Community Events Calendar
EVENT
When Jazz had the Blues
DESCRIPTION
1930s Harlem - The only thing harder than being black, gay and brilliant,
was being in love...

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES runs through Sunday, December 18 at the Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm.

It was the era of jazz, big bands, and the greatest music ever written. In this searing new musical, WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES centers on the lives of musical genius, Billy Strayhorn, and his uneasy relationships with Lena Horne and Duke Ellington, as well as Billy’s lover, Aaron Bridgers. Set against a time of racism, homophobia, and World War II, WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES follows us around Manhattan and the nightclubs of Harlem. We follow their lives through a musical songbook that sustained us during the worst of the Great Depression and the Second World War, a war in which blacks and whites served separately just as they weren’t allowed to share the same bandstand. A six piece orchestra, four member dance ensemble, and eight outstanding actors bring the play to life. Musicians include Quentin Dennard, Michael Saucier, Rickey Woodard, Eric Butler, Stephan Terry, and Rahn Coleman.


ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.plays411.com/jazzblues
DATE
Friday, December 02, 2016

END DATE
Sunday, December 18, 2016

START TIME
8:00pm

END TIME
10:00pm
LOCATION
Matrix Theatre
7657 Melrose Avenue
West Hollywood, CA 90046
directions
EVENT
Saturday Night Jazz Presents CUBAN JAZZ!!with CALIXTO OLVIEDO
DESCRIPTION
DECEMBER 10th

"LATIN JAZZ"

with Cuban drummer

CALIXTO OLVIEDO























Oviedo’s career spans 38 years. In the mid 90s he moved to Sweden. His biography and history are too great to be contained in a single page. A complete bio is in his instructional percussion book,

“Beyond Slasa Percussion: Volumes 2-4”.



And here’s what his peers have said about him:



Among Cuban drummers, Calixto Oviedo is the most innovative musician.

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Calixto Oviedo is the Elvin Jones of Cuban music.

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Calixto Oviedo is for me one of the biggest musicians to come off the island of Cuba in recent years.



Calixto Oviedo is the sole creator of the latest grooves in poplar Cuban music, what we know as Timba, with the integration of timbales and drumset. Impeccable taste and technique, combined with his knowledge of AfroCuban rhythms, make Calixto a musician to follow.



The BAND:

Mahesh Balasooriya Piano

Montejo Yosmel Contrabass

Leider Chapotin Trumpet

Singer Lily Hernandez


ADDITIONAL INFO
www.saturdyanightjazzdtla.com
DATE
Saturday, December 10, 2016

START TIME
7:00pm

END TIME
11:00pm
LOCATION
Au Lac in the Bar Fedora
710 W 1st Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
directions
EVENT
Preservation Hall Jazz Band: Creole Christmas
DESCRIPTION
Join the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in celebrating "the most wonderful time of the year"... New Orleans-style! Enjoy a swingin' evening as the band takes on holiday favorites and beloved standards in its inimitable style, with the joyful sounds of wailing trumpets and toe-tapping rhythms.

Preservation Hall Jazz Band takes its name from Preservation Hall, the venerable music venue located in the heart of New Orleans' French Quarter. Founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe, the band has traveled worldwide spreading its mission to nurture and perpetuate the art form of New Orleans Jazz.

ADDITIONAL INFO
www.PhilharmonicSociety.org
DATE
Saturday, December 10, 2016

START TIME
8:00pm

END TIME
10:00pm
LOCATION
Rene and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
615 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
directions
EVENT
Holidays with the Links
DESCRIPTION
The Pasadena-Altadena Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, in collaboration with the Pasadena Altadena Community Endowment Fund (PACEF), presents “Celebrating the Holidays” — an afternoon of fun, food, and entertainment, Sunday December 11, 11:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at The Noor inside Paseo Colorado, Pasadena.

“Celebrating the Holidays” is a perfect prelude to a fun and magical holiday season—complete with savory cuisine, music, shopping and lots of camaraderie .The festivities kickoff at 11:30 am with a cocktail hour, followed by a luncheon starting at noon. A highlight of the event’s program is featured Jazz vocalist, Gail Pettis who was showcased in the October issue of Oprah Magazine.

During the celebration, the following community champions will also be recognized:

Alumnae Links Sylvia Wiggins and Lucille Bartlett for their involvement in the Chapter’s Senior Talent Show.
Mr. Billy Mitchell, Jazz musician and producer, for his leadership in creating an instrumental music program for San Gabriel Valley students. Mr. Timothy Sippel, principal of John Muir High School, who has provided unwavering support for the “Links-Up for Success” girls mentoring program.

“Celebrating the Holidays” proceeds will help fund a number of Links programs including: 28th Annual lsaac McClelland Memorial Scholarships for Pasadena Unified School District graduating seniors;“Links Up for Success” mentoring program; “Senior Talent Show’; support for Haiti’s hurricane victims; and community art programs. The Pasadena–Altadena Links have awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships to deserving area students and have held the Senior Talent Show for more than 25 years.

Noor is located at 300 E. Colorado Blvd., #200 in Pasadena.

Tickets are available for $125 per person and both patron and sponsorship opportunities are available. For ticket (s) purchase please contact Mildred Dockery, Event Chair at (626) 398-9949 or m_dockery@sbcglobal.net. For additional information please visit www.pasadenaaltadenalinksinc.org.

The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of 12,000 professional women of color in 274 chapters located in 42 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. Chartered in 1963, the Pasadena-Altadena Chapter of The Links has served the community for 50 years with programs focused on cultural, educational and civic affairs.

ADDITIONAL INFO
www.pasadenaaltadenalinksinc.org
DATE
Sunday, December 11, 2016

START TIME
11:30am

END TIME
3:00pm
LOCATION
The Noor, Paseo Colorado
300 East Colorado Blvd, #200
Pasadena , CA
directions
EVENT
Stew & Heidi: Notes of a Native Song
DESCRIPTION
Tony and Obie Award-winning writer and composer Stew delves into the rich legacy of activist writer James Baldwin in his new music and theater event Notes of a Native Song, created with long-time collaborator Heidi Rodewald and an all-star band.

ADDITIONAL INFO
www.redcat.org
DATE
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

END DATE
Saturday, December 17, 2016

START TIME
8:30pm

END TIME
11:00pm
LOCATION
REDCAT Roy and Edna Disney/CALARTS Theater
631 West 2nd St
Los Angeles, CA
directions
EVENT
Charged Particles at Santa Maria Public Library
DESCRIPTION
Charged Particles is making some of the most exciting and creative jazz today, playing high-energy, elaborately orchestrated original jazz, infused with elements of funk, Afro-Cuban music, and classical music. See www.chargedparticles.com. Of the band, reviewers have said: “An electrifying, push-the-limits performance style... A tight and enormously talented trio.” (Jazz Times Magazine), "Charged Particles is definitely dazzling." (Jazz and Blues Report), "Fresh, energized contemporary jazz that showcases the trio's individual technical mastery as well as a cooperative, refined approach to the art form." (Jazz News Magazine), and "Tight interplay was the watchword as the threesome took difficult fusion themes and applied its own twists with spark and personal flair." (Los Angeles Times). Recently, the band has been doing special projects with Grammy-winning reed player Paul McCandless and tenor saxophonist Tod Dickow.

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.cityofsantamaria.org/city-government/departments/library​
DATE
Friday, December 16, 2016

START TIME
4:00pm

END TIME
5:00pm
LOCATION
Santa Maria Public Library
110 East Cook Street
Santa Maria, CA 93454
directions
EVENT
Charged Particles at Torrance Public Library
DESCRIPTION
Charged Particles is making some of the most exciting and creative jazz today, playing high-energy, elaborately orchestrated original jazz, infused with elements of funk, Afro-Cuban music, and classical music. See www.chargedparticles.com. Of the band, reviewers have said: “An electrifying, push-the-limits performance style... A tight and enormously talented trio.” (Jazz Times Magazine), "Charged Particles is definitely dazzling." (Jazz and Blues Report), "Fresh, energized contemporary jazz that showcases the trio's individual technical mastery as well as a cooperative, refined approach to the art form." (Jazz News Magazine), and "Tight interplay was the watchword as the threesome took difficult fusion themes and applied its own twists with spark and personal flair." (Los Angeles Times). Recently, the band has been doing special projects with Grammy-winning reed player Paul McCandless and tenor saxophonist Tod Dickow.

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.torranceca.gov/Library/
DATE
Saturday, December 17, 2016

START TIME
2:00pm

END TIME
3:00pm
LOCATION
Torrance Public Library
3301 Torrance Blvd
Torrance, CA 90503
directions
EVENT
Charged Particles at Squashed Grapes
DESCRIPTION
Charged Particles is making some of the most exciting and creative jazz today, playing high-energy, elaborately orchestrated original jazz, infused with elements of funk, Afro-Cuban music, and classical music. See www.chargedparticles.com. Of the band, reviewers have said: “An electrifying, push-the-limits performance style... A tight and enormously talented trio.” (Jazz Times Magazine), "Charged Particles is definitely dazzling." (Jazz and Blues Report), "Fresh, energized contemporary jazz that showcases the trio's individual technical mastery as well as a cooperative, refined approach to the art form." (Jazz News Magazine), and "Tight interplay was the watchword as the threesome took difficult fusion themes and applied its own twists with spark and personal flair." (Los Angeles Times). Recently, the band has been doing special projects with Grammy-winning reed player Paul McCandless and tenor saxophonist Tod Dickow.

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.squashedgrapes.com/
DATE
Saturday, December 17, 2016

START TIME
7:00pm

END TIME
10:00pm
LOCATION
Squashed Grapes
2351 E. Main St
Ventura, CA 93003
directions
EVENT
Charged Particles at Santa Barbara Central Library
DESCRIPTION
Charged Particles is making some of the most exciting and creative jazz today, playing high-energy, elaborately orchestrated original jazz, infused with elements of funk, Afro-Cuban music, and classical music. See www.chargedparticles.com. Of the band, reviewers have said: “An electrifying, push-the-limits performance style... A tight and enormously talented trio.” (Jazz Times Magazine), "Charged Particles is definitely dazzling." (Jazz and Blues Report), "Fresh, energized contemporary jazz that showcases the trio's individual technical mastery as well as a cooperative, refined approach to the art form." (Jazz News Magazine), and "Tight interplay was the watchword as the threesome took difficult fusion themes and applied its own twists with spark and personal flair." (Los Angeles Times). Recently, the band has been doing special projects with Grammy-winning reed player Paul McCandless and tenor saxophonist Tod Dickow.

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.santabarbaraca.gov/gov/depts/lib/locations/central.asp
DATE
Sunday, December 18, 2016

START TIME
2:00pm

END TIME
3:00pm
LOCATION
Santa Barbara Central Library
40 East Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
directions
EVENT
57th Annual L.A. County Holiday Celebration
DESCRIPTION
Perfect for the whole family! Over 20 music ensembles, choirs and dance companies from the many neighborhoods and cultures of the region celebrate the season during this free three-hour holiday show. Highlights of this year’s Holiday Celebration include the Greater Los Angeles Cathedral Choir, a 35 member ensemble that will perform gospel renditions of holiday songs; JazzAntiqua Music and Dance Ensemble, presenting a new dance piece with live jazz music inspired by an African-American spiritual; Lorenzo Johnson & Praizum, who will perform an upbeat contemporary rendition of “Go Tell It on the Mountain”; and more. Watch it live on PBS SoCal KOCE and pbssocal.org on Dec. 24 from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. and again from 9 p.m. – midnight and Dec. 25 at noon. See it free at The Music Center on Dec. 24 from 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.; Dorothy Chandler Pavilion at the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles, 90012; FREE; Information hotline: (213) 972-3099 or HolidayCelebration.org



ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.HolidayCelebration.org
DATE
Saturday, December 24, 2016

START TIME
3:00pm

END TIME
6:00pm
LOCATION
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
135 N. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
directions
EVENT
Saturday Night Jazz DTLA presents VOCAL JAZZ with Charlo CROSSLEY
DESCRIPTION
JANUARY 7th

"VOCAL JAZZ"

with singer CHARLO CROSSLEY

( aka/ CHARLO)

and friends



Born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Charlotte Crossley got her start singing in the choir at Metropolitan Community Church at the tender age of seven, learning the piano and clarinet and continued until she graduated from South Shore High School. At fifteen, she got her start in theater with roles in West Side Story and the Three Penny Opera at the Young Men's Jewish Community Center where she was encouraged by the director to audition for HAIR, The Musical: the American tribal love-rock musical by Gerome Ragni and James Rado and music by Galt McDermott's, which was opening a Chicago company. She went to an open call right after graduation and was cast. This would be the beginning of a long-term career in showbiz.



Her newfound success was bittersweet as it came with a price to pay. Charlo’s father did not want her to audition and she soon left home without his approval. She was performing eight shows a week. While it was hard work for young Charlo, but being the center of attention was second nature to the burgeoning star. She continued with the Chicago Company, traveled to Las Vegas, and ultimately went on the Tony Award-winning production’s first national tour. After moving to New York City, she joined the original Broadway cast of Jesus Christ Superstar, rock opera with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice which later won a Tony Award.



Charlo later met and toured with Bette Midler and Barry Manilow, which opened many doors that led to recording for CBS Records with the highly coveted trio of backup singers formerly known as The Harlettes with Sharon Redd and Ula Hedwig.

Through hard work and determination, Charlo has been blessed to have maintained longevity in the entertainment business. Her music credits include working with the likes of Chaka Khan, Luther Vandross, Lainie Kazan, Muddy Waters, Sister's Love, Boz Scaggs, and Hiroshima. She has also appeared on the big screen in films including The “Preachers Wife,” “Beaches,” “Sister Act 1,” “Sister Act 2,” “When Harry Met Sally,” “Faster,” the Emmy Award-winning HBO Behind the Candelabra, and most recently featured in the Academy Award-winning documentary, “20 Feet From Stardom,” directed by Morgan Neville, which reveals the untold stories of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century.




ADDITIONAL INFO
www.satuedaynightjazzdtla.com
DATE
Saturday, January 07, 2017

START TIME
7:00pm

END TIME
11:00pm
LOCATION
Au Lac in the Bar fedora
710 W 1st Street
Los angeles, CA 90015
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
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