NOTES ON LIVING: All-Star Jazz with Tales by Brian Doyle

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The GRAMMY Museum

at L.A. Live

is proud to present

a benefit production for


WordTheatre® in the Schools





Tuesday, May 14th

Doors 7 PM | Performance 7:30-9:00 PM

800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015


GRAMMY Museum/WordTheatre Member Tickets $48

(Members must apply promo code ‘Member‘ at check-out for $10 discount.

Two discounted tickets at member price only please)

Non-Member Tickets $58




Enjoy the extraordinary shorter-than-short, touching and funny stories of the

late, great Brian Doyle brought to life by a brilliant cast infused with music

composed by Jonathan Sacks and Starr Parodi.









Antonique Smith (Luke Cage, Notorious)









Rhashan Stone (Carters Get Rich, Strikeback)









Toni Trucks (Seal Team, Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn)









Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Secrets & Lies, Without a Trace)










Bellamy Young (Scandal, A Wrinkle in Time)








Fred Melamed (A Serious Man, Fargo)










Wendie Malick (Hot in Cleveland, Just Shoot Me!)










Jason Butler Harner (Ozark, Homeland) 











Bruce Vilanch (You Don’t Mess with the Zohan)










Sharon Lawrence (Shameless, NYPD Blue)









Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years, Independence Day)








*Due to the ever-shifting nature of actors schedules, appearances are subject to change without notice!







Steinway artist and multi-award winning composer Starr Parodi’s recordings have been featured on iHEART Radio, NPR’s Echoes, numerous films, television shows, iconic movie trailers. Her solo piano album COMMON PLACES, which won Solo Piano Album of the year, was lauded by KCRW’s grammy-nominated host Chris Douridas “This deeply passionate and beautiful recording is one of the best albums of the year”.








Wayne Bergeron is enjoying a career as one of the most sought-after musicians in the world. Studio sessions, film dates, international touring, jazz concerts, guest appearances, and clinics keep him busy not only in his hometown of Los Angeles, but worldwide.








Bernie Dresel has been one of the busiest studio and live musicians in the world as both a drummer and percussionist since moving to Los Angeles in 1983 after graduating from the Eastman School of Music.  You’ve heard him most recently on Incredibles 2, Zootopia, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Family Guy, and The Simpsons as well as countless others tv and film soundtracks.  He has traveled the world as the drummer for the multi-Grammy Award-winning Brian Setzer Orchestra, selling close to 4 million records from 1992-2006. 






As a bassist, composer and bandleader, Nedra Wheeler has been performing in Southern California and touring internationally for more than 25 years.  Nedra is a recipient of the 2006 Jazz Legend of Los Angeles Awards from the Dunbar Economic Development Corporation and The City of Los Angeles, State of California.