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140 results for 'jazz'

Ms. Flack, Take Us Back!

By Kim, published on Oct 12, 2008

...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.

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Tags: jazz, california, music, fashion

Sluiced In Mingus Musicality...

By Kim, published on Oct 10, 2008

The city of San Pedro and Los Angeles County was immersed in Jubilee, Social Consciousness, and Pleasure on Saturday, October 4th at The Warner Grand Theatre.

A 14 - piece jazz orchestra, "The Mingus Big Band is led by wonderful conductor Conrad Herwig, who plays Trombone. They performed a marvelous array of pieces that presented profound respect to one of the most inspiring and innovative musicians of the century, Charles Mingus.

The group of diverse musicians consisted of the following individuals:

Trumpets - Lew Soloff, Greg Gisbert, and Sean Jones

Saxophones... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, jazz, music

Groovin' To Your Health At Jazz At Drew

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Oct 6, 2008

Groovin’ To Your Health at Jazz At Drew

Los Angeles-The weather forecast for the past weekend, October 4-5, 2008 called for scattered showers. That didn’t dampen the spirit of the people in attendance. The weather forecast strengthened their resolve to attend the 18th Annual Jazz At Drew Legacy Music Series, Cultural Marketplace and Health Pavilion. This was apparent due to the fact that this was the final outdoor music festival for the year. The theme for this year’s festival was “Building Cultural Bridges Through Music: Highlighting the Healing Art of Medicine... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, medicine, music, obama

Intoxication Of Jazz

By Kim, published on Oct 1, 2008

The preferred language of the night was Standards, Straight Ahead, and Blues at The Los Angeles County Museum of Art. An incredible songstress of Jazz, Janis Mann made many statements with her quartet on Friday, September 26, 2008.

The quartet joining Janis consisted of the following fabulous musicians

Piano – Jim Cox

Woodwinds (of all kinds) – Doug Webb

Bass – Chuck Berghoffer

Drums - Lorca Hart

Vocals - Janis Mann

Janis gave us a perfect rebuttal to the current economy crisis that faces us in this nation with a Billie Holiday favorite. A bluesy,... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz

32nd Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Sep 30, 2008

Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival

Los Angeles- The local jazz community was out en mass at the Watts Towers on September 28, 2008. There was a two-fold reason for the mass gathering of jazz enthusiasts. We were out to enjoy the music featured at the 32nd Annual Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festival. Many people were in attendance for the grand opening ceremony for the new Charles Mingus Youth Arts Center.

Mingus Family members Graham Mingus (grandson of Charles Mingus) and Sharon Mingus (daughter-in-law), Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, City Councilmember... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, hollywood, music

More Caine Quartet...this Time, Illuminating The Edison

By Kim, published on Sep 22, 2008


Its time for some activism and musical awakening with another Elliot Caine piece, "Blues for Revolution"

No doubt, we were more than ready for the uprising as we cheered the quartet's brilliant performance.

I marveled at the attention to the Blues form intertwined with Jazz that Elliot, Kenny, Carl, Scott, and Bill presented. It cried out above any conversation and was striking and infectious.

"Mamb-ish" another tune that made its message known and "El Nuevo Dia"

It was easy to become mesmerized in the pulse, harmony, and beauty of each tune that was... (more)

Tags: jazz, music

Gourmet Taste Of Santa Monica

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Sep 15, 2008

...Trains Running” and “Unchain My Heart.” The Route 66 Blues Band latest CD is entitled You Can’t Take It With You. Vocalist Kat Adams was another gem of a discovery at the Taste of Santa Monica. She captivated the crowd with her ability to easily segue from singing jazz, R&B and other genres of music. She was accompanied by Roland on keyboards.

Several fortunate people walked away with some fabulous door prizes. The prizes consisted of Gourmet giveaway-gift certificates from all of the participating restaurants, Cirque Du Soleil Package-four VIP... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, movie, california, music, santa monica

Break Out Blues And A Taste Of Much More@ Parkway Grill

By Kim, published on Aug 30, 2008

Imagine this... An Olympics Marathon of the blues mixed with straight ahead jazz relays, all seasoned with a dash of ballads, swing, and contemporary compositions from the 60's and 70's and a standard turned into a tantalizing tango.

This was the soulful session that occurred Friday night August 15th, at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena. The packed lounge and bar area was alive with easy conversation, food and drink; I was seated with a friend. As we settled in for an evening of dinner and Friday night relaxation, we anticipated a wondrous musical experience.

Pianist - David Arnay... (more)

Tags: jazz, music

Top Ten Outdoor Venues In Los Angeles

By Josh Marks, published on Aug 21, 2008

...been thrilling audiences under the stars as the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic. The nearly 18,000-seat amphitheatre has also hosted hundreds of musical events under the famous orchestra shell (the fifth and newest shell was constructed in 2004). From the Playboy Jazz Festival to Radiohead, the Bowl continues to be a world-class music destination in the heart of Hollywood. DODGER STADIUM Address: 1000 Elysian Park Ave., Los Angeles Web: Phone: (323) 224-1471 Nothing says it's summer in L.A. more than... (more)

Tags: baseball, los angeles, soccer, beckham, football, jazz, disney, nfl, california, hollywood, music

The Soul Of The Long Beach Jazz Festival

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Aug 12, 2008

The Soul of the Long Beach Jazz Festival

Long Beach-A precedent record setting throng of people crowded unto every inch of grass at the Rainbow Lagoon for the 21st Annual Long Beach Jazz Festival, August 8-10 presented by Rainbow Promotions. Nary could a speck of grass be seen by mid afternoon as a colorful array of blankets, towels, beach chairs, pop-up tents and umbrellas blanketed the grounds of the festival. Southern California’s premiere music festival presenting the best of jazz, R&B, Latin jazz and neo-soul was sold out for the entire weekend. A pleasant jazzy breeze... (more)

Tags: jazz, california, music, japan

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