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Joy Guidry’s Amen + Deron Johnson’s Free to Dance

Joy Guidry’s Amen + Deron Johnson

October 19, 2024 @ 8:30 pm 10:30 pm

2220 Beverly Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90057 United States
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Doors at 8:00pm

8:30pm- Deron Johnson’s Free to Dance

Line up TBA

9:45pm – Joy Guidry’s Amen

Joy Guidry – Bassoon, poetry, electronics
Scott Li – synth, electronics, violin
Mekala Sessions – Drums

“In AMEN, there is a lot of experimentation with different forms of southern Black American music. I wanted to lean heavily on my Texas, Louisiana, and Creole roots in this project.”

– Joy Guidry
Deron Johnson

Joy Guidry

Radical self-love, compassion, laughter, and the drive to amplify Black artmakers and noisemakers comprise the core of bassoonist and composer Joy Guidry’s work. Her performances have been hailed by The San Diego Tribune as “lyrical and haunting…hair-raising and unsettling.” Joy was born in 1995 in Houston, Texas, into a creative family that played a big part in who she has become today.

Joy has been featured at the La Biennale di Venezia, A’Larme Festival, Cologne Jazz Week, Spoleto Festival USA, and many more. In addition, Joy Guidry is the winner of the 2021 Berlin Prize for Young Artists.


Joy Guidry
Deron Johnson

Deron Johnson

Deron Johnson is an award-winning pianist and composer with decades of success as a recording and touring artist. He is now scoring original compositions for film, television, and narrative podcasts.

Johnson’s latest feature film score, The Prank (2022), is a dark comedy starring the legendary Rita Moreno.