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Graffiti Blues: We Just Want to Play

By Gary Schwind, published on Oct 4, 2007

...that I feel it’s ridiculous to go “Guess what guys. We’re going to stick to one musical genre and that’s it.” There’s so many. Why not try to expand? I saw this band last night called Melting Pot. That’s what it was. It’s a melting pot of jazz, funk, rhythm, blues. They’re never probably going to make it, but just to see them in the club setting was pretty amazing. You want to see a band that moves you in a certain way. Right now it’s always blues and it might always be blues in the back of our mind, but it could be... (more)

Tags: jazz, hip-hop, myspace, music

A Musical and Artist Explosion at Fais Do Do

By Kim, published on Oct 1, 2007

...away on a block in Los Angeles on Adams near Fairfax sits Fais Do Do. The club displayed soft lights but a roar of guitars, horns, electric bass, and drums emerged from the stage as one entered the room. The high ceilings and decor that reminded you of the decade when Rock, Rhythm & Blues, and jazz still prevailed. Battle of the bands is not the description I would give to the stage celebration at hand, instead A Rock Explosion that surpassed race, sex, age, and creed as musicians from geographical places across Los Angeles County joined to commerate and celebration on a Saturday night.... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, music, sex

Jazz Heaven Class

By Kim, published on Sep 30, 2007

...between 12 and 2pm, take a breath of fresh air and stop in a cultural haven just a few blocks east of Vernon Ave. At the middle of the block on Degnan Blvd off 43rd Street is the home of the World Stage sitting in the hub of Leimert Park. As you enter the door you are invited in to join a Jazz Journey. You find yourself surrounded by the great artists such as Billie Holiday, John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, and Billy Higgins the father of the World Stage. Aspiring and ardent pupils are carrying the soulful torch of the spirit of Jazz through their individual creative... (more)

Tags: jazz, music

SF Art Speaks: An Interview with Ken Keegan

By KathrynV, published on Sep 10, 2007

...in nature, framed around structure and movement. I use color freely and in abundance adhering to the philosophy “that more is more”. Every hue, each shade and texture is there for the taking. Whatever works for the image or feeling I am trying to achieve. Sometimes, my artwork is a jazz project, improvised and creating a life all its’ own. I believe black and white are the skeleton of the picture while color gives it flesh and a heartbeat and represents humanity with all its flaws and virtues. What projects are you working on now? I’ve just completed a... (more)

Tags: new york, san francisco, jazz, music

I Sing in the Shower. I could Probably Do It.

By Gary Schwind, published on Sep 6, 2007

... have a really good time down there as well. What made you want to become a musician? My grandfather was the conductor of a brass band in Sheffield, England. He died just before I was born. My dad was from Pennsylvania, and he went over to Sheffield to do his Master’s work. He was a jazz trumpet player and he was walking down the street one day and heard the brass band practicing, and he knocked on the door and asked if he could sit in. I guess he was used to doing that as a jazz trumpet player, y’know just walking up to a gig and asking if he could sit in. So, the... (more)

Tags: los angeles, san francisco, religion, christianity, jazz, myspace, environment, music

Family Fun at The African Marketplace and Cultural Faire

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Aug 22, 2007

...performers such as the LA African Dance Ensemble, Drumspirit and The Weusi Dancers and Indig Dance and Balandugu Kan Dance Ensemble. My musical palette was satisfied with the marvelous talent scheduled to perform on the North American Stage. I have heard so much about Rose Gales from various jazz associates. I finally had the privilege to see her perform in person. I must say that I can attest to all of the accolades afforded to Ms. Rose Gales (piano/keyboards). Ms.Gales performed with some equally impressive musicians-Kescia Potter-saxophone. Ms. Potter is also and educator as well a... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, jazz, music

Brunching It Up in San Francisco

By Ed Attanasio, published on Aug 20, 2007

...6:30 am-11:00 am; Lunch: (Mon-Sat) 11:30 am- 2:00 pm; Dinner: (Mon-Sun) 5:30 pm-10:00 pm; Brunch: 10:00 am-2:00 pm. Located on the second floor of the renowned Hotel Nikko, Anzu is fresh and different and cuts no corners when it comes to putting on the ultimate brunch. Their “Smooth Jazz Champagne Brunch” features the finest in local live jazz with a different theme and completely new menu every Sunday. Blending European and Japanese cuisines, it’s East meets West in a fusion explosion of flavors and textures at Anzu. Highlights include Louisiana Crayfish Potato... (more)

Tags: san francisco, jazz

12th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Aug 2, 2007

Los Angeles - I’m not sure if the last weekend of July(28th and 29th) has been officially proclaimed “Central Avenue Jazz Festival Weekend” in Los Angeles. This festival is held each year at the same location and around the last weekend of July. Thousands of music aficionados came from all over California to partake in the rich cultural history that once were evident on Central Avenue-back in the day-from the 1920’s to the 1950’s. Central Avenue was part of an early national music circuit that included Harlem, Chicago, New Orleans, Memphis’ Beale Street, Cincinnati, Kansas City,... (more)

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

Maroon 5's Latest Album "It Won't Be Soon Before Long"

By Sheena B, published on Jul 12, 2007

...Soon Before Long is an arresting change from their debut album. The band has come a long way from its humble beginnings as Kara's Flowers. With help from their influences, which include Prince and The Police, the group symbolized an assorted mix of pop dance tracks to liven a party to a little jazz to smooth the album out. "If I Never See Your Face Again" provides a funk filled sound that is nonexistent in today's music. "Makes Me Wonder" brings out the electronic beats that a person can easily groove to, while "Goodnight, Goodnight," and "Back At Your Door," carries out the ballad side by ... (more)

Tags: los angeles, atlanta, jazz, police, music

Let Freedom Ring With Jazz

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jul 5, 2007

Los Angeles-The nation celebrated its 231st Independence Day on July 4, 2007 with block parties, patriotic parades and speeches family picnics on the beach or at local parks. I joined several hundred people for “The 5th Annual Vision Outside” 4th of July Jazz Festival in Leimert Park village. Thanks to Bernard Parks, Councilman, District #8 and the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, this festival is fast becoming a must attend event for 4th of July. The group Minority Report kicked off the festivities grooving on “Cold Duck Time” by Eddie Harris. This is a local... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, music

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