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Memorial for Brian O’Connor

December 1951 – March 2016

Memorial service:
Saturday March 26, 2:00-3:00 PM

Lutheran Church in the Foothills
1700 Foothill Blvd.
La Canada Flintridge, CA 91011

There will also be a Musical Celebration of Brian’s Life at Local 47 in June. Stay tuned for further details.

In lieu of flowers, please contribute to the UCLA Neurology Foundation.  You may send a donation by check or money order to:

Attention: Luba Skoropad
Department of Neurology Finance Office
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
710 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1769

Make check payable to: UCLA Foundation

Please indicate on the memo line: “For the research of Dr. Linda Liau.”


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Celebrating the Life of Howard Rumsey



Life Member. Bass
(11/7/1917 – 7/15/2015)

By Glenn A. Mitchell, Life Member

Longtime jazz bassist, entrepreneur and educator Howard Rumsey passed away July 15, 2015, at 97 years. Rumsey brought jazz to the west coast in a big way after leaving the original Stan Kenton Orchestra. He helped Lighthouse owner John Levine by getting an OK to produce Sunday afternoon jazz at the Lighthouse. Several years later he also ran the famous Concerts by the Sea in Redondo Beach for a number of years until his retirement in 1985, bringing many famous world-class jazz artists to both venues. Continue reading

Tribute Concert for David Weiss

david weiss

Presented by the Young Musicians Foundation
Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 7-9 pm

Tickets:  Free (RSVP requested).
Seating:  General admission.
Theater address:  Aratani/Japan America Theater, 244 S San Pedro St, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
Parking:  Closest paid lots are on 2nd Street between San Pedro and Central.

David Weiss was a beloved mentor, friend, and advisor whose passion for music and life touched our entire community. The Weiss and Walker families, along with Young Musicians Foundation, will present a tribute concert in celebration of David’s life on Tuesday, June 24, at the Aratani/Japan America Theater at 7pm. Concert and reception are free; RSVP requested at davidtribute.eventbrite.com.

YMF is deeply grateful to David’s family and friends for their guidance in selecting a few of his favorite pieces for the evening’s program, including works by Mendelssohn, Mozart, Bach, and Dvorak.  We are also honored to present a new work by composer Michael Levine dedicated to David. A multimedia production will accompany the music. Ivan Shulman and Roger Kalia, YMF Debut Orchestra Music Director & Conductor, will conduct. Following the performances, attendees are invited to a reception outside in the plaza at approximately 8:15pm.

Memorial for Local 47 President Emeritus Max Herman

max herman

Thursday, June 5, 2014, 3pm

11500 Sepulveda Blvd
Missions Hills CA 91345

Please join friends and family at 3pm in Eden Park Memorial Mission Hills (off the 405 fwy) in a celebration of the life of Max Herman.

In lieu of flowers, please send donation to the Max Herman Foundation: LOREN L. ZACHARY SOCIETY OF THE PERFORMING ARTS, 2250 Gloaming Way, Beverly Hills CA 91210

Max Herman played his first professional music job at the age of 13. He has since enjoyed a stellar music career as the first trumpeter for many of the top name bands of the Swing Era. Most notably, Max was the first trumpet in the Bob Crosby Orchestra. His second career was that of music publisher, forming Fiesta Music and Herman Music. His third career was that of President of the Los Angeles Musicians Union, for which he is credited for many advances of that organization. View a video interview with Max Herman at namm.org.