CalJAS PRESENTS: THE MUSIC OF ARTIE SHAW AND JAZZ VESPERS SUNDAY, MARCH 26

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SUNDAY, MARCH 26
WESTMINSTER
2:00 pm
 
THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY
PRESENTS
THE MUSIC OF ARTIE SHAW
Featuring 
Tom Ranier – clarinet & piano
   Ron Eschete – guitar
 Luther Hughes – bass
with   
featured vocals by
Becky Hughes & Dale Boatman.
About Artie Shaw :  
A Clarinetist,composer,bandleader and actor.   Also an author, Shaw wrote both fiction and non-fiction. 

Artie Shaw’s “innovations, musical depth, and swinging style placed him firmly in the pantheon of 20th century big band and jazz musicians,” according to Claudia Luther in the Los Angeles Times.  

Widely regarded as “one of jazz’s finest clarinetists,” Shaw led one of the United States’ most popular big bands in the late 1930s through the early 1940s. Though he had numerous hit records, he was perhaps best known for his 1938 recording of 
Cole Porter‘s Begin the Beguine
 
Some of Artie’s hits :
Indian Love Call
Comes Love
  What Is This Thing Called Love
        Oh, Lady Be Good
 Frenesi
   Deep Purple
  Temptation
  Star Dust
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About Tom Ranier 
Tom plays piano , clarinet and sax. He has recorded widely under his own name and as a sideman for Warner Bros.Concord Records and several other labels.He has been prominent in the film, television, and music recording industry since the 1970s. He has played keyboards, woodwinds and writing music for a long list of assignments, including GrammyAcademy AwardEmmy, Dancing with the Stars and Golden GlobeSoundtracks for artists such as Barbra StreisandShirley BasseyMichael FeinsteinChristina AguileraJoe PassPlácido DomingoBarry ManilowNatalie Cole, and many others.
About Ron Escheté (pronounced ESH-tay) 
is the consummate master of the seven-string guitar. Whether he is playing bebop, ballads or blues he is a musically sophisticated guitarist who plays with grace and dignity. “Escheté is one of the finest jazz guitarists in L.A. – no small achievement in a region dense with superb players,” says Jim Ferguson of JazzTimes. His deft and nimble fingers paint a spectrum of sound so rich that his voicings are often compared with those of a pianist. 20th Century Guitarlikens his sound to that of the great Bill Evans.
 
Escheté has appeared on the Tonight Show with Diana Krall, the Merv Griffin Show with the Mort Lindsey Orchestra, the Mike Douglas Show with Buddy Greco. He has played nearly every notable jazz venue in the southern California including the Catalina Bar and Grill, The Jazz Bakery, Steamers, DontÈ’s, Carmeloís, The Parisian Room and The Lighthouse to name only a few. He has toured extensively and has played major venues from New York to San Francisco.
About Luther Hughes
 Luther has played bass with some of the biggest names in jazz in a career spanning over 30 years. He has performed or recorded with jazz and pop artists such as Gene Harris, Mundell Lowe, Joe Henderson, Carmen MacRae, Willie Bobo, Horace Silver, Harold Land, Don Ellis, Joe Pass, Louis Bellson, Hampton Hawes , Patti Page, Tony Martin, Frankie Avalon, Fabian, Nancy Sinatra, Pearl Bailey, King Sisters, Lennon Sisters, The Fifth Dimension, The Coasters, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Connie Smith, Ray Price, Homer and Jethro.
Luther’s Musical Theater and Television credits include:
“Georgia Brown and Friends”, “The Four Poster” starring Carol Lawrence, and Ross Martin, “Flower Drum Song”, The Rich Little Show, conductor/musical director for “Good Times”, and Jack Jones, Don Rickles, Yakov Smirnoff, Pat Morita. “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson”, “The Pat Sajak Show”, “The Midnight Special”, numerous Dick Clark productions, and can also be seen in several episodes of “Star Trek Deep Space Nine”.  
2:00-4:30
At the home of Becky & Luther Hughes 
in Westminster, Ca
 
Complimentary wine, soft drinks, beer & snacks
 
Suggested Donation:
Non CalJAS Members  $20 / Students $10 
(tax Deductible too! )
CalJAS Members FREE
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ALSO 
March 26
6:00 TO 7:00 PM
CLAREMONT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 
and the 
CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY 
JAZZ VESPERS SERIES
 
MUSIC BY
THE RON KOBAYASHI TRIO
 
featuring vocalist
DEBBI EBERT
 
1111 N. Mountain Ave.
Claremont, 91711
 
Attendance is free of charge
Donations will be graciously accepted
 
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COMING 
Friday, April 28
Rancho Cucamonga
7:00 pm
 
THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY
PRESENTS
ANDREA MILLER & FRIENDS
 
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with
Mark Massey-piano      Luther Hughes-bass
 
At the home of Dale and Sue Boatman
Rancho Cucamonga
 
RESERVATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
 
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HOUSE CONCERT SERIES


CalJAS Presents: Lia Booth, Bradley Young, Benjamin May HOUSE CONCERT February 19

THIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19
7:00 pm
RANCHO CUCAMONGA
 
THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY
PRESENTS
 
THE LIA BOOTH TRIO
 
Lia Booth
Lia Booth, vocals
Bradley Young, piano
Benjamin May, bass
7:00-9:30
at the home of
Dale and Sue Boatman
 
Reservations Now Being Accepted
 

ABOUT LIA BOOTH: Lia spent four years singing in advanced vocal jazz ensemble Singcopation under the direction of Bruce Rogers and one year singing with Cal State Long Beach advanced vocal jazz ensemble Pacific Standard Time under the direction of accomplished vocalist and session singer, Christine Guter. She specializes in the Great American Songbook, sings in French, Spanish, Portuguese, as well as English, and takes a dry, expressive approach to her interpretation of the tunes she sings. She regularly performs at venues across Southern California, and currently holds two residencies where she performs once a month: The Brass Lamp in Long Beach with her own trio The Spare Buttons and Port Restaurant and Bar in Newport Beach as a duo with pianist Bradley Young. A twice named CalJAS Student Scholarship recipient, we are proud to feature Lia at this concert.

ABOUT BRADLEY YOUNG:  Currently based in Los Angeles, Bradley can be seen setting the mood at many of his favorite romantic jazz nightspots, including The Pilsner Room, The Aldabella Winery, The Port, Cook’s Chapel, and the world famous Lighthouse Café in Hermosa Beach. He also created a stir at the Newport Beach Jazz Party with his “Tribute to Gene Harris” (one of Bradley’s favorite pianists), featuring guitar legends Ron Eschete and Frank Potenza, along with sax great Scott Hamilton, Luther Hughes on bass, and Paul Kreibich on drums.  Bradley’s talent also shines brilliantly on Enja Records’ recently pressed “Chet In Chicago”, a previously unreleased studio session featuring jazz trumpet legend Chet Baker, with Bradley on piano. Recorded in 1986, the CD also features Larry Gray on bass and the late Rusty Jones on drums. This superb recording is available on Amazon and E-Bay. This will be Bradley’s second CalJAS House Concert performance. 
ABOUT BENJAMIN MAY :  The son of classically trained parents, Benjamin is one of the most in demand players in LA . His credits include gigs with Rosemary Clooney, Anita O’Day and the great Joe Pass to name just a few. CalJAS is proud to once again present this fine musician.
 
 
 
Non Members Welcome 
Suggested Donations
$20 non members
 
 CalJAS Sponsors/Patrons/CalJAS Artists 
 
FREE
complimentary buffet, wine, soft drinks, 
 
for reservations and directions
SEATING IS LIMITED TO 40  
 MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS TODAY!!!!

CLAREMONT PRESBYTERIAN AND CalJAS PRESENT JAZZ VESPERS

JANUARY 29, 6:00 PM
 
CLAREMONT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 
and the 
CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY 
JAZZ VESPERS SERIES
 “DO NOT BE AFRAID”
MUSIC BY
THE RON KOBAYASHI TRIO
featuring vocalist
DEBBI EBERT
 
1111 N. Mountain Ave.
Claremont, 91711
 
Attendance is free of charge
Donations will be graciously accepted

The CalJAS House Concert Series Presents: Tom Ranier, Brian Atkinson, Luther Hughes

COMING
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12
2:00 pm
 
THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY
PRESENTS
 
THE MUSIC OF ARTIE SHAW
Featuring
Tom Ranier – clarinet & piano
     Brian Atkinson – Vibes & trumpet
 Luther Hughes – bass
with   
featured vocals by
Becky Hughes & Dale Boatman.
 
About Artie Shaw :
A Clarinetist,composer,bandleader and actor.   Also an author, Shaw wrote both fiction and non-fiction.

Artie Shaw’s “innovations, musical depth, and swinging style placed him firmly in the pantheon of 20th century big band and jazz musicians,” according to Claudia Luther in the Los Angeles Times.

Widely regarded as “one of jazz’s finest clarinetists,” Shaw led one of the United States’ most popular big bands in the late 1930s through the early 1940s. Though he had numerous hit records, he was perhaps best known for his 1938 recording of
Cole Porter‘s Begin the Beguine
 
Some of Artie’s hits :
Indian Love Call
Comes Love
  What Is This Thing Called Love
        Oh, Lady Be Good
 Frenesi
   Deep Purple
  Temptation
  Star Dust
About Tom Ranier 
Tom plays piano , clarinet and sax. He has recorded widely under his own name and as a sideman for Warner Bros.Concord Records and several other labels.He has been prominent in the film, television, and music recording industry since the 1970s. He has played keyboards, woodwinds and writing music for a long list of assignments, including GrammyAcademy AwardEmmy, Dancing with the Stars and Golden GlobeSoundtracks for artists such as Barbra StreisandShirley BasseyMichael FeinsteinChristina AguileraJoe PassPlácido DomingoBarry ManilowNatalie Cole, and many others.
About Brian Atkinson: 
Trumpeter/vibraphonist /composer/arranger  Brian Atkinson, who has been in the Disneyland Band for 30 years, has appeared with Lou Rawls, Jackie and Roy, Art Van Damme, Denise Williams (who toured with Earth Wind and Fire), Natalie Cole, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

LUTHER HUGHES

Good friend and CalJAS House Concert Host, Luther is involved in the music business in a number of ways:

  • As a musician, he currently leads The Cannonball-Coltrane Project, as well asLuther Hughes & Friends: Remembering The Nat King Cole Trio, andH.E.R.K.  Artists he has performed include Quincy Jones, Joe Pass, Patti Page, and the Fifth Dimension.
  • As a record producer and music publisher, Luther heads up Primrose Lane Music, which he founded in 2004.
  • As an educator, Luther currently teaches at Cal State University in Fullerton Ca. and Saddleback College in Mission Viejo Ca. He has taught at Cal State University Long Beach Ca. , Goldenwest College in Huntington Beach Ca. , the Musicians Institute in Hollywood Ca., Rio Hondo College in Whittier Ca. and formerly served as the Southern California Regional Director for Bruce Forman’s JazzMasters Workshop.

Selected Vocals will be performed by vocalists Becky Hughes and Dale Boatman

2:00-4:30
At the home of Becky & Luther Hughes 
in Westminster, Ca
 
Complimentary wine, soft drinks, beer & snacks
 
Suggested Donation:
Non CalJAS Members  $20 / Students $10
(tax Deductible too! )
RESERVATIONS
OR phone/text: (714) 615-1954

CalJAS Holiday House Concert, December 11

THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY
PRESENTS
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A Charlie Brown Christmas 
and Other Holiday Favorites
with
The Luther Hughes Trio 
 
featuring
Luther Hughes, Ron Levy and Glenn Cashman
 
with vocals by
Becky Hughes and Dale Boatman  
And Special Guests 
 
SUNDAY December 11
2:00-4:30
At the home of Becky & Luther Hughes 
in Westminster, Ca

CalJAS Presents LOLLY ALLEN QUARTET November 13

LOLLY ALLEN

Laura “Lolly” Allen’s music “…conjures the lanky, leisurely feel of Milt Jackson, her roomy rambles open up the spiritual spaciousness of Walt Dickerson, and her smooth flair for Latin rhythms recalls Cal Tjader.”– Fred Bouchard (writer for Downbeat Magazine and teacher at Berklee College of Music.) 

She has been featured on radio and at venues including the Knitting Factory, Vibrato Grill Jazz, Boston Globe Jazz Festival, artist-in-residence with Stan Strickland at Boston’s Museum of Fine Art, WGBH FM’s Eric in the Evening and Ron DellaChiesa\’s Jazz Songbook. Allen has composed and performed in various ensembles including Gunther Schuller\’s Birthday Celebration Concert, Sam Rivers with the New England Conservatory Big Band, Maria Schneider with the Jazz Composer\’s Alliance, The Jimmy Giuffre Tribute Concert at Jordan Hall, the L.A Jazz Society’s Vibe Summit, and with Jiggs Whigham and Bob Mintzer at the Disney Jazz Celebration.

She has studied with many jazz greats: Danilo Perez, George Garzone, Cecil McBee, John McNeil, Bevan Manson, Steve Brown, Dominique Eade, and has received classical training with world-renowned percussionist Gordon Stout. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Performance from New England Conservatory. 

FEATURING:
TOM OWENS-piano
GLENN CASHMAN-sax
LUTHER HUGHES-bass

7:00-9:30
at the home of
Dale and Sue Boatman
Rancho Cucamonga
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COMING NOVEMBER 20
WESTMINSTER
 
Vocalist
DEWEY ERNEY
Gerry Schroeder & Luther Hughes 
“FOR THE LADIES”
Dewey Erney is a perennial favorite in the Grace First concert series ...
2:00
At the home of Luther & Becky Hughes in Westminster

THE RETURN OF KATE REID AND BRUCE FORMAN THIS FRIDAY 10/21

This Friday, October 21, brings the return of Kate Reid and Bruce Forman to the California Jazz Arts Society!

It’s been two years since Kate has performed for our little venue. She is now associate professor of jazz voice, and program director for Jazz Vocal Performance, at the University of Miami Frost School of Music. She doesn’t get back too often, and we are proud that she chose the CalJAS House Concert Series during this short trip to L.A.

Kate once again teams up with guitarist extrordinaire  Bruce Forman.  The duo last performed for us in November, 2014.

We have a few seats left so reserve today….YOU WON’T WANT TO MISS THIS!!

 

DEBBI EBERT AND THE CalJAS ALL-STARS PHOTOS NOW POSTED

On Thursday, September 29, the California Jazz Arts Society had the privilege of performing for Assistance League of Pomona Valley’s fundraiser for children’s clothing at the beautiful Padua Hills Theatre in Claremont. 

Hosted by CalJAS President Dale Boatman, the CalJAS All-Stars featured guest vocalist Debbi Ebert and the fabulous Joe Bagg, Bruce Forman, Glenn Cashman, Dave Tull, and Ken Wild. Good friend and Magic Castle magician Jon Armstrong amazed arriving guests before the concert.

SEE PHOTOS HERE