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50th Anniversary Of Tantalizing Terrain In Jazz

By Kim, published on May 19, 2008

Her eyes sparkle with excitement and buoyant energy as she enters the artistic space of her living room. It has been transformed into a venue for Jazz Jubilation.

Betty Hoover smiles with unrestrained exhilaration," If you had told me a few of years ago when I first hosted this event that I would do it 50 times plus...I would have told you that you're crazy" she laughs before introducing the ensemble and vocalist present to help her celebrate her 50th Anniversary of the Pioneer Party "Jazz at the A Frame"

This celebration is dedicated to promoting performances... (more)

Tags: jazz, music

Sammie Roberts: We Need More Music Development

By Gary Schwind, published on May 15, 2008

...and Brian Smith. He plays such venues as Bowers Museum, as well as Children's Hospital of Orange County and the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Via telephone, he discussed his musical background and influences as well as the importance of music education.

Have you always played jazz?I’ve always played jazz, a little bit of R and B, blues.That started from a young age?It started in junior high and high school. I started with trumpet, then I moved to saxophone and started getting into more complex arrangements.Why the switch to saxophone from trumpet?I met Frank Morgan. ... (more)

Tags: jazz, music, education

Santa Monica Festival-revel With A Cause

By Ricky Ricardo, published on May 14, 2008

...Over Serbia released in 2007. The group also has a DVD available entitled Live at Freight & Salvage. Please go to see this ensemble if and when they have a scheduled stop in your town in the near future.

            Returning to the Youth Stage for some straight ahead jazz performed by John Adams Middle School (JAMS) and Downbeat 720 High School Talent featured the City’s most talented poets and musicians performing for an attentive audience.

            Jeff Verges a local artist is the winner of the Twilight Dance Series Poster contest. This... (more)

Tags: jazz, hip-hop, music, santa monica, mexico

Musician's Union, Local 47 Erupts With A Volcano Of Art Form

By Kim, published on May 10, 2008

The California jazz Foundation hosted a "A Jazz Explosion" on May 4, 2008 at the Local 47, Musicians' Union in Los Angeles. I'd called it a conflagration never before experienced on the planet! 4 sets of music put on by artists on a total Jazz mission.

A fire that would not be contained, spread through the auditorium and over the city with artists' unleashing Succulent Standards, Bare Boned Blues, Sensitive Straight Ahead, Heart-centered Latin Pulsations, and Versatile Vocal Selections.

The Bruce Babad Quartet featuring Bruce Babad on Alto Sax, Larry Koonse on... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, california, music

Served The Jazz Way

By Kim, published on May 6, 2008

The weather was just right as a crowd of Jazz enthusiasts gathered to experience the glorious and tireless musicianship of Justo Almario and his wonderful ensemble on May 2, 2008 at the Friday Night Jazz Series hosted by Los Angeles County Museum of Art, in Los Angeles, California.

Justo conducted a "sound check" with the standard, "All The Things You Are" that quickly captivated our attention. His attention to melody, harmony, and the essence of the tune during his warm up was exquisitely beautiful.

Mr. Almario humbly accepted the applause and whispered into his microphone with... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, california, music

Shh...just Relax And Listen...rewound And Remixed

By Kim, published on Apr 29, 2008

...on Friday, April 18th, 2008. The dinner crowd sat in a waited patiently for seating. As one entered the dining area gazing to their right, there was a cozy bar area softly beckoning patrons. All anticipating guests ready for a meal, a drink, a moment to reflect and perhaps enjoy a serenade of Jazz and Swing tunes had been drawn to the right space.

David Arnay - musician that just happens to play piano teased an ardent audience unwinding from the toil of the week's 9 to 5. We were delighted and enchanted throughout the evening with his creative chops on the piano. And as we sat... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, music, restaurant, fashion

Shh...just Relax...just Listen

By Kim, published on Apr 22, 2008

...on Friday, April 18th, 2008. The dinner crowd sat in a waiting section of the resturant patiently for seating. But ust to your right after entering the resturant was a cozy bar area lulling anticpating guests ready for a meal, a drink, a moment to reflect and allow oneself a seranade of Jazz and Swing tunes.

David Arnay - musician that just happens to play piano teased an ardent audience unwinding from the toil of the week's 9 to 5. We were delighted and enchanted all night with his creative chops on the keyboard. And as we sat back in our seats, we were whisked away to a... (more)

Tags: jazz, music

April Is Jazz Appreciation Month

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Apr 18, 2008

April Is Jazz Appreciation Month

Hollywood- JazzAmerica in conjunction with LACER, and The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation presented a superb program for Jazz Appreciation Month, April 13, at Catalina Bar & Grill.

I was in the company of a young and enthusiastic crowd for the hot afternoon of cool jazz. It felt great to be in an air-conditioned building during our recent heat wave.

Many of you know Richard Simon as a great bassist, comedian and an educator. We might have to add Master of Ceremonies to his resume. He was hilarious as he found a way to... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, california, hollywood, music, education

Festival Latino "unidos Sin Fronteras"

By Ricky Ricardo, published on Apr 18, 2008

...The day was filled with live musical performances, dance, food-Cuban sandwiches, raspados, pastelitos, pupusas, tacos, aguas frescas and empanadas, arts and crafts, culture. Several thousand people were on hand to enjoy and dance to the diverse styles of music ranging from salsa, cumbia, ska, jazz, hip hop, rock/pop and reggae.

The kid’s arts and craft booth featured mask making, face painting, loteria, jewelry making led by LASA students. The adults could enjoy a free massage.

The Festival Latino presented by The Latin American Student Association is one of three... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, music, mexico

A Heaping Helping Of Translucent Ham

By Gary Schwind, published on Apr 15, 2008

...everyone should get on the THSB bus and we can all take a field trip to the local slaughterhouse and see how these animals are cared for. What say you?How did this project start?It started out as a desire to perform free music and be forward-thinking in the ever-expanding field of, dare I say, jazz music. I am not going to hide from the jazz word, for all the purists and non-purists alike…And I do mean that in both the jazz world and the Rock/Funk/Pop/Alternative/(Ad nauseam) world as well. We play “Music” in this band and people can label it if they so desire, but I... (more)

Tags: baseball, los angeles, jazz, hip-hop, movie, music

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