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Here we are at the end of August and for many a back to school groove. The 21st of August brought more unseasonal but nice cool weather at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art -Friday Night Jazz Series. The stage was well fired up with the Ben Wendell Ensemble. They shared an array of original music, and featuring some of the best on horns and a fantastic rhythm section.
Ben Wendell - Saxophone and Bassoon
Mark Ferber- Drums
Adam Benjamin - Rhodes Keyboards
Josh Nelson - Piano
Darek Oales - Bass
...East Village area of Manhattan. Naturally, why wouldn’t I want to live there? After all, I had visited for two weeks and spent most of my free time sipping lattes at the quaint cafes, trying new cuisines at the French restaurants, shopping in the over-priced boutiques and took in as much Jazz as I could stomach while I got myself acquainted with what I thought would be my new neighborhood. Of course, since when does life ever go as we plan? After searching for apartments through Craigslist, with zero success, I finally decided on a temporary living arrangement with a girl I had... (more)
...to name a few acts...
Hope, Heath, & Devereaux which translates:
Bertha Hope on Piano - is a Composer and Arranger. Amazingly lays out astoundingsounds on the keys.
Albert "Tootie" Heath on Drums - An icon in the never ending circle of Jazz, he has performed for decades and is yet leaving his signature everywhere across the globe.
"Tootie" as he is affectionately called has a force and touch that is unforgettable.
Yvette Devereaux on Violin - Arranger, Composer, and Conductor possesses you with... (more)
The Ultimate Summer Groove in Southern California
The 22nd Annual Long Beach Jazz Festival was held on August 7-9, 2009, at the gorgeous grassy knoll of the Rainbow Lagoon.
Al Williams, The Founder of the Long Beach Jazz Festival and his staff of Rainbow Promotions and volunteers were blessed by the weather Gods with some ultimate Southern California weather. The weather was tolerable but pleasant with a nice breeze all weekend.
Al Williams welcomed the early arrivals ready to keep off their weekend at day one of the festival Friday evening. The crowd was asked to... (more)
Joyous Sounds of Jazz at St. Andrews Park
Los Angeles-I celebrated the beginning of the month of August with several hundred like minded lovers of jazz at the annual St. Andrews Jazz Festival, August 1, from 12 noon until 8PM. The City of Los Angeles Presented the annual Community St. Andrews Jazz Festival, Sponsored by: Empowerment Congress and Southwest Neighborhood Council.
I heard some heavenly voices as I rounded the corner from Manchester Blvd. to St. Andrews Place to the festival site. Southern California Golden Chorale kicked off the celebration with some uplifting... (more)
... and the band on a tune, "Anansi" another Fuasi original. He shared that "Anansi, is a cultural character of West African lore/legend and depicted as a spider in the folktale.
The atmosphere at the Crowne was fervent while steadfast as the musicians continued to light the Jazz inferno during the evening. Fuasi brought about an amalgamation between the audience and ensemble that was magical between tunes.
Lee Morgan's "Double Up" washed all the 9 to 5 blues away from me as the ensemble proceeded lay out this soulful tune and share quotes from a... (more)
The Ernst & Young Plaza at 7th and Figueroa in Downtown Los Angeles hosted a relaxing concert amidst summer sun on July 29th, 2009.
The Red Holloway ensemble with special guest vocalist, Ernie Andrews gave the attentive crowd a mixture ofjazz standards and other selections.
Red Holloway - Saxophone
Ernie Andrews - Vocals
Richard Reed - Bass
Derrick King - Drums
Art Hillary -Keyboard
A nice arrangement called "Forecast" written by the Pianist was featured... (more)
...among the performers at the 30th annual Long Beach Blues Festival, set to take place Saturday and Sunday, September 5 & 6 at Rainbow Lagoon Park, adjacent to the Long Beach Marina, in downtown Long Beach. Tickets for the festival is currently with ticket information available at http://www.jazzandblues.org . The festival is the flagship event and an important revenue generator for KJAZZ 88.1 FM, the #1 full-time jazz and blues radio station, and one of only five remaining, in the country. Whether you prefer Delta Blues, Chicago Blues, Texas Blues, Blues Rock, or any and all of the... (more)
...spirit of international connection the concert will feature an eclectic array of multicultural groups who will perform their versions of different parts of the symphony. Performers include: Banda Philharmonica - a 30 piece Oaxacan Brass Ensemble, made of young men and women from Los Angeles; jazz singer Dwight Trible –vocalist with the Pharoah Sanders Quartet; critically-acclaimed Bluegrass vocalist Susie Glaze – “…an important voice on the California bluegrass scene” (Bluegrass Unlimited); Kerrville Folk Festival’s 2009 New Folk Winner,... (more)
...love through his finger tips to the keys.
The trio obtained well deserved applause, ahs, yeahs, and shouts of delight throughout the night. The revered style in which the trio individually and collectively approaches each tune denotes perceptive allegiance to the art form of Jazz.
Tim Garland and The Lighthouse Trio concluded the evening with a Kenny Wheeler piece that began introducing a bit of tango "Sly Eyes". This song evokes even more elation for us to remember all the way home.
If you are looking for an enchanting experience in... (more)