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Joyous Camaraderie at Playboy Jazz Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jun 17, 2013

Joyous Camaraderie at Playboy Jazz Festival

Hollywood - The Playboy Jazz Festival, 35th edition, returned to the iconic, historic landmark Hollywood Bowl on Saturday, June 15th and Sunday, June 16th. The Playboy Jazz Festival presented in cooperation with the L.A. Philharmonic Association is an annual event in which thousands of music aficionados travel from near and far to attend the festival. The Hollywood Bowl continous to contribute magnificently to the cultural heritage of the City of Los Angeles.

The program got under way by ushering in a new era with multi-talented... (more)

Tags: hollywood bowl, 35th annual playboy jazz festival

27th Annual Long Beach Bayou & Blues Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jun 9, 2013

27th Annual Long Beach Bayou and Blues Festival

Long Beach-Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler- Let the Good Times Roll. I can't seem to get the following lyrics out of my head. The lyrics are featured front and center in my mind everytime I prepare to attend another music festival. For me, this is a good thing to be having these symptoms this time of the year. The lyrics I'm referring to are "Young and Old;Let's Get Together and Let the Good Times Roll."

Benoit Entertainment Group,LLC extend an invitation to you, you and especially you, to join lovers of all things Louisiana... (more)

Tags: long beach bayou and blues festival, mardi gras in long beach, peter tork, the monkees

Jazz in June! Celebrated@California African American Museum

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jun 5, 2013

Jazz in June! Celebrated at California African American Museum

Los Angeles- Summer is edging closer and closer. Most people will be singing "School is out for the Summer," and other theme related tunes. This is also the time to break out a different set of clothings for the warm weather days.

If you live in Southern California, Summer also ushers in eclectic music festivals and concerts. These popular concerts and festivals will be taking place in parks, shopping centers, coffee shops, and musuems to name a few. I'm sure that your dance card (social calendar) is full... (more)


Playboy Jazz Festival at Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jun 3, 2013

Playboy Jazz Festival Returns to Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza

Los Angeles -The Playboy Jazz Festival Free Community Concert Series returned to the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza, Sunday, June 2nd. This was the second concert of the series leading up to the 35th Anniversary Playboy Jazz Festival at the historic, landmark Hollywood Bowl, Fathers Day Weekend, June 15-16, 2013.

A capacity crowd attended this free outdoor event that was held on the newly remodeled Entertainment Promenade, outside of the RAVE Theaters, on a beautiful sunny, Sunday afternoon. Sharron King, Capri... (more)

Tags: baldwin hills crenshaw plaza, 1 +one, patrice rushen, ndugu chancler, paul jackson jr., capri capital partners, harmony project jazz ensemble, bhcplive!

JazzReggae Festival-Hot Fun in the Summertime

By Ricky Ricardo, published on May 28, 2013

JazzReggae Festival-Hot Fun in the Summertime

Los Angeles-Summer doesn't began until several weeks from now. Unofficially, JazzReggae Festival welcomed the summer season, Memorial Day Weekend, Sunday, May 26th and Monday, May 27th on the Intramural Field at UCLA.

In its 27 years of existence, the JazzReggae Festival at UCLA has made a striking name for itself, becoming the largest student-run festival in the United States. The popularity of the festival resulted in a complete sell out of both days in 2011. The festival is known world wide for bringing together... (more)

Tags: jazzreggae festival, ziggy marley,, marcia griffiths, kes the band, ryan mcdermott, jhene aiko, common, santigold, barrington levy, grouch & eligh

Taste of Hawthorne-United Grooves and Food

By Ricky Ricardo, published on May 20, 2013

Taste of Hawthorne - United Grooves & Food

Hawthorne - In the past, I have attended many "Taste of" events throughout Los Angeles, and in both the City of Santa Monica and Redondo Beach. I was one of thousands who were in attendance for the inaugural Taste of Hawthorne, Sunday, May 19th at the Hawthorne Airport.

Residents of the Southbay and greater Los Angeles were happy to attend the 1st Annual Taste of Hawthorne Presented by The Economic Development Council. A special mention and shout out to Susan Hillyer, Executive Director, California Produced. She was very... (more)

Tags: taste of hawthorne, the economic development council, you were great last night, the young musicians performance academy, ozomatli, california produced

In the Groove at Temecula Wine & Music Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on May 8, 2013

In the Groove at Temecula Wine & Music Festival

Temecula -The 9th Annual Temecula Wine and Music Festival was held on Saturday, May 4th.Thousands of music lovers was in attendance as the organizers of the event served up a delightful and enjoyable mix of Pop, Smooth jazz and R&B music. This popular festival was held in a calm, relaxing atmosphere of Vail Lake Resort, 38000 Highway 79 in Temecula.

The festival producer promised and delivered "a world class music and a unique wine tasting experience from Temecula's award winning wineries all at the Temecula Wine... (more)

Tags: temecula wine and music festival

Jump, Jive and Swing in Beverly Hills with Jazz Music

By Ricky Ricardo, published on May 6, 2013

Jump, Jive and Swing in Beverly Hills with Jazz Music

Beverly Hills - The Playboy Jazz Festival Free Community Concert was held on May 5, "Cinco de Mayo" in the City of Beverly Hills. This is the 19th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival Free Community Concert in Beverly Hills. The concert was held at the Beverly Hills Civic Center Plaza with excellent acoustics. The sun toyed with the crowd and me on this sometimes overcast, otherwise sunny day.

Brad Williams, KJAZZ 88.1 FM, radio host served as Master of Ceremonies. The Beverly Hills High School Jazz Band, directed by Bill... (more)


44th Annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Apr 29, 2013

44th Annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

New Orleans-The first weekend of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival presented by Shell is a wrap.Jazzfest is an extremely huge celebration of the unique culture and heritage of the City of New Orleans and the State of Louisiana with world class music,mouthwatering cuisine and unique crafts.Now in it's 44th year,the festival presents a smorgasbord of hundreds of bands on twelve different stages,performing virtually every style of music,to the delight of music aficionados.Jazzfest as it is affectionally known,draws... (more)

Tags: shell, new orleans jazz & heritage festival

People United for Armstrong Park presents Jazz in the Park

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Apr 26, 2013

Movin' & Grooven at Jazz in the Park

New Orleans- Food,arts and crafts and New Orleans music and dance were all part of the festivities that people enjoyed on Thursday,April 25th. People United for Armstrong Park, presented "Jazz in the Park" and Marketplace in Louis Armstrong Park, 801 N. Rampart Street.

This fun and popular cultural event featured musical performances and dances of New Skool Brass Band along with Undefeated Divas and Gents Secondline Dancers, Shannon Powell's All Star Band and Glen David Andrews.

Jazz in the Park began in Spring 2012, this... (more)

Tags: people united for armstrong park, new skool brass band, undefeated divas and gents, shannon powell, glen david andrews

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