140 results for 'jazz'
The Jazz Bakery, located on the edge of Culver City, CA. received a most welcome Christmas gift on a Los Angeles cold and frosty evening, December 20th. The Clayton Brothers Quintet presented one of the most prolific musical gifts of all time, as they prepared an intimate, innovative, intuitive, and awe-inspiring Jazz course.
The following astonishing musicians were the Jazz Chefs of the night.
Legendary and Elegant John Clayton - Bass
Distinguished Jeff Clayton - Saxophone
Unconventional Quincy Davis - Drums
Miraculous Gerald Clayton - Piano
...roll. The full skirts that spun as we spun, the fast pace and the happiness that went with the dancing. One cannot rock and roll without enjoying it. It was such fun music, and it brings back the memory of dancing all night, of pretty clothes and luminous socks and weird tight pants. Same with Jazz...the jazz clubs, the fast dancing, the Charleston and the boogie woogie. The young people swaying or shaking to music in a smoky disco never experienced the thrill of the fast dance and the exuberance of the musical rhythm and beat. I also love country dancing with the smell of hay, and the... (more)
... head of the man who is - a master of musical arts. Everything was set for fixated amazement. His left hand was the one to watch as he began a series of chord progressions that invoked a sound of sheer pleasure from a few audience addicts, while the right hand kept a steady beat.
It was a Jazz heaven in the open air venue of The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. on a Sunday night, November 16, 2008.
McCoy Tyner, a connoisseur in the Jazz World from the days of when he was with the legendary John Coltrane Quartet presented the captivated crowd with a priceless array of ... (more)
...on Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Blvd between West 131 and 132nd Street. The space was an invigorating cafe that was a true gem. Although it closed its doors June 24, 2008, the venue remains a memorable location in the hearts of many. The " Big Apple" or "Woodshed" was a favorite for afternoon Jazz seekers as they could come in and experience live Jazz performed by local jazz musicians, enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, or a soft drink, absorb a compelling read from one of the wide variety of books on hand, pick up a CD of Jazz artists ranging from John Coltrane to community Jazz vocalist... (more)
Mitch Mitchell, born on July 9, 1947 in Middlesex, England. (Same as Keith Moon) He joined on with Jimi Hendrix and Noel Redding on October of 1966, and the trio became known as The Jimi Hendrix Experience. He was only 19 years old at the time. Mitch Mitchell came from a jazz background and his influences were Elvin Jones, Max Roach, and Joe Morello.
He continued to play the drums for Jimi Hendrix until the band broke up in mid-1969. In 1970 the band was re-incarnated with Billy Cox on bass instead of Noel Redding, calling themselves 'The Cry of Love' band.... (more)
...to as the “last true bastion of Bohemianism” in Los Angeles it has been ten years since the Onyx lost its lease on Vermont Avenue (where Café Figaro now sits), in Los Feliz Village one block down from Skylight Books. Its weekly poetry readings featuring a house percussive jazz combo were standing-room-only events hosted by Los Angeles poets S.A. Griffin or Milo Martin. The one-night revival will “pull poets, performance artists and musicians who were regulars of the café out of the woodwork” to pay tribute to the scene/movement that spawned artists... (more)
...Robert Johnson, Blind Lemon Jefferson, Buddy Guy, Magic Sam. Players like that. Paul Butterfield, the real blues guys. I grew up in the heart of the blues and I feel very fortunate. The blues is my favorite music of all time. Even though I love rock and roll, I love classical music, I love jazz. The blues bug got me when I was very young. I listened to all the great Chicago blues artists. And I had the chance to hang out with a lot of these people. That’s where I cut my teeth, showing up to all these jam sessions with players that were better than myself at that particular time... (more)
... evening Sunday - October 19, 2008 when pupils, aficionadas, aficionados, and all others came out to the inimitable World Stage, located in the Leimert Park district of Los Angeles. We wanted to give thanks and recognition to Drummer - Billy Higgins, the founder of one of the greatest venues for Jazz, Poetry, Prose, Dance and other art forms.
The Birthday Celebration and observance was a golden opportunity to give a tribute to a life that was an example to all of those who came in touch with him, Billy Higgins.
Mr. Higgins founded the workshop with community activist and poet,... (more)
...was held on October 18, it was a beautiful day with cool weather coupled with a gentle breeze that hovered over “The Shaw.” It was all good in the hood as people were partying within the law; up and down The Shaw.
The Los Angeles Sentinel newspaper and 94.7 The Wave smooth jazz radio station hosted the 3rd Annual Taste of Soul presented by Fox 11, My 13, Saturday, October 18, from 10:00AM-6PM along Crenshaw Blvd. between Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd. and Rodeo Blvd. This year’s event featured a fun-filled day of festivities for the entire family to enjoy. The... (more)
...has having "Tina Turner legs"....Hmm.
The piece had a fusion, funk, blues, and syncopation situation coupled with an underline spiritual-like effect. It was more 21st century style, but the essence of "Sweet Georgia Brown" was felt as I'm sure it was at Newport in 1958 when the unmatched Jazz Vocalist, Anita O' Day blew it out of the box.
A melody of Marvin Gaye tunes was shared with a totally different spin but poignant message with regard to economy, war, poverty, classism, greed, selfishness, lies, hypocrisy, peace, love, social consciousness, hope, and brotherhood.... (more)