Community Events Calendar
EVENT
Brian Charette featuring Danny Carey of Tool at Baked Potato
DESCRIPTION
Hi

It's Brian Charette writing. I'm a NYC Hammond Organist (#4 on Downbeat Critic's Poll) and I have a "shreadfest" coming up Jan 26 at the Baked Potato with Tool Drummer, Danny Carey. I would love if you could tell your readers about it. Also on the show are Nir Felder who NPR says is "The next big Jazz guitarist".

Here's the press release:
http://briancharette.fanbridge.com/campaigns/show.php?id=1392907&src=twitter

and my web site:
http://www.briancharette.com/

Please let me know if you need any other info

Kindest Regards

Brian Charette
203 317 1070

ADDITIONAL INFO
203 317 1070
DATE
Thursday, January 26, 2017

START TIME
9:00pm

END TIME
11:45pm
LOCATION
The Baked Potato
3787 Cahuenga Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
directions
EVENT
Peter Kavanaugh Quartet
DESCRIPTION
Guitarist and bandleader Peter Kavanaugh, heard on KKJZ, brings his quartet to the Saturday Night Jazz DTLA series curated by Cathy Segal-Garcia at Bar Fedora. Featuring multi-talented musicians Abe Lagrimas Jr and Nick Mancini trading off between vibraphone, marimba and drums, and Gabe Davis on upright bass.
Playing songs from Peter's 2015 album Whisper Not, and his new album Look for the Silver Lining.
Shows at 7:30 and 9:30, tickets $10 students, $20 general admission, $25 advance seating. Two item minimum, food or drink.

Advance tickets recommended, available through link below.

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.saturdaynightjazzdtla.com/events-tickets
DATE
Saturday, January 28, 2017

START TIME
7:30am

END TIME
11:00am
LOCATION
Bar Fedora (inside Au Lac Restaurant)
710 W 1st St
Los Angeles, CA 90012
directions
EVENT
Elis Regina in the voice of Louise Lucena
DESCRIPTION
After more than 35 years of her death, Elis Regina is still one of the most popular Brazilian singers around the world! At Casa Arjona, we are honoring her legacy through a visual display of her most memorable moments, and a beautiful repertoire interpreted by another amazing Brazilian singer: Louise Lucena. Louise will be accompanied by Peninha (drums/percussion), and Roberto Montero (guitar).
Your $20 donation includes appetizers, you are very welcome to bring a little something to share, or a bottle of wine.

ADDITIONAL INFO
562-805-7770
DATE
Saturday, January 28, 2017

START TIME
7:00pm

END TIME
11:00pm
LOCATION
Casa Arjona
4515 E. Harvey Way
Long Beach, CA 90808
directions
EVENT
Saturday Night Jazz DTLA presents Peter Kavanaugh
DESCRIPTION
JANUARY 28th
Guitarist PETER KAVANAUGH
"STRAIGHT AHEAD with a Twist"

Los Angeles-based guitarist, bandleader, and composer Peter Kavanaugh spent over a decade as a Southern California sideman before taking center stage with his 2015 debut album “Whisper Not” — a selection of lesser-known American songbook gems rooted in electric guitar and vibraphone.

The self-released album received airplay on over 50 national radio stations including regular rotation locally on KKJZ Jazz 88.1 fm. Jazziz Magazine called “Whisper Not” “A refreshingly old-school approach to songbook standards … he allows the original harmonies and melodies to shine, even as he overlays tones and textures from his vast library.”

With his November 2016 follow-up album “Look for the Silver Lining,” Peter builds on his sophisticated, West Coast Cool Jazz sound with more brass, more blues and ambitious arrangements of songs by Dave Brubeck, Rodgers & Hart and other great 20th century composers.

Peter Kavanaugh on guitar, Gabe Davis on upright bass, and multi-talented musicians Abe Lagrimas Jr. and Nick Mancini will trade off between drums, vibes and marimba.


ADDITIONAL INFO
www.saturdaynightjazzdtla.com
DATE
Saturday, January 28, 2017

START TIME
7:00pm

END TIME
11:00pm
LOCATION
Au Lac in the BarFedora
710 W 1st Street
Los angeles, CA 91105
directions
EVENT
Saturday Night Jazz DTLA presents Peter Kavanaugh
DESCRIPTION
JANUARY 28th
Guitarist PETER KAVANAUGH
"STRAIGHT AHEAD with a Twist"

Los Angeles-based guitarist, bandleader, and composer Peter Kavanaugh spent over a decade as a Southern California sideman before taking center stage with his 2015 debut album “Whisper Not” — a selection of lesser-known American songbook gems rooted in electric guitar and vibraphone.

The self-released album received airplay on over 50 national radio stations including regular rotation locally on KKJZ Jazz 88.1 fm. Jazziz Magazine called “Whisper Not” “A refreshingly old-school approach to songbook standards … he allows the original harmonies and melodies to shine, even as he overlays tones and textures from his vast library.”

With his November 2016 follow-up album “Look for the Silver Lining,” Peter builds on his sophisticated, West Coast Cool Jazz sound with more brass, more blues and ambitious arrangements of songs by Dave Brubeck, Rodgers & Hart and other great 20th century composers.

Peter Kavanaugh on guitar, Gabe Davis on upright bass, and multi-talented musicians Abe Lagrimas Jr. and Nick Mancini will trade off between drums, vibes and marimba.



ADDITIONAL INFO
www.saturdaynight jazz dtla.com
DATE
Saturday, January 28, 2017

START TIME
7:00pm

END TIME
10:00pm
LOCATION
Au Lac in the Bar Fedora
710 W 1st street
Los angeles, CA 91105
directions
EVENT
STAY PECULIAR -Tim Burton Fan Art & Tribute
DESCRIPTION
DESCRIPTION
This Pop Up Fan Art & Tribute Show celebrates legendary filmmaker Tim Burton and will showcase the work of exceptional artists with and without disabilities along with Burton movie memorabilia for a one-weekend only engagement to raise funds and awareness for Joy Factory Gallery Cinema.

The Gallery is family-friendly and FREE TO ALL. Artists reception 5-7pm Saturday, followed by a ticketed, 8pm screening of THE LURE, an outrageous musical-horror-fairytale from new director (and Burton fan) Agnieszka Smocynska.


Joy Factory Gallery/Cinema gives artists living with disabilities materials to create, exhibit and advance their artistry and provides supported employment in the arts for emerging adults living wth these challenges. Help Joy Factory open a Visual Arts Center in 2017 when you come by and mingle, Purchase Art or Donate!




ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.joyfactorygallery.com/events
DATE
Saturday, January 28, 2017

END DATE
Sunday, January 29, 2017

START TIME
12:00pm

END TIME
7:00pm
LOCATION
913 HIGHLAND
913 Highland Ave
los Angeles, CA 90038
directions
EVENT
Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra - Year of the Rooster Celebration Concert
DESCRIPTION
Alan Chan Jazz Orchestra (ACJO), a 17-piece big band that is comprised of top jazz musicians in Los Angeles, is presenting a concert at the world-renown The Baked Potato to celebrate the Year of the Rooster on Sunday, January 29, 2017.

This concert will feature exquisite tunes written by award-winning composer Alan Chan. Special guests will include singer-songwriter Toonyun (Toonyun.com) and Boston-based suona / Chinese double-reed horn virtuoso Guo Yazhi.

This event is sponsored by Kee Wah Bakery USA.

The Baked Potato’s address is 3787 Cahuenga Blvd, Studio City, CA 91604 (phone: 818-980-1615). Doors open at 7pm. Covers are $20 plus two drinks minimum. Advance ticket purchases are recommended via http://thebakedpotato.com/GiftShopPages/GiftShopAdvSalesAlanChan.html

ADDITIONAL INFO
alanchanjazzorchestra.com
DATE
Sunday, January 29, 2017

START TIME
9:00pm

END TIME
11:59pm
LOCATION
The Baked Potato
3787 Cahuenga Blvd
Studio City, CA 91604
directions
EVENT
Natalie Jacob Quintet
DESCRIPTION
Natalie Jacob Quintet
Bruce Baker - piano
Larry Feldman - guitar
Natalie Jacob - vocals
Bob Lee - bass
Dean Rohan - drums

Join us at the Fireside Series in the intimate setting of the Miles Memorial Playhouse for some bossa nova, jazz standards and more!

TICKETS:
General Admission - $10
Students, Seniors (Over 55) and Youth (18 and under) - $5
Cash or check ONLY at the door. Credit cards NOT ACCEPTED.

RESERVATIONS:
Because seating is limited reservations are highly recommended. All reservations must be made by emailing MilesPlayhouse@SMGov.Net
Please include your name, date of show, # of seats and phone number. A confirmation will be sent to you within 24 hours.

ADDITIONAL INFO
https://www.smgov.net/Departments/CCS/MilesPlayhouse/content.aspx?id=26314
DATE
Friday, February 03, 2017

START TIME
8:00pm

END TIME
10:00pm
LOCATION
The Miles Memorial Playhouse
1130 Lincoln Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90403
directions
EVENT
SaturdayNight JAZZ DTLA presents "Ethnis Jazz" with Will Brahm's "HOMENAJE"
DESCRIPTION
FEBRUARY 4th
Ethnic Jazz with
Will Brahm's "HOMENAJE"
Will Brahm - guitar
Genevieve Artadi - vocals
Ahmet Turkmenoglu - bass
Diego Alvarez - percussion

Homenaje means "homage" in Spanish. Led by guitarist Will Brahm, they pay homage to the support and uniting of different types of music and cultures. Incorporating heavy influences of Cuban and African music along with jazz, classical, and folk, they strive to bring together different cultures and people through their music. Based in Los Angeles California, they draw from the seemingly infinite cultural influences all around them.

www.homenajemusic.com


ADDITIONAL INFO
www.saturdaynightjazzdtla.com
DATE
Saturday, February 04, 2017

START TIME
7:00pm

END TIME
10:00pm
LOCATION
Au Lac in the Bar Fedora
710 W. 1st street
Los angeles, CA 91105
directions
EVENT
A WordTheatre® Tribute to Langston Hughes: Stories, Poems, Jazz & the Blues
DESCRIPTION
In honor of Black History Month, Forest Lawn Memorial Parks is proud to present A WordTheatre Tribute to Langston Hughes, one of the most important African American literary figures of the 20th century. Hughes was a poet, novelist, playwright and activist from the Harlem Renaissance, the era in the 1920s that celebrated the richness and beauty of black life, art and culture. An impressive list of film and television actors bring to life the words of the late Langston Hughes through song, music, fiction, poetry, jazz, and blues, accompanied by a masterful jazz quartet.

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://forestlawn.com/event/a-tribute-to-langston-hughes/
DATE
Saturday, February 04, 2017

START TIME
7:30pm

END TIME
9:00pm
LOCATION
Hall of Liberty at Forest Lawn—Hollywood Hills
6300 Forest Lawn Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90068
directions
EVENT
Presenting Brenda Sials Moore "OUTSIDE THE BOX"
DESCRIPTION
Brenda's first solo show "Outside The Box" promises to be a highly entertaining evening with many of LA's top musicians: Ken Frances, Music Director and drummer, Jason Goldstein on piano, Kent Moore on bass, David Olivas on sax and keyboards. Two of LA's top vocalists will be joining her: Kelly Donnery and Mary Jo Mundy
Tickets are $20.00 with a special VIP Package for $40.00 For reservations: call 818-769-0906
or purchase on line at www.espotlounge.com
Box office hours are Mon through Fri 3 to 6 PM.

Brenda has been entertaining audiences for over 30 years. In LA, she and her musical partner, Wayne Moore opened The Gardenia in West Hollywood and The Rose Tattoo. They toured and performed worldwide including New York's famous "88'S".

This is Brenda's first solo show, "Out of the Box", which will feature the cream of the crop of LA's musicians. Come and enjoy Brenda's rich and beautiful voice!!!!

DO NOT MISS IT!!!

ADDITIONAL INFO
www.espotlounge.com
DATE
Sunday, February 05, 2017

START TIME
8:00pm

END TIME
10:00pm
LOCATION
ESpot Lounge at Vitello's
4349 Tujunga Avenue
Studui City, CA
directions
EVENT
Saturday Night Jazz DTLA presents "little Blues Festival
DESCRIPTION
SPECIAL ADDED THURSDAY!
FEBRUARY 9th "AU LAC little BLUES FESTIVAL"
REAL BLUES in a truly INTIMATE VENUE in DTLA!
7:30 pm -8:30 pm ~ GUEST ARTIST TBA
9:00 pm - 10:00 pm ~ vocalist Sista Jean McClain & The Blues Machine //
From the late 80’s til now, Sista Jean has been backup and session singer to Peter Frampton, Lenny Kravitz, Cher, Lala Hathaway, Michael Bolton, Neil Diamond, Gladys Knight, Patti Austin, Celine Dion, Tina Turner, Mick Jagger, Ray Charles, Steve Perry, Christopher Cross, Keb’ Mo’, CeCe Winans, Bobby Caldwell, Aaron Neville, Sheryl Crow, Hugh Laurie, Jimmy Cliff.
"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.
Special offer tickets:
You may buy regular tickets & food/drink
OR
You may buy $50 per person tickets, which includes:
cover charge, 2 sample appetizers, 2 sample entrees, 2 sample desserts, tax, tips.



ADDITIONAL INFO
www.saturdaynightjazzdtla.com
DATE
Thursday, February 09, 2017

START TIME
7:00pm

END TIME
11:00pm
LOCATION
Au Lac in the Bar Fedora
710 W 1st street
Los Angeles, CA 91105
directions
EVENT
Talk Presents ENGAGE: The LA Digital Storytelling Conference
DESCRIPTION
The LA Digital Storytelling OVERVIEW
Talk Presents ENGAGE LA, an in-depth look at how the digital age is evolving and transforming storytelling. We are bringing all the successful elements from our dynamic Talk events to our third ENGAGE LA Forum. This experience will change how you view the world of content creation and consumption, with fresh perspectives that can be applied to a variety of areas, including social, mobile, retail, video, TV and film. Attendees will get to connect with the foremost experts and influencers in a casual, approachable atmosphere, and share perspectives on multi-platform real-time storytelling and branded entertainment. With Hollywood and Silicon Beach converge, ENGAGE LA will alter your perspective on how content can transform your brand experiences for today’s consumers.

ADDITIONAL INFO
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/engage-the-la-digital-storytelling-conference-2017-immersive-storytelling-takes-over-tickets-28321311806
DATE
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

START TIME
1:00pm

END TIME
5:00pm
LOCATION
Sony Pictures Entertainment, Backstage Theatre in Culver City
10202 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
directions
EVENT
Tina Phillips/Sherry Luchette Quartet
DESCRIPTION
Tina Phillips and Sherry Luchette had the opportunity to perform, for the first time together, at the world renown Jazz Bakery and want to invite you to their new collaboration welcoming in 2017 and Valentines Day. Please join us for an evening of jazz and fun. Featuring Tina Phillips - Vocals, Sasha DuPont - Piano, Sherry Luchette - Bass, Matt Baker - Drums.

ADDITIONAL INFO
www.TinaPhillipsJazz.com
DATE
Friday, February 17, 2017

END DATE
Saturday, February 18, 2017

START TIME
8:30pm

END TIME
11:30pm
LOCATION
Mr. C Beverly Hills
1224 Beveril Dr.
Los Angeles , CA 90035
directions
EVENT
The 44th Annual Western States Jazz Festival
DESCRIPTION
The Upland High School Music Department would like to cordially invite all Jazz enthusiasts to the 44th Annual Western States Jazz Festival, one of the oldest educational jazz festivals in the United States. Several jazz groups, from elementary through college, will be performing.

The festival will take place February 24th and 25th , 2017 at the Upland High School Highlander Auditorium. The festival will feature Special Guest artist, John Daversa. John Daversa is a world renowned Trumpeter, composer, arranger, producer, bandleader, educator, and BFM Jazz recording artist. He is a winner of the Herb Alpert Award and was a finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition. Daversa has been featured on world stages such as The Today Show, Late Nite with David Letterman, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Monterey Jazz Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, and the Playboy Jazz Festival. He has also had the opportunity to perform or record with artists such as Fiona Apple, Michael Bublé, Sheryl Crow, Herbie Hancock, Bob Mintzer Big Band, and The Yellowjackets.
For more information, please feel free to contact Mark Capalbo at (909) 949-7880 x364 or mark_capalbo@upland.k12.ca.us or the Upland Music Department Secretary, Amy Gibson at (909) 949-7880 x349 or email at amy_gibson@upland.k12.ca.us.


ADDITIONAL INFO
Amy Gibson (909) 949-7880 x349
DATE
Friday, February 24, 2017

END DATE
Saturday, February 25, 2017
LOCATION
Upland High School Highlander Auditorium
565 W. 11th St
Upland, CA 91786
directions
EVENT
Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market
DESCRIPTION
Junk in the Trunk Vintage Market heads to LA. Join us for the BEST weekend of Vintage Shopping!!!!! Over 100 vintage and handmade vendors selling all things chippy, rusty, vintage and handmade!

Dates
Saturday Market: February 25th 8-4pm
Sunday Market: February 26th 9-4pm


Location
Fairplex
1101 W McKinley Ave
Pomona, California 91768


Ticket Prices/Options
*Tickets available for purchase January 1st!!! www.junkinthetrunkvintagemarket.com


General Admission
Saturday & Sunday February 25th and 26th
9am-4pm
$8 tickets sold at the gate only

Early Entry
Saturday, February 25th (Only)
Gets you in at 8am
$20 pre-sale and $25 at the gate
->Get the first pick on Saturday morning before the crowds
->Re-entry on Sunday starting at 9am
->Junk in the Trunk Reusable shopping bag (Pre-sale ONLY)




Other
*The venue charges $10 for parking so make sure to carpool!
*Children 12 and under are FREE!
*Wear your Junk in the Trunk Vintage tee or hat and get $1 off admission. Or show your military ID for an additional $1 off.

Social Media
Website - www.junkinthetrunkvintagemarket.com
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/events/313165542391965/
Instagram - @junkinthetrunkvintagemarket






Contact Information
Kevin Holt
(480) - 773 - 5295
Info@junkinthetrunkvintagemarket.com


ADDITIONAL INFO
480-773-5295, info@junkinthetrunkvintagemarket.com, www.junkinthetrunkvintagemarket.com
DATE
Saturday, February 25, 2017

END DATE
Sunday, February 26, 2017

START TIME
9:00am

END TIME
4:00pm
LOCATION
Fairplex
1101 W McKinley Ave
Pomona, CA 91768
directions
EVENT
Aratani World Series: AFRICAN GUITAR SUMMIT
DESCRIPTION
After many years of perfecting their own blend of African sound, this star-studded collective from Canada has received international acclaim for their creative musical and vocal magic. Intersections of traditional and contemporary, East and West Africa, this two-time Juno Award winning group includes: from Guinea – Alpha YaYa Diallo; from Madagascar, the quicksilver guitars and harmonies of Donne Roberts and Madagascar Slim; drummer Kofi Ackah from Ghana; and Naby Camara from Guinea on electric bass and balafon. Come hear why they were awarded Canada’s best ‘World Music Album of the Year’.

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.festivalofsacredmusic.org/african-guitar-summit-event/
DATE
Saturday, March 11, 2017

START TIME
7:00pm

END TIME
9:00pm
LOCATION
Aratani Theatre at JACCC (little tokyo.dtla)
244 S. San Pedro St.
Los Angeles , CA 90012
directions
EVENT
California Jazz & Wine Fest
DESCRIPTION
An eclectic mix of hot jazz and cool swing performed on two stages and unlimited sampling of wine, craft brews, boutique spirits and gourmet food are part of the 6th Annual California Jazz & Wine Fest, Sunday, April 9 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village (2 Dole Dr., Westlake Village). Artisans will also be displaying their wares. Headlining the live entertainment is saxophonist, producer and composer Danny Janklow, known internationally for his soulful and passionate sounds. Also performing are the Adam Clark Quartet, Lao Tizer, D.on Darox and the Melody Joy Bakers, The Barrelhouse Wailers and Bruce Forman’s “Cow Bop.” Presented by Rotary Club of Westlake Village Sunrise, proceeds will go to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Conejo Valley. Tickets: $100 per person/general admission and $150 per person/VIP admission (VIP tickets include one-hour early entry for tasting, valet parking, preferred seating and other amenities). Only 1,500 tickets will be sold. Must be age 21 or older to attend. Information: 805-380-6010, info@californiajazzwine.com, on Facebook, facebook.com/califjazzwine, Twitter, twitter.com/califjazzwine, website, http://www.californiajazzwine.com.

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.californiajazzwine.com
DATE
Sunday, April 09, 2017

START TIME
1:00pm

END TIME
5:00pm
LOCATION
Four Seasons Westlake Village
2 Dole Dr.
Westlake Village, CA 91362
directions
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