Past Events

Mardi Gras Ball for Scholarship Fund
Feb 15, 2020 

Mardi Gras Ball for Scholarship Fund of Southern University Alumni 

Los Angeles Alumni 

Los Angeles Chapter 

Held at the Marina Del Rey Marriott 

Brass Band plays Mardi Gras music for this 7PM to midnight fundraiser to support scholarships at Southern University, Baton Rouge, LA. This connection with the university scholarship fund is expected to accrue to the benefit of Pullum Center students. 

38th Annual Black History Parade & Festival
Feb 15, 2020 

38th Annual Black History Parade & Festival 

Pasadena, CA 


Marching Band and Dance Team perform at this all-day parade & festival sponsored by the City Human Services & Recreation Dept and community organizations to celebrate achievements and contributions of African Americans  

Grammy Awards Week
Jan 20 - 25, 2020

Grammy Awards Week 

Staples Center 

Los Angeles, CA 

250 students (Jazz Band, Dancers, Singers, Actors) perform with Grammy winner in front of Staples Center, the day before the Grammy Awards Ceremony, to promote music education. The event is sponsored by Grammy Educational Foundation and the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus. Additionally, Jazz Band and Singers record on the John Lennon Bus Mon-Friday with previous Grammy winners. 

Casting Call - Mulan 
December 20, 2019 
4 PM - 7 PM

Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center 

3351 West 43rd Street 

Los Angeles, CA 90008​

Martin Luther King Parade
January 20, 2020 

Crenshaw District 

Los Angeles, CA 90008 

Marching Band and Dance Team perform in the MLK parade. The 2.5-mile parade is the nation's biggest celebration of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and includes more than 150 floats, bands, equestrian units, dance and martial arts ensembles and other groups--involving more than 3,000 people. The parade is televised on local TV. 

NAMM Show 
January 18, 2020 

The NAMM Show (National Association of Music Merchants) 

Anaheim Convention Center 

Anaheim, CA 

Jazz Band Combo plays in the Kawai Suite at the Convention Center. Performance is streamed live through Facebook. Sponsored by Kawai America Corp. The NAMM Show is the world's largest trade-only event for music products, pro audio and event tech industry. 

Hot & Cool Café
Dec 19, 2019 

Hot & Cool Café

Leimart Park 

Los Angeles, CA 90008


For their end of semester showcase, Junior Jazz Band performs at the Café for family, friends, and customers.  

Showcase at Marcus Garvey School
December 18, 2019 

End of Semester Showcase 

Marcus Garvey School 

Los Angeles, CA 90008

All classes perform for family & friends at this combined showcase for the Pullum Center & Marcus Garvey programs. 

KCBS-TV Channel 2 
November 27, 2019 

KCBS-TV Channel 2

L.A. Morning News Show

KCBS-TV Los Angeles broadcasts their morning show live from the Hot & Cool Café in Leimert Park, profiling what's happening in the South L.A. Community. DeMarco Morgan interviews Fernando Pullum and the Jazz Band performs. 

Promotion for SiriusXM Satellite Radio
November 11, 2019 

Union Station

Los Angeles, CA

The Choir performs John Lennon tune Happy Christmas (War is Over) with singer, songwriter, producer & actor John Legend in a live broadcast at Union Station by SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

Christmas CD for Singer/Songwriter John Legend 
November 2, 2019 

Choir Members record a track with singer/songwriter John Legend for his Christmas CD. The track is the John Lennon song Happy Christmas (War is Over). 

Hollywood Community Housing Pearls of Hope Gala 
October 25, 2019 

Pearls of Hope Gala 

Dolby Theater

Hollywood, CA

Jazz Band Combo with Pullum Center singer Simone Baker performs at this major gala event at the Dolby Theater for Hollywood Community Housing which provides affordable housing to more than 2,200 people. 

90th Year Celebration of Audubon Middle School
October 05, 2019

Audubon Middle School

Los Angeles, CA 90008

Jazz Band Combo performs a community event celebrating the 90th anniversary of Audubon Middle School.

An Evening with Jackson Browne 
September 08, 2019 

Private Residence 

West Los Angeles, CA 

Jazz Band & Choir perform along with Jackson Browne in an elegant outdoor setting at a private home in Brentwood Park to raise funds for Pullum Center and build our donor base. 

U.S. Open Tennis Championship 
September 1, 2019 

USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center

New York, NY

Pullum Center student Simone Baker sings America the Beautiful at the beginning of the evening session in Arthur Ashe Stadium. Twelve young people from around the country were selected to perform at the Open from nearly 350 singers who submitted performances via a national online audition. 

Gardena Jazz Festival
August 25, 2019 
10 AM - 7:30 PM

Gardena Jazz Festival

Rowley Park

Gardena, CA 90249

Because of its great success last year, the Jazz Band has been invited back to perform at the annual Gardena Jazz Festival to celebrate the original American art form. Stanley Clark will headline the show. Over 10,000 people attend each year. 

Summer Camp Showcase & Party
August 2, 2019
3 PM

Marcus Garvey School 

3751 West 54th Street

Windsor Hills, CA 90043

FPCAC Junior Jazz Band
June 4, 2019 
6 PM 

4331 Degnan Blvd

Los Angeles, CA 90008

Moana Cast Party
May 24, 2019 
6-9 PM

Marcus Garvey School Auditorium

3751 W. 54th St.

Los Angeles, CA 

Piano and Choir Classes
May 23, 2019 
4:30 - 5:30 PM

FPCAC & Marcus Garvey School 

Featuring Piano and Choir Classes 

Good Shephard Manor

4411 11th Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 


May 9 -11, 2019
Thursday- Saturday

Preview - Tuesday, May 9, 2019 7 PM 


Friday, May 10, 2019 7 PM 

Saturday, May 11, 2019 3 PM

Saturday, May 11, 2019 7 PM

Free Concert
June 25, 2019 
6 PM 

The Cavaliers, Pullum Center and special guests will be performing at a free concert!

​CELEBRATION OF SOUND, which was previously scheduled to take place on June 25, 2019 at Ford Amphitheater has been canceled. 

Mar 30, 2019 
10:00 AM -12:00 PM

Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center

3351 West 43rd Street

Los Angeles, CA 90008


Keeping Time - A Celebration of Jazz History
Feb 23, 2019 
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Inglewood Public Library 

Gladys Waddingham Lecture Hall 

101 W. Manchester Blvd 

Inglewood, CA 90301

(310) 412 - 5380 

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Performing Arts Showcase
Dec 13, 2018 
7 PM

Join us on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 7 PM, for a night of performances from our students at the Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center, Winter Session Culmination Showcase. Let's celebrate the hard work of our students! 

Fee : $5

Jazz @ Leimert Park
Dec 11, 2018 
7 PM 

Hot and Cool Cafe

4331 Degnan Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90008

Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center invites you to an evening of smooth sounds featuring the Pullum Center's Junior Jazz Band. 


NAMM Event 
Nov 14, 2018 

Intercontinental Hotel

Los Angeles, CA

Jazz Band Combo will play at NAMM event entitled 'How to Build a Better World through the Arts". Fernando Pullum will be interviewed in front of the live audience. 

#Hashtag Lunchbag
October 27, 2018 
10 AM 

We kindly ask volunteers to donate $5 towards the cost of food. 

10 AM Assembly 

12 PM Distribution 

Watch the Pullum Center students perform at the
2018 American Music Awards 
October 9, 2018 
5-8 PM PST 

The American Music Awards pays tribute to today's most influential and iconic artists. The show is one of the biggest music shows in the world. Tune in on Oct 9th to watch some of our Pullum Students perform.

Jazz Band
Sep 21, 2018 
6 PM 

Dancing Under the Stars

Mercado La Paloma

3655 S. Grand Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90007

Call time: TBA​

Jazz Band 
Sep 7, 2018 

Los Angeles County Museum of Art for the 10th Annual L.A. Jazz Treasure Award Concert with Barbara Morrison 

Jazz Band 
Sep 2, 2018 
4 PM

Venue: Leimert Park 

Call time: TBA ​

Sister Act 2 - A Divine Musical Comedy 
August 26, 2018  

Regency West 

3339 West 43rd Street 

Los Angeles, CA 90008

Pre-sale Tickets: $13 Adults, $10 Seniors & Students 

Door Prices: $15 Adults, $13 Seniors & Students 

Jazz Band 
August 24, 2018 

Hot & Cool Cafe

Leimert Park

Jazz Band
August 26, 2018
11 AMay

Gardena Jazz Festival​

Venue: Rowley Park

13220 S. Van Ness Avenue

Gardena, CA 90249​

Jr. Jazz Band
August 4, 2018
10:30 AM  

Mother's in Action - Back to School Health Fair 

Venue: Exposition Park

Christmas Tree Lane

3911 S. Figueroa Street

Los Angeles, CA 90037​

Sister Act 2 - A Divine Musical Comedy
July 13 - 7 PM 
July 14 - 3:30 PM & 7 PM
July 15 - 3:30 PM

George Washington on PHS

10860 Denker Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90047

General Admission - $12 (presale), $15

Students - $10 (presale), $12

Seniors - $10 (presale), $12

VIP - $23 (presale), $25 

Jazz Band 
June 27, 2018 
Time: TBA

Catalina Bar and Grill 

6725 Sunset Blvd. 

Los Angeles, CA 90028

Attire: Long sleeve black 

Jazz Band
June 24, 2018 
Time: 2 PM 

Jazz Band Performance

Pamela Moone's Home

Venue: 1604 Buckingham Road

Los Angeles, CA 90019

Call Time: 12:30 PM

Attire: Polo Shirt 

Jazz Band Combo
June 16, 2018 

Donna Ausby

6145 Wooster Avenue

Los Angeles, CA 90056

Performance Time: 1 - 2 PM

Call Time: 5 PM

Attire: No uniforms, but something nice (no jeans, no t-shirts)

Spring Culmination 
June 15, 2018 
5 PM 

All Pullum Center and Marcus Garvey classes will participate. 

Marcus Garvey School 

3751 West 54th Street 

Los Angeles, CA 90043

#Hashtag Lunchbag
May 26, 2018 

10 AM - Assembly 

12 PM - Distribution 

Sister Act 2 Auditions 
May 10 - 14, 2018 

Casting call for Sister Act 2 

Jazz Band
May 19, 2018 
1 - 2 PM 

Mid City Arts and Music Festival

4718 West Washington Blvd. (Between Rimpau & Vineyard Avenue)

Los Angeles, CA 90016

Pan African Studies Forum 
May 9, 2018
4:30 PM 

Cal State LA 

Jazz Combo 
May 07, 2018

Wallis Annenberg 

9390 North Santa Monica 

Beverly Hills, CA 90210 

Attire: Long sleeve black shirt 

#Hashtag Lunchbag
April 28, 2018
10 AM

3351 West 43rd Street 

Los Angeles, CA

Jazz Combo
April 26, 2018
4:30 PM 

The Girls Club of LA

2057 W. Century Blvd. 

Attire: Long sleeve black shirt

Open Mic
April 13, 2018 

Music by FPCAC Proteges 

#Hashtag Lunchbag
March 24, 2018
10 AM - Assembly 
12 PM - Distribution 

We kindly ask volunteers to donate $5 towards the cost of food. 

Little Angels School Recitals
March 16, 2018

Little Angels Preschool students will present their recitals. 

Grace Hopper STEM Academy Recitals
March 13, 2018
5:30 PM

Grace Hopper STEM Academy 

601 Grace Avenue

Inglewood, CA 90301

Jazz Bands play at Catalina Jazz Bar & Grill 
March 7, 2018 

Beginning and Advanced Jazz Bands play at Catalina Jazz Bar & Grill, in Hollywood as part of Youth Artist Jazz Series.

Jazz Band Performs at KPFK Fundraising Event 
February 4, 2018 
11:15 AM - 3 PM

KPFK's Heroes of Hope Concert & Brunch honoring Ed Asner, Dolores Huerta, and John Paul DeJoria on Sunday February 4, 2018 at the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood will kick off with the musical talents of singer/songwriter Keaton Simons along with Fernando Pullum Community Arts Center Youth Jazz Orchestra and Cameron Graves, pianist for Kamasi Washington, and a founding member of the West Coast Get Down collective.

Jazz Band Master Class with Trumpeter Auturo Sandoval 
January 25, 2018 
7 PM

Jazz Band Master Class with trumpeter Arturo Sandoval at The Wallis Annenberg Theater for the Performing Arts

Leimert Park Martin Luther King Festival
January 15, 2018 
2 PM

Leimert Park Martin Luther King Festival 

2 PM - Jazz Band 

3 PM - Scene from Little Mermaid