Community Events Calendar
EVENT
Vail Jazz Party
DESCRIPTION
The Vail Jazz Party takes place over Labor Day Weekend featuring 40 of today's biggest headliners in an intimate and inviting "Party" format with 35+ hours of music over 5 days. Weekend Patron Pass includes Thursday night cocktail party, early entrance to all eleven performances and dinner with the artists on Saturday night, and entrance to Late Night Jam sessions. Tickets are available for individual sessions, which include 4-5 sets of music performed by different ensembles of headliners.

ADDITIONAL INFO
www.vailjazz.org
DATE
Thursday, August 28, 2014

END DATE
Monday, September 01, 2014

START TIME
9:00am

END TIME
10:40pm
LOCATION
Vail Marriott Mountain Resort
715 W LIonshead Cir
Vail, CO 81657
directions
EVENT
Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr.
DESCRIPTION
Up, Up and Away, and evening with Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis, Jr. 7 x Grammy Award Winners and Original Stars of The 5th Dimension

ADDITIONAL INFO
323-466-2210
DATE
Friday, August 29, 2014

END DATE
Sunday, August 31, 2014
LOCATION
Catalina Jazz Club
6725 W. Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
directions
EVENT
Night Tenor Madness - Bill Saxton Quartet & Special Guest, Azar Lawrence, Ten&Sop Saxes featuring Theo Saunders, Piano; Henry The Skipper, Franklin, Bass; Alphonse Mouzon, Drums
DESCRIPTION
The Bill Saxton Quartet, Bill Saxton Tenor Saxophone, featuring Theo Saunders, Piano; Henry The Skipper, Franklin, Bass; Alphonse Mouzon, Drums and Special Guest Azar Lawrence, for a Night of Tenor Madness.

Tenor Saxophonist, Bill Saxton is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Harlem and graduate of New England Conservatory of Music Boston, Massachusetts.

He has appeared with and/or recorded with jazz giants, such as Roy Haynes, Jackie McLean, Clark Terry, Nancy Wilson, The Duke Ellington Orchestra, The Count Basie Orchestra, Frank Foster, Carmen McRae, Mongo Santa Maria, Roy Ayers, Barry Harris, Tito Puente, and he performed on With Love, the Charles Tolliver Grammy nominated album, to name a few.

Bill rejuvenated a historical jazz landmark when he and his wife;Author, Dr. Theda Saxton opened the speak easy Bills Place in 2004.

HYPERLINK PRESS: http://nymag.com/listings/bar/bills-place/

HYPERLINK PRESS:http://www.tnj.com/archives/2006/october/saxophonist-bills-place

HYPERLINK HI RES PHOTO:http://azarlawrence.com/BillSaxton-BP-web3.jpg

HYPERLINK HI RES PHOTO:
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ADDITIONAL INFO
www.billsaxton.com, www.azarlawrence.com, www.seabirdjazzlounge.com, Cover $15, Doors open 7:30p, Free parking@Roscoe's
DATE
Saturday, August 30, 2014

END DATE
Sunday, August 31, 2014

START TIME
9:00pm

END TIME
12:30am
LOCATION
Seabird Jazz Lounge
730 E. Broadway Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802
directions
EVENT
Jazz on the Green featuring Poncho Sanchez
DESCRIPTION
Sit back, relax, and enjoy the music of award-winning jazz artists as they perform live on the Festival of Arts grounds. These living legends play to sold-out crowds, but the Festival of Arts Jazz on the Green series provides visitors an intimate setting.

For more than three decades as both a leader and a sideman, conguero Poncho Sanchez has stirred up a fiery stew of straight-ahead jazz, gritty soul music, and infectious melodies and rhythms from a variety of Latin American and South American sources.

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.foapom.com/events/jazz-on-the-green/, (949) 494-1145
DATE
Saturday, August 30, 2014

START TIME
1:00pm

END TIME
3:00pm
LOCATION
Festival of Arts
650 Laguna Canyon Road
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
directions
EVENT
New Blues Festival Debuts, Bringing Blues Back to Long Beach
DESCRIPTION
(Long Beach, CA) - The First Annual New Blues Festival, more than anything else, is bringing the Blues back to Long Beach in a big way - back where they belong!



New Blues Festival takes place on Sunday, August 31 (Labor Day Weekend), at POA (Police Officers Association) Park, 7390 E. Carson St., Long Beach. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Tickets priced at $20. (children 12 and under, free). Purchase tickets now at Lucille's Smokehouse BBQ (six locations) or at www.newbluesfestival.ticketleap.com. Info: (562) 762-8317 or visit www.newbluesfestival.com.

ADDITIONAL INFO
www.newbluesfestival.com
DATE
Sunday, August 31, 2014

START TIME
10:00am

END TIME
10:00pm
LOCATION
POA Park
7390 E. Carson St.
Long Beach, CA
directions
EVENT
Youth Animal Rights Conference, Pro Surfer Tia Blanco to Hit Los Angeles
DESCRIPTION
The peta2 Experienceor p2x, an animal rights conference for young people presented by PETA's youth divisionwill be in Los Angeles to give high school and college students a chance to connect with other young animal rights advocates and enjoy a delicious, free vegan lunch. But that's not all. Attendees will also be inspired by surfer Tia Blanco, who will discuss being a plant-fueled professional athlete and the journey that led her to go vegan; learn how to prepare easy and delicious vegan foods; and wrap up the event with a spirited protest at a nearby McDonald's.

"Whether they're new to animal rights or a protesting pro, The peta2 Experience will provide all the participants with the tools needed to be effective advocates for animals," says peta2 Director Marta Holmberg. "Attendees will make new friends, learn about rescuing animals and leading demonstrations, and get hands-on experience protesting against animal-abusing corporations like McDonald's."

peta2's motto reads, "Animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way," and The peta2 Experience will teach participants how they can help animals through organizing their own protests, taking effective action both online and "IRL," spreading animal rights news to their friends and family, starting a school animal rights group, and more.

Tickets to The peta2 Experience are $5 and are available at peta2.com/p2x.

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.peta2.com/p2x
DATE
Saturday, September 06, 2014

START TIME
10:00am

END TIME
4:00am
LOCATION
PETA's Bob Barker Building
2154 Sunset Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90026
directions
EVENT
Charged Particles @ Friday Nights LIVE!
DESCRIPTION
Charged Particles is making some of the most exciting and creative jazz today, crossing stylistic boundaries and blending multiple traditions to create sparking new sounds: high-energy, elaborately orchestrated original jazz, infused with elements of funk, Afro-Cuban music, and classical music. See www.chargedparticles.com

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.chargedparticles.com/2012---2013-performances.html
DATE
Friday, September 12, 2014

START TIME
6:00pm

END TIME
9:00pm
LOCATION
Village Plaza Public Square
near Laemmie Theatres
Claremont, CA 91711
directions
EVENT
ORIGINS OF BLACK DANCE PART 1
DESCRIPTION
This spectacular show Is Charity event for THE GABAR SCHOOL OF LEARNING a non profit organization that helps inner city youth get off drugs an out of gangs. Origins Of Black Dance Part 1 Is one half Of the history of Swing,blues And Jazz,& Music and the Dances of the times,Come at 7:30 $30 at door entertainment for a good cause.And this is just part1

ADDITIONAL INFO
310-327-7746 julius.white97@yahoo.com
DATE
Friday, September 12, 2014

START TIME
8:00am

END TIME
9:00am
LOCATION
Barns dall Park Theatre
4800 Hollywood blvd
Los Angeles , CA 90027
directions
EVENT
Charged Particles @ Vintage Village Wine Walk
DESCRIPTION
Charged Particles is making some of the most exciting and creative jazz today, crossing stylistic boundaries and blending multiple traditions to create sparking new sounds: high-energy, elaborately orchestrated original jazz, infused with elements of funk, Afro-Cuban music, and classical music. See www.chargedparticles.com

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.chargedparticles.com/2015-2014-2013-and-2012-performances.html
DATE
Saturday, September 13, 2014

START TIME
4:00pm

END TIME
8:00pm
LOCATION
Vintage Village Wine Walk

Claremont, CA 91711
directions
EVENT
Walk For Brain Injury
DESCRIPTION
Walk For Brain Injury at Santa Anita Park. Participants will be entertained by Actor/Comedian Larry Miller who will emcee the event. Also included is a BBQ lunch, music & entertainment, free health screening, pony rides and carnival games for kids, many vendors, VIP guest speakers, and silent auction & raffle.

ADDITIONAL INFO
www.biacal.org or (661) 872-4903
DATE
Saturday, September 13, 2014

START TIME
10:45am

END TIME
4:00pm
LOCATION
Santa Anita Park
285 W. Huntington Dr.
Arcadia, CA
directions
EVENT
Charged Particles @ Hip Kitty
DESCRIPTION
Charged Particles is making some of the most exciting and creative jazz today, crossing stylistic boundaries and blending multiple traditions to create sparking new sounds: high-energy, elaborately orchestrated original jazz, infused with elements of funk, Afro-Cuban music, and classical music. See www.chargedparticles.com.

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.hipkittyjazz.com
DATE
Sunday, September 14, 2014

START TIME
7:00pm

END TIME
11:00pm
LOCATION
Hip Kitty
502 W. First Street
Claremont, CA 91711
directions
EVENT
Roberto Miranda Trio; Young Artist Competition Winner
DESCRIPTION
Bassist Roberto Miranda kicks off the Angel City Jazz Festival with his trio featuring Bobby West on piano and Fritz Wise on bass. Roberto is currently a full-time music teacher with LAUSD and is the string bass instructor for the Jazz Studies Program at UCLA. The Festivals Young Artist Competition Winner will open the show.


ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.angelcityjazz.com
DATE
Friday, September 19, 2014

START TIME
6:00pm
LOCATION
LACMA
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90036
directions
EVENT
Youn Sun Nah/Ulf Wakenius; Dwight Trible/John Beasley Duo;
DESCRIPTION
Korean jazz vocalist Youn Sun Nah performs with Swedish guitarist Ulf Wakenius, on a double bill with vocalist Dwight Trible and pianist John Beasley at the Aratani Theatre. A resident of Paris, Youn Sun Nah is highly regarded for her remarkable vocal prowess and ability to present each song in her own unique style filled with emotion. In 2013, the Korean government awarded her with a special prize for her contribution to popular culture and the arts.

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.angelcityjazz.com
DATE
Saturday, September 20, 2014

START TIME
9:00pm
LOCATION
The Aratani Theatre
244 S. San Pedro Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
directions
EVENT
Ticket to the Twenties
DESCRIPTION
Experience the thrilling decade of the Roaring Twenties at the Homestead Museum Sat. & Sun., Sept. 20 & 21 from 3:00 until 7:00 p.m. both days. Admission & Parking are free. Vintage apparel is encouraged, but Prohibition will be enforced. Enjoy two live jazz bands each day and dancing with the Hollywood Hot Shots (free lessons provided), silent film shorts with musical accompaniment by Michael Mortilla, fashion shows (with a costume contest on Sunday), ukulele (instruments provided) and Mah-Jongg instruction, tours of Walter Temple's Spanish Colonial Revival mansion, gorgeously restored Ford Model-As & other vehicles, crafts, games, demonstrations, special exhibits, and talks about Holly wood stars and scandals with Karie Bible. Bring money for local merchants selling a wide variety of 1920s products & food trucks. Call (626) 968-8492 or visit homesteadmuseum.org for more information.

ADDITIONAL INFO
homestedmuseum.org (626) 968-8492
DATE
Saturday, September 20, 2014

END DATE
Sunday, September 21, 2014

START TIME
3:00pm

END TIME
7:00pm
LOCATION
Homestead Museum
15415 E.Don Julian Rd.
City of Industtry, CA 90601
directions
EVENT
Allison Miller's Boom Tic Boom; Satoko Fujii/Natsuki Tamura Duo
DESCRIPTION
REDCAT on September 21 features a double bill with the duo of pianist Satoko Fujii and her husband trumpeter Natsuki Tamura along with NYC-based drummer Allison Millers Boom Tic Boom. Fujii and Tamura are one of the most boldly creative and fearlessly innovative couples in contemporary music. Whether together in one of their regular groups or alone they continue to push the boundaries of improvisation and composition. Miller defies all boundaries bringing her individual sound to diverse types of music while preserving their stylistic authenticity. She approaches each of these musical situations with her own stylistic identity and a creative, fresh and energetic approach. Allison was chosen as Rising Star Drummer in Downbeats 53rd and 58th Annual Critics Poll. Ms. Millers performance is made possible in part by a grant from Chamber Music America.

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.angelcityjazz.com
DATE
Sunday, September 21, 2014

START TIME
9:00pm
LOCATION
REDCAT
631 West 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
directions
EVENT
Steve Adams Duo; Bobby Bradford Quartet; Vinny Golia Septet
DESCRIPTION
Blue Whale will present an evening of music by artists from the LA Based 9Winds records catalog, with multi-instrumentalist and ROVA Saxophone Quartet member Steve Adams in a duo with bassist Scott Walton. One of the most original cornet players to emerge from Ornette Colemans bands of the early 60s, Bobby Bradford will appear with his quartet, plus Los Angeles-based woodwind master Vinny Golia will perform with his Septet fusing the rich heritage of jazz, contemporary classical and world music into his own unique compositions.

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.angelcityjazz.com
DATE
Monday, September 22, 2014

START TIME
8:00pm
LOCATION
Blue Whale
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St #301
Los Angeles, CA 90012
directions
EVENT
Mercy House's 22nd Annual Golf Tournament
DESCRIPTION
On Thursday, September 25th, 2014, Mercy House will be hosting their 22nd Annual Golf Tournament at the Coyote Hills Country Club in Fullerton. This annual event will include a raffle, food, games, and a fun-filled day of golfing. The funds raised from this years golf tournament will help Mercy House continue their work for the thousands of individuals they serve each year in their mission to end homelessness.

Tournament Highlights Include:
10:00am Registration/ Morning Putting Contest
11:00am Carl's Jr. Star Lunch Truck
12:30pm Tee Off! Shotgun Start, Course Contests
5:15pm After Party; Dinner, Awards Ceremony, Raffle Opportunities

*Price is $215 per person or $800 for a foursome.

To register securely online visit http://mercyhousegolf.tk/

For more information, please visit www.mercyhouse.net


ADDITIONAL INFO
http://mercyhousegolf.tk/
DATE
Thursday, September 25, 2014

START TIME
10:00am

END TIME
7:30pm
LOCATION
Coyote Hills Golf Course
1440 E. Bastanchury Road
Fullerton , CA 92835
directions
EVENT
Matana Roberts Quintet; Slumgum
DESCRIPTION
Blue Whale on September 25 will feature a double bill with Slumgum and Matana Roberts Anthem. Slumgum with Trevor Andries on drums, Jon Armstron on saxophone, Rory Cowal on piano, and David Tranchina on bass is the perpetually inventive quartet of adventurous musicians shaped by unbridled imagination and diverse influences that include jazz, free improvisation, world music, and modern classical music. Internationally documented, Chicago-born, New York City-based sound experimentalist Matana Roberts, works in many performance/sound mediums including improvisation, dance, poetry, and theater. A dynamic saxophonist, composer, improviser and mixed media sound conceptualist, she aims to expose the mystical roots and the intuitive spirit raising traditions of American creative expression in her music and art. Roberts is a 2014 Doris Duke Impact Award winner. This concert is presented in part by a grant from Chamber Music America.

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.angelcityjazz.com
DATE
Thursday, September 25, 2014

START TIME
9:00pm
LOCATION
Blue Whale
123 Astronaut E S Onizuka St #301
Los Angeles, CA 90012
directions
EVENT
Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio; Cathlene Pieda Group;
DESCRIPTION
NEA Jazz Master Toshiko Akiyoshi will perform at REDCAT on September 26 with her trio including Paul Gill on bass and Aaron Kimmel on drums. Over the course of a six-decade career, pianist, bandleader, and composer-arranger Toshiko Akiyoshi has made a unique and vital contribution to the art of big band jazz. Among a very few successful female instrumentalists of her generation, she is also recognized as a major figure in jazz composition. She has received 14 Grammy nominations, and she was the first woman to win the Best Arranger and Composer awards in DownBeat magazine's Readers Poll. This concert is presented by The Jazz Bakery, and is funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Opening the show will be award-winning pianist and composer Cathlene Pieda, a fresh and innovative contributor to the Los Angeles jazz scene. This performance will mark the premiere of a new work commissioned by the Los Angeles Jazz Society featuring a collaboration with most recent Poet Laureate of Los Angeles Eloise Klein Healy.

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.angelcityjazz.com
DATE
Friday, September 26, 2014

START TIME
9:00pm
LOCATION
REDCAT
631 West 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90036
directions
EVENT
Anthony Braxton Trio; Wadada Leo Smith's Silver Orchestra
DESCRIPTION
Zipper Concert Hall at The Colburn School on September 27 will present a legendary double bill with Trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith's Silver Orchestra and Anthony Braxton Trio. Silver Orchestra is an ensemble consisting of twelve instrumentalists created with a vision to explore musical languages and systems with a developed experimental performance practice for a larger ensemble. The music is the result of the particular view of its creator Smith. Anthony Braxton is recognized as one of the most important musicians, educators, and creative thinkers of the past 50 years, highly esteemed in the creative music community for the revolutionary quality of his work and for the mentorship and inspiration he has provided to generations of younger musicians. His trio features Taylor Ho Bynum on trumpet and the voice of Kyoko Kitamura.

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.angelcityjazz.com
DATE
Saturday, September 27, 2014

START TIME
9:00pm
LOCATION
Zipper Concert Hall
200 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
directions
EVENT
Brad Dutz Quartet; Gavin Templeton Trio; Michael White Trio; Daniel Rosenboom Quintet; Azar Lawrence Trio
DESCRIPTION
Barnsdall Art Park will present an all day event with several unique musical presentations. The daytime suggested donation concert features the Brad Dutz Quartet, Gavin Templeton Trio, Michael White Trio, Daniel Rosenboom Quintet, and the Azar Lawrence Trio.

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.angelcityjazz.com
DATE
Sunday, September 28, 2014

START TIME
2:30pm
LOCATION
Barnsdall Art Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
directions
EVENT
Aruan Ortiz Trio; Josh Nelson's Discoveries
DESCRIPTION
The evening performances at the Barnsdall Art Park Gallery Theatre will showcase LA-based pianist Josh Nelsons Discoveries, Cuban pianist Arun Ortiz will perform with his trio.

ADDITIONAL INFO
http://www.angelcityjazz.com
DATE
Sunday, September 28, 2014

START TIME
4:00pm
LOCATION
Barnsdall Art Park
4800 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90027
directions
EVENT
Symphonic Jazz Orchestra: 90th Anniversary of Rhapsody in Blue Concert
DESCRIPTION
The 67-member Symphonic Jazz Orchestra, conducted by Mitch Glickman, is the country's only ensemble exclusively dedicated to blending the worlds of jazz and classical music. Now in its second decade, the SJO has performed at leading concert halls across Southern California including UCLA's Royce Hall, the Ford Amphitheatre, and Marsee Auditorium.

ADDITIONAL INFO
https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe/9936901
DATE
Sunday, September 28, 2014

START TIME
2:00pm
LOCATION
Carpenter Performing Arts Center
6200 E. Atherton St.
Long Beach, CA 90240
directions
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