140 results for 'jazz'
Gumbo Sounds of New Orleans Cajun, Zydeco, Blues and Trad Jazz
Long Beach-Thousands of transplanted Louisianans and other lovers of all things of Louisiana culture gathered at the Rainbow Lagoon re-Christian as The Bayou for the 23rd Annual Bayou & Mardi Gras Festival. The festival presented by Comprehensive Child Development and Rainbow Promotions LLC was held on June 27 and 28, 2009. Throughout the weekend, New Orleans and Louisiana came alive with: continuous dancing to Cajun and Zydeco music on a large covered dance floor at the Bayou Stage, Blues on the Club N’ Orleans... (more)
Elliott is fantastic on Trumpet, Carl on Sax shares more mystic to the off the planet expedition.
Tim on Bass shared refreshing and interlacing musical visions of his own. His offering presented intervals that were moving and unadulterated as Jazz should forever remain.
I'll make note here that I simply love the way the quintet plays off each other. It makes for very harmonious embracement.
Other pioneering pieces played were "Outside In" and”Mambolishus"both composed by Elliott Caine. Both tunes... (more)
...She kept the audience in stitches in her capacity to edu-tain the audience about the various events taken place on the Main Stage, Youth Stage and in the Thelma Terry Building.
The program got under way with Route 101 who had heads bopping and bodies swaying to a set of Funk, Jazz and Blues. The highlights of their set were “Hearts of Fire,” and “Steeping Out” intertwined with “Down Home Blues.”
The Opening Ceremonies on the Main Stage featured several songs performed by the Ward AME Jubilant Praise Youth Choir. The choir... (more)
The annual Playboy Jazz Festival took place on June 13 and 14th at the Hollywood Bowl, in Los Angeles, CA. The line-up on both days ranged in style from Contemporary to Reggae while diversity abounded.
Clouds couldn't keep the crowds away that Sunday afternoon as a number of extraordinary musicians took to the stage.
A Quincy Jones discovery - Alfredo Rodriquez - an incredible Pianist and his ensemble shared many tunes with a Latin tinge on Jazz favorites. His style was flourishing and invigorating despite the constant chatter as he utilized the upright Piano to his own advantage.... (more)
...over to the North Shore of Haleiwa, HI for relaxation on the beach, Matsumoto's Shave Ice, dinner at a local restaurant. Then head back to town in time for soothing standards by way of the Halekulani Hotel's - Lewer's Lounge.
Ahh!!! The perfect setting for a late night rendezvous with Jazz.
On this particular balmy evening, we were serenaded by a tranquil Pianist who had a very cool blend with the audience. Tennyson Stevens.
I walked in on what must have been the final set of music for the evening, welcomed by a most efficient host who found me a perfect seat in the... (more)
Quel est l’artiste qui dans sa courte vie d’homme a été à la fois et en même temps, ingénieur, poète, écrivain, dramaturge, parolier et surtout trompettiste de Jazzpour ses nombreux fans ? La réponse est bien sûr Boris Vian, mort il y a cinquante ans et à l’honneur ce week-end de la première édition du festival «Jazz à Vian» au domaine national de Saint-Cloud. Un rendez-vous culturel et gratuit, voulu et organisé par le musicien de Jazz Serge Forté, en collaboration... (more)
A show presentedwith Clayton/Hamilton candid configuration. The Clayton/Hamilton Trio exposed all the essence of Jazz for a sold out crowd of passionate followers, May 24, 2009 at the celebrated "Jazz at the A Frame" in Los Angeles, CA.
John Clayton - Bass - the ultimate on bowing, strumming, plucking, and serenading with his fingers.
Gerald Clayton - Piano expounding on all 88 keys...too many arpeggios and soulful changes to count.
The musicians played a few old time Jazz favorites and some choice gems from... (more)
Literary Fair and Jazz & Gospel Festival Brightened the Day
Los Angeles-Many people woke up on Saturday, June 6 and thought that it would turn out to be a gloomy day after a down pour of rain in the early morning hours.
I had the pleasure of attending two events that shined brightly on what some thought would be a gloomy day.
My first stop was Leimert Park Village for the 3rd Annual Leimert Park Village Book Fair with the theme “Celebrating Our Legacy: Families Reading Together.” Many families were in attendance to enjoy the plethora of inter-active,... (more)
St. Elmo Village 40th AnniversaryCelebration
Los Angeles-It would be an understatement to say that everyone had a good time at the St. Elmo Village 40th Anniversary Celebration: Drums, Blues and Jazz Festival, Memorial Day Weekend. The celebration was held on Saturday, May 23 and Sunday, May 24. The appropriate thing to say was an excellent time was had by everyone in attendance at the St. Elmo Village 40th Anniversary Celebration: Drums, Blues and Jazz Festival.
Welcome and Introductions were provided by host Charles Reese. He made sure that everyone was constantly aware... (more)
A Culture of Change at Jazz Reggae Festival
Los Angeles-I mis-calculated my arrival time to the campus of UCLA due to errands that I had to take care of. I missed the performance of the group Louder Than Words featuring Alex Isley, the daughter of Ernie Isley of the Isley Brothers. I also regret that I missed Kalil Wilson & The Berkeley Everett Sextet for my annual dose of jazz at the 23rd Annual UCLA Jazz Reggae Festival presented by Scion, May 24-25, 2009 on the Intra-mural Field.
I enjoy the fact that the organizers allow students groups to perform who attend UCLA.... (more)