Concert Promoter/Arts Presenter
John Malveaux became a partner in the concert company World Wide Production in 1967 ad steered the first Motown Review on the west coast, featuring Marvin Gaye, Four Tops, Etta James, and Martha & the Vandellas to the Long Beach Area in 1968. Before moving to Long Beach in 1955, John played French horn in a high school band and orchestra. In 2003, John co-produced his first classical music concert titled “An Evening of Grace & Style” at the Skirball Cultural Center featuring music of African American classical composers William Grant Still, Ed Bland, Barbara Sherrill, Margaret Bonds, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and arias from William Grant Still’s COSTAGO and A BAYOU LEGEND operas. In 2008, John produced the “Music Without Borders” concert at the Long Beach Museum of Latin American Art. The free concert featured chamber and vocal music of composers Carlos Chavez and William Grant Still. The concert was an opportunity to heighten awareness of two neglected classical composers and bring different cultures together.