Community Events Calendar
EVENT
DwighTrible Presents: "Summer" Jazz Concert Series
DESCRIPTION
Dwight Trible, Executive Director Presents: (most) Weekends, Fri. & Sat.. (most often) 9pm to 12mid-night. Admission (usually) $20.

July Schedule:
1st - The Roberto Miranda Quartet
7th - Munyungo Jackson
8th - Joshua White
14th - Billy Childs' Prophecy
21st - Shana Tucker
22nd - Clayton Cameron
28th - Miguel Atwood Ferguson
29th - Al Williams


ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.leimertparkbeat.com/profiles/blogs/the-new-world-stage-jazz-series-june-july-2017?xg_source=activity
DATE
Saturday, July 01, 2017

END DATE
Saturday, July 29, 2017

START TIME
9:00pm

END TIME
1:00am
LOCATION
The 'new' World STAGE
4321 Degnan Blvd.
L.A./Leimert Park Village, CA 90008
directions
EVENT
Rose Gales Trio & Friends
DESCRIPTION
Ongoing every Wednesday evening. Enjoy wonderful, reasonably priced Ethiopian food, drinks, coffee, etc. & some great straight-ahead & sometimes a bit more avant garde jazz with seasoned pianist, composer, Rose Gales, wife of Thelonius Monk's legendary bassist, Larry Gales. Musicians & Singers are welcome to sit in with the trio & various horn players. Rose also hosts jams at the world-famous World Stage, founded by legendary drummer, Billy Higgins, pianist Horace Tapscott, & poet Kamau Daoud. Donations are welcome. Street parking.

ADDITIONAL INFO
Tel: (310) 202-6633 https://www.facebook.com/Industry-Cafe-Jazz-194645714271/
DATE
Wednesday, July 05, 2017

END DATE
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

START TIME
8:00pm

END TIME
11:00pm
LOCATION
Industry Cafe & Jazz
6039 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
directions
EVENT
Blinded
DESCRIPTION
WHAT: Blinded. World Premiere engagement of a new dark comedy.
WHO: Written by Joni Ravenna. Directed by T.J. Castronovo. Produced by John Lant for Write Act Repertory.
WHERE: Write Act Repertory at The BrickHouse Theatre , 10950 Peach Grove Street, North Hollywood, CA 91601. (This is one block north of Camarillo/Vineland/Lankershim cross streets.)
WHEN: Opens Saturday, July 15, 2017. Runs through Sunday, August 13. Show times: Fri. & Sat. at 8:00, Sun. at 2:00.
ADMISSION: $25. Students and seniors $20.
RESERVATIONS: (800) 838-3006.
ONLINE TICKETING: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2993431
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Los Angeles – BLINDED - Seventeen years ago, Donald walked in on his mother in bed with someone other than his father. Whatever he saw that day was so devastating that his psyche refused to see another thing from that moment on. At 35, the hysterically blind Donald visits NYC's best shrink, Bob Schneiderman. Donald's last ditch hope before throwing in life's towel. However the doctor's highly unorthodox remedy includes an affair with Schneiderman's younger, beautiful wife, Bridget. There's only one caveat; Bridget can never find out Donald is blind.
Production Stage Manager: Jonathan Harrison, Casting: Jean Scoccamarro
Cast: Cindy Marinangel, Chris Muto, Marilyn Sanabria and Rico Simonini
Producer John Lant states “When TJ brought me this script, I had to do this play, and soon. I was quite moved by some of the moments and laughed out loud while reading at the local coffee shop. Also getting to work with TJ, and wonderful actors that grace Write Act’s boards over the years Rico, Cindy and Chris was an added bonus. I can’t wait for people to see Joni’s work and have talented newcomer to Write Act, Marilyn Sanabria, join our proud history.”
General Admission / Limited Seating / Refreshments / Air-Conditioned / Heated / ADA Compliant On-Street Parking / On-Site Box Office


ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2993431
DATE
Saturday, July 15, 2017

END DATE
Sunday, August 13, 2017
LOCATION


North Hollywood, CA
directions
EVENT
Covina Swing Band Festival
DESCRIPTION
There will be 10 swing bands from all over LA county. 5 bands on Saturday and 5 bands on Sunday. Each band will play for 45 minutes with 15 minutes to switch bands.Food and drinks are available with proceeds going to benefit the Covina Concert Band. There will also be a dance floor. Bring your dancing shoes.

ADDITIONAL INFO
Covina Concert Band.org. 626-252-3184
DATE
Saturday, July 29, 2017

END DATE
Sunday, July 30, 2017

START TIME
2:00pm

END TIME
8:00pm
LOCATION
Covina Park
Covina Park, Covina CA 91723
Covina, CA 91723
directions
EVENT
Saturday Night Jazz DTLA presents Mari Nobre & Nobresil
DESCRIPTION

SATURDAY - JULY 29th

The exciting Brazilian vocalist & Band

MARI NOBRE & NOBRESIL




Nobresil is sophistication, pure energy and great melodies on stage translating in unique arrangements of samba, bossa nova, Brazilian jazz and world music.

They have an

irresistible sound produced by Latin Grammy awarded Brazilian bass player Leo Nobre (Sergio Mendes, Shakira,Stevie Wonder)

and enhanced by the sensual voice of 2015 Latin Grammy awarded singer Mari Nobre (also lead singer of the UCLA

Bobby Rodriguez's Latin Jazz Big Band.)


Nobresil is a magnet for world class musicians and participated as headliner in major jazz festivals.

Nobresil album "Original" is this year the recipient of the prestigious Jazz Educator Award as Best Music Album of the Year by Jazz Ed Magazine, and the lead singer Mari Nobre has been voted among the Best World Artists/Bands of the Year.

Nobresil was also the recipient of the Akademia Music Award and nominated by the Hollywood Music

and Media Awards as best World Jazz band of the year.

Mari Nobre, also received in 2016 the American Songwriting Award for her song “Thank you” as best world music composition of the year.

Mari Nobre’s Latin Jazz Band Nobresil recently released “Live and Alive” the new live Brazilian jazz production by the Nobresil music team for Chrome Records Incorporated that jumped on the top ten of the NACC charts even before its release.

Sets: 7:30 and 9:30 // Tickets: $10-$30


ADDITIONAL INFO
www.saturdaynightjazzdtla.com
DATE
Saturday, July 29, 2017

START TIME
7:30pm

END TIME
11:30pm
LOCATION
Au Lac in the Bar Fedora
710 W1st street
Los Angeles, CA 91105
directions
EVENT
Bossa Nova & Jazz under the Stars.
DESCRIPTION
Casa Arjona is pleased to present the talented Brazilian singer and guitar player, Angelo Metz, accompanied by sax player, Mark Isbell, bass by Javier Arjona, and Lucio Vieira in the drums. We'll also have the artwork of Mexican artist, Maricruz Sibaja (prints available for purchase). Your $20 donation includes chips and salsa, and non-alcoholic drinks. You are welcome to bring your own basket and favorite drinks. Buy your tickets at Eventbrite, or send money through Paypal (quesadijazz@gmail.com), or a personal check to Gloria Arjona, 4515 E. Harvey Way, Long Beach, CA, 90808. Questions? Call Javier at (562) 805-7770

Buy tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bossa-nova-jazz-and-art-under-the-stars-tickets-35734826829

Watcg Promo
https://youtu.be/FylyQCEwFrs

ADDITIONAL INFO
562-805-7770
DATE
Saturday, July 29, 2017

START TIME
7:00pm

END TIME
10:30pm
LOCATION
Casa Arjona
4515 E. Harvey Way
Long Beach, CA 90808
directions
EVENT
Saturday Night Jazz DTLA presents Mari Nobre& Nobresil
DESCRIPTION

SATURDAY - JULY 29th

The exciting Brazilian vocalist & Band

MARI NOBRE & NOBRESIL




Nobresil is sophistication, pure energy and great melodies on stage translating in unique arrangements of samba, bossa nova, Brazilian jazz and world music.

They have an

irresistible sound produced by Latin Grammy awarded Brazilian bass player Leo Nobre (Sergio Mendes, Shakira,Stevie Wonder)

and enhanced by the sensual voice of 2015 Latin Grammy awarded singer Mari Nobre (also lead singer of the UCLA

Bobby Rodriguez's Latin Jazz Big Band.)


Nobresil is a magnet for world class musicians and participated as headliner in major jazz festivals.

Nobresil album "Original" is this year the recipient of the prestigious Jazz Educator Award as Best Music Album of the Year by Jazz Ed Magazine, and the lead singer Mari Nobre has been voted among the Best World Artists/Bands of the Year.

Nobresil was also the recipient of the Akademia Music Award and nominated by the Hollywood Music

and Media Awards as best World Jazz band of the year.

Mari Nobre, also received in 2016 the American Songwriting Award for her song “Thank you” as best world music composition of the year.

Mari Nobre’s Latin Jazz Band Nobresil recently released “Live and Alive” the new live Brazilian jazz production by the Nobresil music team for Chrome Records Incorporated that jumped on the top ten of the NACC charts even before its release.

Sets: 7:30 and 9:30 // Tickets: $10-$30


ADDITIONAL INFO
www.saturdaynightjazzdtla.com
DATE
Saturday, July 29, 2017

START TIME
7:30pm

END TIME
10:00pm
LOCATION
Au Lac /Bar Fedora
710 W 1st Street
Los angeles, CA 900`15
directions
EVENT
Bobby Thomas Jr at Arts Garage July 29
DESCRIPTION

July 29 at 8: Arts Garage welcomes twice-Grammy-nomiated master percussionist Bobby Thomas, Jr. and The Seventh Realm. Bobby has wowed audiences around the globe for more than three decades. Widely considered one of the most important percussionists in music history, his lightning-fast hands and percussive pyrotechnics prompted the great Joe Zawinul to bestow upon him the title of “The Hand Drummer.”

Upon joining Joe Zawinul and Wayne Shorter's jazz fusion group Weather Report in the 1970s, he settled in France, and continued to play with Weather Report until 1986. After the group disbanded, Thomas resettled in Miami, and shortly afterward issued a solo CD of his own music, "In the Dreamtime," on a local label. He continued to work with Zawinul until 1994.

Besides Weather Report, Thomas played with The Zawinul Syndicate, Jaco Pastorius' Word of Mouth band, and individual artists including Stan Getz, David Sanborn, Carlos Santana, Eddie Harris, Branford Marsalis, Herbie Mann, Ahmad Jamal and Roberto Perera. World artists he has played with include sitar player Amitava Chatterjee, and African artist Vinx. Thomas maintains an extensive discography and has issued several solo CDs on which he plays an eclectic mix of instruments including conga drums, wind instruments, guitar and the African bow harp.

Arts Garage is located at 94 NE 2nd Ave in Delray Beach. Tickets are $30-$40-$45 at artsgarage.org or 561-450-6357. BRING YOUR OWN ... WHATEVER! The theater boasts cabaret style table seating, where patrons can bring their own food and drinks, including alcohol. Music courtesy of KCC Productions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4htanpMxp-8

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://artsgarage.org
DATE
Saturday, July 29, 2017

START TIME
8:00pm

END TIME
11:00pm
LOCATION
Arts Garage
94 NE 2nd Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33444
directions
EVENT
Jazz and the Cinema
DESCRIPTION
Join us for “Jazz and the Cinema” on Sunday evening, July 30th to benefit weSPARK Cancer Support Center at the iconic Catalina Jazz Club. weSPARK is teaming up with Jazz Musicians Against Cancer to celebrate classic cinema soundtracks to jazz. The Sandra Booker 5tet Band along with special celebrated guest musicians and vocalists, including jazz enthusiast, actor Jeff Goldblum, Grammy Award-winning vocalist, Steve Tyrell, actress Susan Anton and more! All funds raised will provide free programs and support to cancer patients, their families and friends. What could be better than some cool jazz on a hot summer night?!

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.wespark.org/event/jazz-and-the-cinema/
DATE
Sunday, July 30, 2017

START TIME
6:30pm

END TIME
9:30pm
LOCATION
Catalina Jazz Club
6725 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
directions
EVENT
1st Thursday Santa Barbara
DESCRIPTION
Charged Particles is making some of the most exciting and creative jazz today, playing high-energy, elaborately orchestrated original jazz, infused with elements of funk, Afro-Cuban music, and classical music. See www.chargedparticles.com. Of the band, reviewers have said: “An electrifying, push-the-limits performance style... A tight and enormously talented trio.” (Jazz Times Magazine), "Charged Particles is definitely dazzling." (Jazz and Blues Report), "Fresh, energized contemporary jazz that showcases the trio's individual technical mastery as well as a cooperative, refined approach to the art form." (Jazz News Magazine), and "Tight interplay was the watchword as the threesome took difficult fusion themes and applied its own twists with spark and personal flair." (Los Angeles Times). Recently, the band has been doing special projects with Grammy-winning reed player Paul McCandless and tenor saxophonist Tod Dickow.


ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.downtownsb.org/events/1st-thursday
DATE
Thursday, August 03, 2017

START TIME
5:30pm

END TIME
7:30pm
LOCATION
Marshalls Patio
900 State Street (at Canyon Perdido Street)
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
directions
EVENT
Charged Particles at Copa Cubana
DESCRIPTION
Charged Particles is making some of the most exciting and creative jazz today, playing high-energy, elaborately orchestrated original jazz, infused with elements of funk, Afro-Cuban music, and classical music. See www.chargedparticles.com. Of the band, reviewers have said: “An electrifying, push-the-limits performance style... A tight and enormously talented trio.” (Jazz Times Magazine), "Charged Particles is definitely dazzling." (Jazz and Blues Report), "Fresh, energized contemporary jazz that showcases the trio's individual technical mastery as well as a cooperative, refined approach to the art form." (Jazz News Magazine), and "Tight interplay was the watchword as the threesome took difficult fusion themes and applied its own twists with spark and personal flair." (Los Angeles Times). Recently, the band has been doing special projects with Grammy-winning reed player Paul McCandless and tenor saxophonist Tod Dickow.


ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.thecopacubana.com/about.html
DATE
Friday, August 04, 2017

START TIME
7:00pm

END TIME
10:00pm
LOCATION
Copa Cubana
1575 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura, CA 93001
directions
EVENT
Jack's Cats to Swing The Sky Room
DESCRIPTION
Jack's Cats summer of swing continues at the ever-so-elegant Sky Room — Southern California's streamline moderne masterpiece.
Join Jack, Gretje and the Cats for a swell time! To-nite: featuring drummer Paul Kreibich

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.jackscats.com
DATE
Friday, August 04, 2017

START TIME
7:30pm

END TIME
11:30pm
LOCATION
The Sky Room
40 S. Locust St.
Long Beach, CA 90802
directions
EVENT
Lucy Grau sings at Arts Garage August 5
DESCRIPTION
August 5, 8 pm: Lucy Grau sings at Arts Garage. True vocals, personality, and dynamic performance skills! Lucy Grau, a charismatic and talented singer from Miami, with all the elements of a marquee vocalist, has delivered breathtaking performances, domestically and internationally with her powerhouse voice. She effortlessly masters both the English and Spanish languages while staying true to her Latin rhythmic roots as she proves in her hits “Last Dance” and “On The Radio” (Salsa Version), the Donna Summer classics she chose as a rendition to the late singer and one of Lucy’s all-time favorite idols.

Arts Garage is located at 94 NE 2nd Ave in Delray Beach. Tickets are $30-$40-$45 at artsgarage.org or 561-450-6357. BRING YOUR OWN ... WHATEVER! The theater boasts cabaret style table seating, where patrons can bring their own food and drinks, including alcohol. Music courtesy of KCC Productions.

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://artsgarage.org
DATE
Saturday, August 05, 2017

START TIME
8:00pm

END TIME
11:00pm
LOCATION
Arts Garage
94 NE 2nd Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33444
directions
EVENT
Charged Particles at Copa Cubana
DESCRIPTION
Charged Particles is making some of the most exciting and creative jazz today, playing high-energy, elaborately orchestrated original jazz, infused with elements of funk, Afro-Cuban music, and classical music. See www.chargedparticles.com. Of the band, reviewers have said: “An electrifying, push-the-limits performance style... A tight and enormously talented trio.” (Jazz Times Magazine), "Charged Particles is definitely dazzling." (Jazz and Blues Report), "Fresh, energized contemporary jazz that showcases the trio's individual technical mastery as well as a cooperative, refined approach to the art form." (Jazz News Magazine), and "Tight interplay was the watchword as the threesome took difficult fusion themes and applied its own twists with spark and personal flair." (Los Angeles Times). Recently, the band has been doing special projects with Grammy-winning reed player Paul McCandless and tenor saxophonist Tod Dickow.


ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.thecopacubana.com/about.html
DATE
Saturday, August 05, 2017

START TIME
7:00pm

END TIME
10:00pm
LOCATION
Copa Cubana
1575 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura, CA 93001
directions
EVENT
Autism Speaks Celebrity Poker Tourmanet
DESCRIPTION
What: Enjoy cocktails and food as you mingle and partake in silent auctions, poker tournaments, and live auctions all while supporting a great cause.

When: Saturday August 5th, 2017.
5:00 p.m. Registration - Cocktail & Buffet.
6:00 p.m. Poker Tournament Starts including silent/live auction.

Where:Herman Miller Showroom.
3641 Holdrege Ave #100, Los Angeles, CA 90016.

Why: To support Autism and have a great time doing it!

“By bringing together a variety of celebrity supporters and event attendees, this unique tournament creates a hip atmosphere for poker play and Hollywood-style mingling, while raising much needed funds and enhancing autism awareness for the 1 in 68 affected in our community” - says Kristen Mays this year’s Event Chair.

ADDITIONAL INFO
www.chipin4autism.com
DATE
Saturday, August 05, 2017

START TIME
5:00pm
LOCATION
Herman Miller Showroom
3641 Holdrege Ave #100
Los Angeles , CA 90016
directions
EVENT
Saturday night Jazz DTLA presents Benn Clatworthy & System 6
DESCRIPTION
The core musicians in system6 were the band of the great cuban conguero Francisco Aquabella.

SATURDAY - AUGUST 5th

JAZZ LATIN BURN!

with BENN CLATWORTHY & SYSTEM6






After his passing the band stayed together and over the years morphed into System6.

All the music is original, written by saxophonist Benn Clatworthy, trombonist Joey Sellers and drummer Yayo Morales.

We call it JAZZ LATIN...


ADDITIONAL INFO
www.saturdaynightjazzdtla.com
DATE
Saturday, August 05, 2017

END DATE
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

START TIME
7:30pm

END TIME
11:30pm
LOCATION
Au Lac in the BarFedora
710 W1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 91105
directions
EVENT
Jazz on the Lawn presents The Big Butter Jazz Band
DESCRIPTION
Grab your friends, family, and dancing shoes! Jazz on the Lawn is BACK!! Come dance or relax and listen to great music in Gandara Park, every Sunday in August from 5-7 PM - and don't forget to try some of Southern California's tastiest food trucks! More info at: www.smgov.net/jazz

COME AT 4:30 FOR A FREE SWING DANCE CLASS with Marshall Watson (Professor Watson) and Chelsea Beach, professional swing dancers.

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This Sunday of the series features The Big Butter Jazz Band, dedicated to playing New Orleans traditional jazz, back from the times when jazz was still dance music. Drawing inspiration from the musicians of the past as well as the young New Orleans bands on Frenchmen Street, The Big Butter Jazz Band will get your feet shuffling, head bobbing, fingers snapping, and body moving with their hard-driving rhythm section and hot ensemble choruses. Come see Big Butter and experience their hot speakeasy sounds for yourself.

ADDITIONAL INFO
www.smgov.net/jazz
DATE
Sunday, August 06, 2017

START TIME
4:30pm

END TIME
7:30pm
LOCATION
Gandara Park
1819 Stewart Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
directions
EVENT
Donald Fagen and the Nightflyers at the Fillmore August 8
DESCRIPTION

August 8 at 8 PM: Donald Fagen --musician, composer, vocalist, producer, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer, and co-founder of Steely Dan and The Dukes of September-- has a new special project taking to the road this summer: Donald Fagen and The Nightflyers.

Joining Fagen is an all new band –the Nightflyers- a quartet of young musicians whom Donald has been working with over the past few years near his home in Woodstock, NY. The Nightflyers are Connor Kennedy (guitar, vocals), Lee Falco (drums, vocals), Brandon Morrison (bass, vocals) and Will Bryant (keyboards, vocals).

Previously, the foursome have been performing together in haunts, joints, dives, and even a few reputable establishments, up and down New York’s Hudson River Valley and beyond.

The Fillmore is located at 1700 Washington Ave in Miami Beach. Tickets are available at https://concerts1.livenation.com/event/0D00528BCE3AE388 or by calling the Box Office at (305) 673-7300.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sogYgHlNnqo

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://fillmoremb.com
DATE
Tuesday, August 08, 2017

START TIME
8:00pm

END TIME
11:00pm
LOCATION
The Fillmore
1700 Washington Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33139
directions
EVENT
The Glyn Dryhurst Dixieland Jazz Band at Arts Garage August 11
DESCRIPTION
Friday, August 11 at 8: Arts Garage presents the Glyn Dryhurst Dixieland Jazzz Band. "Dixieland" is the name given to the style of jazz performed by early New Orleans jazz musicians. The name is a reference to the "Old South," specifically anything south of the Mason-Dixon line. Dixieland, which was developed in New Orleans, is one of the earliest styles of jazz music. The style combined earlier brass band marches, French Quadrilles, biguine, ragtime, and blues with collective, polyphonic improvisation. While instrumentation and size of bands can be very flexible, the "standard" band consists of a "front line" of trumpet (or cornet), trombone, and clarinet, with a "rhythm section" of at least two of the following instruments: guitar or banjo, string bass or tuba, piano, and drums. Not often heard today, a handful of dedicated bands keep the music alive. The Glyn Dryhurst Dixieland Band is South Florida’s leading band dedicated to this genre of music.

Al Kanovsky wrote a review of a performance of the band at the Riverwalk Jazz Brunch for “Jazz and Blues Florida.” He writes: “Have you ever sat through three sets of music and knew every title, melody and even the lyrics? It happened to me yesterday at the Riverwalk JAZZ Brunch in Ft. Lauderdale. The band was the Glyn Dryhurst Quintet….The band opened with "Perdido". Glyn playing muted trumpet. Each took a turn and then traded 4's. They took it out with the associated bop riff. There may be only a few of you who remember tunes like "JaDa". My older sisters danced to that way, way back in the day….By the way, Danny Burger is no youngster, but he was the kid of this group. "Bye Bye Blackbird" has dancers up. Some young, some not so, and a couple of them of my generation.... The crowd insists on "ONE MORE!" What else but Duke and "Satin Doll". Thanks to all the musicians who brought back all the wonderful memories of days long gone by.”

Arts Garage is located at 94 NE 2nd Ave in Delray Beach. Tickets are $30-$40-$45 at artsgarage.org or 561-450-6357. BRING YOUR OWN ... WHATEVER! The theater boasts cabaret-style table seating, where patrons can bring their own food and drinks, including alcohol. Music courtesy of KCC Productions.

Muskrat Ramble: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dh0qMD4iJMo

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://artsgarage.org
DATE
Friday, August 11, 2017

START TIME
8:00pm

END TIME
11:00pm
LOCATION
Arts Garage
94 NE 2nd Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33444
directions
EVENT
Saturday Night Jazz DTLAPresents 2nd Friday of the month Blues & Soul Night
DESCRIPTION
FRIDAY - AUGUST 11th

SPECIAL 2nd FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

BLUES & SOUL NIGHT

with MANDO & BLUE GATOS and

SISTA JEAN & THE BLUES MACHINE

Musician/Vocalist/Composer/Band leader Armando Compean

boasts a career marked with a countless number of collaborations and musical partnerships. A native of Houston, Texas, living in L.A. since the late '60s, he's worked in the Blues/R&B/Jazz genres equally.

Click Here to Sample

"Just For a Thrill"

Some Film, TV and Recording Credits :

Walk The Line, Ya Ya Sisterhood, L.A. Confidential, The Drew Carrey Show, The Richard Pryor Show, T-Bone Burnett, Jennifer Warnes, Gillian Welch, Taj Mahal, Jaye P. Morgan, Johnny Winter, Joe Pass, Coco Montoya, Lowell George, Ornette Cobb.

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Sista Jean started as a BG singer for the studios in Los Angeles over twenty-years ago and still has the fire inside to groove with the best in the business.

"I had an opportunity to sing with Mick Jagger on his 2nd solo album. We did the song "Think" by James Brown and Lynn Collins. "That was fantastic. But there is nothing like being in front of hundreds and thousands of fans who appreciate your songs. I like that more than anything in life.

"The Blues Machine" has Bill Pittman on Bass, Jeff Suttles on Drums, Norm Weatherly on Keyboards and Synth Horns, and

Ed Neal on keyboards. Been with the band now for over five years and they know me inside and out.

My influences started with Aretha Franklin, then to Chaka Khan, and foremost to Joan Armatrading. These women showed me the way to music and I never lose sight of them in the goals I want to achieve. I don't compare myself to them or anyone else. I give over 100% when I'm presenting myself to the people, and I live through my songs.

It's more than just singing songs, it's about the living that goes on in the songs themselves."

"If there is one thing in life I could say to people, it would be to never give up on the dreams and goals

you set for yourself in life."




ADDITIONAL INFO
www.saturdaynightjazzdtla.com
DATE
Friday, August 11, 2017

START TIME
7:30pm

END TIME
11:30pm
LOCATION
Au Lac in the BarFedora
710 W1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 91105
directions
EVENT
Saturday Night Jazz DTLA presents Amber Weekes
DESCRIPTION

SATURDAY - AUGUST 12th

STRAIGHT AHEAD VOCAL JAZZ with Vocalist AMBER WEEKES


Amber Weekes is a “straight ahead jazz” vocalist and Sunset Music Group recording artist with an on-going love affair with the “Torch Song.” Amber is a Los Angeles native with Caribbean and Latin roots. She is a vocalist who has an on-going love affair with the torch song. Her influences include Nancy Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Diahann Carroll, and Oscar Brown, Jr.Her voice has been described as being “as soft as a pillow.”



She has performed in many venues in Southern California and has also performed at the New Rochelle Jazz Festival in New York and Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. She has also been a repeated guest on Chet Hanley’s “Jazz In the Modern Era.”



For more information about Amber, please see her website at amberweekes.com


ADDITIONAL INFO
www.saturdaynightjazzdtla.com
DATE
Saturday, August 12, 2017

START TIME
7:30pm

END TIME
11:30pm
LOCATION
Au Lac in the BarFedora
710 W1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 91106
directions
EVENT
Jazz on the Lawn presents The Yuko Mabuchi Group
DESCRIPTION
Grab your friends, family, and dancing shoes! Jazz on the Lawn is BACK!! Come dance or relax and listen to free great music in Gandara Park, every Sunday in August from 5-7 PM - and don't forget to try some of Southern California's tastiest food trucks! FEATURING a performance by Samohi Jazz Bands' Jazz Combo during the 6pm intermission!
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This Sunday of the series features THE YUKO MABUCHI GROUP, a contemporary jazz quartet led by jazz pianist, Yuko Mabuchi. Yuko is representative of the new generation of young international artists who have chosen the jazz genre as a means of expression. Yuko has recently returned to the US from Japan to promote her new CD, "My Life" a collection of original compositions featuring Latin jazz greats, flutist Justo Almario and Smooth jazz saxophonist Andre Delano. Prepare to be floored by this group's knockout performance on August 13th!

ADDITIONAL INFO
www.smgov.net/jazz
DATE
Sunday, August 13, 2017

START TIME
5:00pm

END TIME
7:00pm
LOCATION
Gandara Park
1819 Stewart Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
directions
EVENT
National Career Fair
DESCRIPTION
National Career Fairs is having a live hiring event in Irvine on August 15, 2017 the event is FREE for all career seekers. Career seekers are encouraged to dress professionally and bring multiple copies of their resumes. Pre-register to attend at https://www.nationalcareerfairs.com/career-fairs/irvine-career-fairs/


ADDITIONAL INFO
https://www.nationalcareerfairs.com/
DATE
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

START TIME
11:00am

END TIME
2:00pm
LOCATION
Atrium Hotel
18700 Mac Arthur Blvd
Irvine, CA 92612
directions
EVENT
Jack's Cats to Swing The Sky Room
DESCRIPTION
Jack's Cats is back at the ever-so-elegant Sky Room — Southern California's streamline moderne masterpiece.
The perfect way to enjoy an evening of swinging jazz.

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.jackscats.com
DATE
Saturday, August 19, 2017

START TIME
8:30pm

END TIME
11:59pm
LOCATION
The Sky Room
40 S. Locust St.
Long Beach, CA 90802
directions
EVENT
Jazz on the Lawn presents Jessica Fichot
DESCRIPTION
Grab your friends, family, and dancing shoes! Jazz on the Lawn is BACK!! Come dance or relax and listen to free great music in Gandara Park, every Sunday in August from 5-7 PM - and don't forget to try some of Southern California's tastiest food trucks!

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This Sunday features LA-based chanteuse, songwriter and accordionist Jessica Fichot (music). Jessica is a lot like her hometown of Paris: French at heart, but with a soul that's truly international. Drawing from her multi-ethnic French/Chinese/American upbringing, her music fuses styles and languages, taking the listener on a twisting journey out of the French chanson tradition, into the land of gypsy jazz, 1940s Chinese swing, international folk, and into the wilderness of her imagination.

Come hear the music the LA Times heralds as "a glittering testament to LA's multiculturalism," bringing "art-song sensibility to delightfully catchy tunes" on August 20th!


ADDITIONAL INFO
www.smgov.net/jazz
DATE
Sunday, August 20, 2017

START TIME
5:00pm

END TIME
7:00pm
LOCATION
Gandara Park
1819 Stewart Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
directions
EVENT
JAZZ VS CANCER 2, A Benefit for The City of Hope
DESCRIPTION
Co-producers GARY BRUMBURGH, JACK LEcOMPTE, JACKIE GIBSON (“Jazz Del Corazon”) and CATHY SEGAL-GARCIA (“Human Connection”) are proud to present JAZZ Vs. Cancer, ROUND 2, a follow-up musical event to the highly successful cancer fundraiser put on last February 2016 that benefitted the weSPARK Cancer Center in Sherman Oaks.
Sponsored this year by KCET, KJAZZ the highly-anticipated benefit will take place on Sunday, August 27, 2017, with proceeds going to, at the request of Mr. LeCompte, a cancer survivor himself, CITY OF HOPE, a private, not-for-profit world leader in the research and treatment of cancer and other serious diseases. Specifically, City of Hope’s Comprehensive Cancer Center has provided expert care and delivered powerful, life-saving treatments to so many since 1913.
The JAZZ Vs. Cancer, ROUND 2 “good will” fundraiser promises an exciting “Who’s Who” roster of Los Angeles jazz talent, not to mention some extremely gifted artists outside the Southern California area. This year’s outstanding singing talent include multiple Grammy-nominated singer TIERNEY SUTTON; MARK WINKLER; Seattle-based GAIL PETTIS; MON DAVID; SONIA SANTOS and ANA GAZZOLA of BRASIL, BRAZIL; guitarist PAULINHO GARCIA; CATHY SEGAL-GARCIA; GARY BRUMBURGH; JACKIE GIBSON; CHERYL BARNES; MARTHA TAYLOR LACROIX; SIDNEY JACOBS; LORRAINA MARRO, LAUREN WHITE; LARRY DAVIS; and the improvisational troupe FISH TO BIRDS.
Led by the incomparable team of RICH EAMES and CHRISTIAN JACOB on piano; RANDY LANDIS and HARVEY NEWMARK on bass; and PAUL KREIBICH and JACK LeCOMPTE on drums, our special featured musicians include DAVE FERRIS (piano); KAREN HERNANDEZ (piano); ROBBIE HIOKI (trombone); DOUG MacDONALD (guitar); STEVE RAWLINS (piano); DR. BOBBY RODRIGUEZ (trumpet); and RICKY WOODARD (sax and flute).
Please join us on August 27th beginning at 4:30 p.m. as we assist and honor CITY OF HOPE. We will begin with our raffle-buying social fundraising time outdoors to be followed by the show. The event will again take place at the renowned Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028. GENERAL TICKETS are $30.00 (plus two item minimum); VIP TICKETS are $100.00 (which includes dinner, preferred seating, a treasure bag, and photo momento). Reservations can be made at: www.catalinajazzclub.com. (323) 466-2110.





ADDITIONAL INFO
www.catalinajazzclub.com
DATE
Sunday, August 27, 2017

START TIME
4:30pm

END TIME
11:30pm
LOCATION
Catalina Jazz Club
6725 West Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
directions
EVENT
Jazz on the Lawn presents the Susie Hansen Latin Band
DESCRIPTION
Grab your friends, family, and dancing shoes! Jazz on the Lawn is BACK!! Come dance or relax and listen to great music in Gandara Park, every Sunday in August from 5-7 PM - and don't forget to try some of Southern California's tastiest food trucks!

COME AT 4:30 FOR A FREE SALSA DANCING CLASS with Laura Canellias, professional salsa dancer
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The final week of Jazz on the Lawn features the Susie Hansen Latin Band. Playing lively Afro-Cuban salsa and Latin jazz, electric violinist and vocalist Susie Hansen has been a favorite in Los Angeles for twenty-five years. Her ensemble loves to get the audience up and dancing -- as Susie says, "We aim for the feet!" Susie and her band play familiar and traditional salsa in Spanish, many original salsa and Latin jazz compositions, Latin-style interpretations of American jazz standards, typico Cuban Charanga music, cumbia, merengue, and bolera.

Come experience what the LA Times calls "high voltage excitement" that gets "the whole room jumpin' for joy" (SF Examiner) August 27th, and come early for a FREE SALSA LESSON at 4:30pm!

ADDITIONAL INFO
www.smgov.net/jazz
DATE
Sunday, August 27, 2017

START TIME
4:30pm

END TIME
7:00pm
LOCATION
Gandara Park
1819 Stewart Street
Santa Monica, CA 90404
directions
EVENT
2nd Annual Oxnard Jazz Festival
DESCRIPTION
The 2nd Annual Oxnard Jazz Festival will draw over 4,000 attendees for a celebration of art, culture, music and enterprise in the city of Oxnard, California. This year, guests will "Feel the Groove", with headlining performances from jazz and soul music icons along with a bevy of luxurious events that include comedy shows, wine tasting, golfing, brunch and more.

The main event, which takes place at Oxnard Beach Park on September 9, 2017, will feature performances from GRAMMY® Award winning and nominated artists, Gerald Albright, Johnathan Butler, and Evelyn Champagne King. Guitarists Adam Hawley and David P. Stevens as well as Saxophonists, Jessy J and Rick Parma. Latin Jazz supergroup, Malo Anthology will also rock the stage featuring vocalist Rick Stevens. OJF will once again highlight local talent with opening acts, The Brand Ragan Project, Ashford Gordon, Del Franklin and Oxnard's' very own, Road Brothers and the Oxnard High School Jazz Band.

In addition to stellar performances, guests can look forward to an array of food, arts & crafts, and shopping inside the vendor marketplace-- making the day an outing the entire family can enjoy.

Read Official Press Release: https://www.prlog.org/12648460.html

ADDITIONAL INFO
https://oxnardjazzfestival.com
DATE
Saturday, September 09, 2017

START TIME
11:00am

END TIME
7:00pm
LOCATION
Oxnard Beach Park
1601 Harbor Blvd.
Oxnard, CA 93035
directions
EVENT
Walk For Freedom LA
DESCRIPTION
Slavery still exists. Human trafficking is slavery, and it is happening in your city. On October 14th, 2017, abolitionists around the world will lace up their shoes and take steps against slavery. We walk to give a voice to the voiceless and to tell the world that slavery exists and it must end. Walk For Freedom is a small commitment with life-changing impact in the fight for freedom. It’s silent, but loud. It’s one, but many. It’s local, but global. Walk For Freedom is hosted through A21, a global organization with the audacious goal to abolish slavery everywhere, forever. A21 works in 11 countries to reach the vulnerable, rescue victims, and restore survivors. Walk for Freedom LA will include Sunset Blvd and the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Anyone may register at A21.org/LA.

Abolish slavery, one step at a time.
Facebook and Instagram @WalkForFreedomLA


ADDITIONAL INFO
https://www.facebook.com/events/1340197456098374/
DATE
Saturday, October 14, 2017

START TIME
9:00am

END TIME
1:00pm
LOCATION
Mosaic
7107 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
directions
EVENT
American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE Walk
DESCRIPTION
Join us as we walk together to raise awareness and funds to defeat lung cancer and raise our voices for lung health. Together, we are a force to be reckoned with! We encourage you to get registered, form a team and invite your friends and family. Pets (on leashes) are also invited!

Funds raised support research, advocacy and educational programs. LUNG FORCE Walks give a voice to those who are affected by lung disease. Lung cancer is the nation’s deadliest form of cancer, causing more deaths than breast, colon, pancreas and prostate cancers combined. The time to take action is now.

Make each breath count: learn, engage and act! Register today


ADDITIONAL INFO
http://action.lung.org/lawalk
DATE
Sunday, November 19, 2017

START TIME
9:00am

END TIME
2:00pm
LOCATION
CBS Studios
4024 Radford Ave.
Studio City, CA 91604
directions
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