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140 results for 'jazz'

Food For The Soul

By john robertson, published on Nov 1, 2010

...chocolate cake was still warm and barely frosted. It was heaven. The banana pudding was creamy and sweet and had generous chunks of bananas and vanilla wafers. The red velvet cake was my favorite. The cream cheese frosting was amazing and the felt textured, semi sweet cake played jazz on my tongue. Let's face it; it is just impossible to think bad thoughts while eating home made dessert.Old South Barbeque gets it! They know that soul food isn't just about the sauce; it is a ticket to our past, our family values and our traditions. It is more about heritage than greens. I left ... (more)

Tags: jazz, blues, old south barbeque, barbecue, concord restaurants, soul food, east bay restaurants

Mrs Olson's Birthday Dance

By Marga, published on Mar 4, 2010

...and mood lights so it was held there or occasionally at a larger floor although the attendance was till kept small. Twenty-four people max at Fountainhead or thirty if elsewhere. Jim and Morgan also had the hipist music selection. Selection, not collection, Jim Olson pointed out. Whether it was jazz, classical or here, ballroom dance music, they had it. For Morgan’s Birthday Dance, Jim Olson sent out invites stating no presents, just three hours of good dancing with formal attire. And that’s exactly what happened each April from April 1997 to April 2006. It was quite an exclusive little ... (more)

Tags: jazz, dancing, birthday, fountainhead, ballroom, classical, dance, disco, gown, jim olson, james olson, bolero, rumba, cha cha, west coast swing, night club 2-step, waltz

A Star Is Born

By Jaye Johnson, published on Nov 24, 2009

Last night I had the privilege to view some of the most outstanding young talent that I have seen in a great while. In an era of mostly Pop and Hip Hop “Esperanza Spaulding” is a welcomed breath of fresh air. The setting was also electric and perfectly intimate for this type of performance. The venue was the Samueli Center, located at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. The crowd was a diverse one with all ages and ethnicities attending. Once Esperanza hit the stage she captivated the audience from the very first note. Not only her music but also stage presence was masterful with her... (more)

Tags: jazz, standup bass, bass guitarist, musician

Jazz at the A Frame -Tribute to Carol Ward

By Kim, published on Nov 2, 2009

... above with Ms. Carol Ward smiling and in time with them. An audience of friends gathered on October 18th, 2009 to give honor to one of the kindest and coolest devotees to music - Carol Ward.

An ensemble of dedicated and brilliant musicians were on hand to share an accolade and the gift of Jazz and Blues which Carol so loved.

One of the most excellent and sensitive musicians on the planet that I know of Mr. Clayton Cameron on Drums

The immensely artistic and demonstrative Trevor Ware on Bass

An extremely satisfying and zealous Peter Smith - Piano

An the... (more)

Tags: jazz, carol ward, artie butler, phyllis molinary

2009 Inglewood Celebrates The Arts Market Street Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Oct 7, 2009

...Down” and concluded with a song made famous by Etta James “Tell Mama.”

Vocalist Alana returned to the festival to wow the audience once again as she so superbly did last year. Elliott Cane and his band were given the honor of performing two crowd pleasing sets of jazz and Latin jazz. Saxophonist Alvin McKinney played a solo set.

The 2009 supporters, sponsors, and contributors for the festival were Mayor and City Council, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas ( 2nd District), Centinela Hospital Medical Center, Hollywood Park Casino,... (more)

Tags: los angeles, football, jazz, california, hollywood

Watts Towers- 50 Years Inspiring Art!

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Sep 29, 2009

...SHINE Mawusi, Drumline Challenge between Centennial High School and Washington High School, Kishin Daiko from Japan, Son De La Tirra featuring Perico Hernandez from Cuba, Balandugu Kan-performing music from West Africa and Next Great Drummers.

The 33rd Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival was held on Sunday, September 27, 2009.

The audience and I were thoroughly entertained all daywith Alaadun, gospel sounds of The Chambers Family Singers and Friends, jazzoetry of The Daa’ood/Trible Project, modern jazz of trombone frontline of Bonesior, Latin jazz sounds... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, music, japan

Emancipated Artistry, Eclectic Sentiments & Flavorful Jazz

By Kim, published on Sep 25, 2009

...from many perspectives.

In her 9 to 5 life she works at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, CA.

This however is a mere side gig to her true passion - Drawing.

Music was provided for the event by Trio from the World Stage Jazz Ensemble Workshop -

Nathan Martin - Saxophone

Velva Davis - Bass

Kim Vinson - Flute

Jazz Standards, Be-Bop, Blues, and a Ballad or two were served for soul and spirit refreshment along with the appetizers and drinks ... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, california, music, fashion

Spiritual Connective Jazz - The Pyramid Central

By Kim, published on Sep 18, 2009

...a dimly lit space. A few people are gathered. A warm and very thoughtful host meets you as you enter at the front door. "Good Evening, Welcome to the World Stage". He smiles. The same gentleman would later share a wealth of knowledge in regards to history of the World Stage, Leimert Park, and Jazz Roots.

The musicians are completing their set up for the adventure about to begin.

Portraits of some of the most creative and best loved musicians surround you on the wall.

They paved the way for what is to come.

There's Billie Holiday, John Coltrane, Miles Davis,... (more)

Tags: jazz, music, fashion

Snooky! Take Us To The Unfeigned "Rhythm & Blues"

By Kim, published on Sep 14, 2009

...Tonight Show back in the days of Johnny Carson.

He has been a pillar in several cities and has always been a role model in the arts, music, community, and national events.

The band consisted of a select group of musicians from the Tonight Show Band and Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra.

Rickey Woodard - Saxophone

Jennifer Leitham - Bass

Rich Eames - Piano

Ed Shaughnessy - Drums

Chuck Finley - Trumpet

Ira Nepus - Trombone

Here's just a sample of the treasured tunes shared by this magnificent ... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, music

Blues And Gospel Stars Shined At Blues Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Sep 9, 2009

...frame of mind for what to expect for the 30th Annual Long Beach Blues Festival, September 5 & 6, 2009.

The Long Beach Blues Festival was produced by Bill Silva Presents and Rum & Humble, Executive producers were the California State University Long Beach Foundation and Global Jazz, Inc.

For three decades different hues of the blues were showcased for blues fans that united from all over California and surrounding states on Labor Day weekend in the City of Long Beach.

The festival got under way on the Main Stage with a set by Hill Country Revue. They... (more)

Tags: jazz, california, music, obama

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