Community Events Calendar
EVENT
Live Jazz at Bobby London
DESCRIPTION
Lock Reese Trio Sundays in March
March 1, March 8, March 15, and March 29
from 8pm to 11pm

Performing Swing , Bebop, Latin Jazz
and groove influenced music

This is all part of our
Entertainment Industry Night

The 2nd and 3rd sets are open
to invited guests as part of our
"Pro Jam" Industry Showcase

ADDITIONAL INFO
www.lrmproduction.com
DATE
Sunday, March 01, 2015

END DATE
Sunday, March 29, 2015

START TIME
8:00pm

END TIME
11:00pm
LOCATION
BOBBY LONDON
4574 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90004
directions
EVENT
The Brad Dutz 4tet
DESCRIPTION
Celebrated for bringing an airy, bright, thoroughly original instrumental palette to its blend of 21st-century acoustic chamber music, improvisation and free jazz, the quartet led by ace percussionist and composer Brad Dutz first came together at REDCAT 10 years ago. It features Dutz on marimba, vibes and all manner of hand percussion, Brian Walsh on clarinet and bass clarinet, Paul Sherman on oboe and English horn, and Chris Votek on cello, with their precise yet fluid contrapuntal work conjuring a vibrant sound like no other. Even as Dutz, one of the most sought-after session percussionists in L.A., forgoes the conventional grooves in favor of color and texture, the band always stirs up a brisk, propulsive swing.

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.redcat.org/event/brad-dutz-4tet-0
DATE
Thursday, March 05, 2015

START TIME
8:30pm
LOCATION
REDCAT Roy and Edna Disney CalArts Theatre
631 W 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
directions
EVENT
Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra: From "Rancho Calaveras" to "Shrimp Tale"
DESCRIPTION
Chan has given Los Angeles a jazz big band with an utterly unique tonal personality. -Kirk Silsbee, DownBeat Magazine

The Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra (ACJO) has become a rising star in the big band scene in Los Angeles in recent years. Following a successful release of their debut album Shrimp Tale and Rancho Calaveras EP, 17-piece ACJO, which is comprised of first call musicians in Los Angeles to perform Alans genre-shaking compositions. Alans music often takes inspiration from his life as a resident in various parts of the world and raises awareness of current issues, one being environmental protection. Winner of the 2011 ArtEZ International Jazz Composition Contest in the Netherlands, his works can be heard in an array of venues serving classical (Taiwan National Concert Hall), experimental (the Stone, NYC) and jazz (Catalina Jazz Club).


ADDITIONAL INFO
http://secure.elcamino.edu/peo/show.asp?shCode=886
DATE
Friday, March 06, 2015

START TIME
8:00pm

END TIME
10:00pm
LOCATION
El Camino College Marsee Auditoirum
16007 Crenshaw Boulevard
Torrance, CA 90506
directions
EVENT
"World of Wine" Winter Barrel Tasting Weekend
DESCRIPTION
Tickets are on sale for Temecula Valleys 24th Annual World of Wine Weekend. The first regional tasting event of the year, hosted by the Temecula Valley Winegrowers Association, offers passport holders a chance to sample dozens of flights and bites at 30+ wineries along an easy circuitous route via Rancho California and DePortola Roads.

Giving guests a sneak-peak at new spring releases, World of Wine is a chance for ticket holders to try barrel samples of new wines, enjoy food pairings, and take in Temecula Valley wine countrys stunning winter scenery. The diverse "World of Wine" theme showcases more than 40 wine grapes grown and bottled in Temecula Valley, from sparkling to sweet, white to red, and everything in between.



ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.temeculawines.org/events/index.php?events_id=58
DATE
Saturday, March 07, 2015

END DATE
Sunday, March 08, 2015

START TIME
10:00am

END TIME
4:30pm
LOCATION
Temecula Valley Wine Country

Temecula, CA 92563
directions
EVENT
Janice Anderson and the Gypsy Jazz Quartet
DESCRIPTION
Django Reinhardt style swing and blues - The Happiest sounding ensemble you'll see this year!

ADDITIONAL INFO
310.384.4963
DATE
Saturday, March 07, 2015

START TIME
8:00pm

END TIME
10:00pm
LOCATION
The UnUrban Coffee House
3301 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90405
directions
EVENT
Opening Tribute Concert to Duke Ellington with Marcus L Miller Freedom Jazz Movement for "Love You Madly" - A Portrait of Duke Ellington
DESCRIPTION
The music of Duke Ellington performed by members of Freedom Jazz Movement and Project World Drum. Joining Marcus L. Miller on the band stand are Edwin Livingston - Band Page (bass), Sabine Pothier (piano), & Greg Brown (vibes).

The opening reception and concert for "Love You Madly" - A Portrait of Duke Ellington will pay tribute to Duke, with a special focus on his work with Max Roach and Charles Mingus on the 1963 release, Money Jungle.

"Love You Madly" - A Portrait of Duke Ellington features archival recordings, magazine articles, concert posters, original photographs, and a significant discography related to jazz pioneer and prolific master composer Duke Ellingtons life and career.

The exhibit chronicles Duke Ellington's rise to fame through swing in the Cotton Club and big band era as an arranger and charismatic band leader, as well as his grassroots love for blues and experimental jazz. His philosophies towards jazz as American Music beyond category, rooted in African tradition influenced younger generations of genre expanders John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach, ongoing relationships with orchestra members saxophonists Otto Hardwick and Johnny Hodges, and alliances with contemporaries Dizzy Gillespie and Billy Strayhorn.

Items are from the collection of community member Alden Kimbrough,and his father Jack Kimbrough, who built a personal relationship with Duke, inviting him to perform in Southern California. Duke Ellington is this years focus for The William Grant Still Arts Centers Annual African-American Composers Series. The series and its accompanying FREE music and art education programs celebrate the life & work of African-American composers each spring, since 2009.

ADDITIONAL INFO
wgsac.wordpress.com or 323.734.1165
DATE
Saturday, March 07, 2015

START TIME
3:00pm

END TIME
6:00pm
LOCATION
William Grant Still Arts Center
2520 S. West View Street
Los Angeles, CA 90016
directions
EVENT
Let's Dance!
DESCRIPTION
Classical gets cozy with jazz when Pacific Chorale's John Alexander Singers pair up with Grammy Award-winning pianist and arranger Bill Cunliffe to perform his takes on popular song selections made famous by award-winning artists as diverse as Frank Sinatra, Henry Mancini, Stevie Wonder, and Daft Punk! In addition, take a turn around the ballroom with acclaimed piano duo Reid Alexander and Jo Ellen DeVilbiss in Grieg's Norwegian Dances and Brahms famously romantic Liebeslieder Waltzes.

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.scfta.org/home/Events/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1621&NavID=128
DATE
Saturday, March 07, 2015

START TIME
8:00pm

END TIME
10:00pm
LOCATION
Segerstrom Center for the Arts
600 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
directions
EVENT
Borba, Coffeng, & Spiro All The Way Live!
DESCRIPTION
Borba, Coffeng, & Spiro are a diverse Organ Trio that has something for everybody. From hard-hitting straight ahead jazz to funky grooves - no one will leave disappointed.

Jarrett Borba - Drums
Daniel Coffeng - Guitar
Weston Spiro - Organ

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.WestonSpiro.com
DATE
Saturday, March 14, 2015

END DATE
Sunday, March 15, 2015

START TIME
9:30pm

END TIME
1:45am
LOCATION
The Oyster House Saloon
12446 Moorpark St.
Studio City, CA 91604
directions
EVENT
David Sanborn in concert
DESCRIPTION
Enjoy an afternoon of smooth jazz by one of the most acclaimed saxophonists for more than four decades. The six-time Grammy winners range is limitless, with 30 albums that encompass R&B, blues, ballads, post-bop and the avant-garde!

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.carpenterarts.org/2014-2015/david-sanborn.html
DATE
Sunday, March 15, 2015

START TIME
2:00pm

END TIME
4:00pm
LOCATION
Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E. Atherton St.
Long Beach, CA 90815
directions
EVENT
12th Annual St. Patrick's Day 5K Run Redondo Beach
DESCRIPTION
The 12th annual St. Patrick's Day 5K Run and Community Walk is coming to Redondo Beach on March 15, 2015. This event supports a healthy lifestyle and draws crowds from all over the South Bay to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
The 5K race begins at 8 am in front of the Village Runner, 1811-A Catalina Ave. in Redondo Beach. After the 5K, kids will compete in a Leprechaun Dash for the Gold starting at 9:30 am.
To start it all off, a Race Expo will be held at 6 am.
For more information go to www.villagerunner.com

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.villagerunner.com/
DATE
Sunday, March 15, 2015

START TIME
6:00am

END TIME
12:00pm
LOCATION
Village Runner
1811 Catalina Ave
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
directions
EVENT
ECANs No Laughing Matter LA Comedy Competition
DESCRIPTION
Join ECAN (the Esophageal Cancer Action Network) as the areas top comedians compete to be named LAs Best!

After watching the hilarious stand-up routines, guests will select the funniest comedian. The winner will enter into a national online competition to choose the opening act for ECANs upcoming benefit concert, An Evening with Jeff Foxworthy.

Its all part of ECANs seriously fun campaign to spread the lifesaving message that Reflux Disease is No Laughing Matter Heartburn Can Cause Cancer!

Event admission is free, but a $10 donation to ECAN is suggested. For more information, visit www.ECAN.org/NoLaughingMatter or call 410.358.ECAN (3226).

ECANs mission is to save lives by increasing awareness about the link between heartburn and cancer, promoting early detection and supporting medical innovation to prevent, detect and treat Esophageal Cancer. This national non-profit organization is led by a board of directors of top physicians, business leaders and families that have been touched by esophageal cancer. For more information, visit www.ECAN.org.


ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.ECAN.org/NoLaughingMatter
DATE
Sunday, March 15, 2015

START TIME
7:30pm

END TIME
9:00pm
LOCATION
Hollywood Improv
8162 Melrose Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90046
directions
EVENT
Headshaving Event
DESCRIPTION
St. Baldrick's Foundation and Career Academy of Beauty are teaming up to FIGHT CHILDHOOD CANCER! We need 250 Bald Heads to shave for the brave to beat a Guinness World Record. We will be breaking that record with purpose. Come be part of something amazing!! DJ- FOOD TRUCKS- Raffles- and lots of beautiful bald heads! KTLA news will be here join us or donate at caofb.com

ADDITIONAL INFO
www.CAofB.com
DATE
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

START TIME
8:00am

END TIME
7:00pm
LOCATION
Career Academy of Beauty
12471 Valley View St.
Garden Grove, CA 92845
directions
EVENT
Sasha's Bloc with Jane Monheit & Alvin Chea "Heart On Fire" CD Release
DESCRIPTION
Sasha's Bloc with Jane Monheit and Alvin Chea "Heart On Fire" CD Release Party.
Vibrato Jazz Grill, Wednesday, March 18th, 8:00 p.m. Dinner Show, Please RSVP $35.00 Cover Charge, Gourmet Cuisine.

ADDITIONAL INFO
vibratogrilljazz.com, 310-474-9400
DATE
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

START TIME
8:00am

END TIME
11:00am
LOCATION
Vibrato Jazz Grill
2930 Beverly Glen Circle
Bel Air, CA
directions
EVENT
Sasha's Bloc with Jane Monheit and Alvin Chea - "Heart On Fire" Album Release Show
DESCRIPTION
With the upcoming release of their second album, Heart On Fire, due out March 17, 2015, jazz and swing collective Sashas Bloc aims to solidify their growing presence on the U.S. music scene with an original album that hearkens back to the Big Jazz Band sound of the 1920s, 30s and 40s, and to a performance style that evokes such seminal acts as Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Count Basie, Scott Joplin, Ella Fitzgerald and more.

With a big-band sound that recalls the vibe of New Orleans Preservation Hall Jazz Band infused with the Blues, a hint of Gypsy Jazz, contemporary jazz and swing, Sashas Bloc have been playing to sold out shows across Southern California for the past two+ years and have developed a loyal following across the country.

Formed in 2012 by bassist Alexander Gershman, who hails from Moscow, Sashas Bloc is an eclectic mix of musicians focused on the revival of the jazz culture of the 1920s and 30s, combined with the adaptation of modern jazz original compositions.

Sasha's Bloc will have four "Heart On Fire" album release shows in the Loa Angeles area featuring Grammy-nominated vocalist Jane Monheit and Alvin Chea.

Dinner Show - Please RSVP - $35 Cover

ADDITIONAL INFO
https://vibrato.herbalpertpresents.com
DATE
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

START TIME
8:00pm
LOCATION
Vibrato Grill Jazz
2930 Beverly Glen Circle
Bel Air, CA
directions
EVENT
Sasha's Bloc with Jane Monheit and Alvin Chea - "Heart On Fire" Album Release Show
DESCRIPTION
With the upcoming release of their second album, Heart On Fire, due out March 17, 2015, jazz and swing collective Sashas Bloc aims to solidify their growing presence on the U.S. music scene with an original album that hearkens back to the Big Jazz Band sound of the 1920s, 30s and 40s, and to a performance style that evokes such seminal acts as Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Count Basie, Scott Joplin, Ella Fitzgerald and more.

With a big-band sound that recalls the vibe of New Orleans Preservation Hall Jazz Band infused with the Blues, a hint of Gypsy Jazz, contemporary jazz and swing, Sashas Bloc have been playing to sold out shows across Southern California for the past two+ years and have developed a loyal following across the country.

Formed in 2012 by bassist Alexander Gershman, who hails from Moscow, Sashas Bloc is an eclectic mix of musicians focused on the revival of the jazz culture of the 1920s and 30s, combined with the adaptation of modern jazz original compositions.

Sasha's Bloc will have four "Heart On Fire" album release shows in the Loa Angeles area featuring Grammy-nominated vocalist Jane Monheit and Alvin Chea.

Dinner Show - Please RSVP - $35 Cover

ADDITIONAL INFO
https://vibrato.herbalpertpresents.com
DATE
Thursday, March 19, 2015

START TIME
8:00pm
LOCATION
Vibrato Grill Jazz
2930 Beverly Glen Circle
Bel Air, CA
directions
EVENT
Sasha's Bloc with Jane Monheit and Alvin Chea - "Heart On Fire" Album Release Show
DESCRIPTION
With the upcoming release of their second album, Heart On Fire, due out March 17, 2015, jazz and swing collective Sashas Bloc aims to solidify their growing presence on the U.S. music scene with an original album that hearkens back to the Big Jazz Band sound of the 1920s, 30s and 40s, and to a performance style that evokes such seminal acts as Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Count Basie, Scott Joplin, Ella Fitzgerald and more.

With a big-band sound that recalls the vibe of New Orleans Preservation Hall Jazz Band infused with the Blues, a hint of Gypsy Jazz, contemporary jazz and swing, Sashas Bloc have been playing to sold out shows across Southern California for the past two+ years and have developed a loyal following across the country.

Formed in 2012 by bassist Alexander Gershman, who hails from Moscow, Sashas Bloc is an eclectic mix of musicians focused on the revival of the jazz culture of the 1920s and 30s, combined with the adaptation of modern jazz original compositions.

Sasha's Bloc will have four "Heart On Fire" album release shows in the Loa Angeles area featuring Grammy-nominated vocalist Jane Monheit and Alvin Chea.

Ticket Price: $30.00

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=5574695
DATE
Friday, March 20, 2015

START TIME
8:00pm
LOCATION
Catalina Bar & Grill
6725 W. Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA
directions
EVENT
Sasha's Bloc with Jane Monheit & Alvin Chea "Heart On Fire" CD Release
DESCRIPTION
Sasha's Bloc with Jane Monheit & Alvin Chea "Heart On Fire" CD Release at Catalina Bar and Grill Friday, March 20th, 8:00 p.m. Dinner Show, Please RSVP, $35 Cover Charge

ADDITIONAL INFO
www.catalinajazzclub.com, (323) 466-2210
DATE
Friday, March 20, 2015

START TIME
8:00pm

END TIME
10:30pm
LOCATION
Catalina Bar & Grill
6725 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
directions
EVENT
Sasha's Bloc with Jane Monheit & Alvin Chea "Heart On Fire" CD Release
DESCRIPTION
Sasha's Bloc with Jane Monheit & Alvin Chea "Heart On Fire" CD Release at Catalina Bar and Grill Saturday, March 21th, 8:00 p.m. Dinner Show, Please RSVP, $35 Cover Charge

ADDITIONAL INFO
www.catalinajazzclub.com, (323) 466-2210
DATE
Saturday, March 21, 2015

START TIME
8:00pm

END TIME
10:30pm
LOCATION
Catalina Bar & Grill
6725 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
directions
EVENT
Assisting Animals In Disasters
DESCRIPTION
This class will be offering many hands on sessions; including animal intake procedures, animal disaster sheltering and pet first aid, as well as disaster preparedness information and how to prepare emergency Go Kits for your pets. Participants learn about appropriate requirements for responding and deploying to actual disasters.

ADDITIONAL INFO
www.scart.us or (714) 349-1047
DATE
Saturday, March 21, 2015

END DATE
Sunday, March 22, 2015

START TIME
8:00am

END TIME
5:30pm
LOCATION
Irvine Valley College
5500 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
directions
EVENT
GIVE LA'S HOMELESS CHILDREN A CHANCE FOR A BETTER LIFE
DESCRIPTION
AISHA ACADEMY, a Los Angeles based Non-Profit Organization was established with a core mission to develop and maintain homeless shelters, youth centers and a residential charter school in the Southern California area for at-risk children ages 12 to 17. Aishas specific fundraising goals and objectives are to generate sufficient funding to begin relocating as many Los Angeles area homeless children as possible to a safe, cruelty-free, and resourceful environment where they will be able to secure a better quality of life.

All are invited to join state politicians, civic leaders, entertainers, and others of good conscience in spending an evening of benevolence, recognition, celebration and re-commitment to the homeless children of the city of angles. Aisha Academy in association with Loyola Marymount University Internship Program, El Camino College Teen Program, Professional Social Workers, and local politicians are producing an incredible fundraising event Saturday, March 21, 2015 6:00pm at the LAX Westin Hotel (5400 W. Century Blvd). Activities include: red-carpet reception, live surprise-artist entertainment, Los Angeless best praise dancers, an exquisite Hat Gala fashion show, an auction of masterful paintings from Emmy Lu Galleries of Beverly Hills, spirited and informative keynote addresses and much more. Suggested attire for the evening is all white apparel.

For tickets and more information or to register to make a tax-deductible donation online, please visit www.aishaacademy23.org.

Media Contact
Kelvin L. Hakiym Williams, Executive Director
p: (310) 908-1962 I e: aishahomelesskids40@gmail.com

ADDITIONAL INFO
Kelvin L. Williams @ (310) 908-1962
DATE
Saturday, March 21, 2015

START TIME
6:00pm

END TIME
12:00am
LOCATION
The Westin Los Angeles Airport
5400 W Century Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90045
directions
EVENT
Sasha's Bloc with Jane Monheit and Alvin Chea - "Heart On Fire" Album Release Show
DESCRIPTION
With the upcoming release of their second album, Heart On Fire, due out March 17, 2015, jazz and swing collective Sashas Bloc aims to solidify their growing presence on the U.S. music scene with an original album that hearkens back to the Big Jazz Band sound of the 1920s, 30s and 40s, and to a performance style that evokes such seminal acts as Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Count Basie, Scott Joplin, Ella Fitzgerald and more.

With a big-band sound that recalls the vibe of New Orleans Preservation Hall Jazz Band infused with the Blues, a hint of Gypsy Jazz, contemporary jazz and swing, Sashas Bloc have been playing to sold out shows across Southern California for the past two+ years and have developed a loyal following across the country.

Formed in 2012 by bassist Alexander Gershman, who hails from Moscow, Sashas Bloc is an eclectic mix of musicians focused on the revival of the jazz culture of the 1920s and 30s, combined with the adaptation of modern jazz original compositions.

Sasha's Bloc will have four "Heart On Fire" album release shows in the Loa Angeles area featuring Grammy-nominated vocalist Jane Monheit and Alvin Chea.

Ticket Price: $35.00

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=5574725
DATE
Saturday, March 21, 2015

START TIME
8:00pm
LOCATION
Catalina Bar & Grill
6725 W. Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA
directions
EVENT
Jazz Vocalist Phyllis Battle
DESCRIPTION
Former 5th Dimension singer and jazz cross over vocalist Phyllis Battle will be performing " 'Here's to Life,' A Musically Emotional Journey" live with John B. on bass and Vanessa Burch on piano in two sets at HOME in Beverly Hills on Friday, March 27, 2015.

Phyllis has toured worldwide with artist such as Frank Sinatra, Nancy Sinatra, Rita Coolidge, Donna Summers and a host of others. She has opened shows for Poncho Sanchez, Ronnie Laws, Gerald Albright, Diane Reeves and more. In addition, she has done studio sessions with Stanley Clark, George Duke, Bernard Ighner, David Peaston and The S.O.S. Band.

Phyllis most recently starred in the independent short film, Girls Dont Do That produced by LaQuetta Shamblee that screened at the 23rd Annual Pan African Film & Arts Festival (Los Angeles). For several years Phyllis served as Artistic Director for the acclaimed "Instrumental Women annual Jazz concert series. Along with singing, acting and recording Phyllis loves teaching jazz to young people. She launched a community education series called Jazz and the History of Jazz with Phyllis Battle to engage new audiences with this indigenous American art form. A jazz and performing arts advocate, Phyllis was recently appointed to the City of Inglewoods Art Commission, representing the 3rd Council District.




ADDITIONAL INFO
ADO Communications (215) 840-9194
DATE
Friday, March 27, 2015

START TIME
7:30pm

END TIME
11:30pm
LOCATION
H.O.M.E. Beverly Hills
430 N. Camden Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
directions
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