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Thousands Attend the 21st Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival
August 3, 2016
There was plenty of feet tapping and finger snapping during the weekend of July 30 and 31 when thousands of music lovers flocked to the 21st Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival to groove to a spicy brew of hot, cool and swinging jazz, blues, Latin and Brazilian sounds. ... read more »
Concert Review: There isn’t anything minor about artist Major
March 12, 2016
Call it a night reminiscent of old school meets new school. On Friday, March 11 at The Hotel Café singer Major hosted his annual birthday celebration showcasing songs from his up-and-coming EP. ... read more »
Blues Guitar Great, Ray Brooks returns to Seven Grand Club in Downtown L.A.
February 18, 2016
(Downtown Los Angeles, CA) - Blues guitar great and former Grammy nominee Ray Brooks, along with his band Ray Brooks & the Bluzmasters, continue their monthly residency in Downtown L.A. at the Seven Grand Club, Wednesday, February 24. Showtime is 10pm to 1am. No cover. 515 W. 7th St., Los Angeles. ... read more »
Thelonious Monk Institute International Jazz Competition Crowns 2015 Vocal Winner Jazzmeia Horn and Honors Quincy Jones
November 18, 2015
What do you give Quincy Jones; a man whose life personifies all that is good about music, the arts, and is intent on making the world a better place for everyone? ... read more »
Women’s Jazz Festival to bring more heat to desert
October 7, 2015
Straight ahead, smooth and funky are just a few adjectives being used to describe the upcoming Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival (Oct. 9-11) that will feature a diverse group of singers and musicians including Diane Schuur, Nona Hendryx and dozens of other award-winning, ground-breaking female artists from around the country. ... read more »
Lauryn Hill Proves She is the Best Performer, Period
September 23, 2015
Musical superstar Lauryn Hill, and her nephew Daniel Bambaata Marley, graced the Greek Theater late in the evening on Monday, September 14 to a packed house. Her voice rang across the amphitheater, pushed by a live band and three backup singers. ... read more »
Gardena Jazz Festival
August 19, 2015
If you find yourself in an open field of grass feeling the warm Southern California sun on your skin and listening to music that moves your soul, chances are you are at the Gardena Jazz Festival with your loved ones. Delicious smells from food vendors fill the air and there are nothing but good vibes flowing through the park. ... read more »
Long Beach Jazz Fest Showcases Real Music
August 13, 2015
The 28th Annual Long Beach Jazz Festival (LBJF) took place this past weekend at beautiful Rainbow Lagoon, in downtown Long Beach, California and featured a wide range of Jazz and Rhythm and Blues performers from the legendary guitarist, Stanly Clarke to songstress Stephany Mills for three days of music and fun. ... read more »
Price Announces Gerald Wilson Square at the Central Ave Jazz Festival
July 29, 2015
The 20th Annual Central Ave Jazz Festival kicked off on July 25-26 along Central Avenue between Vernon Ave and 43rd Streets, hosted by Councilman Curren Price, his ‘New 9th’and the Coalition for Responsible Community Development (CRCD). ... read more »
5th Annual Long Beach Gospel Festival Brings Light and Love to Thousands
July 23, 2015
Umbrellas and tents in tow, thousands of fans, celebrities and public figures gathered in celebration of gospel music at the 5th Annual Long Beach Gospel Festival located in the heart of downtown Long Beach on July 19. ... read more »
Songstress Chrisette Michelle gives an amazing performance at H.O.M.E.!
June 26, 2015
Award winning singer and songwriter Chrisette Michelle tore down the house or rather posh restaurant H.O.M.E. at the The Africa Movie Academy Awards Dinner Event Saturday, ... read more »
At the Hollywood Bowl: Esperanza’s Sweet Sounds, Hancock’s Suite Celebration of Peace
September 6, 2012
Herbie Hancock (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau) Esperanza Spalding (AP Photo/Amy Sancetta, file)   When bass-master-meister Larry <Graham> was asked at the Long Beach Jazz Festival, “<Who>’s out <there> ... read more »
Tradition times 50 at The Playboy
June 17, 2012
Photo by Clint Maedgen Since 1961, a little more than 50 years, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band — in all its many iterations — has been bringing infectious New Orleans style music to kings and queens, ... read more »
Wednesday jazz series opens with Billy Mitchell
June 6, 2012
Billy Mitchell, one of the premier jazz pianists of our time, kicked off a Wednesday Jazz Series on June 6. He appeared with the high energy Jazz Leaders, ... read more »
Kool funk meets Van Halen rock
June 1, 2012
GEORGE BROWN DENNIS, THOMAS, ROBERT “KOOL” BELL, RONALD BELL It’s called  the “A Different Kind of Truth” tour. The June 1 concert at the Staples Center (start time: 7:30 p.m.) features one of the funkiest bands of the ’80s, ... read more »



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