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The Mirage: Nothing Is More Beautiful Than A Confident Woman

By Gary Schwind, published on Jul 5, 2008

...We’ve been bellydancing together for about four years. I know you (Meliza) have a longer background than that.(Meliza) I started dancing when I was her age [motions to her daughter sitting on her lap]. In tap and ballet. Then when I got into fifth grade, sixth grade, I started jazz and dropped ballet. I went for the racier, sexier thing [laughs].(Marizol) In grade school?(Meliza) Jazz was more interesting to me. Jazz was cooler than ballet. I didn’t want to wear the tutus anymore. I wanted to wear the black leotards. I danced all the way into college. I stopped... (more)

Tags: jazz, music

Mirella Caldera: We Are All From The Same Cosmic Soup

By Gary Schwind, published on Jun 21, 2008

...always around me. I played the piano, clarinet, and cello. I also studied opera and sang in professional productions from a very young age.

What kind of music speaks to me? I seriously love all music. From Gershwin, to Lil Wayne, but what speaks to my heart more than anything is Jazz, especially Ella Fitzgerald, and her main man Chick Webb. I think I was an old southern jazz musician in my other life. Janet and Mariah always speak to me too. When I was nine, I wrote and directed a musical based purely on Mariah Carey songs. We had a long run too. I think we put on two... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, myspace, music, education, sex, mexico

I Love L A...

By Batman, published on Jun 19, 2008

...product, there's probably a movie theater or Drive-In near you. (Remember those? They still exist, although, a vanishing breed.) There are 37,000 movie screens in the US, and sometimes, it seems like they're all in LA. If movies aren't your thing, there's the club scene, with standup comedy, jazz, rock, hip hop, etc. catering to your ecclectic needs.

The downtown area is getting a major overhaul, thanks to our resident mayor. One needs only to find a parking space, and checkout the new Nokia theater across from Staples Center, to see what they hope will become a burgeoning... (more)

Tags: baseball, los angeles, football, hockey, jazz, movie, hollywood

Ballad It Or Scat It

By Kim, published on Jun 19, 2008

Jazz at a Frame presented an afternoon of Jazz encompassing a spectrum of soothing ballads to down-home scatting filled with the spirit and soul of the Blues. Please don't ask one to make a choice between the 2 distinct forms, for both were so very mesmerizing.

The warm Vocalist, Dale Boatman and a passionate ensemble provided 2 sets of pleasure for a Jazz thirsty group on Father's Day, June 15, 2008.

Kendall Kay on Drums

Llew Matthews on piano

Ron Eschete on Guitar

Kristin Korb on Bass and Vocals

The quintet... (more)

Tags: jazz, music

Andy Walo: Do Your Own Thing

By Gary Schwind, published on Jun 18, 2008

...how I got exposed to it very young.You were in Copenhagen?Yeah. I was born and raised in Stockholm, and then moved to Copenhagen in my late teens. It’s about four hundred miles from Stockholm and it’s kind of the New Orleans of Scandinavia. Bars stay open all night long, a lot of jazz and blues clubs. A whole different scene from Stockholm, which is very conservative. For me, at that time, Copenhagen was the place to be. I got my first gigs in Copenhagen. I couldn’t get any gigs in Stockholm because Sweden is so trendy. The newest bands, and the newest styles, you have... (more)

Tags: san francisco, jazz, myspace, music, japan

That's Jazz! At The Hollywood Bowl

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jun 18, 2008

That’s Jazz! At The Hollywood Bowl

Los Angeles-Every June, people of all ages are known to yell, shout or scream four letter words without fear of reprisal. They don’t have to worry about being politically correct and they sure won’t suffer the ire/consternation of others. Grads, Dads and Jazz!!! What were you thinking?

Celebrating 30 years of electrifying performances, magical moments and extraordinary music, Playboy once again presented a world class roster of talent at the 30th Anniversary Jazz Festival, Saturday, June 14th and Sunday, June 15th at the... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, jazz, nba, hollywood, music

Yeow!!! @ Hollywood & Highland

By Kim, published on Jun 11, 2008

...breeze brought a chill to the crowd. It wasn't long before the temperature warmed up as the vocal chops of Barbara Morrison and her soulful ensemble began their performance to a packed house at the Hollywood and Highland Shopping Center Courtyard on June 3, 2008.

Helen Borgers from KJAZZ 88.1 FM Station was our gracious hostess for the evening.

Barbara, a Jazz and Blues musician with her band kicked off the season of the "The Wine and Jazz Summer series" with a smorgasbord of Jazz, Blues, Soul, endearing stories, and interaction with the crowd.

"I love being here... (more)

Tags: jazz, hollywood

Long Beach Bayou Festival-waltzing To New Orleans

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Jun 8, 2008

... June. The Rainbow Lagoon is transformed into a bayou and or a swamp, which ever you prefer.

The weather should be humid, but not too hot. Veterans of this event arrive dressed for the occasion.

The Long Beach Bayou Festival serves up a musical buffet of Cajun, zydeco, blues and jazz. You can experience mouthwatering cuisine of Louisiana, while having fun and contributing to a worthy cause.

There are two stages with continuous music. Veterans of the festival create a horseshoe around the dance floor near the Cajun and zydeco stage. The blues and jazz crowd kicks... (more)

Tags: jazz, california, music, education

Ucla Jazz Reggae Fest:peace, Love And Music

By Ricky Ricardo, published on May 29, 2008

UCLA Jazz Reggae Fest: Peace, Love and Music

Los Angeles-Believe it or not summer will be upon us soon. The season kicks into full swing each year with the UCLA Jazz Reggae Festival during Memorial Day Weekend, Sunday, May 25th and Monday, May 26th. One couldn’t tell that summer was fast approaching as evidence by the May Gray weather that we experienced lately. Nevertheless, over 30,000 people from all over California and beyond made their way to Westwood for the Jazz Reggae Festival. The UCLA Cultural Affairs Commission promised and delivered a weekend of Peace, Love and World... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, california, environment, music, brazil

Two Thoughts For Fine Dining Foodies

By Ed Attanasio, published on May 24, 2008

...Street, San Francisco/www.thecosmopolitancafe.com) is a top-tier restaurant with first-class food and service in a classy atmosphere. The food is amazing and memorable, because it focuses on the creative utilization of fresh, local ingredients. One Wed.-Sat., the Cosmo has a live piano bar with jazz in their lounge. People fill the place up every evening for inventive drinks and great, reasonably-priced appetizers. I can recommend the Dungeness Crab Enchiladas with a Fire Roasted Tomato Salsa; the Crisp Duck, with Arugula, Frisee, Asian Pear and Pt. Reyes Blue Cheese; and the Calamari and... (more)

Tags: san francisco, jazz, restaurant

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