Jingle Jazz
Sunday, December 4th at 7 pm
El Rey Theatre

Clayton Brothers Quintet
featuring John & Jeff Clayton, Terell Stafford, Obed Calvaire, and Eric Reed

Danny Janklow
with John Beasley on keyboards, Nick Mancini on vibes, Benjamin Shepherd on bass, and Jonathan Pinson on drums

We're offering a very special limited premium. For a donation of $60 or more you can join us when we celebrate the holidays with our seventh annual Jingle Jazz!

Hosted by Paul James, this special holiday concert to support KJazz is Sunday evening, December 4th at 7pm, at the El Rey Theater, along the Miracle Mile in Los Angeles. Headlining the concert with be the Clayton Brothers Quintet, featuring John & Jeff Clayton, Terell Stafford, Obed Calvaire, and Eric Reed. And, opening the concert will be Danny Janklow, with John Beasley on keyboards, Nick Mancini on vibes, Benjamin Shepherd on bass, and Jonathan Pinson on drums. Each ticket is $60, with a limit of 4 per donor.
A limited number of Jingle Jazz tickets will be available at the door on Sunday, December 4th

El Rey Theatre
5515 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, California 90036

Valet parking for $10 is available directly in front of the El Rey. Additional parking is available at a self parking lot directly across the street from the El Rey, and in a covered parking lot 2 blocks east.
Special Silent Auction at Jingle Jazz
Don't miss out on some of the special items we'll have at this year's Jingle Jazz silent auction. In addition to a stay at the Carriage House in Las Vegas, limited pairs of up front and center tickets to the 2017 KJazz Summer Benefit, and KJazz baskets, we will be offering a one-of-a kind surrealist painting by world class artist Jessica Volpe (valued at $3,500).

Special Surrealist Painting (Danny Janklow's Elevation Album Cover)
Silent Auction at Jingle Jazz

"Love of Art"
by Danny Janklow

When I was studying in Philadelphia, I began composing music inspired by my surroundings and experiences. There was a lot of great music to be heard in town, but, Philly wasn't always the easiest place to live. The high poverty and crime rates in the city drove me to developing my street senses quickly. Many of my friends were getting mugged at gunpoint and attacked by gangs, even in daylight. I desperately searched for places that were silent sanctuaries to clear my head, meditate, and focus on my art. After relocating to an apartment close to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, I started observing art almost everyday after my classes and before gigs. The paintings helped me quiet the chaos of the city and filled me with the pure inspiration to fuel my creative spirit. I fell in love with the paint brush techniques and the textural devices used by Vincent Van Gogh and Claude Monet. The textures found their way into my musical concepts as I developed my voice. The depth of these artistic messages urged me to strive for more meaning in every note I played and composed.

I fondly recall an exhibit shown at the museum showcasing the art of Arshile Gorky who was a very under-appreciated, yet, fascinating painter. In his early years, he made his career painting very basic portraits of people, but, after years and years, he started experimenting with surrealist concepts and found a truly unique and brilliant voice. He discovered and became his true artistic self midway through his journey as a painter. This inspired me to always keep searching and reaching for new expressions past the point of the traditions. This was my introduction to Surrealism.

After being inspired by the works of surrealist painters such as Gorky and Salvador Dali, I decided that I wanted to commision a surrealist painter to create the album artwork for Elevation. To me, surrealism represents the notion that the imagination has no boundaries or limitations. The mundanities of everyday life don't exist in surrealist art because it is capturing infinite possibilities much like a dream-induced state of being. Many of these same artistic concepts have influenced my music on my new upcoming album Elevation.

Jessica Volpe, an incredible surrealist artist whose work has been exhibited in all corners of the world, has created a one-of-a kind masterpiece inspired by the music to Danny Janklow's Elevation album. This beautiful one-of-a-kind painting will be silent auctioned off on December 4th, 2016 at the KJAZZ Jingle Jazz Event.

More info on Jessica Volpe: jessicavolpe.com

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