Community Events Calendar
EVENT
"Jazz on the Ave" Music Fest
DESCRIPTION
North Philadelphia welcomes all to the 10th annual 'Jazz on the Ave" Music Fest on Cecil B. Moore Avenue from Broad to 17th Streets and will feature the Philly Soul Stock. The festival will provide festival attendees with free health & wellness screenings, HIV/AID testing, clay sculpting, moon bounce, face painting, mechanical bull riding, vendors, food, and live entertainment. The live musical lineup on the main stage includes Jeff Bradshaw & Friends ft. Tony Rich Kim Burrell, Ronnie Laws & Tia Fuller. Also performing on the main stage is Jaguar Wright and Worldtown SoundSystem. The Philly Soul Stock stage will highlight up and coming, talented, young people from the Philadelphia and Metropolitan area. Patty Jackson and Dyana Williams will host the festival.

ADDITIONAL INFO
215-763-8868
DATE
Saturday, July 30, 2016

START TIME
12:00pm

END TIME
8:30pm
LOCATION
Broad & Cecil B. Moore Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19121
directions
EVENT
Saturday Night Jazz DTLA - "Vocal Jazz" with Mark Winkler
DESCRIPTION
Curated by jazz vocalist and community builder, Cathy Segal-Garcia, the Jazz is held in "Bar Fedora", a '20's style performance room in the back of award winning Vegan restaurant, "AU LAC". Situated diagonally across from the elegant "Dorothy Chandler Pavillion", just behind the "Disney Red Cat Theatre", and around the corner from the new Broad Museum, the restaurant "AU LAC" is the perfect place for having a wonderful dining experience and a truly exciting and unusual Saturday night Jazz experience! Every Saturday is a different style of jazz, performed by the best jazz musicians and vocalists this city has to offer, with high level guest artists from out of town as well.

ADDITIONAL INFO
(818)599-3292
DATE
Saturday, July 30, 2016

START TIME
7:30pm

END TIME
11:00pm
LOCATION
Au Lac Restaurant - Bar Fedora
710 W 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
directions
EVENT
Joshua White + EPOCH 5
DESCRIPTION
EPOCH 5
Live at BLUE WHALE | July 30, 2016 (9pm)

JOSHUA WHITE (piano)
JOSH JOHNSON (alto sax)
DEAN HULETT (bass)
JONATHAN PINSON, CHRISTIAN EUMAN (drums)

123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St #301, Los Angeles
http://bluewhalemusic.com/ | http://joshuawhitemusic.com/

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://joshuawhitemusic.com/
DATE
Saturday, July 30, 2016

START TIME
9:00pm

END TIME
11:59pm
LOCATION
Blue Whale
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St #301
Los Angeles, CA 90012
directions
EVENT
Lauren White, Out of the Past: JAZZ & NOIR
DESCRIPTION
Jazz vocalist Lauren White brings to life tunes featured in some of the most popular movies of the Film Noir era. With hip, contemporary arrangements, the CD is a sexy, fun, swinging, edgy project that will appeal to Film Noir buffs and to anyone who enjoys great songs sung with style and authority.
White is backed by an all-star band of top L.A.-based musicians. With arrangements by Kathryn Bostic and produced by Mark Winkler, Out of the Past: Jazz & Noir is a superb undertaking that highlights the talents of a singer who has been flying under the radar for far too long.
Piano: Quinn Johnson

Bass: Kevin Axt

Drums: Ray Brinker

Trumpet: Andrew Carney


ADDITIONAL INFO
apps.vendini.com
DATE
Sunday, July 31, 2016

START TIME
8:00pm

END TIME
10:30pm
LOCATION
The Espot Lounge
4349 Tujunga Avenue
Studio City, CA 91604
directions
EVENT
Out of the Past" Jazz & Noir
DESCRIPTION



?On her exquisite and imaginative third album, versatile jazz stylist Lauren White brings the past into a fresh, hip and delightful present, fashioning colorful new twists on inspiring and dynamic but often obscure tunes from classic film noirs, Finding emotional sweet spots amid the lush and vibrant production of Mark Winkler, the embracing arrangements of Kathryn Bostic, and some top sidemen, White alternates beautifully between moments of deep, haunting intimacy and lively sass, wit and swing.? ?Jonathan Widran

Jazz vocalist Lauren White brings to life tunes featured in some of the most popular movies of the Film Noir era. With hip, contemporary arrangements, the CD is a sexy, fun, swinging, edgy project that will appeal to Film Noir buffs and to anyone who enjoys great songs sung with style and authority.
White is backed by an all-star band of top L.A.-based musicians. With arrangements by Kathryn Bostic and produced by Mark Winkler, Out of the Past: Jazz & Noir is a superb undertaking that highlights the talents of a singer who has been flying under the radar for far too long.

ADDITIONAL INFO
www.vitellosjazz.com
DATE
Sunday, July 31, 2016

START TIME
8:00pm

END TIME
10:00pm
LOCATION
Vitello's in the E Spot Lounge
4349 Tujunga Avenue
Studio City, CA 91604
directions
EVENT
James Supercave
DESCRIPTION
Knitting Factory Presents
James Supercave
Owenstone, NKOSI, Drugs In The Alley
Wednesday, Aug 03, 2016 8:00 PM PDT (7:00 PM Doors)
The Federal Underground, Long Beach, CA
18 years and over

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=6806045&pl=federal&REFID=lbfed
DATE
Wednesday, August 03, 2016

START TIME
7:00pm
LOCATION
The Federal Underground
102 Pine Ave
Long Beach, CA 90802
directions
EVENT
?Taste of the World!? International Food Festival in San Dimas
DESCRIPTION
Meet over 350 animals while dining on international cuisine from over 30 different countries at Planet Rehab?s 4th annual ?A Taste of the World!?

Tickets are now available for $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and younger that wish to sample vegetarian and vegan food from around the world, while learning about how we can save the planet and help endangered species. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at http://prfoodfest16.eventbrite.com.

The event will be held at the Planet Rehab Animal Sanctuary at 2745 W. Dalepark Drive in San Dimas and will feature performances from around the globe including traditional dances and songs such as ?Jessikah? (Jessica Houston) will be performing her famous Belly Dance. Some of the other performers include Gabriel Adams playing Reggae, and Miranda Barbiere who will be performing a Native American Dance. Parking for the event is on Cataract St.

Guests are invited to enjoy visiting with animals in the petting zoo, walk into the butterfly pavilion, and hand feed parakeets in the ?parakeet encounter.?

About Planet Rehab: Planet Rehab is a grassroots nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the environment by nurturing the relationship between humanity and nature.


ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.planetrehab.org
DATE
Saturday, August 06, 2016

START TIME
5:30am

END TIME
9:00am
LOCATION
Planet Rehab Sanctuary
2745 W. Dalepark Dr.
San Dimas, CA 91773
directions
EVENT
Saturday Night Jazz DTLA & Human Connection Honors Nolan Shaheed,
DESCRIPTION
August 6th, 2016 ?Human Connection Music? presents a special evening at Saturday Night Jazz DTLA, honoring the great jazz musician and philosopher, Mr. Nolan ?Cat Daddy? Shaheed, an artist whose life and music inspires us. Shaheed is a world renowned trumpeter, arranger, musical director, recording studio engineer, and award winning global runner. He?s played with Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Marvin Gaye, Randy Crawford, Natalie Cole, Barbara Morrison, HB Barnum, etc.

Come and discover your connection - experience an artist?s journey, through music, story-telling, interviews and Q&A.
$25 tax deductible ticket price. 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm Bar Fedora is inside AU LAC Restaurant (great vegan food and drink) at 701 W. 1st Street, downtown L.A. Information & tickets: www.saturdaynightjazzdtla.com and Cathy Segal-Garcia (818)599-3292.

A presentation of More Art, Inc. - a 501C non profit organization.
And ?Human Connection Music? events inspire, educate, and connect community. www.humanconnection.com Connecting Lives Through Music.






Nolan Shaheed: Sounding like himself
Kirk Silsbee
Trumpeter Nolan Shaheed, 64, As a lead player and soloist, Shaheed has been a recording session ace, and has played with the Count Basie Orchestra and the touring bands of Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.
"He's very dedicated," Owens says. "Nolan's a very good reader but he can play a great solo without knowing the chord changes. He never misses a note and," Owens adds with emphasis, "he can hear around corners.
Shaheed is in a line of jazz's great brass technicians: Clifford Brown, Lee Morgan, Freddie Hubbard and Booker Little. But he's long sung with his own voice.
"After Nolan executes a line," Owens says, "he'll often add a little signature turn," bringing to mind a master of such short, pungent phrases, the late Harry "Sweets" Edison.
Though born in Pasadena in 1949, Shaheed ? Nolan Smith, to his mother ? was raised in Austin, Texas.
"There were so many great musicians there," he says, "but they refused to leave; it was a comfortable place to live."
He landed in Los Angeles in 1974. At his first professional job, with Aretha Franklin, bandleader H.B. Barnum took notice and tapped the trumpeter for subsequent session work.
In the company of trumpeters like the late Bobby Bryant and Snooky Young, Oscar Brashear and Chuck Findley, Shaheed performed on many records and soundtracks.
Shaheed does more than simply play, however. For close to 20 years, the trumpeter has operated Nolan Shaheed's Recording Studio, which he built himself in Pasadena.
Trombonist George Bohanon is a Motown veteran ? both in Detroit and after the label's move to the Southland. He sees the studio as being important to Southern California.
"Nolan's done a lot for the music industry with that," he says. "He's made it possible for a lot of people to record who otherwise couldn't afford it; he's been very generous."
Trumpeter Oscar Brashear says that Shaheed "bubbles over with energy, and has the passion for recording, producing and engineering."
Long nights of recording, mixing and editing are no doubt made possible by Shaheed's health and constitution. He routinely runs 11 miles and holds a number of world records for athletes aged 40 and older.
Jazz singer Barbara Morrison has logged many CDs at Shaheed's studio.
Shaheed approaches the horn with the same degree of diligence.
"I always want to be able to play all the styles," he maintains, "but when it come to jazz, I want to play myself. I never play licks ? I like to improvise from scratch."





ADDITIONAL INFO
www.saturdaynightjazzdtla.com
DATE
Saturday, August 06, 2016

START TIME
7:30pm

END TIME
11:30pm
LOCATION
Au Lac in the Bar Fedora
710 W. 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 91105
directions
EVENT
Jazz on the Lawn: La Sirena y Orquesta Mar de Ash?
DESCRIPTION
Santa Monica Cultural Affairs presents the 11th annual Jazz on the Lawn summer concert series. The fun, family-friendly concerts encourage people of all ages to dance or kick back and enjoy lively music in Stewart Street Park every Sunday in August. Attendees can bring a picnic or grab a bite to eat at some of Southern California?s tastiest food trucks.

Kicking off the series is La Sirena y Orquesta Mar de Ash?, the upbeat, move-your-feet salsa/Latin dance band with a big brass sound and distinctive vocal harmonies.

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.smgov.net/jazz
DATE
Sunday, August 07, 2016

START TIME
5:00pm

END TIME
7:00pm
LOCATION
Stewart Street Park
1836 Stewart St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
directions
EVENT
DANNY FREYER & BIG BAND THURSDAYS AT THE PILSNER ROOM
DESCRIPTION
Singer DANNY FREYER & BIG BAND kick off Orange County's newest Big Band series. Thursdays at McCormick & Shmicks Pilsner Room in Irvine, with Roger Wood, Conductor and Trumpet. Enjoy an evening of food, drink, Song, swing and swagger with favorite classics from Sinatra, Dean Martin, and more, as well as premieres of originals for big band. Special Guest and Singers add to the fun! Presented by Ken Klein Productions. Thursday 8/11, 8/18, and 8/25

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.mccormickandschmicks.com/Locations/southern-california-los-angeles/irvine-california/mainst.aspx
DATE
Thursday, August 11, 2016

END DATE
Thursday, August 25, 2016

START TIME
7:30pm

END TIME
10:00pm
LOCATION
The Pilsner Room, McCormick & Shmicks
2000 Main St, Irvine,
Irvine, CA 92614
directions
EVENT
Lila Downs and Grandeza Mexicana at Ford
DESCRIPTION

Ford Signature Series pairs world renowned performers with Los Angeles County artists for one-of-a-kind experiences. Known for her innovative approach to music-making and inventive fusion of international sounds, Grammy? Award-winning Mexican-American singer/songwriter Lila Downs will share the stage with one of Los Angeles? premier folklorico dance companies, Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company, in a concert showcasing traditional Mexican celebrations from indigenous cultures and regions of Mexico. Lila?s Mixtec Indian heritage infuses her reinterpretations of blues, jazz, soul, cumbia and rock ? even rap and klezmer ? with traditional Mexican and native Mesoamerican music, singing in Spanish, English and sometimes even the languages of the Mixtec, Zapotec, Maya and Nahuatl cultures.
Friday, Aug. 12 & Saturday, Aug. 13, both at 8 pm; Ford Theatres, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East (just off the 101, between Hollywood and Universal Studios in the Cahuenga Pass) Hollywood, CA 90068; $30, $50, $70; (323) 461-3673; www.FordTheatres.org.


ADDITIONAL INFO
www.FordTheatres.org
DATE
Friday, August 12, 2016

END DATE
Saturday, August 13, 2016

START TIME
8:00pm

END TIME
10:00pm
LOCATION
Ford Amphitheatre
2580 Cahuenga Blvd. East
Hollywood, CA 90068
directions
EVENT
Jazz on the Lawn: Mostly Kosher
DESCRIPTION
Santa Monica Cultural Affairs presents the 11th annual Jazz on the Lawn summer concert series. The fun, family-friendly concerts encourage people of all ages to dance or kick back and enjoy lively music in Stewart Street Park every Sunday in August. Attendees can bring a picnic or grab a bite to eat at some of Southern California?s tastiest food trucks.

This concert features the Jewish cultural revival band, Mostly Kosher, exploring a radical fusion of jazz, Latin, rock, hip hop, and folk.

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.smgov.net/jazz
DATE
Sunday, August 14, 2016

START TIME
5:00pm

END TIME
7:00pm
LOCATION
Stewart Street Park
1836 Stewart St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
directions
EVENT
Kondo Festival
DESCRIPTION
Tandem Duo is putting on a festival of Japanese music by living composer Kohei Kondo from September 18-23, 2016. Mr. Kondo is flying in from Japan for the festival and will be present at all of the events to speak about his music and meet the audience. We are collaborating with Arizona State University, Tempe Center for the Arts and Phoenix Center for the Arts along with other smaller locations throughout the valley. Our festival includes multiple concerts where we will be collaborating with other valley musicians, a children's concert for local schools at the Phoenix Center for the Arts, several composer talks, open rehearsals and masterclasses! On our final concert we will be performing a world premier of a work written for Tandem Duo by Mr. Kondo.

ADDITIONAL INFO
kondofest.wix.com/music
DATE
Thursday, August 18, 2016

END DATE
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

START TIME
7:00pm

END TIME
9:00pm
LOCATION
Phoenix Center for the Arts
1202 N 3rd St
Phoenix, AZ 85004
directions
EVENT
Jazz on the Lawn: M?Forr?
DESCRIPTION
Santa Monica Cultural Affairs presents the 11th annual Jazz on the Lawn summer concert series. The fun, family-friendly concerts encourage people of all ages to dance or kick back and enjoy lively music in Stewart Street Park every Sunday in August. Attendees can bring a picnic or grab a bite to eat at some of Southern California?s tastiest food trucks.
This concert features M?Forr? a dynamic, 7-piece group playing triangle-driven, hip-swivelin? dance music in the traditional, rootsy style of Brazilian forr?.

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.smgov.net/jazz
DATE
Sunday, August 21, 2016

START TIME
5:00pm

END TIME
7:00pm
LOCATION
Stewart Street Park
1836 Stewart St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
directions
EVENT
Jazz on the Lawn: Venezuela OMG
DESCRIPTION
Santa Monica Cultural Affairs presents the 11th annual Jazz on the Lawn summer concert series. The fun, family-friendly concerts encourage people of all ages to dance or kick back and enjoy lively music in Stewart Street Park every Sunday in August. Attendees can bring a picnic or grab a bite to eat at some of Southern California?s tastiest food trucks.
This concert features Venezuela OMG, blending upbeat Caribbean music with the exotic folk rhythms of Venezuela, bringing the tropics of South America to Southern California.

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.smgov.net/jazz
DATE
Sunday, August 28, 2016

START TIME
5:00pm

END TIME
7:00pm
LOCATION
Stewart Street Park
1836 Stewart St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404
directions
EVENT
Palm Springs Women's Jazz Festival
DESCRIPTION
Three-day jazz festival brings the best female jazz musicians and performers to the desert.
Schedule:
Friday, Sept. 2, 2016;
Chill Out, noon-3 p.m., Hyatt Palm Springs. Free. Meet'n'Greet for attendees. Free.
Palm Springs Women's Jazz Festival Opening Night Reception and Jazz Maters Award Presentation, 5-7 p.m. $40. Annenberg Theater, Palm Springs Art Museum, 101 Museum Drive. Award presented to Dee Dee Bridgewater and entertainment by Gina Eckstine Trio. Eckstine is the daughter of Billy Eckstine.
Carole Hampton Callaway, 8 p.m. Anderberg Theater. $90, $75. Calloway is an award-winning singer/songwriter with roots in jazz, Broadway and pop music.
Saturday, June 3:
Cool Soul Jam with Pamela Williams. Indian Canyons Country Club, 1097 Murray Canyon Drive. $50; lunch available (not included), cash bar. Williams is known as "The Saxtress."
Dee Dee Bridgewater, 8 p.m. Annenberg Theater. $90, $75. Award-winning performer in concert.
Sunday, June 4:
Divas Tribute Brunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Hard Rock Palm Springs, 150 S Indian Canyon Drive. $90. Honors Aretha Franklin (Pam Trotter), Rickie Lee Jones (Sascha Dupont), Elena Burke (Rosalia de Cuba) and Julie London (Cathy Egal Garcia).
Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/profile/282349


ADDITIONAL INFO
760-416-3545; http://palmspringswomensjazzfestival.org
DATE
Friday, September 02, 2016

END DATE
Sunday, September 04, 2016

START TIME
3:00pm

END TIME
2:00pm
LOCATION
Palm Springs Art Museum
101 Museum Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
directions
EVENT
Showtime 2016- "Come Together" 23rd Annual Benefit Conert
DESCRIPTION
We invite you to ?Come Together? with AADAP to Change Lives and Save Families. AADAP (Asian American Drug Abuse Program) will be celebrating our 44th Anniversary at the 23rd Annual Benefit Concert- Showtime 2016. Over 400 individuals are expected to attend the event which will feature live performances, silent auction, and dessert reception. All the proceeds benefit programs that make a difference in the lives of individuals and families who are challenged by every-day realities of addiction and substance abuse, and make quality treatment and prevention services accessible to all in the community.

Showtime 2016 will be held at the Nate Holden Performing Arts Center, home of the award-winning Ebony Repertory Theatre, with an exciting tribute to the timeless music of the Beatles performed by Abbey Road! With their tight harmonies, flawless note for note renditions of Beatles hits, custom?tailored costumes, vintage instruments, Liverpudlian dialect and precise attention to every detail, Abbey Road has honed their show to become one of the most musically and visually satisfying Beatles tribute acts in the world.


ADDITIONAL INFO
www.aadapinc.org
DATE
Saturday, September 10, 2016

START TIME
7:00pm

END TIME
10:00pm
LOCATION
Nate Holden Performing Arts Ceter
4718 W Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
directions
EVENT
Walk for Freedom
DESCRIPTION
The A21 Campaign, a local non-profit fighting the global issue of human trafficking. A21 is hosting its annual fundraising and awareness event called Walk for Freedom on October 15.

Participants can register through the website prior to the event, or day-of beginning at 7:30am. The walk will begin at 10am and wind through Hollywood for about 2.75 miles. See the website for more information!




ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.a21.org/campaigns/content/walk-for-freedom-2016/gm7015
DATE
Saturday, October 15, 2016

START TIME
10:00am

END TIME
12:00pm
LOCATION
Mosaic
7107 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90046
directions
EVENT
Montebello Pet Fair
DESCRIPTION
The goal of the Montebello Pet Fair is to provide education and resources for area pet owners. The date of the fair is Saturday October 22 from 9am to 3pm at Montebello City Park located at 1301 W Whittier Blvd in Montebello.

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.facebook.com/MontebelloPetFair
DATE
Saturday, October 22, 2016

START TIME
9:00am

END TIME
3:00pm
LOCATION
Montebello City Park
1300 W Whittier Blvd
Montebello, CA 90640
directions
EVENT
Repticon Los Angeles Reptile & Exotic Animal Show
DESCRIPTION
Repticon Los Angeles is a reptile event featuring vendors offering reptile pets, supplies, feeders, cages, and merchandise as well as
live animal seminars and frequent free raffles for coveted prizes. Exciting, educational, family-oriented fun for everyone!

Hours:
Saturday: 10:00am-5:00pm (VIP Entry at 9:00am)
Sunday: 10:00am-4:00pm (No VIP Early Entry)

Admission:
Adults - $10, Children (5-12) - $5, Under 5 - Free
Visit our website for special offers on 2-day and VIP tickets

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.repticon.com/losangeles.html
DATE
Saturday, November 12, 2016

END DATE
Sunday, November 13, 2016

START TIME
10:00am

END TIME
5:00pm
LOCATION
OC Fair & Event Center
88 Fair Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
directions
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