love the Southland more than hate it. I find myself at LACMA all the time, in Griffith Park on a hike or at the Observatory.
"It's a city full of dichotomies. Natural beauty living right next to urban beauty. The history of the region has always fascinated me. Growing up the son of a Disney Imagineer in the 80s and 90s (and the grandson of an aerospace engineer), I could observe how entertainment and science shaped the Southland.
"This presentation is right up my alley, as I enjoy delving into the '50s and '60s, an era I did not witness personally but always felt like I was born into. I collect old 8mm films, classic ViewMaster reels, vintage "Classics Illustrated" comics, magazines, and other ephemera from the classic years of the mid-20th century.

"So bring it on, LA! Did you know the St Francis Dam Disaster of 1928 ended the great William Mulholland's career with the city? That will be explored in our show, along with this historic drought we are currently dealing with. Care to revisit the old eerie and surreal ghost of Pacific Ocean Park, POP? The Griffith Park carousel? How about the beautiful staircases around East LA?"

The Discovery Project moves fluidly from Jules Verne/HG Wells/Tesla to the Planet Mars to the stories of Los Angeles.

A brand new installation will accompany the music, full of historical LA photos and videos. Special thanks to Robert Petersen of the podcast "The Hidden History of Los Angeles" for his guidance and inspiration with this project.

Josh Nelson  piano, keyboards, compositions; Larry Koonse  guitar; Brian Walsh  clarinet; Kathleen Grace & Lillian Sengpiehl  vocals; Dave Robaire  bass; Dan Schnelle  drums; Travis Flournoy  Live Video; Jesse Ottinger & Claudia Carballada  art installation

Visit www.discovery-project.net and www.joshnelsonmusic.com for more information!


The Blue Whale (View)
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St Suite 301
Los Angeles, CA 90012
United States


Music > Jazz

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!



Ben V.
los angeles, CA United States
Nov 14, 2015 6:13 PM
Ben V.
los angeles, CA United States
Nov 14, 2015 6:13 PM
John D.
Laguna Beach, CA United States
Nov 14, 2015 5:54 PM
John D.
Laguna Beach, CA United States
Nov 14, 2015 5:54 PM
Lucine G.
Glendale, CA United States
Nov 14, 2015 5:42 PM

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