Friday, January 19, 2018

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By Kim

The remarkable advantage about going to the "A Frame" is you're always in for gorgeous gain. It’s like Christmas every month of the year. Although it’s true, Jesus Christ birthday isn't actually December 25th, and Christmas doesn't come once a month... If it did, I'd wage, he would celebrate it at this splendid venue that's akin to heaven on earth each month of the year.

Hosted by Betty Hoover and nested in the hills of Hollywood is one of the best Jazz venues ever.

On Sunday, October 16, 2011, The Peter Smith Quartet serenaded a focused and devoted audience with original compositions... Read More

The very first time I saw Lady Gaga, I was just tuning in to something that was already in progress. The camera was very far from the stage, and all I could see was blond hair. I thought at first that it might be Christina Aguilera.

The next time I saw her, she was wearing a hugely outlandish costume, and it was completely unflattering; she started to remind me of a cross between Marilyn Manson and Madonna, and I was less than impressed. It felt like a gimmick to me, not true creative expression. She didn't have her own identity, she'd taken over two others. Apparently, I wasn't... Read More

By Kim

It was a picture perfect afternoon in Los Angeles, June 26, 2011 when New York Jazz vocalist, Nancy Kelly took us on an unforgettable journey at Jazz At The A Frame snuggled in the Hollywood Hills.

The meaning of the Blues; which is without a doubt the heartbeat of Jazz was portrayed in a most engaging fashion by Ms. Kelly and her mind-blowing rhythm section.

Eric Reed - Piano

Hamilton Price - Bass

Kevin Kanner - Drums

Just a few of the engaging arrangements that graced a spellbound crowd on a perfect summer day were

Cole Porter's "You'd Be So Nice... Read More

Let The Good Times Roll with Jazz, Books, Zydeco and the Blues

Los Angeles- Residents of greater Los Angeles and the surrounding communities look forward to the start of summer. There are a plethora of cultural events to enjoy that are designed for the entire family, almost every day of the week. Recently, I had the pleasure of enjoying three events, three days in a row. These events were all significant due to the fact that each were celebrating a milestone.

20th Season of Jazz At LACMA

It has been awhle since I have attended this event in the past. The Los Angeles... Read More

Bee Bop, Doo Wop, Broadway and the Blues

Los Angeles- Black Music Month takes place each year in June. Former President Jimmy Carter, who on June 7, 1979, decreed that June would be the month of Black Music. Every President after Mr. Carter, have announced to Americans that we should celebrate Black Music Month. (wikipedia)

Every June, America and the world celebrates Black Music Month. This recognized the enormous contributions African Americans have made in the world of music. A quick google search showed events taking place all across the United States and on an international... Read More

Super Bad Soul of Jazz Fest

New Orleans- Once again I had the pleasure of visiting New Orleans to attend the 42nd Annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell. This event was held on April 29-May 8, 2011. Over 400,000 music aficionados from all over the world attended all or parts of America's number one festival. I'm glad that I was in attendance for both weeekends. Heard some amazing music, ate some delicious food, met some more wonderful people as I do each time I visit the Crescent City or Big Easy.

I stayed at the Days Inn Airport in Kenner. I felt... Read More

Lupe Fiasco and Steele Pulse to Headline Jazz Reggae Festival

Los Angeles-I was fortunate enough to be in attendance during the early stages of the UCLA Jazz Reggae Festival. I started attending the festival around the 8th or 9th year. I have witnessed how the festival has grown tremendously over the years. This is due to the devoted, dedicated and professionalism of the students organizing the festival. This is the largest student run festival west of the Mississippi or in the country. The 25th Annual UCLA Jazz Reggae Festival boast a stellar line-up.

The festival celebrates... Read More

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