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Interval Of Unadulterated Standards And Straight-ahead Jazz

By Kim, published on Mar 13, 2008

The runners, walkers, and bicylcists geared up for the race of their lives on Sunday, March 2, 2008. Musicians just a few miles away were engaged in a tasteful timing of arrangements. The soulful symphony was delivered with love, camaraderie and spellbound musicanship to a packed house of ardent recipients at "Jazz at the A Frame".

The Houston Person Quartet and Vocalist Nancy Kelly fueled the space of the Hollywood Hills venue with tunes to die for. Saxophonist Mr. Houston Person led the pack with the hauntingly wonderful tune by Johnny Burke and Jimmy Van Husen, "But Beautiful".

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

An Amazing A Capella Annoucement

By Kim, published on Feb 28, 2008

An enchanting ensemble consisting of 9 men escorted the audience across the shores to a land of lush, love, and lavish 3 part perfect harmony correlated with a message of peace. Ladysmith Black Mambazo - a multi-faceted chorale performed at the University of Southern California - Bovard Auditorium on Tuesday, February 26, 2008. Their message and delivery were as unique and gratifying as that unusually warm winter night.

The ensemble performed original songs from their homeland, Ladysmith a town nestled on the banks of the Klip River just south of Johannsburg in the district of KwaZula-Natal,... (more)

Tags: california, music, south africa, ladysmith black mambazo, zulu

A Time To Celebrate, A Time To Remember. Part 2

By Kim, published on Feb 21, 2008

Nina Simone crooned "I wish I knew How it would feel to be free" from the airwaves of a progressive radio station. She was speaking in literal and figurative terms. Many were the restrictions in effect to curtail the freedom and liberty of many minorities until the 1970's and thereafter.

When Nina sang this song she spoke of the inability for some to enjoy specific theatres, restaurants, country club settings, shopping centers, swimming facilities, and other places of recreation. She also spoke of psychological, social, geographical, and emotional limitations to freedom placed on... (more)


A Time To Celebrate, A Time To Remember

By Kim, published on Feb 19, 2008

Black History Month began as a week long celebration in 1926 initiated by Dr. Carter G. Woodson, Historian, Author, and Journalist to acknowledge the contributions of a race largely ignored in this country. The observance showcased as a scholarly event to reveal to the country the gifts given by African Americans and uncovered the versatility, creativity, and ingenious of a race up to that particular period in the nation had been ignored. By 1976 it evolved into a month long process and has showcased film screenings, musical events, story telling, art displays, a vast array of public speakers,... (more)

Tags: music

Los Angeles - The Terrible And Tasteful

By Kim, published on Feb 8, 2008

Although the west may have been technically won decades ago, Los Angeles has a long way to go regarding public transportation. I'm speaking of the transit system in centralized geographical area of Los Angeles. One may wait anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes for one of those orange and gray, or white, yellow and black buses to stop at the neighborhood stop and transport one to work in the downtown Los Angeles area, West L.A., Culver City, Santa Monica, or the Eastside. The inner city transportation system such as the Big Blue Bus, Culver City Bus Line, The DASH, and trains are on a different... (more)

Tags: los angeles, fashion, santa monica

Comping At The Sunday Scene

By Kim, published on Jan 23, 2008

Close your eyes, open your soul, and listen as your heart is lifted into another galaxy beyond your greatest jazz dreams. No, you're not in New York City, a metropolis known for Jazz.

This Los Angeles experience is no ordinary excursion through a few standard selections. Instead, a straight ahead Sunday go to meeting at a service you'd never want to end.

Jazz at the A Frame has a new sermon out for Sunday attendees and brilliantly spellbound is the atmosphere as the Nick Mancini Quartet performed Jazz pieces that included urgent call and unanimous response from not... (more)

Tags: los angeles, new york, jazz, music

Voting Or Settling...

By Kim, published on Jan 14, 2008

Lifting the Veil of Ignorance statue stands out at Tuskegee University exemplifying luminosity for not only academic knowledge, but social and political liberty.

Women marched, cried out, collaborated, debated, labored, and contested as they sought a basic right given to other "Americans". After many confrontations, tears, fear, threats, and ressistence, in 1920 Women were given the right to vote in the U.S.

After the Emanicipation Proclaimation, Reconstruction began in the south. The status of African Americans gained several rights from the constitution previously denied to... (more)


Cha Cha Christmas

By Kim, published on Jan 7, 2008

Red, Green, and White holiday lights and garland surrounded the stage as the orchestra members of the Bobby Rodriguez Latin Jazz Orchestra were all dressed in Santa hats.

And, what gifts they presented the audience on a frosty evening at California State University, Los Angeles Luckman Auditorium.

Surprizes wrapped in a fa, la, la, la, la of joy, embodied in expressions of warmth, love, wonder, and creative force. A Cha, Cha swing bringing glee to all "kids from 1 to 92...".

Bobby Rodriguez and his 23-piece Latin Jazz Orchestra shareda variety of performances... (more)

Tags: los angeles, jazz, california, music

Savoring the moments of the season

By Kim, published on Dec 6, 2007

A contemplative chat by the fireside of a cozy cafe at happy hour. A tree lighting in the neighborhood park. Taking a moment to view the manger scene in a store window as you rush back from lunch break. Whether or not you celebrate the "holidays" in a traditional fashion, love the song and shopping, boycott it all, or just ignore it, there are magical minutes that await each of us this time of year. As we forge ahead through a season that comes in with a furry and leaves all too quickly, I think it vital as well as comforting to take time to savor the moments of the season. Time shared with... (more)

Tags: music, fashion

Sounding the hills with Jazz

By Kim, published on Nov 2, 2007

A musical retreat awaits seekers on a Jazz Journey at the "Jazz at the A Frame" high in the Hills of Hollywood, CA. The rejuvenating getaway highlighted Greg Poree, a versatile and moving Guitarist, Patrice Rushen - an incredibly innovative Pianist, Paul Cartwright - Jazz Violinist, David Leach - Percussionist, and Kenny Wild - Bassist. The musicans refreshed as well as set ablaze our spirits with splendid selections of Straight Ahead, mixed in Brazilian, then added acoustic flavors, brushed with the Blues and a classical piece turned on its revolutionary head with a jazz groove. "Bach Menuett... (more)

Tags: jazz, hollywood, music

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