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Right Up Front...

By Kim, published on Jul 7, 2008

It was a muggy summer night but the streets were bustling with activity. I made my way into Chicago Andy's Jazz Club located in downtown Chicago at 11 E. Hubbard St., just west of Michigan Ave.

The spacious venue was alive with an energy that was contagious. The waitress asked where I wanted to sit and I scan the room and noticed seating near the stage area and told her right up front. Her eyes got very bright and she said, "Alright!!! Right up front"... "Most people don't say that" and she led me to a seat near the drums.

Scott Burns, Saxophonist and... (more)

Tags: new york, jazz, music, restaurant

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

Yeow!!! @ Hollywood & Highland

By Kim, published on Jun 11, 2008

The evening 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... (more)

Tags: jazz, hollywood

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

Gorgeous Gig, Splendid Space

By Kim, published on May 15, 2008

In a quiet area of downtown Los Angeles, a small crowd enjoys coffee drinks at Groundworks Coffee House near Traction and 3rd Street. Surrounding venues have closed up shop for the evening as these few people sit to chat, journal, read, reflect and enjoy a moment of solitude.

It's Friday!!! Continuing on 3rd Street just northeast is Cafe Metropol, much more than a cafe, the space offers refuge, relaxation, drinks, food, eclectic ambiance, innovative live music in an atmosphere as inviting as your living room.

There is soft lighting, high ceilings, cozy... (more)

Tags: music

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

A bumper to bumper car ride on a Los Angeles congested freeway ended in a welcoming atmosphere of music satisfaction at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena 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... (more)

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

Shh...just Relax...just Listen

By Kim, published on Apr 22, 2008

A bummer to bummer car ride ended in a welcoming atomsphere of music satisfaction at the Parkway Grill in Pasadena 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... (more)

Tags: jazz, music

Sign Scrutiny

By Kim, published on Apr 11, 2008

I realize the goal of a billboard is to entice people to read and engage in what the message is conveying. What is troubling is that billboards in the inner city of Los Angeles seem to primarily promote poor eating habits, drinking, sit-coms, and overall spending for that which gives temporary satisfaction if any to the individual. There isn't much in the aspect of how to better oneself in a more holistic or thought provoking manner. Nor how one might motivate oneself towards obtaining long-range goals and fulfilling dreams.

Billboards that portray a message regarding various Liiquor... (more)

Tags: los angeles, environment, music

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