140 results for 'jazz'
...to the arts. Guyland LeDay was in good company for this inaugural event joining HBOâ€™s Sheila Nevins, Gloria Vanderbilt and Harvardâ€™s Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Guyland was also featured on a HBO special called The Music in Me: Childrenâ€™s Recitals from classical to Latin, Jazz to Zydeco. The show focused on six inspiring musical prodigies, each from a different musical and cultural tradition. Guyland finished his workshop and afterwards performed a phenomenal set of original tunes on the main Bayou Stage with the Same Olâ€™ 2 Step Band. His performance brought... (more)
Festival Productions organizers of the 29th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival (presented by L.A. Philharmonic Association) were fortunate enough to have a distraction free Fathers Day weekend June 16-17, 2007. The NBA Finals was finished two days before the festival. Paris Hilton was resting comfortably in her jail cell. The weather was pleasantly warm with a Caribbean breeze hovering over the Historic Hollywood Bowl for this yearâ€™s highly anticipated jazz festival of the summer. The festival got under way with the Eagle Rock High School Jazz Ensemble under the direction of Greg Samuel. The band... (more)
...tend to fall into two general categories: love him or hate him. But, it's so terribly hard to hate someone who has so much going for him. Humor, motivation, sincerity and just plain old natural, raw talent. Well, that and actress Emily Blunt, to boot. A velvety-smooth voice is his name and jazz standards is his game. Buble' will be returning to Atlanta on August 13 and 14 of this year for another run at entertaining us at the Fox Theatre. But it will be much more than your average concert; Buble' followers will be out and about and they are not your typical fans. A quick visit to... (more)
The air was sweet that balmy evening at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as fans enjoyed relaxing, drinks, and snacks at the Friday evening series of Jazz at LACMA. But as the famed pianist, Billy Childs began to play the atmosphere changed into an unbelievable combination of arpeggios, chord changes, jazz, Blues, and classical interludes illustrated with exquisite melodies that set the night ablaze with passion never before experienced. The gifted musician was accompanied by a brilliant bass player Hamilton Price, who danced his rhythmic changes. Mr. Childsâ€™ solos swept the fans musically... (more)
Los Angeles-WOW! I canâ€™t believe that another year has gone by and that I was able to celebrate the 21st Annual UCLA JazzReggae Fest with thousands of music lovers from all over Southern California, on May 27 and 28, 2007. The weather Gods looked down favorably upon this event. The Memorial Day weekend was pleasant with a nice Caribbean breeze blowing from the north east. The 2007 version of the festival has evolved into Jam Day on previously featured Jazz on Sunday. Iâ€™m glad that the UCLA Cultural Affairs Commissioned decided to keep some jazz on the line-up. Iâ€™m hopeful that more... (more)
...of March, after a sold-out concert in Paris, the freshly acclaimed Klaxons came to present their long awaited first album "Myths of the near future" in Clermont-Ferrand. La Cooperative de Mai, the local concert hall, was first enlighted by the amazing Twisted Charm, with their ecstatic pop-jazz, eighties inspired music, as well as the charism of their frontman and the excentricity of their flashy slim fit jeans. Then came the four Klaxons who delivered an intense and highly energetic show in wich their eighties, punk and electro influences where crashing into each others turning... (more)
...Wrong. Those whiny words came from me, a forty year old woman. Instead of acting like the serene, peaceful woman I strive to be, I was reduced to an irritating brat. At the time, I felt perfectly justified. It was a gorgeous Saturday morning, and instead of puttering in my kitchen listening to jazz and inventing new recipes like I wanted to, I was going to be chaperoning ten first graders on a Girl Scouts field trip. It was my day off, and I wanted to relax. â€œWhere are all the other parents on this fine Saturday?â€ I lamented to my husband, who was going to work. â€œI... (more)
Hollywood-Cloudy skies greeted me as I awoke on the morning of February 22nd, 2007. This did not put a damper on my plans to attend the special news conference to hear the line-up for the 29th Annual Playboy Jazz Festival.
Invited musicians, media (print, radio, internet and T.V) and music industry representatives were amongst the V.I.P. guest in attendance at the Playboy Mansion for the press conference.
The Hamilton High School Academy of Music directed by Dan Taguchi entertained the crowd with a set of straight-ahead jazz.
Darlene Chan-Associate Producer, Playboy Jazz... (more)
...during the PAFF so that I can see more movies. There were several movies that I saw that stood out for several reasons: Music- â€œFound Sounds of Bahiaâ€- this movie was a very colorful movie about recycling discarded items and making musical instruments to form a band. â€œJazz In Us-( Nosotros y el Jazz) was another great movies about a group of Cubans who enjoy getting together to listen to and dance to jazz music. â€œMissing Milesâ€-short film about jazz legend Miles Davis and â€œThe Cole Nobody Knows- short film about vocalist/pianist Freddie Cole,... (more)
...fans of the psychedelic rock band will be able to get a seat there. That's not a lot so be sure to buy your ticket as soon as possible when they go on sale sometime this weekend. There should be more information about this on www.themarsvolta.com towards the end of the week. The Mars Volta released their last album 'Amputechture' , a mix of progressive rock, latin and jazz influences, on September 12th 2006. Their previous albums De-loused in the Comatorium and Frances the Mute have been critically acclaimed. For more information, go to www.themarsvolta.com or www.myspace.com/themarsvolta (more)