Roy Gaines and His Tuxedo Blues Orchestra

Southland Sessions Presents: From high school operas and drive-thru art exhibitions to Chicano comedies and underground DJ sets—we are showcasing the vibrancy of arts and culture across our city today.


LACMA @ Home presents videos and podcasts that help reconnect artists and audiences even though the museum is currently closed. Jazz at LACMA: Meet the Musicians is a podcast hosted by Mitch Glickman and featuring musicians who would have performed during the 29th season of LACMA's concert series Jazz at LACMA.

Title: Jazz at LACMA: Meet the Musicians - Roy Gaines and his Tuxedo Blues Orchestra
Presented by: LACMA
Originally aired: June 2020
Host: Mitch Glickman
Guests: Roy Gaines and his Tuxedo Blues Orchestra

For this special episode of Meet the Musicians, Mitch Glickman interviews the talented and versatile guitarist Roy Gaines and his Tuxedo Blues Orchestra in celebration of Betye Saar: Call and Response and African American Music Appreciation Month. Roy Gaines talks about purchasing his first guitar and tells stories of mentor T-Bone Walker. The group talks about how the blues are a way of life and speak about their time with Roy.
This interview is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

Committed to showcasing a multitude of art histories, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art  exhibits and interprets works of art from new and unexpected points of view that are informed by the region’s rich cultural heritage and diverse population.

About the Series
Jazz at LACMA's 29th season is on hold but you can listen to interviews and music from the artists from the 2020 line-up in a new podcast hosted by LACMA's Mitch Glickman.

We are dedicated to providing you with articles like this one. Show your support with a tax-deductible contribution to KCET. After all, public media is meant for the public. It belongs to all of us.

Keep Reading

Full Episodes