Community Events Calendar
EVENT
MHS Swing Night With Ladd McIntosh Swing Orchestra.
DESCRIPTION
It's back! The Moorpark High School Jazz program's annual SWING NIGHT! This year is a Special Edition with the amazing and authentic stylings of the Ladd McIntosh Swing Orchestra. It doesn't get any better than that!

The Moorpark High School A and B Jazz Ensembles will also perform, with over 40 Students participating. Swing Dance lessons will be provided and there will be a silent auction. Pizza, snacks and drinks will be for sale.

$20 is hardly enough for such entertainment and fun!

Purchase tickets online here: www.moorparkmusic.org
You can also purchase tickets at the door, or at the Moorpark High School band room.

Proceeds benefit the Moorpark High School Instrumental Music Program


ADDITIONAL INFO
www.moorparkmusic.org
DATE
Friday, January 30, 2015

START TIME
6:00pm

END TIME
9:30pm
LOCATION
Arroyo Vista Recreation Center
4500 Tierra Rejada Road
Moorpark, CA 93021
directions
EVENT
JazzRevolution - Azar Lawrence Quintet, Azar Lawrence, ten & sop saxes; feat. Nolan Shaheed Smith, tr; Alphonse Mouzon, dr; Theo Saunders, p & Jeff Littleton, b
DESCRIPTION
AZAR LAWRENCE

'Lawrence has been compared to John Coltrane his whole working life, but he is not a replica. He plays Coltrane's instruments but not his licks and patterns. Even Lawrence's sound is a variant. On soprano saxophone he is somewhat more rounded, and has slightly more vibrato on tenor. What he shares with Coltrane is an intensity of passion that overwhelms everything in its path.

The Seeker hits like a sledgehammer from the opening track, 'Gandhi.' Lawrence writes elemental declamatory anthems that serve as launchpads. Their titles convey his understanding of music as a spiritual quest: 'Spirit Night,' 'The Seeker,' 'Venus Rising.' For all his fervor, there is logic and clarity in his onslaught of ideas. When he reenters for a second solo, like on 'Gandhi,' he can jolt you out of your chair.' Thomas Conrad, Jazz Times - September 2014

'The Seeker is a jaw-dropping joy: great musicians, great compositions and flavor that pays homage to John Coltrane while carving its own driving path. Azar Lawrence flashes soul-filled, spiritual tenor and soprano chops with a brand of fire that's riveting and timeless. For those not familiar with Lawrence, get hip now.' Frank Alkyer - Downbeat Magazine, July 2014


NOLAN SHAHEED

Nolan Shaheed is a high energy, highly experienced trumpeter and sound engineer. Not only can Nolan run the mile at world record pace, but he can blow your socks off with his expert trumpeting. Nolan contributed trumpet parts on 3 tracks of "The Secret of Christmas" and provided his studio and engineering services for the recording of all our horn, vibraphone, and choral tracks.

Nolan was born in Pasadena, CA and has been one of LA's top studio musicians since 1974. He is in great demand in the Jazz scene and was the musical director for Marvin Gaye , Lead Trumpet with Count Basie Orchestra, and worked with numerous other artists such as Natalie Cole, Stevie Wonder, Diana Ross, Phil Collins, and Anita Baker.

He has also performed and toured with: Eddie Harris, Teddy Edwards, Duke Ellington Orchestra, Lionel Hampton Orchestra, Jeannie & Jimmy Cheatham, Francisco Aquabea. Nolan has been one He currently owns a recording studio and is a music producer.


ALPHONSE MOUZON

Aphonse Mouzon's musical associations read like a veritable Who's Who of Modern Jazz and Pop Music. His talents cover a broad range of musical disciplines and philosophies. He was the rhythmic foundation for the far reaching musical explorations of pianist McCoy Tyner. He was a charter member along with keyboardist Joe Zawinul and saxophonist Wayne Shorter, of the group Weather Report. Along with guitarist Larry Coryell, MOUZON was co-founder of The Eleventh House, the seminal fusion band of the seventies. Mouzon and Coryell still tour together in a trio and with the Eleventh House.


THEO SAUNDERS

A native New Yorker, has lived in California since 1985, but his musical career remains international in scope. Saunders' musical odyssey has taken him to four continents and more than twenty countries.Growing up in NYC, he played with Pharoah Sanders in the 1960s, and in 1971 (at age 24), at the Village Vanguard with the likes of Jimmy Garrison and Jack DeJohnette in a group led by guitarist Sonny Greenwich. Appearing on more than 40 recordings as a sideman, he has accompanied everyone from Sonny Fortune and Charles Lloyd to Freddie Hubbard and Ray Mantilla, and has six recordings as a leader.


JEFF LITTLETON

One of the most versatile and in demand bassists on the West Coast, Jeff Littleton has performed with a virtual who's who of top jazz artist including Nancy Wilson, Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard, Hank Crawford, Pharoah Sanders, Billy Higgins, Harold Land, Bobby Hutchinson and a long list of top musicians.



HYPERLINK: Event Flyer - http://azarlawrence.com/sb1.31_web5.jpg

HYPERLINK: Press - http://www.nytimes.com/2014/12/07/arts/music/revisiting-1964-coltrane.html?_r=0

HYPERLINK: Press - http://jazztimes.com/articles/138243-the-seeker-azar-lawrence

HYPERLINK: Press - http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/28/arts/music/azar-lawrence-quintet-focuses-on-the-seeker.html?_r=0

HYPERLINK: Hi-Res Photo - http://azarlawrence.com/Zar8-pk.jpg

HYPERLINK: Websites - www.azarlawrence.com

http://www.lajazz.com/blog19.cfm?ID=355713

http://www.tenaciousrecords.com/Home.html

http://www.theosaunders.com




ADDITIONAL INFO
www.azarlawrence.com, http://seabirdjazzloungelbc.com, 562.432.5240, Doors open 7:30p, Free parking @ Roscoe's Chicken 'N Waffles
DATE
Saturday, January 31, 2015

END DATE
Sunday, February 01, 2015

START TIME
9:00pm

END TIME
12:30am
LOCATION
Seabird Jazz Lounge
730 E. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
directions
EVENT
Waldemar Bastos- I Sing of Angola!
DESCRIPTION
"He melds elegiac longing with the effervescence of African and Brazilian pop, transcending sorrow with sparkle and grace," says The New York Times.

Few artists from any nation have created such a passionate songbook of political, social and personal issues as musical legend Waldemar Bastos. This Angolan-born composer, singer and guitarist makes a rare U.S. appearance in the Aratani World Series.

In 1982, Waldemar Bastos arrived in Portugal fleeing Angola where a brutal civil war was under way. His heartfelt signature piece Sofrimento speaks of the peoples struggle for freedom a message inspired by his own political imprisonment. Waldemar Bastos is revered and loved in his native Angola.

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.festivalofsacredmusic.org/event/waldemar-bastos/
DATE
Saturday, January 31, 2015

START TIME
7:00pm

END TIME
9:00pm
LOCATION
Aratani Theatre
244 San Pedro st
Los Angeles, CA 90012
directions
EVENT
Cartaya IV
DESCRIPTION
A great ensemble lead by the former bass player of Spyro Gyra. Oscar bring to us that strong influence of the Latin Jazz creating a complex fusion of rhythms. Donation is $20.00 and includes an appetizer and a beverage. R.S.V.P. at (562) 805-7770.....Casa Arjona ia an intimate venue a place to listen.

ADDITIONAL INFO
We start 2015 with a great Latin Jazz quartet: Cartaya IV
DATE
Saturday, January 31, 2015

START TIME
7:00pm

END TIME
10:30pm
LOCATION
Casa Arjona
4515 E. Harvey Way
Long Beach, CA 90808
directions
EVENT
Masterworks Artist Panel and Closing Reception
DESCRIPTION
Long Beach Museum of Art Executive Director Ron Nelson will be hosting a panel discussion with Masterworks curators, Nathan Spoor and Jeff McMillan plus Greg Simkins, Esao Andrews, Natalia Fabia, Sean Cheetham and Nicola Verlato. Please RSVP to Lisa Marsh at 562-439-2119, ext. 255 or email lisam@lbma.org.


ADDITIONAL INFO
5624392119
DATE
Saturday, January 31, 2015

START TIME
3:00pm

END TIME
5:00pm
LOCATION
Long Beach Museum of Art
2300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90803
directions
EVENT
Open Gate Music Series: Grex (SF) w/Acre Foot
DESCRIPTION
Grex (Karl Evangelista-guitar/vocals, Rei Scampavia- keys, vocals, Robert Lopez-drums) has been called completely original and true genre-warping music. Grex was formed as a way to explore the meeting point between popular song and experimental jazz, creating a new music that both epitomizes its influences and moves in fresh, staggeringly new directions. Grex has participated in performances with the likes of Fred Frith, Tony Levin, and Zeena Parkins, and has presented at festivals throughout the United States. Joining Grex for this bill will be Acre Foot (Kaoru Monsur, Carey Fosse, Darryl Tewes, and Brad Dutz), an all-star ensemble of Southern California improvising musicians.

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.grexsounds.com
DATE
Sunday, February 01, 2015

START TIME
7:00pm
LOCATION
Open Gate Theatre
2225 Colorado Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
directions
EVENT
SHEN YUN 2015 - THE ARTS CONNECT HEAVEN & EARTH
DESCRIPTION
A Gift from Heaven

Art was primarily a means to explore the connection between humankind and the higher universe. Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of authentic Chinese culture. Its stunning beauty, purity, and tremendous energy leave audiences greatly uplifted and deeply inspired.

A Shen Yun performance features 100 world class performers, over 400 sets of exquisite hand-made costumes, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops creating a spectacular performance beyond your imagination.

The absolutely No. 1 show in the world. Kenn Wells, former lead dancer of the English National Ballet

Really out of this world! There is no word to describe itif I had to, the words might be divine, reborn and hope. You have to see it to believe it. Christine Walevska, Goddess of Cello, watched Shen Yun four times

I just wish there is a way I could cry out to mankind, and say they owe it to themselves to experience Shen Yun. Jim Crill, veteran producer watched Shen Yun two times

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://tickets.shenyun.com/c/lO2jXDVu50A
DATE
Tuesday, February 03, 2015

END DATE
Wednesday, February 04, 2015

START TIME
7:30pm

END TIME
9:45pm
LOCATION
Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza-Fred Kavli Theatre
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
directions
EVENT
Tommy Emmanuel
DESCRIPTION
Prolific instrumentalist Tommy Emmanuel is considered a master of many genres including jazz, rock, blues and country music and has been described as the most charismatic, soulful and technically brilliant finger-style guitarist today.


ADDITIONAL INFO
ValleyPerformingArtsCenter.org; Ticket Office: 818-677-3000
DATE
Thursday, February 05, 2015

START TIME
7:30pm

END TIME
9:30pm
LOCATION
Valley Performing Arts Center
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA
directions
EVENT
SHEN YUN 2015 - THE ARTS CONNECT HEAVEN & EARTH
DESCRIPTION
A Gift from Heaven

Art was primarily a means to explore the connection between humankind and the higher universe. Through the universal language of music and dance, Shen Yun weaves a wondrous tapestry of heavenly realms, ancient legends and modern heroic tales, taking you on a journey through 5,000 years of authentic Chinese culture. Its stunning beauty, purity, and tremendous energy leave audiences greatly uplifted and deeply inspired.

A Shen Yun performance features 100 world class performers, over 400 sets of exquisite hand-made costumes, a unique orchestra blending East and West, and dazzling animated backdrops creating a spectacular performance beyond your imagination.

The absolutely No. 1 show in the world. Kenn Wells, former lead dancer of the English National Ballet

Really out of this world! There is no word to describe itif I had to, the words might be divine, reborn and hope. You have to see it to believe it. Christine Walevska, Goddess of Cello, watched Shen Yun four times

I just wish there is a way I could cry out to mankind, and say they owe it to themselves to experience Shen Yun. Jim Crill, veteran producer watched Shen Yun two times

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://tickets.shenyun.com/c/lO2jXDVu50A
DATE
Saturday, February 07, 2015

END DATE
Sunday, February 08, 2015

START TIME
2:00pm

END TIME
4:30pm
LOCATION
Terrace Theater-Long Beach Convention&Entertainmen
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
directions
EVENT
Terry Lyne Carringtons Mosaic Project
DESCRIPTION
Award-winning drummer, composer and bandleader Terri Lyne Carrington has gathered a myriad of voices and crystallized them into a multi-faceted whole that far outweighs the sum of its parts. Featuring a talented, diverse lineup, the live show re-creates the magic that earned her a Grammy, lacing jazz with R & B and soul. Adept jazz vocalist and rising star Ccile McLorin Salvant opens with smart sophistication and an updated take on classic standards.

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.laphil.com/tickets/terri-lyne-carringtons-mosaic-project/2015-02-13?utm_source=jazz&utm_campaign=TerryLyne
DATE
Friday, February 13, 2015

START TIME
8:00pm
LOCATION
Walt Disney Concert Hall
111 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
directions
EVENT
Ode to Ella and Gershwin
DESCRIPTION
A special Valentines Day concert featuring familiar, romantic and timeless classics by Ella Fitzgerald, George & Ira Gershwin and Nelson Riddle. This soul-filled music will be performed by Grammy Award-winning vocalist Carmen Bradford paying tribute to Ella Fitzgerald.

Michael Berkowitz, conducting
Carmen Bradford, vocalist

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.lbso.org/pops-concerts/view/id/23
DATE
Saturday, February 14, 2015

START TIME
8:00pm

END TIME
10:00pm
LOCATION
Long Beach Arena
300 E. Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90802
directions
EVENT
The ART of JAZZ
DESCRIPTION
A Celebration of Art and Music that features an art exhibit, live jazz, food, wine and specialty vendors. Featured artists will perform and display their creations! This is a fundraiser for Creative Identity, a non-profit 501(c) 3 expressive arts program for developmentally disabled adults.

ADDITIONAL INFO
elena@gilliammusic.net
DATE
Saturday, February 21, 2015

START TIME
3:00pm

END TIME
9:00pm
LOCATION
Muzeo of Anaheim
241 South Anaheim Blvd
Anaheim, CA 92805
directions
EVENT
Jane Monheit: Hello Bluebird | Celebrating the Jazz of Judy Garland
DESCRIPTION
Jazz vocalist Jane Monheit pays tribute to the legendary Judy Garland with a classic repertoire of the Hollywood icons most celebrated ballads and closes the performance with Garlands signature song Over the Rainbow/Hello Bluebird.


ADDITIONAL INFO
ValleyPerformingArtsCenter.org; Ticket Office: 818-677-3000
DATE
Saturday, February 21, 2015

START TIME
8:00pm

END TIME
10:00pm
LOCATION
Valley Performing Arts Center
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA
directions
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