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Music Maker Mixer: Looping for Live Performance

February 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Looping for Live Performance

Immerse yourself in the world of live looping with Eduardo Mendoza and James Dean at our February Levitt Music Maker Mixer. Eduardo, a multi-instrumentalist, blends traditional Latin and Andean melodies with contemporary genres through mesmerizing live looping performances. James, a live looping artist, creates full-band sounds live on stage across various genres. Both musicians will demonstrate and discuss their use of live looping technology. They’ll share tips and the tools they utilize in their dynamic looping performances. Don’t miss this opportunity to elevate your performance and connect with fellow music makers!

Here’s the breakdown of the evening:
  • 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. — Social Time with treats and live music by James Dean Acoustic
  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. — Presentation and Q&A
Meet the Presenters:

Eduardo Mendoza

Eduardo Mendoza Music Looping for Live Performance

Eduardo is a multi-instrumentalist, passionately blending the essence of traditional Latin and Andean melodies with contemporary genres. He showcases his work through mesmerizing live looping performances and cultural presentations in which he plays Andean instruments, guiding the audiences on a captivating listening journey. See an example of Eduardo Mendoza looping.

James Dean

James Dean Acoustic Music Looping for Live Performance

James Dean is a live looping artist offering relaxing multi-instrumental arrangements in varied genres including Smooth Jazz, Soft Rock, Funk, Reggae, R&B and more. Through the use of a technique known as live looping, James is able to build entire songs live on stage by recording each instrument as he performs, then looping the instruments back while layering the next instrumental parts in as the song builds. The end result is a full band sound performed completely live (without the use of any pre-recorded tracks). Listeners are invited on a musical journey as the entire song is built in front of them piece by piece. This is the new millennium version of a one-man band. See an example of James Dean looping.

Special thanks to our partners at Startup Sioux Falls for hosting Music Maker Mixers in their MarketBeat Theater!

Startup Sioux Falls
100 E 6th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Startup Sioux Falls

About Levitt Music Maker Mixers:

Dive into the beat of the local music scene and discover new opportunities with Levitt’s Music Maker Mixers. Join us to connect with local musicians, expand your network, and open doors to new horizons. All events are free and open to adults and emerging young professionals. It’s your chance to network, learn, and groove in a professional and fun atmosphere, complete with refreshments to fuel your creativity and collaborations. Learn more about Music Maker Mixers.


February 20
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Levitt at the Falls


Startup Sioux Falls
100 E 6th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57104 United States
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