Community Events Calendar
EVENT
DwighTrible Presents: "Summer" Jazz Concert Series
DESCRIPTION
Dwight Trible, Executive Director Presents: (most) Weekends, Fri. & Sat.. (most often) 9pm to 12mid-night. Admission (usually) $20.

July Schedule:
1st - The Roberto Miranda Quartet
7th - Munyungo Jackson
8th - Joshua White
14th - Billy Childs' Prophecy
21st - Shana Tucker
22nd - Clayton Cameron
28th - Miguel Atwood Ferguson
29th - Al Williams


ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.leimertparkbeat.com/profiles/blogs/the-new-world-stage-jazz-series-june-july-2017?xg_source=activity
DATE
Saturday, July 1, 2017

END DATE
Saturday, July 29, 2017

START TIME
9:00pm

END TIME
1:00am
LOCATION
The 'new' World STAGE
4321 Degnan Blvd.
L.A./Leimert Park Village, CA 90008
directions
EVENT
Rose Gales Trio & Friends
DESCRIPTION
Ongoing every Wednesday evening. Enjoy wonderful, reasonably priced Ethiopian food, drinks, coffee, etc. & some great straight-ahead & sometimes a bit more avant garde jazz with seasoned pianist, composer, Rose Gales, wife of Thelonius Monk's legendary bassist, Larry Gales. Musicians & Singers are welcome to sit in with the trio & various horn players. Rose also hosts jams at the world-famous World Stage, founded by legendary drummer, Billy Higgins, pianist Horace Tapscott, & poet Kamau Daoud. Donations are welcome. Street parking.

ADDITIONAL INFO
Tel: (310) 202-6633 https://www.facebook.com/Industry-Cafe-Jazz-194645714271/
DATE
Wednesday, July 5, 2017

END DATE
Wednesday, July 26, 2017

START TIME
8:00pm

END TIME
11:00pm
LOCATION
Industry Cafe & Jazz
6039 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
directions
EVENT
Blinded
DESCRIPTION
WHAT: Blinded. World Premiere engagement of a new dark comedy.
WHO: Written by Joni Ravenna. Directed by T.J. Castronovo. Produced by John Lant for Write Act Repertory.
WHERE: Write Act Repertory at The BrickHouse Theatre , 10950 Peach Grove Street, North Hollywood, CA 91601. (This is one block north of Camarillo/Vineland/Lankershim cross streets.)
WHEN: Opens Saturday, July 15, 2017. Runs through Sunday, August 13. Show times: Fri. & Sat. at 8:00, Sun. at 2:00.
ADMISSION: $25. Students and seniors $20.
RESERVATIONS: (800) 838-3006.
ONLINE TICKETING: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2993431
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Los Angeles – BLINDED - Seventeen years ago, Donald walked in on his mother in bed with someone other than his father. Whatever he saw that day was so devastating that his psyche refused to see another thing from that moment on. At 35, the hysterically blind Donald visits NYC's best shrink, Bob Schneiderman. Donald's last ditch hope before throwing in life's towel. However the doctor's highly unorthodox remedy includes an affair with Schneiderman's younger, beautiful wife, Bridget. There's only one caveat; Bridget can never find out Donald is blind.
Production Stage Manager: Jonathan Harrison, Casting: Jean Scoccamarro
Cast: Cindy Marinangel, Chris Muto, Marilyn Sanabria and Rico Simonini
Producer John Lant states “When TJ brought me this script, I had to do this play, and soon. I was quite moved by some of the moments and laughed out loud while reading at the local coffee shop. Also getting to work with TJ, and wonderful actors that grace Write Act’s boards over the years Rico, Cindy and Chris was an added bonus. I can’t wait for people to see Joni’s work and have talented newcomer to Write Act, Marilyn Sanabria, join our proud history.”
General Admission / Limited Seating / Refreshments / Air-Conditioned / Heated / ADA Compliant On-Street Parking / On-Site Box Office


ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2993431
DATE
Saturday, July 15, 2017

END DATE
Sunday, August 13, 2017
LOCATION


North Hollywood, CA
directions
EVENT
Saturday Night Jazz DTLA presents Mari Nobre & Nobresil
DESCRIPTION

SATURDAY - JULY 29th

The exciting Brazilian vocalist & Band

MARI NOBRE & NOBRESIL




Nobresil is sophistication, pure energy and great melodies on stage translating in unique arrangements of samba, bossa nova, Brazilian jazz and world music.

They have an

irresistible sound produced by Latin Grammy awarded Brazilian bass player Leo Nobre (Sergio Mendes, Shakira,Stevie Wonder)

and enhanced by the sensual voice of 2015 Latin Grammy awarded singer Mari Nobre (also lead singer of the UCLA

Bobby Rodriguez's Latin Jazz Big Band.)


Nobresil is a magnet for world class musicians and participated as headliner in major jazz festivals.

Nobresil album "Original" is this year the recipient of the prestigious Jazz Educator Award as Best Music Album of the Year by Jazz Ed Magazine, and the lead singer Mari Nobre has been voted among the Best World Artists/Bands of the Year.

Nobresil was also the recipient of the Akademia Music Award and nominated by the Hollywood Music

and Media Awards as best World Jazz band of the year.

Mari Nobre, also received in 2016 the American Songwriting Award for her song “Thank you” as best world music composition of the year.

Mari Nobre’s Latin Jazz Band Nobresil recently released “Live and Alive” the new live Brazilian jazz production by the Nobresil music team for Chrome Records Incorporated that jumped on the top ten of the NACC charts even before its release.

Sets: 7:30 and 9:30 // Tickets: $10-$30


ADDITIONAL INFO
www.saturdaynightjazzdtla.com
DATE
Saturday, July 29, 2017

START TIME
7:30pm

END TIME
11:30pm
LOCATION
Au Lac in the Bar Fedora
710 W1st street
Los Angeles, CA 91105
directions
EVENT
Covina Swing Band Festival
DESCRIPTION
There will be 10 swing bands from all over LA county. 5 bands on Saturday and 5 bands on Sunday. Each band will play for 45 minutes with 15 minutes to switch bands.Food and drinks are available with proceeds going to benefit the Covina Concert Band. There will also be a dance floor. Bring your dancing shoes.

ADDITIONAL INFO
Covina Concert Band.org. 626-252-3184
DATE
Saturday, July 29, 2017

END DATE
Sunday, July 30, 2017

START TIME
2:00pm

END TIME
8:00pm
LOCATION
Covina Park
Covina Park, Covina CA 91723
Covina, CA 91723
directions
EVENT
Jazz and the Cinema
DESCRIPTION
Join us for “Jazz and the Cinema” on Sunday evening, July 30th to benefit weSPARK Cancer Support Center at the iconic Catalina Jazz Club. weSPARK is teaming up with Jazz Musicians Against Cancer to celebrate classic cinema soundtracks to jazz. The Sandra Booker 5tet Band along with special celebrated guest musicians and vocalists, including jazz enthusiast, actor Jeff Goldblum, Grammy Award-winning vocalist, Steve Tyrell, actress Susan Anton and more! All funds raised will provide free programs and support to cancer patients, their families and friends. What could be better than some cool jazz on a hot summer night?!

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.wespark.org/event/jazz-and-the-cinema/
DATE
Sunday, July 30, 2017

START TIME
6:30pm

END TIME
9:30pm
LOCATION
Catalina Jazz Club
6725 Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028
directions
EVENT
1st Thursday Santa Barbara
DESCRIPTION
Charged Particles is making some of the most exciting and creative jazz today, playing high-energy, elaborately orchestrated original jazz, infused with elements of funk, Afro-Cuban music, and classical music. See www.chargedparticles.com. Of the band, reviewers have said: “An electrifying, push-the-limits performance style... A tight and enormously talented trio.” (Jazz Times Magazine), "Charged Particles is definitely dazzling." (Jazz and Blues Report), "Fresh, energized contemporary jazz that showcases the trio's individual technical mastery as well as a cooperative, refined approach to the art form." (Jazz News Magazine), and "Tight interplay was the watchword as the threesome took difficult fusion themes and applied its own twists with spark and personal flair." (Los Angeles Times). Recently, the band has been doing special projects with Grammy-winning reed player Paul McCandless and tenor saxophonist Tod Dickow.


ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.downtownsb.org/events/1st-thursday
DATE
Thursday, August 3, 2017

START TIME
5:30pm

END TIME
7:30pm
LOCATION
Marshalls Patio
900 State Street (at Canyon Perdido Street)
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
directions
EVENT
Charged Particles at Copa Cubana
DESCRIPTION
Charged Particles is making some of the most exciting and creative jazz today, playing high-energy, elaborately orchestrated original jazz, infused with elements of funk, Afro-Cuban music, and classical music. See www.chargedparticles.com. Of the band, reviewers have said: “An electrifying, push-the-limits performance style... A tight and enormously talented trio.” (Jazz Times Magazine), "Charged Particles is definitely dazzling." (Jazz and Blues Report), "Fresh, energized contemporary jazz that showcases the trio's individual technical mastery as well as a cooperative, refined approach to the art form." (Jazz News Magazine), and "Tight interplay was the watchword as the threesome took difficult fusion themes and applied its own twists with spark and personal flair." (Los Angeles Times). Recently, the band has been doing special projects with Grammy-winning reed player Paul McCandless and tenor saxophonist Tod Dickow.


ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.thecopacubana.com/about.html
DATE
Friday, August 4, 2017

START TIME
7:00pm

END TIME
10:00pm
LOCATION
Copa Cubana
1575 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura, CA 93001
directions
EVENT
Saturday night Jazz DTLA presents Benn Clatworthy & System 6
DESCRIPTION
The core musicians in system6 were the band of the great cuban conguero Francisco Aquabella.

SATURDAY - AUGUST 5th

JAZZ LATIN BURN!

with BENN CLATWORTHY & SYSTEM6






After his passing the band stayed together and over the years morphed into System6.

All the music is original, written by saxophonist Benn Clatworthy, trombonist Joey Sellers and drummer Yayo Morales.

We call it JAZZ LATIN...


ADDITIONAL INFO
www.saturdaynightjazzdtla.com
DATE
Saturday, August 5, 2017

END DATE
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

START TIME
7:30pm

END TIME
11:30pm
LOCATION
Au Lac in the BarFedora
710 W1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 91105
directions
EVENT
Charged Particles at Copa Cubana
DESCRIPTION
Charged Particles is making some of the most exciting and creative jazz today, playing high-energy, elaborately orchestrated original jazz, infused with elements of funk, Afro-Cuban music, and classical music. See www.chargedparticles.com. Of the band, reviewers have said: “An electrifying, push-the-limits performance style... A tight and enormously talented trio.” (Jazz Times Magazine), "Charged Particles is definitely dazzling." (Jazz and Blues Report), "Fresh, energized contemporary jazz that showcases the trio's individual technical mastery as well as a cooperative, refined approach to the art form." (Jazz News Magazine), and "Tight interplay was the watchword as the threesome took difficult fusion themes and applied its own twists with spark and personal flair." (Los Angeles Times). Recently, the band has been doing special projects with Grammy-winning reed player Paul McCandless and tenor saxophonist Tod Dickow.


ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.thecopacubana.com/about.html
DATE
Saturday, August 5, 2017

START TIME
7:00pm

END TIME
10:00pm
LOCATION
Copa Cubana
1575 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura, CA 93001
directions
EVENT
Saturday Night Jazz DTLAPresents 2nd Friday of the month Blues & Soul Night
DESCRIPTION
FRIDAY - AUGUST 11th

SPECIAL 2nd FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

BLUES & SOUL NIGHT

with MANDO & BLUE GATOS and

SISTA JEAN & THE BLUES MACHINE

Musician/Vocalist/Composer/Band leader Armando Compean

boasts a career marked with a countless number of collaborations and musical partnerships. A native of Houston, Texas, living in L.A. since the late '60s, he's worked in the Blues/R&B/Jazz genres equally.

Click Here to Sample

"Just For a Thrill"

Some Film, TV and Recording Credits :

Walk The Line, Ya Ya Sisterhood, L.A. Confidential, The Drew Carrey Show, The Richard Pryor Show, T-Bone Burnett, Jennifer Warnes, Gillian Welch, Taj Mahal, Jaye P. Morgan, Johnny Winter, Joe Pass, Coco Montoya, Lowell George, Ornette Cobb.

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Sista Jean started as a BG singer for the studios in Los Angeles over twenty-years ago and still has the fire inside to groove with the best in the business.

"I had an opportunity to sing with Mick Jagger on his 2nd solo album. We did the song "Think" by James Brown and Lynn Collins. "That was fantastic. But there is nothing like being in front of hundreds and thousands of fans who appreciate your songs. I like that more than anything in life.

"The Blues Machine" has Bill Pittman on Bass, Jeff Suttles on Drums, Norm Weatherly on Keyboards and Synth Horns, and

Ed Neal on keyboards. Been with the band now for over five years and they know me inside and out.

My influences started with Aretha Franklin, then to Chaka Khan, and foremost to Joan Armatrading. These women showed me the way to music and I never lose sight of them in the goals I want to achieve. I don't compare myself to them or anyone else. I give over 100% when I'm presenting myself to the people, and I live through my songs.

It's more than just singing songs, it's about the living that goes on in the songs themselves."

"If there is one thing in life I could say to people, it would be to never give up on the dreams and goals

you set for yourself in life."




ADDITIONAL INFO
www.saturdaynightjazzdtla.com
DATE
Friday, August 11, 2017

START TIME
7:30pm

END TIME
11:30pm
LOCATION
Au Lac in the BarFedora
710 W1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 91105
directions
EVENT
Saturday Night Jazz DTLA presents Amber Weekes
DESCRIPTION

SATURDAY - AUGUST 12th

STRAIGHT AHEAD VOCAL JAZZ with Vocalist AMBER WEEKES


Amber Weekes is a “straight ahead jazz” vocalist and Sunset Music Group recording artist with an on-going love affair with the “Torch Song.” Amber is a Los Angeles native with Caribbean and Latin roots. She is a vocalist who has an on-going love affair with the torch song. Her influences include Nancy Wilson, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Diahann Carroll, and Oscar Brown, Jr.Her voice has been described as being “as soft as a pillow.”



She has performed in many venues in Southern California and has also performed at the New Rochelle Jazz Festival in New York and Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas. She has also been a repeated guest on Chet Hanley’s “Jazz In the Modern Era.”



For more information about Amber, please see her website at amberweekes.com


ADDITIONAL INFO
www.saturdaynightjazzdtla.com
DATE
Saturday, August 12, 2017

START TIME
7:30pm

END TIME
11:30pm
LOCATION
Au Lac in the BarFedora
710 W1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 91106
directions
EVENT
National Career Fair
DESCRIPTION
National Career Fairs is having a live hiring event in Irvine on August 15, 2017 the event is FREE for all career seekers. Career seekers are encouraged to dress professionally and bring multiple copies of their resumes. Pre-register to attend at https://www.nationalcareerfairs.com/career-fairs/irvine-career-fairs/


ADDITIONAL INFO
https://www.nationalcareerfairs.com/
DATE
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

START TIME
11:00am

END TIME
2:00pm
LOCATION
Atrium Hotel
18700 Mac Arthur Blvd
Irvine, CA 92612
directions
EVENT
Lisanne Lyons & Wendy Pedersen in "Jazz Gals" at Arts Garage August 19
DESCRIPTION

August 19 at 8: Jazz Gals Lisanne Lyons and Wendy Pederson will be celebrating the music of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan in an amazing night of Jazz at Arts Garage! Lisanne is the recipient of several DownBeat awards as a jazz vocal soloist, jazz vocal choir director, and most recently as a jazz arranger. She is in demand as a performer, arranger, adjudicator, and clinician. Lisanne has produced two solo CDs and two CDs as lead soprano in the DC-based Uptown Vocal Jazz Quartet, with whom she performed at major jazz festivals across the country and abroad.

Wendy Pedersen is one of South Florida’s favorite performers. Her high-energy vocal delivery, with deep, convincing emotion has been impacting audiences for many years. Wendy has won many awards including the Southern Bell/Pace “Jazz Artist of the Year” and a Miami New Times “best vocalist”, saying, “Wendy can shake the rafters or break your heart…” Wendy Pedersen’s discography includes her debut CD, “Me + Three”; a Holiday CD, “Ho Ho Ho”; and her brand-new release, “Under the Influence”, a tribute to the many women who inspired and influenced her.

Arts Garage is located at 94 NE 2nd Ave in Delray Beach. Tickets are $20-30-35 at artsgarage.org or 561-450-6357. BRING YOUR OWN ... WHATEVER! The theater boasts cabaret style table seating, where patrons can bring their own food and drinks, including alcohol. Music courtesy of KCC Productions.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBLT7ojGHKs


ADDITIONAL INFO
http://artsgarage.org
DATE
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

START TIME
8:00pm

END TIME
11:00pm
LOCATION
Arts Garage
94 NE 2nd Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33444
directions
EVENT
JAZZ VS CANCER 2, A Benefit for The City of Hope
DESCRIPTION
Co-producers GARY BRUMBURGH, JACK LEcOMPTE, JACKIE GIBSON (“Jazz Del Corazon”) and CATHY SEGAL-GARCIA (“Human Connection”) are proud to present JAZZ Vs. Cancer, ROUND 2, a follow-up musical event to the highly successful cancer fundraiser put on last February 2016 that benefitted the weSPARK Cancer Center in Sherman Oaks.
Sponsored this year by KCET, KJAZZ the highly-anticipated benefit will take place on Sunday, August 27, 2017, with proceeds going to, at the request of Mr. LeCompte, a cancer survivor himself, CITY OF HOPE, a private, not-for-profit world leader in the research and treatment of cancer and other serious diseases. Specifically, City of Hope’s Comprehensive Cancer Center has provided expert care and delivered powerful, life-saving treatments to so many since 1913.
The JAZZ Vs. Cancer, ROUND 2 “good will” fundraiser promises an exciting “Who’s Who” roster of Los Angeles jazz talent, not to mention some extremely gifted artists outside the Southern California area. This year’s outstanding singing talent include multiple Grammy-nominated singer TIERNEY SUTTON; MARK WINKLER; Seattle-based GAIL PETTIS; MON DAVID; SONIA SANTOS and ANA GAZZOLA of BRASIL, BRAZIL; guitarist PAULINHO GARCIA; CATHY SEGAL-GARCIA; GARY BRUMBURGH; JACKIE GIBSON; CHERYL BARNES; MARTHA TAYLOR LACROIX; SIDNEY JACOBS; LORRAINA MARRO, LAUREN WHITE; LARRY DAVIS; and the improvisational troupe FISH TO BIRDS.
Led by the incomparable team of RICH EAMES and CHRISTIAN JACOB on piano; RANDY LANDIS and HARVEY NEWMARK on bass; and PAUL KREIBICH and JACK LeCOMPTE on drums, our special featured musicians include DAVE FERRIS (piano); KAREN HERNANDEZ (piano); ROBBIE HIOKI (trombone); DOUG MacDONALD (guitar); STEVE RAWLINS (piano); DR. BOBBY RODRIGUEZ (trumpet); and RICKY WOODARD (sax and flute).
Please join us on August 27th beginning at 4:30 p.m. as we assist and honor CITY OF HOPE. We will begin with our raffle-buying social fundraising time outdoors to be followed by the show. The event will again take place at the renowned Catalina Bar & Grill, 6725 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028. GENERAL TICKETS are $30.00 (plus two item minimum); VIP TICKETS are $100.00 (which includes dinner, preferred seating, a treasure bag, and photo momento). Reservations can be made at: www.catalinajazzclub.com. (323) 466-2110.





ADDITIONAL INFO
www.catalinajazzclub.com
DATE
Sunday, August 27, 2017

START TIME
4:30pm

END TIME
11:30pm
LOCATION
Catalina Jazz Club
6725 West Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
directions
EVENT
2nd Annual Oxnard Jazz Festival
DESCRIPTION
The 2nd Annual Oxnard Jazz Festival will draw over 4,000 attendees for a celebration of art, culture, music and enterprise in the city of Oxnard, California. This year, guests will "Feel the Groove", with headlining performances from jazz and soul music icons along with a bevy of luxurious events that include comedy shows, wine tasting, golfing, brunch and more.

The main event, which takes place at Oxnard Beach Park on September 9, 2017, will feature performances from GRAMMY® Award winning and nominated artists, Gerald Albright, Johnathan Butler, and Evelyn Champagne King. Guitarists Adam Hawley and David P. Stevens as well as Saxophonists, Jessy J and Rick Parma. Latin Jazz supergroup, Malo Anthology will also rock the stage featuring vocalist Rick Stevens. OJF will once again highlight local talent with opening acts, The Brand Ragan Project, Ashford Gordon, Del Franklin and Oxnard's' very own, Road Brothers and the Oxnard High School Jazz Band.

In addition to stellar performances, guests can look forward to an array of food, arts & crafts, and shopping inside the vendor marketplace-- making the day an outing the entire family can enjoy.

Read Official Press Release: https://www.prlog.org/12648460.html

ADDITIONAL INFO
https://oxnardjazzfestival.com
DATE
Saturday, September 9, 2017

START TIME
11:00am

END TIME
7:00pm
LOCATION
Oxnard Beach Park
1601 Harbor Blvd.
Oxnard, CA 93035
directions
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