Community Events Calendar
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.

ADDITIONAL INFO
Tel: (310) 202-6633 https://www.facebook.com/Industry-Cafe-Jazz-194645714271/
DATE
Wednesday, June 07, 2017

END DATE
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

START TIME
8:00pm

END TIME
11:00pm
LOCATION
Industry Cafe & Jazz
6039 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
directions
EVENT
Jazz Nights! Free Outdoor Concert featuring Kelly Che
DESCRIPTION
Visit the Mission Playhouse June 29th at 6:30pm to enjoy the first of three talented and entertaining ensembles who bring Jazz Nights to the Playhouse from June through August!

The series begins with The Kelly Che Band who bring a “unique jazz sound shaped through a diverse cross section perspective of world music traditions” (lacountyarts.org). Their eclectic sound reflects influences from Cole Porter to the Beatles; from Brazilian melodies to Korean folk. Kelly is a classically trained singer and musician and former local radio DJ from Seoul, South Korea.

Joining Kelly for this performance are notable LA jazz musicians Joe Rotondi (Piano), Edward Resto (Bass), Ramon Stagnaro (Guitar), and Walter Rodriguez (Drums). Joe Rotondi has toured with Linda Ronstadt, Vikki Carr, and Herb Albert. He can be heard on the Dirty Dancing soundtrack. Edward Resto has toured, shared the stage, and recorded for artists including Paul Simon, Tito Puente, Dizzy Guillespie, Carlos Santana, Celia Cruz, and Shakira. Guitarist Ramon Stagnaro has recorded for Celine Dion, Diana Ross, Ricky Martin, Placido Domingo, Andrea Bocelli, and many others. Walter Rodriguez, a protégé of percussionist Alex Acuña, plays a variety of world music percussion instruments including congas, timbales, and tabla.

Jazz Nights continue with Louie Cruz Beltran and his Jazz Ensemble on July 20th and The Dale Fielder Quartet featuring Dale Fielder on sax with Jane Getz on piano and guest vocalist Rita Edmond on August 10th. All free concerts begin at 6:30pm. Jazz Nights are a part of San Gabriel’s Summer Nights series and the Mission Playhouse Community Engagement program, Engage! Learn more about the performances by calling (626) 308-2865 or visiting www.missionplayhouse.org.


ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.missionplayhouse.org
DATE
Thursday, June 29, 2017

START TIME
6:30pm

END TIME
9:00pm
LOCATION
San Gabriel Mission Playhouse
320 South Mission Drive
San Gabriel, CA 91776
directions
EVENT
Zaub (Album Release Party) + Mahadev
DESCRIPTION
Come celebrate Zaub's fourth and newest record PHOQUES! with us Thursday, June 29th at Art Share LA. We will be joined with our friends from Mahadev which features some incredible composisitons and amazing CalArts alunmi. It's going to be a fantastic night of world music. See you there!

ZAUB: 9pm - Zaub is a Rock/Jazz fusion group developed by Toofun Golchin in Los Angeles in 2012, and the raucous ensemble never fails to impress . Zaub's sound seamlessly blends influences from masters such as Miles Davis, Mahavishnu Orchestra, and Jimi Hendrix. Discography includes Cigarettes and Baklava (2012), I am the Breakfast (2015), Excuse Mui (2016) and their newest release Phoques! (2017).

Toofun Golchin - Electric Guitar

Colin Kupka - Tenor Saxophone

Yunus Iyriboz - Electric Guitar

Max Whipple - Electric Bass

Dan Ogrodnik - Pecussion

Colin Woodford - Drums


MAHADEV: 8pm

Dave Cipriani: 7-string classical guitar, Indian Slide guitar & vocals

Michael Mull: saxes & clarinets

Greg Zilboorg: trumpet

Eric Klerks: bass

Chris Payne: drums & percussion

Robin Sukhadia: tabla

ADDITIONAL INFO
(213) 687-4278 info@artsharela.org
DATE
Thursday, June 29, 2017

START TIME
7:30am

END TIME
10:30am
LOCATION
Art Share-LA
801 E 4th Pl,
Los Angeles, CA 90013
directions
EVENT
SALUTE TO FRANK SINATRA & LOU RAWLS
DESCRIPTION
All-Star Salute to Sinatra/Rawls with well-known vocalists, Tony Galla (Sinatra) Marv Robinson (Rawls) plus Doug MacDonald (G) Josh Nelson (P) Chuck Berghofer(B) Paul Kreibich (D). Tickets $20pp
F&B Min - (2) Drinks. RESERVATIONS THRU MERLE KREIBICH/IN-HOUSEMUSIC 310-216-5861 - CALL TODAY TICKETS GOING FAST!

ADDITIONAL INFO
Merle @310-216-5861
DATE
Thursday, June 29, 2017

START TIME
7:30pm

END TIME
10:30pm
LOCATION
SHERATON GATEWAY HOTEL LAX BRASSERIE RESTAURANT
6101 w. CENTURY BLVD-
LOS ANTGELES, CA 90045
directions
EVENT
Jean Caze Quintet at Arts Garage June 30.
DESCRIPTION
Friday, June 30 at 8 PM: The Jean Caze Quintet Comes to Arts Garge. Winner of the 2006 International Trumpet Guild Jazz Competition, and the 2004 National Trumpet Jazz Competition, Jean Caze has emerged as one of today’s most exciting voices in jazz. Jean has performed with jazz icons such as Herbie Hancock, Najee, Arturo Sandoval , Roberta Flack, Al Jarreau, and George Duke to name a few. While still in high school, Jean performed with the legendary rock group “Chicago” live on NBC. In 2007, the Haitian-born trumpeter won second place in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition.

Jean has received abundant praise from critics, peers and jazz enthusiasts alike who have taken to Jean’s lyrical tone and tasteful ideas. He has been hailed a “True Improviser” and even compared to Miles Davis by fellow trumpet player Carl Saunders. Though his roots are solidly planted in jazz, Jean can flawlessly switch between genres. “Strong, and unexpectedly diverse, Mr. Caze confidently evoked Miles Davis on a pensive ballad, 'Old Folks,' and a brisk anthem, 'My Shining Hour.' " -Nate Chinen, The New York Times

Arts Garage is located at 94 NE 2nd Ave in Delray Beach. Tickets are $30-$40-$45 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=DlWDvE0Ea4s


ADDITIONAL INFO
http://artsgarage.org
DATE
Friday, June 30, 2017

START TIME
8:00pm

END TIME
11:00pm
LOCATION
Arts Garage
94 NE 2nd Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33444
directions
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 01, 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
Ind. Day Celebration w/ The Confounding Brothers @The Printing Museum July 1st in Carson, CA
DESCRIPTION
Independence Day Celebration
with *“The Confounding Brothers"

Sat. July 1st 2017 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Performances: 11:00 am & 1:00 pm


The International Printing Museum
315 W. Torrance Blvd.
Carson, CA 90745
310-515-7166 printmuseum.org


Admission $15/ Guest $50/ Group rate (up to 4)

Kick off your 4th of July weekend celebration with a visit to the museum’s annual patriotic party with all day activities like printing your own Declaration of Independence on an authentic Colonial printing press, create your historical quotes and graphics of the time, mini-tours of the wonderful collection of “operating” antique printing presses and visit with Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson & John Adams in *"The Confounding Brothers”…

A fun-fact filled playlet on how these ingenious men created this country-
with a "Q & A" after each performance.
*Performances are at 11:00 am & 1:00 pm in the Museum’s Heritage Theatre
(Play is suitable for 5th grade & up and reservations are advised due to limited seating in the Theatre!)

A delightful lunch of Freedom Dogs, All-American Apple Pie & Patriotic Punch is included with your admission as you dine in Madame Brillon’s French Garden de Liberte’ and serenaded by our 18th Century musicians “The Colonial Roses”!

Come and join the fun as we honor our country’s birthday in a most unique
Fashion! Ample Free parking!
For further details & tickets go to the web site: printmuseum.org or call 310-515-7166

ADDITIONAL INFO
printmuseum.org
DATE
Saturday, July 01, 2017

START TIME
10:00am

END TIME
4:00pm
LOCATION
South Bay area
315 W. Torrance Blvd.
Carson, CA 90745
directions
EVENT
A Tribute to McCoy Tyner
DESCRIPTION
A Tribute to McCoy Tyner

The McCoy Tyner Tribute Quartet July 4th Explosive Concert

Band personnel: Juini Booth leader/bass, Roy McCurdy drums, piano Benito Gonzalez, Azar Lawrence saxophones, guest jazz poet, Robert J. Carmack …

JULY 4th 2017 8pm - 10PM only

ZEBULON CAFE ONE NIGHT ONLY !!

Tixs: $10 advance $12 at door

Zebulon Cafe, 2478 Fletcher Drive.(323) 662-0966 tixs or Info


ADDITIONAL INFO
323-662-0966 media:951-840-7120 #@blues2jazzguy
DATE
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

START TIME
8:00pm

END TIME
10:00pm
LOCATION
ZEBULON CAFE
2478 Fletcher Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90039
directions
EVENT
Tiempo Libre at Arts Garage July 7
DESCRIPTION
Friday, July 7 at 8 PM: The three-time Grammy-nominated Cuban music group Tiempo Libre comes to Arts Garage. They are one the hottest young Latin bands today. Equally at home in concert halls, jazz clubs and dance venues, Tiempo Libre’s Miami-based members are true modern heirs to the rich tradition of the music of their native Cuba. Classically trained at Cuba’s premiere conservatories, today, the group is a hit in the U.S. and abroad, celebrated for its incendiary, joyful performances of timba, an irresistible, dance-inducing mix of high-voltage Latin jazz and the seductive rhythms of son.

Tiempo Libre is: Musical Director Jorge Gomez on keyboard; Raul Rodriguez, trumpet; Leandro Gonzalez, congas; Tebelio (Tony) Fonte, bass; Armando (Pututi) Arce, drums; Joaquin (El Kid) Diaz, lead vocal; and Luis Beltran Castillo, saxophone & flute.

Arts Garage is located at 94 NE 2nd Ave in Delray Beach. Tickets are $30-$40-$45 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=S0gDlL-cyM4

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://artsgarage.org
DATE
Friday, July 07, 2017

START TIME
8:00pm

END TIME
11:00pm
LOCATION
Arts Garage
94 NE 2nd Ave
Delray Beach, FL 33444
directions
EVENT
WCR's 6th ANNUAL VINE2WINE TASTING & JAZZ EVENT
DESCRIPTION
The Best BLIND Wine Competition in Long Beach!
Enjoy a beautiful Parisian stroll to the sounds of great jazz, fantastic gourmet hors d’oeuvres and the pièce de résistance, the very best Blind Wine Competition in Long Beach in which YOU are the Judge! The beautiful grounds of the Betty Reckas Cultural Center are your backdrop for this French themed evening as you taste up to 30 different wines and listen to jazz performed by Mina Choi’s group, Fire & Ice. Gourmet Hors d’Oeuvres, Drawings & Raffles round out this wonderful charity event. 6th Annual VINE2WINE presented by Women’s Council of REALTORS® Long Beach, a non-profit 501©(6) corporation EIN# 91-2111732 Tickets: $45 and are limited to a max of 400 attendees. Must be 21 yrs or older.


ADDITIONAL INFO
Dave Greene, Co-Chair 562-498-8200, DGreene@CCMCLending.com. Tickets available at EventBrite*: https://2017Vine2Wine.EventBrite.com and at the door. *subject to EventBrite service charge.
DATE
Thursday, July 13, 2017

START TIME
5:30pm

END TIME
9:00pm
LOCATION
The Betty Reckas Cultural Center (Greek Church),
5761 E Colorado Street
Long Beach, CA 90814
directions
EVENT
American Cancer Society’s California Spirit 32
DESCRIPTION
In it's 32nd year, Event Chair, Debora Wright, along with returning honorary chairs, Sherry Lansing, Phil Rosenthal and Bill Chait, Cal Spirit will bring together renowned chefs from Los Angeles’ best restaurants to prepare their finest culinary creations, wine makers from California’s premier wineries, and unique creations from LA’s top mixologists. California Spirit is one of Southern California’s largest gala fundraisers benefitting the American Cancer Society and has raised more than $15 million over the past 31 years towards our mission to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

The American Cancer Society is working to finish the fight against every cancer in every community. We are the largest private, not-for-profit funder of cancer research in the United States, investing more than $4 billion since 1946. Thanks in part to our contributions, more than 1.5 million lives have been saved in the US in the past two decades. Now, that is a reason to celebrate, so please join us.

We hope to see you there!

ADDITIONAL INFO
https://acscacul.ejoinme.org/CalSpirit
DATE
Sunday, July 16, 2017
LOCATION
Sony Pictures Studios
10202 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
directions
EVENT
Fantasm – Odyssey of Dreams
DESCRIPTION
As part of the 2017 Summer Season at the fully refurbished Ford Theatres, Bellydance Evolution presents the Los Angeles debut of Fantasm – Odyssey of Dreams at the outdoor amphitheatre on Friday, July 21, 2017 at 8:30pm. The timeless tales of Scheherazade and the heroes of Arabian folklore come to life following Sinbad’s voyages across imaginative worlds. More than 20 dancers will pull from a variety of Middle Eastern and contemporary folkloric dance styles to bring these mythical characters to life, set to an exciting original score by Paul Dinletir, audiomachine’s co-founder and head composer.

Founded in 2009 by world renowned choreographer Jillina Carlano, Bellydance Evolution (BDE) explores, celebrates and reimagines Middle Eastern dance for the 21st century. By fusing bellydance with other popular and lesser-known dance forms, BDE promises to take audiences on a spectacular journey. With a mission to bring awareness of Middle Eastern dance with its inherent rich diversity and artistic validity, BDE celebrates the dynamic aesthetic of Middle Eastern dance, culture, and creativity, sharing its joy of dance with all communities. BDE takes a revolutionary approach to the art of belly-dance, presenting theatrical dance shows with a storyline, much like a ballet. The show features a cast of 20 international artists from diverse backgrounds in Middle Eastern dance, contemporary, tribal, and fusion dance, each bringing their own unique vision to the production.

Bellydance Evolution has performed to sold-out crowds in over 20 different countries spanning North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. The company was featured at the 2012 Mawazine festival in Morocco, where it performed for the Queen of Morocco. With the success of its residency program, Bellydance Evolution has established ensemble company members in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America.

“We are so excited to have this opportunity to return to the Ford with our fourth production, Fantasm – Odyssey of Dreams, in my hometown of Los Angeles. We really wanted to challenge ourselves this time around by adding even more over the top creative staging, a spectacular array of handmade theatrical costumes and the addition of new styles of dance such as the Arab folk dabke and Egyptian shabbi dance,” said Jillina Carlano, Bellydance Evolution founder and artistic director.

PRICING:
Ticket prices start at $25; Reserved Tickets are available at FordTheatres.org or 323-461-3673 (for non-visual media 323-GO-1-FORD). To learn about discounts for groups of 10 or more, please visit FordTheatres.org.

ADDITIONAL INFO
https://www.fordtheatres.org
DATE
Friday, July 21, 2017

START TIME
8:30pm

END TIME
10:30pm
LOCATION
Ford Theatres
2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East
Hollywood, CA 90068
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 03, 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 04, 2017

START TIME
7:00pm

END TIME
10:00pm
LOCATION
Copa Cubana
1575 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura, CA 93001
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 05, 2017

START TIME
7:00pm

END TIME
10:00pm
LOCATION
Copa Cubana
1575 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura, CA 93001
directions
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