CalJAS Presents Bonnie Bowden in Claremont May 11 and more!

The California Jazz Arts Society

and

Claremont Presbyterian Performing Arts Series

PRESENT

Former Vocalist with Sergio Mendez

BONNIE BOWDEN

FREE ADMISSION

1111 NORTH MOUNTAIN AVE. CLAREMONT, CA 91711

SAVE THE DATES FOR THESE CalJAS EVENTS
THE MAGIC OF JAZZ
 
 RESERVATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR ALL NIGHTS OF 
“THE MAGIC OF JAZZ” 
 MAGIC CASTLE ADMISSION $25   DINNER NOT REQUIRED
TO ATTEND 
YOU MUST RESERVE THROUGH DALE BOATMAN 
 SEATING IS LIMITED! 
 

 
JUNE 11…..The Angel City Big Band featuring vocalist Bonnie Bowden (17 pieces)
JULY  16…. Vocalist Andrea Miller Quartet
AUG   20…..The CalJAS All-Stars and Special Guests  
 
COMING:
CalJAS PRESENTS
 
MAY  11…..CalJAS and CPC present CalJAS COMMUNITY: Claremont,  featuring BONNIE BOWDEN  7:00 PM, Claremont Presbyterian Church (see above)   
JUNE 11…CalJAS Presents JAZZ AT THE MAGIC CASTLE with The Angel City Big Band featuring Bonnie Bowden
 
JUNE 12….CalRTA Private Event with Debbie Ebert and Richard Abraham     
 
JUNE  30…… CPC JAZZ VESPERS WITH DEBBI EBERT & THE RON KOBAYASHI TRIO, Claremont
 
JULY 16…..JAZZ AT THE MAGIC CASTLE with Andrea Miller Quartet
 
AUG 20……JAZZ AT THE MAGIC CASTLE with the CalJAS All-Stars and Guests
 
more to come
BECOME A CalJAS MEMBER TODAY!

 

 

 

CalJAS PRESENTS: Bill Cunliffe and Andy James with Charles McNeal, Bruce Lett, Jake Reed

THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY

PRESENTS

Sunday, April 14

7:00 to 9:30

 

 

ANDY JAMES

ALL ABOUT ANDY

Music has been coursing through smoldering jazz vocalist Andy James’ being since she was a little girl. Twice blessed as a gifted singer and dancer, Andy decided her showbiz act one would be a career as a world-class Flamenco dancer, collaborating with the milieu’s most exceptional. Now, she announces, act two, a career as a stunning jazz singer with an irresistible 40s swing-style debut album, Caravan. 

“My father loved dancing, my mother love singing, and I loved my father,” says the Las Vegas and LA-based singer, laughing playfully, acknowledging her respect and affection for both her parents. “I sang as a child, but I went back and forth between singing and dance. Both my parents were always encouraging. My mother was a jazz singer, so that was close to her heart.” 

Despite stints singing in a rock band (The Late Late Show), and playing bass professionally (the Australian Tour production of The Rocky Horror Picture), it’s Andy’s gifts as a dancer that first thrust her into the public spotlight. In this realm, she had an inter-continental career, first dancing Flamenco in Australia, and, later, in Madrid, alongside the greatest Flamenco artists of the day, including Antonio Canales, Rafael Amargo, and Paco de Lucia. “Flamenco is based on feeling complex offbeat and synchronized rhythms, and I think that prepared me for singing jazz melodies,” 

With the release of her first CD, Caravan,  Andy emerged a fully formed artist and, on the strength of her talents, has been able to work with a diverse list of industry heavyweights, including mix and mastering engineer Josh Connolly (Justin Bieber, Santana, Pharell Williams); platinum mastering engineer Bernie Grundman (Carol King, Steely Dan, Michael Jackson, Prince); in-demand producer Piero Pata; noted vocal producer Zeffin Quinn Hollis ( Les Misérables, The Fantasticks, and Company); and big band jazz icon, Grammy Award-winner and Emmy-nominee Bill Cunliffe. 

 

 

 

BILL CUNLIFFE 

Jazz pianist, composer and Grammy Award-winning arranger Bill Cunliffe is known for his innovative and swinging recordings and compositions. Bill began his career as pianist and arranger with the Buddy Rich Big Band and worked with Frank Sinatra, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Benny Golson and James Moody. He has since established himself as a solo artist and bandleader, with more than a dozen albums under his name.
Bill currently plays with his trio; his big band; his Latin band, Imaginación; and his classical-jazz ensemble, Trimotif. He performs in the U.S. and around the world as a leader and sideman as well as a soloist with symphony orchestras.
Bill was awarded a Grammy for Best Instrumental Arrangement for “West Side Story Medley,” on the album “Resonance Big Band Plays Tribute to Oscar Peterson” (Resonance Records, 2009). In addition to receiving five Grammy nominations, he is a two-time Emmy nominee.
The Los Angeles Jazz Society honored Bill in 2010 with its Composer/Arranger Award. That year he was also named a Distinguished Faculty Member of the College of the Arts at Cal State Fullerton, where he is a jazz studies professor. He also teaches at the Skidmore Jazz Institute and the Vail Jazz Workshop.
 
 
 

 

Charles McNeal, alto

Bruce Lett, bass

Jake Reed, drums
Sunday
April 14
 7:00 pm
 
At the home of Dale and Sue Boatman
Rancho Cucamonga
 
Complimentary buffet, wine, appetizers, soft drinks 
 
Suggested Donation:
Non Members  $20  
Students $10 
CalJAS Sponsors and Patrons FREE
Non Members Welcome 
 
Make your reservations NOW!
 
 For Reservations and Directions 

THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY PRESENTS:

THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY
PRESENTS
 
SOLD OUT!!!
 
Sunday, March 31
4:00-6:30
 
A Tribute to the Legendary Modern Jazz Quartet
“The MJQ”
with:
Charlie Shoemake- vibes
Joe Bagg- piano
Paul Kreibich- drums
 Luther Hughes- bass
 
THIS CONCERT IS SOLD OUT
 
TO BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST
Please
Contact Becky 
       rebeccagh54@gmail.com
      OR phone or text: (714) 615-1954
 
At the home of Becky & Luther Hughes 
in Westminster, Ca
 
Complimentary wine, soft drinks & snacks
 
Suggested Donation:
Non Members  $20  
Students $10 
CalJAS Sponsors and Patrons FREE
 
THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY 
PRESENTS
 
CalJAS DISCOVERY
                                        
 
WHAT:  A Showcase opportunity for vocalists and instrumentalists to perform with professional artists 
 
WHEN: First Monday of each month;  7:00 to 9:00…beginning April 1
 
WHERE:  Les Amis Restaurant   128 W. Wilshire Ave.,  Fullerton
 
FEATURING:  
 

 
Ron Kobayashi at the piano
 
for sign-up informaton and performing details
 
THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY
PRESENTS
April 14
7:00 to 9:30 pm
 
 GRAMMY WINNER
BILL CUNLIFFE
FEATURING
ANDY JAMES
 
 
 
 
AT THE HOME OF DALE AND SUE BOATMAN
IN RANCHO CUCAMONGA
 
CalJAS SPONSORS AND PATRONS
FREE
 
$20
Non Members
 
RESERVATIONS AND DIRECTIONS
MORE EVENTS
 
 
APR  28…. CalJAS & CPC JAZZ VESPERS with DEBBI EBERT & THE RON KOBAYASHI TRIO, Claremont 
 
MAY 5……New Program CalJAS & NORTHKIRK JAZZ VESPERS: Rancho Cucamonga  (watch for details)
 
MAY 6…… CalJAS DISCOVERY with RON KOBAYASHI
 
MAY   11…..New Program CalJAS and CPC present CalJAS COMMUNITY: Claremont, 
featuring BONNIE BOWDEN “ONE WOMAN SHOW”  
7:00 PM, Claremont Presbyterian Church   
FREE    
DONATIONS GRACIOUSLY ACCEPTED  
 
JUNE  30…… CalJAS & CPC JAZZ VESPERS with DEBBI EBERT & THE RON KOBAYASHI TRIO, Claremont
 
JUNE 11…..CalJAS at the Magic Castle  (watch for details)
JULY  16…. CalJAS at the Magic Castle  (watch for details)
AUG   20…..CalJAS at the Magic Castle  (watch for details)
 
more to come
BECOME A CalJAS MEMBER TODAY!

CalJAS Presents: A TRIBUTE TO CHET BAKER

THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY
6040 Aquamarine
Alta Loma, CA  91701
A TRIBUTE TO CHET BAKER
Sunday, 
February 17
7:00

 

Chet Baker, posed, with trumpet, 1955. (Photo by Harry Hammond/V&A Images/Getty Images

with
Ron Stout-tpt
Bradley Young- piano
Luther Hughes – bass
Paul Kreibich-drums
 featuring vocals by
Becky Hughes  DaleBoatman
At the home of Dale and Sue Boatman
Rancho Cucamonga
Complimentary wine, soft drinks & snacks
Suggested Donation:
Non Members  $20  
Students $10 
CalJAS Sponsors and Patrons FREE
Non Members Welcome 
Make your reservations NOW!
For Reservations and Directions 

CalJAS THIS WEEK 1/20/19

 

THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY
6040 Aquamarine
Alta Loma, CA  91701
 
January 20, 2019  
 COMING:
CalJAS PRESENTS
FEB 17…..A TRIBUTE TO CHET BAKER: House Concert:  Rancho Cucamonga (see below)
FEB 24…..CPC JAZZ VESPERS WITH DEBBI EBERT & THE RON KOBAYASHI TRIO 
APR 28…. CPC JAZZ VESPERS WITH DEBBI EBERT & THE RON KOBAYASHI TRIO
JUNE 11…CalJAS at the Magic Castle  (watch for details)
JULY 16….CalJAS at the Magic Castle  (watch for details)
AUG 20…..CalJAS at the Magic Castle  (watch for details)
A TRIBUTE TO CHET BAKER
 
Sunday 
February 17
 7:00 pm

 

Chet Baker, posed, with trumpet, 1955. (Photo by Harry Hammond/V&A Images/Getty Images)

with
Ron Stout-tpt
Bradley Young- piano
Luther Hughes – bass
Paul Kreibich-drums
 featuring vocals by
Becky Hughes & Dale Boatman.
At the home of Dale and Sue Boatman
Rancho Cucamonga
 
Complimentary wine, soft drinks & snacks
 
Suggested Donation:
Non Members  $20  
Students $10 
CalJAS Sponsors and Patrons FREE
Non Members Welcome 
Make your reservations NOW!
 For Reservations and Directions 

CalJAS THIS WEEK-HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019

 
 

Dale Boatman

HELP US CELEBRATE OUR 15th SEASON AS A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION
 
BECOME A MEMBER TODAY!
 
WELCOME BACK TO THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY
 
Incorporated as The California Jazz Arts Society (CalJAS) in January 2005, we now  begin our 15th season as a nonprofit presenting and promoting jazz in intimate settings.
 
In addition to our continuing schedule of House Concerts, CalJAS in 2019 will continue and expand our collaboration with Claremont Presbyterian Church including the
well received Jazz Vespers series featuring Debbi Ebert and the Ron Kobayashi Trio.  Additionally, we are working out details to add a limited CalJAS PRESENTS series at this venue. CalJAS and CPC are also making plans to schedule jazz clinics for high schoolers, as well as adults.
 
We are excited to announce that CalJAS at The Magic Castle will continue during the summer of 2019 but will move to Tuesdays. Those of you who have attended any of the past 25 concerts know how special these events are. 
Dates will be announced soon!
 
Once again, we will be encouraging you to renew your membership for 2019, and to help spread the word in order to recruit new members and contributors. One of our continuing goals is to identify and welcome the business community to our CalJAS family as Platinum Sponsors, Benefactors, or underwriters for our programs and scholarships, and to stay ahead of increased expenditures.
We hope you can please help us in that endeavor
 
MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES
$1000     Benefactor
   500      Platinum Sponsor
   250      Gold Sponsor
   100      Sponsor
     50      Patron
     25      Friend
 
 
 
SINCE MOST PROGRAMS ARE FREE OR HEAVILY DISCOUNTED TO OUR MEMBERS, PROCEEDS FROM THE EVENTS CANNOT ENTIRELY FUND OUR EFFORTS.  IT IS OUR MEMBER DONATIONS THAT DETERMINE THE TYPE AND FREQUENCY OF OUR CONCERTS AND MUSIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS.
 
Please remember that all donations to CalJAS are tax deductible as permitted by the 
California Corporations Code.
 
The California Jazz Arts Society is
a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation 
 
                                                                                PLEASE JOIN TODAY!
 
 
or mail to:
 
CalJAS 
6040 Aquamarine
Alta Loma, CA
91701
 
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  COMING:
 
CalJAS PRESENTS
 
JAN !3…CELEBRATING HARRY WARREN: House Concert;  Westminster
FEB 24…CPC JAZZ VESPERS WITH DEBBI EBERT & THE RON KOBAYASHI TRIO  
(watch for details)
JUNE…CalJAS at the Magic Castle  (watch for details)
JULY…CalJAS at the Magic Castle  (watch for details)
AUGUST…CalJAS at the Magic Castle  (watch for details)
 
 
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 THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY
CalJAS
PRESENTS
 
A CELEBRATION OF THE MUSIC OF HARRY WARREN
 
Sunday, 
January 13
 2:00 pm
 
with
 Ron Levy- Keyboard
Luther Hughes – bass
featuring vocals by
Becky Hughes & Dale Boatman.
 
And Special Guests
The Primrose Lane Choir
 
*Harry Warren (born Salvatore Antonio Guaragna, December 24, 1893 – September 22, 1981) was an American composer and lyricist. Warren was the first major American songwriter to write primarily for film. He was nominated for the Academy Award for BestSong eleven times and won three Oscars for composing Lullaby of Broadway“, “You’ll Never Know” and “On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe“. 
He wrote the music for the first blockbuster film musical, 42nd Street, choreographed by Busby Berkeley, with whom he would collaborate on many musical films.
Over a career spanning four decades, Warren wrote more than 800 songs. Other well known Warren hits included “I Only Have Eyes for You“, “You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby“, “Jeepers Creepers“, “The Gold Diggers’ Song (We’re in the Money)“, “That’s Amore“, “The More I See You“, “At Last and Chattanooga Choo Choo“.
 
 
At the home of Becky & Luther Hughes
in Westminster, Ca
 
Complimentary wine, soft drinks & snacks
 
Suggested Donation:
Non Members  $20  
Students $10 
CalJAS Sponsors and Patrons FREE
Non Members Welcome 
 
This will sell out quickly.
Make your reservations NOW!
 
 Please
Contact Becky 
  phone/text:
(714) 615-1954

CalJAS PRESENTS: BLACK MARKET REVERIE-Dec 8

THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY
(CalJAS)
Saturday, December 8
Long Beach
4:00-6:30 
 
BOBBI BLAIR
in association with the 
California Jazz Arts Society
PRESENTS
 Lyman Mederios-Renee Myara 
Matthew Yeakley
 
BLACK MARKET REVERIE
Lyman and Renee with guitarist Matthew Yeakley find common ground between jazz, classic French pop, Americana and their own original songs to create the sound of Black Market Reverie. Equipped with vocal harmonies and clever arrangements, their music is both familiar and unique.
 Brad “Martini” Chambers will introduce the group.
Complimentary buffet, wine, soft drinks
snack and drink donations to share are welcome
For information, tickets, reservations
contact Bobbi Blair at
Non Members 
 
Stay over and enjoy the after party and brunch in the morning:
  

CalJAS Presents: “SIPPIN’ TIME” with Nikki and Larry Steen, November 11

THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY
Sunday
NOVEMBER 11
7:00-9:30 
CalJAS
 PRESENTS
 
“SIPPIN’ TIME”
FEATURING
LARRY AND NIKKI STEEN

About Larry

Larry’s accomplishments include two award-winning, world jazz releases First Move and View From Afar (LarrySteen.com) – solo projects which feature Ernie Watts, Dave Weckl, Robben Ford and Russell Ferrante. He has also recorded on a plethora of other artists’ albums, as well as for film, TV and radio, including the nationally syndicated, radio show Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. In addition, he has performed with world-renown artists Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Dionne Warwick, Mel Torme, Ella Fitzgerald, Barry Manilow, Melissa Manchester and Jimmy Buffet, among others. Larry’s formal education includes a Master of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts (CALARTS), as well as a Bachelor of Music from the University of Miami after attending the Berklee College of Music. He is a first place winner of the esteemed International Society of Bassists’ Jazz Competition.

About Nikki

Nikki has contributed lead and background vocals for countless bands and productions – both live and in studio settings, has sung and danced in many large-scale musical theater productions, performed in multiple lounges, restaurants and private parties locally, and has toured Europe, the South Pacific and the Caribbean making music. Her career evolved out of extensive training and work not only as a vocalist, but as an actress and dancer in Los Angeles. She is a long-time member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity with numerous film and television credits, earned a scholarship from the popular and prestigious Duprée Dance Academy in Los Angeles and has segued that expertise and other training into work in the fitness industry (Steenfit.me). Sip of Soul is her first self-produced project, and she is thrilled to collaborate with her husband, bassist Larry Steen, arranging, writing and making music that comes from the “soul.”

with 
Jimmy Mahlisguitar
Chris Blondaldrums
at the home of
Dale and Sue Boatman
Rancho Cucamonga
 
Reservations and Directions
 at
Suggested Donations
 
$20 non members
 CalJAS Sponsors & Patrons
FREE
 
complimentary buffet, wine, soft drinks, 
Blushsnack and drink donations to share are welcomeBlush
 
SEATING IS LIMITED   
  
***MAKE YOUR RESERVATION TODAY***

BONNIE BOWDEN HOUSE CONCERT PHOTOS

HERE

 

NEXT SUNDAY
September 30
 The California Jazz Arts Society
(CalJAS)
PRESENTS

 

 “Divalicious”
A celebration of Women in Jazz
Sunday,
September 30th 7:00 PM
featuring

 

Debbi Ebert and Elena Gilliam
Spotlighting the Divaliciousness of
Lena Horne
with 
Richard Ihara (p)
Nic Gonzalez (b)
…There’s Diva Good and Diva Bad,
and then there’s
“Divalicious”
Featuring the vocal styles of songstress Debbi Ebert and Elena Gilliam as they perform popular jazz standards.
Watch as they turn the spotlight on the jazz diva Lena Horne in the second half of their show.
Join them on this musical journey as you discover the importance of this spotlighted jazz diva in America’s true art form of Jazz and Blues.
Listen as they interpret in their own way the songs of this spotlighted jazz diva artist.
Learn what makes this jazz artist “DIVALICIOUS”
 
7:00-9:30
 
At the home of 
Dale and Sue Boatman
in Rancho Cucamonga
Non Members Welcome 
Suggested Donations
$20 non CalJAS members
 CalJAS Sponsors/Patrons/CalJAS Artists 
FREE
complimentary buffet, wine, soft drinks, 
CONTACT 
for reservations and directions
SEATING IS LIMITED 
 MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS TODAY!!!!
   Don’t forget to check out our website at
 
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Coming 
October 7
BONNIE BOWDEN
SOLD OUT
(lundberg@anoetic.com, for standby)
COMING EVENTS
CalJAS PRESENTS
SEPT 30..HOUSE CONCERT-Rancho Cucamonga:  CELEBRATING LENA HORNE with Debbi Ebert, Elena Gilliam, Richard Ihara, Nic Gonzalez at the home Dale and Sue Boatman (see above)
 
OCT 7 SOLD OUT…HOUSE CONCERT-Westminster:  Bonnie Bowden ONE WOMAN SHOW  (see above for waiting list)
 
OCT 28…JAZZ VESPERS with Debbi Ebert and the Ron Kobayashi Trio (watch for details)
 
AND MORE TO COME…SAVE $$$…JOIN CalJAS TODAY !

THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY and THE ACADEMY OF MAGICAL ARTS PRESENT: THE CalJAS ALL STARS AT THE MAGIC CASTLE

THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY
and
THE ACADEMY OF MAGICAL ARTS
PRESENT
Image may contain: Lia Booth, text
 

(SEE INFORMATION BELOW)

 
AUGUST 22
7:30-10:30

The CalJAS All-Stars
FEATURING
LIA BOOTH
WITH
BRADLEY YOUNG
BRUCE BABAD
LUTHER HUGHES
DAVE TULL
BECKY HUGHES
DALE BOATMAN
RESERVATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
ONLY A FEW SEATS REMAINING
The Magic Castle is a private club, however
a limited number of outside guests will
be allowed to attend the jazz nights. 
Door ($25) and valet ($15) charges are required
Dinner is not mandatory
 YOU MUST BE INCLUDED ON
DALE BOATMAN’S GUEST LIST
EMAIL
 FOR RESERVATIONS
 
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