KRISTIN KORB CONCERT TO BENEFIT CalJAS STUDENT SCHOLARSHIPS

Kristin Korb-vocals/bass

“A protégé of the late Ray Brown, Ms. Korb’s bass playing is the foundation of her musicianship. She is an increasingly clever lyricist in the songs she writes, arranges and sings.”  Doug Ramsey, Rifftides

There are few bassists who can sing and there are even fewer who can do it well.  Kristin Korb is one of those artists who make you forget that she is playing the bass when you hear her crystalline voice. Inspired by the days when music was romantic and made you want to dance, Kristin and her trio embody that spirit and carry their audiences along for the ride.

Korb is no stranger to the California coast having lived here for a number of years. She earned her masters degree in Classical Bass Performance at the University of California, San Diego and was lucky enough to have studied with the great bassist Ray Brown, with whom she made her recording debut, “Introducing Kristin Korb with the Ray Brown Trio” released in 1996. Love eventually brought the American bassist and vocalist to Denmark in 2011.

Korb now returns to California for a series of concerts to celebrate her 8th release, “Beyond the Moon”. Inspired by the storytelling of one of America’s greatest lyricists, Johnny Mercer, Kristin includes several of his biggest hits and then takes a voyage of discovery into unpublished texts that Mercer never made into songs. 

Kristin has been a longtime friend of CalJAS and has been very supportive of our organization since its inception.

Andy Langham – Piano

Andy Langham studied Jazz Perfomance at The University of North Texas. Since relocating to Los Angeles a number of years ago, he has toured with just about everyone from Natalie Cole to Christian McBride and the New York Voices. Currently Andy is a member of Poncho Sanchez’s Latin Jazz Band and can been seen touring all over the world with Poncho. When he’s not on the road, Langham can be found teaching Jazz Piano at California State University, Long Beach.

Andy is a repeat performer for CalJAS

 

Ryan Korb – Drums

Ryan is the go-to drummer in Wisconsin for all kinds of great musicians traveling through the state. After music school, the Montana native sought out some of the most influential musicians in the country to study drumming and jazz. Drum set great Jeff Hamilton and master Afro-Cuban musician Michael Spiro have been two of his greatest mentors and inspirations.

Ryan has spent extensive time studying music abroad in India and Cuba. Ryan now co-leads the Afro-Cuban drum trio, Africa->West. The trio plays original compositions based on traditional West African and Cuban music. In addition to their residency at the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music in Cleveland, Ohio, the group has released 4 recordings.

As a sideman, Ryan has performed with Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Bill Mays, Russell Malone, Byron Stripling, John Fedchock, Llew Matthews, Tamir Hendelman, Valerie Naranjo (SNL orchestra), and Barry Olsen. In addition to drum set, Ryan has performed as percussionist on the touring Broadway productions of Wicked, Spamalot, and others. Ryan has played on numerous recordings and has been seen at many jazz festivals and venues internationally. He is also on faculty at Baldwin Wallace University, Lawrence University, and University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point.

Ryan also happens to be Kristin’s brother. They grew up playing music together when it was more of a competitive sport than a collaborative activity. They’ve both grown up over the years, but one can still see the sibling banter happening on the bandstand.

This will be Ryan’s first performance for CalJAS

THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY 
 
COMING TUESDAY
SEPTEMBER 26
 
The California Jazz Arts Society
in collaboration with
Claremont Presbyterian Perfroming Arts Series
Presents:
THE KRISTIN KORB TRIO
featuring
Andy Langham, piano
Ryan Korb, drums
 
Please plan to join us for this special CalJAS Fundraiser
Proceeds go to the CalJAS Student Scholarship Fund 
Donations $20
Concert-7:30-9:00
Dessert Reception-9:00-10:00
1111 N. Mountain Ave.
Claremont, 91711

THE CalJAS ALL-STARS AT THE MAGIC CASTLE Aug 23

COMING WEDNESDAY
AUGUST 23
The Academy of Magical Arts & The California Jazz Arts Society 
Present
 
HOT SUMMER NIGHTS
JAZZ AT THE HOLLYWOOD MAGIC CASTLE
 
Academy of Arts Members and their guests only
(see below to included on our exclusive guest list)
 
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DALE BOATMAN AND THE CalJAS ALL STARS
Featuring
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Sherry Williams, vocals
with
Dave Tull, vocals/drums
Joe Bagg, piano
Bruce Forman, guitar
Bruce Babad, alto
Luther Hughes, bass
and more
 
The Magic Castle is a private club for members and their guests only
 
To be included on the exclusive guest list, you must email
              Seating for these concerts is limited 
Guests
$20 admission
    $13 valet parking
 
Includes access to 
Magic Showrooms
 

The Magic Castle Has a Strict Evening Dress Code

Casual or athletic attire, flip-flops, sandals, work boots, denim, outdoor jackets, & excessively revealing clothing are ALL prohibited.
Guests who do not meet the dress code or minimum age requirement (21) will not be admitted to the clubhouse. If you have any questions about the dress code, please call the Castle before you make your visit. When in DOUBT, overdress!

JAZZ VESPERS WITH DEBBI EBERT & THE RON KOBAYASHI TRIO August 27

AUGUST 27
6:00 PM
 
CLAREMONT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH,
 
in collaboration with
THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY 
PRESENTS
 
CPC JAZZ VESPERS SERIES
 
 

 
MUSIC BY
 DEBBI EBERT 
AND 
THE RON KOBAYASHI TRIO
with
Debbi Ebert-vocals
Ron Kobayashi-piano
Baba Elefante-bass
Steve Dixon-drums
 
1111 N. Mountain Ave.
Claremont, 91711
 
6:00 to 7:00 pm
 
Attendance is free of charge
Donations will be graciously accepted

CalJAS TRIPLE TREAT

THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY 
 
 
COMING FRIDAY
JUNE 16
RANCHO CUCAMONGA
7:00-9:30 
 
The California Jazz Arts Society
Presents
 

 
CAROL BACH-Y-RITA
 
Roberto Montero-guitar and John Leftwich-bass
 
At the home of Dale and Sue Boatman
Rancho Cucamonga
 7:00-9:30
 
ONLY A FEW SEATS LEFT
 
 
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COMING SATURDAY
JUNE 17
WESTMINSTER
2:00-4:30
 
The California Jazz Arts Society
Presents
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Luther Hughes & Friends: Remembering The Nat King Cole Trio
In 2007, Luther assembled a group of friends to perform music m the Nat King Cole Trio. Modeled after the drummerless line-up of the ’40s & ’50s King Cole Trio, the group consists of John Proulx on vocals and piano, Barry Zweig on guitar, and Luther Hughes on bass. Luther’s trio performs regularly in the Southern California area, offering a great blend of narrative information and the music of the early King Cole trio.
   
 CalJAS is excited to announce this special Saturday performance 
At the home of 
LUTHER AND BECKY HUGHES
 in
WESTMINSTER
 
SORRY THIS CONCERT IS SOLD OUT
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COMING WEDNESDAY
JUNE 21
The Academy of Magical Arts & The California Jazz Arts Society 
Present
 
HOT SUMMER NIGHTS
JAZZ AT THE HOLLYWOOD MAGIC CASTLE
 
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Starting 
June 21
 
The Josh Nelson Trio with special guest Sara Gazarek
Alex Boneham- bass
Dan Schnelle- drums

 

The Magic Castle is a private club for members and their guests only

A limited number of guests will be allowed to attend with a member

 

 For Details and to be included on the exclusive guest list,
you must email
             

CalJAS Presents: The Carol Bach-y-Rita Trio with Roberto Montero and John Leftwich

CAROL BACH-Y-RITA 
 
In addition to beautifully interpreting the best of the American Songbook, Carol sings the gorgeous music of Brazil and the Americas in Spanish and Portuguese. Her sound is lush and swinging from the intimacy of a duo setting to a full big band.
 
She has been a featured performer at Jazz venues and festivals throughout the United States, Europe and Japan, with noted repeat engagements with MTT and The San Francisco Symphony, The Monterey Jazz Festival, and the Newport Jazz Party.
 
Carol has worked with many top artists in Jazz and Brazilian music in the United States and abroad, including: Harry Allen, Claudio Roditi, John Clayton, Chuck Redd, Jacky Terrason, Bill Cunliffe, Chico Pinheiro,  Joshua Redman,  Mark Levine, Ricardo Silveira, , Bruce Forman, Dado Moroni, Michael Spiro, Rique Pantoja, Kleber Jorge….
 
Music took a back seat for a number of years while she explored a successful career in radio and then voice over.  Fluent in 5 languages, she is represented by WME, Stars and IBE. Her credits include hundreds of TV and radio commercials, games, animation, narration, movies, web, print and on-camera work. Her state of the art home studio is fully equipped with ISDN lines, phone patch and skype access.
 
Music and movement are inseparable in Carol’s life! Her background in Feldenkrais has made her truly unique in her approach to dance instruction and performance. She has toured Europe performing Brazilian and Afro-Cuban dance and currently owns and runs a small dance studio in Hollywood.
 
Born to Americans living abroad (a neurophysiologist father and an artist mother,) she grew up primarily  in Northern California, with numerous childhood years in Italy, Mexico and Spain. After graduation from UC Berkeley, she spent three years singing in Paris, with extensive touring throughout Europe. Her last name (Bach-y-Rita) is Catalan, and she possesses both American and European/Spanish citizenship.
We are excited to present her to our CalJAS audience for the first time!
ROBERTO MONTERO
Born in Brazil and living in Los Angeles for about 17 years, Roberto has performed with Grammy Award winner Sergio Mendes at the Blue Note in Japan, in Morocco and across the United States, with Latin Grammy nominated Brazilian singer Baby Consuelo, and with four-time Grammy nominated Tiziano Ferro, among others. Roberto has been working at LACM – Los Angeles College of music – for over 16 years.  
Some of Roberto’s recent work credits include an appearance on NBC’s “Tonight Show” with singer/songwriter Dorian Holley, as well as working as guitarist and singer on the soundtrack of the Century Fox movie “Rio2”, for film composer John Powell and Sergio Mendes. 
JOHN LEFTWICH
John Leftwich is a truly gifted musical artist.  While John keeps a fairly low personal profile, he maintains a huge profile in the music industry. His working credits include motion pictures,TV, albums, concerts, and studiio work as Composer, Producer, Engineer, performer, and multi instrumentalist.  His talents have allowed him to work with recording artists as varied as Carmen McRae, Hubert Laws, Willie and Lobo, Lyle Lovett, Rickey Lee Jones, Paula Abdul, Chet Baker and Pharrell Williams on the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack of Despicable Me 2.
 
This will be John’s first performance with CalJAS.
COMING JUNE 16
RANCHO CUCAMONGA
7:00
The California Jazz Arts Society
Presents
 

 
CAROL BACH-Y-RITA
 
Roberto Monteiro-guitar and John Leftwich-bass
 
At the home of Dale and Sue Boatman
Rancho Cucamonga
 
Suggested Donations
 
$20-non members
 FREECalJAS Sponsors/Patrons/CalJAS Artists 
 
complimentary buffet, wine, soft drinks, 
 
reservations and directions
SEATING IS LIMITED TO 40  
 MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS TODAY!!!!

CalJAS PRESENTS JUNE 17: LUTHER HUGHES AND FRIENDS-TRIBUTE TO NAT KING COLE

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In 2007, Luther assembled a group of friends to perform music from the Nat King Cole Trio. Modeled after the drummerless line-up of the ’40s & ’50s King Cole Trio, the group consists of John Proulx on vocals and piano, Barry Zweig on guitar, and Luther Hughes on bass. Luther’s trio performs regularly in the Southern California area, offering a great blend of narrative information and the music of the early King Cole trio.

 

JOHN PROULX

The jazz scene has been abuzz about singer/pianist/composer John Proulx (pronounced “Prue”) for over decade now. His piano playing is hot and swinging, and his voice recalls the smooth, mellow sounds of a young Chet Baker. John’s debut CD, “Moon and Sand”,on the Maxjazz label, was released on August 1st, 2006,  and featured legendary musicians Chuck Berghofer and Joe LaBarbera, and was produced by Tamir Hendelman.  The CD garnered national and international acclaim. In addition to his own trio, John has performed with the likes of Anita O’Day, Natalie Cole, and Marian McPartland.

John is also a Grammy-winning composer.  Jazz legend, Nancy Wilson, recorded “These Golden Years”, a song that John co-wrote with lyricist D. Channsin Berry, for her 2006 Grammy-winning CD, Turned to Blue. Jazz singer, Mary Stallings, also recorded “Stuck in a Dream”, a tune John co-wrote with lyricist K. Lawrence Dunham, on her 2005 release, Remember Love.

John began his formal musical education at the age of 3 in Grand Rapids, MI on Suzuki violin, but quickly switched to classical piano lessons. His grandfather, Clyde Proulx, was a jazz guitarist who introduced him to the world of jazz. Hooked on the freedom of improvisation, his education took him to Chicago to study at Roosevelt University’s Chicago School of Performing Arts.  In 2001, John moved to Los Angeles to further his musical pursuits. He has emerged as a young talent on the Los Angeles jazz scene and loves the wide-range of opportunities the city has to offer.

John will soon move back to Michigan to complete his graduate work in music.  He has been a friend to CalJAS since its inception. We wish him luck and hope to have him back soon.

 

BARRY ZWEIG

“Barry Zweig is one of the most highly respected jazz guitarists on the LA music scene. A skilled accompanist and soloist, Barry’s love of the instrument shines through every aspect of his playing” writes noted acoustician and studio designer Jeff Cooper.

Barry was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 7th, 1942. His love for music came naturally. His mother, Diane, always had music playing on the radio and on the record player. She loved the great songs of the immortal composers of the “Great American Song Book”, especially George Gershwin. She loved to sing harmony parts to the songs that came on the radio. She taught Barry to clap on 2 and 4 when he was a little toddler.

In 1964 Barry was drafted into the Army. He had the incredibly good fortune to be assigned to the NORAD Band in Colorado Springs, Colorado where he got the opportunity to study with the legendary guitarist Johnny Smith. After his discharge from the Army he soon was called to join the Buddy Rich band. He played on two albums with Buddy Rich including one with Sammy Davis Jr. Sammy must have heard something he liked because he asked Barry to be his guitarist. Barry toured with Sammy Davis Jr. for fourteen months.

In 1968 Barry decided to settle down and break into the Los Angeles music scene. Since then Barry has played for, and/or recorded with Peggy Lee, Natalie Cole, Willie Bobo, Herb Alpert, Doc Severinson, Ray Conniff, Henry Mancini, Andy Williams, Bill Holman, Don Ellis, Gene Estes, Abe Most, Dave Pell, Keely Smith, Al McKibbon, Jackie Ryan and many others. He was the guitarist for Dinah Shore on her television show from 1976 until 1981.Barry has taught at UCLA, USC, and the University of Texas at El Paso. He enjoys teaching private students at his North Hollywood studio.

A multiple event performer for CalJAS audiences, we are pleased to welcome him back again!

 

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..
  • 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.

PERFORMING

Luther’s performing career extends beyond jazz to pop music and musical theater and television. The following is a partial list of Luther’s performing experiences.
Gene Harris, Quincy Jones, Joe Henderson, Carmen MacRae, The Crusaders, Buddy Greco, Frank Wess, Teddy Edwards, Terry Gibbs, Buddy DeFranco, Jimmy Rowles, Tal Farlow, Bob Cooper, Kenny Burrell, Hampton Hawes, Willie Bobo, Dorothy Donegan, Don Rader, Rob McConnell, Mundell Lowe, Jimmy and Jeannie Cheatam, Sue Rainey, Morgana King, Dave Pell’s “Prez Conference”, George Van Eps, Phil Upchurch, Sam Riney, Joe Pass, Joe Farrell, Horace Silver, Jack McDuff, Lionel Hampton, among others. Luthers performing credits also include Patti Page, Frankie Avalon, Ray Price, Pearl Bailey and The Fifth Dimension. 

Luther has been a huge friend to CalJAS and has performed countless times for CalJAS events.  In 2015 Luther and his wife, vocalist Becky Hughes, began hosting concerts in their home for the CalJAS House Concert Series.

Becky Hughes and Dale Boatman will be featured on selected vocals.

       
SATURDAY
JUNE 17, 2017
The California Jazz Arts Society
PRESENTS
2:00 til 4:30
CalJAS is excited to announce this special Saturday performance 
 
At the home of 
LUTHER AND BECKY HUGHES
 in
WESTMINSTER

For Details and Reservations, go to:

COMING EVENTS

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WATCH FOR
 
CalJAS PRESENTS
 
June 16…The Carol Bach-y-Rita Trio…House Concert:  Rancho Cucamonga
June 17, Remembering Nat King Cole,Proulx, Zweig, Hughes: Westminster 
June 21HOT SUMMER NIGHTS, AMA & CalJAS-JAZZ AT THE MAGIC CASTLE
The Josh Nelson Trio with special guest Sara Gazarek
 email dale175@aol.com for details
 
 
CalJAS PROMOTES
 
 Muckenthaler Jazz Festival 2017

The Muckenthaler Cultural Center | 714-738-6595 | info@themuck.org
1201 W. Malvern Ave, Fullerton, CA 92833

     6/15 Debbi Ebert Quartet:     6/22 Glenn Cashman’s Southland Nonet

MUNDELL LOWE TO RECEIVE CalJAS LIFE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Sunday May 28th 
2:00 PM. 
 
MUNDELL LOWE TO RECEIVE CalJAS 
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
 
On Sunday May 28th, during a special House Concert, The California Jazz Arts Society will present it’s first Life Achievement Award to the legendary Mundell Lowe.  Guitarists Ron Eschete, Frank Potenza, and bassist Luther Hughes will join Mundell in this special tribute concert. Becky Hughes and Dale Boatman will be featured on selected vocals. 
 
The presentation will be made by CalJAS President, Dale Boatman.  
 
At the home of Luther and Becky Hughes in Westminster.  
 
This is a special, additional concert, and not part of the regular House Concert Series.
Suggested Donations
 
$10 CalJAS Sponsors/Patrons
 
$20 non-members
 
complimentary buffet, wine, soft drinks, 
(contributions welcome)
 
THIS CONCERT IS SOLD OUT 
 
Email rebeccagh54@gmail.com, for standby.
 
RON ESCHETE
LUTHER HUGHES
WATCH FOR
 
CalJAS PRESENTS
 
June 4… CPC Jazz Vespers with Debbi Ebert & Ron Kobayashi Trio: Claremont, 
June 16…The Carol Bach-y-Rita Trio…House Concert:  Rancho Cucamonga
June 17, Remembering Nat King Cole, Proulx, Zweig, Hughes: Westminster 
June 21HOT SUMMER NIGHTS, AMA & CalJAS-JAZZ AT THE MAGIC CASTLE
The Josh Nelson Trio with special guest Sara Gazarek
  (details coming soon)
 
 
CalJAS PROMOTES
 
 Muckenthaler Jazz Festival 2017

The Muckenthaler Cultural Center | 714-738-6595 | info@themuck.org
1201 W. Malvern Ave, Fullerton, CA 92833

 
5/18 Jack Wood Quartet & Glenn Cashman – Featuring a Sinatra Tribute:     5/25 Kate Reid Quartet:     6/1  Holly Hofmann, Mike Wofford, John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton:      6/8 John Proulx Trio:    6/15 Debbi Ebert Quartet:     6/22 Glenn Cashman’s Southland Nonet

Debbi Ebert Quartet-JAZZ VESPERS, April 30 and other coming events!

SUNDAY
APRIL 30
 
CLAREMONT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 
in collaboration with
THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY 
PRESENTS
 
CPC JAZZ VESPERS SERIES
 
6:00 PM
 
MUSIC BY
THE DEBBI EBERT QUARTET 
with
Debbi Ebert-vocals
Richard Abraham-piano
Baba Elefante-bass
Steve Dixon-drums
 
1111 N. Mountain Ave.
Claremont, 91711
 
6:00 to 7:00 pm
 
Attendance is free of charge
Donations will be graciously accepted
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WATCH FOR
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CalJAS PRESENTS
 May 28, Special “Guitar Tribute” CalJAS fundraiser, Westminster (details coming soon)
June 4,  CPC Jazz Vespers…Claremont, 
June 16, The Carol Bach-y-Rita Trio…House Concert:  Rancho Cucamonga
June 17, Remembering Nat King Cole,  Westminster 
June 21...HOT SUMMER NIGHTSAMA & CalJAS-JAZZ AT THE MAGIC CASTLE  (details coming soon)
CalJAS PROMOTES
The Muckenthaler Jazz Festival  
5/18 Jack Wood Quartet & Glenn Cashman – Featuring a Sinatra Tribute:     5/25 Kate Reid Quartet:     6/1  Holly Hofmann, Mike Wofford, John Clayton, Jeff Hamilton:      6/8 John Proulx Trio:    6/15 Debbi Ebert Quartet:     6/22 Glenn Cashman’s Southland Nonet

Friday April 28-CalJAS Presents: ANDREA MILLER HOUSE CONCERT with Mark Massey-Luther Hughes

ANDREA MILLER

 “A brilliant young singer” – Al Jarreau            

Andrea Miller’s voice has been described as soulful, sensual, hypnotic and endearing. Influenced by Nancy Wilson, Sarah Vaughan and Stevie Wonder, Andrea is currently heating up the jazz scene coast to coast and receiving national airplay. Andrea recently opened for the legendary Al Jarreau at the Newport Beach Jazz Festival.  She received a standing ovation and gracious compliments from Jarreau and his band.  In April 2016 she opened for Vincent Ingala in Florida, and most recently she opened for Al Jarreau again in North Carolina in September 2016.

A member of SAG and ASCAP, Andrea’s performances have gained critical acclaim at venues such as The Paris Hotel in Las Vegas, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Pasadena Jazz Institute, Baked Potato, Spaghettini, Catalina Jazz Club, Vibrato, Charlie O’s, Casselberry Jazz Festival and others.    Andrea had the honor to work with David Foster, Quincy Jones and Alan & Marilyn Bergman when recording a vocal demo for CELINE DION “I Knew I Loved You”. Originally trained in opera at a young age, Andrea won first place in the Oregon State Vocal Competition first soprano category when only 14 years old. She then went on to earn a Bachelor of Fine Arts from USC.  

In addition to performing, Andrea keeps busy recording as a session singer. Her voice can be heard on recordings by Disney/Pixar, Paramount Pictures, NBC, ABC, Samsung, Warner Brothers, EMI, Mattel Toys, and others.

Andrea has three albums available on ITunes and all digital download sites – “Imagine”, “II By II” and “Peak Experience Jazz – Live at Lucy’s Place”.  In 2016 Andrea will release her fourth album “Maybe Today” with producer Michael Cunningham.

QUOTES ABOUT ANDREA

“As my countdown to stage got smaller and smaller, I started to hear some marvelous music coming from the stage, floating through my dressing room window. Our opening act was a brilliant young singer named Andrea Miller. The whole band was impressed with her song selection, with her bandmates, arrangements, and her jazz sensibilities. I enjoyed listening the little bit I got to, and the band enjoyed their even closer look.” (Al Jarreau)

“As I told Andrea after she sang The Masquerade is Over, she owns that tune. In all my years in this business playing with the best jazz singers Carmen McCrea, Anita O’Day, Peggy Lee etc., I never heard anyone sing it as good” (Pat Senatore)

“Andrea will get to your heart even if she sings in the middle of a boat in the sea. What she does has nothing to do with being in L.A., London, Paris or whatever. It has to do with artistic commitment and love for every note she sings, and that’s how great artists act, don’t you think?” (IAC.com)

“She’s very charming, personable and attractive and sings with a lot of emotion”.  “Her delivery is soft and sensual, almost hypnotic.  She sings with confidence”.  (L.A. Jazz Scene)

“Everybody’s heard the old standard, ‘Cry Me A River,’ every long, drawn-out sob story milked within an inch of its life. Miller as the vocalist gives each line just the right amount of pathos, verve, and snap. She isn’t the kind of singer to wallow in the pitiful aspects, but to turn up the rebound several notches for a refreshing take.” (AXS)

“Listening to her music, it is easy to see why she was honored, her honest, touching lyrics are delivered by her strong, soulful voice in such a divine way that you can’t help but be drawn in. After seeing her flawless live performance of the old standard ‘My Funny Valentine’, I realized that this is one artist who deserves all the accolades and awards she gets. Andrea has a captivating quality about her that commands your attention and earns your praise.  Andrea is definitely an artist worth listening to.”  (Indie-Connections.com)

for more about Andrea visit www.andreamillersings.com

 

 

 

 

 MARK MASSEY

Jazz pianist-composer Mark Massey was born and raised in Lynwood, California, where he showed early talent on piano, trombone, and drums. During high school, he studied classical piano and played in various groups, jazz combos and big bands. Mark studied music composition under Dr. Philip Westin, and during summers took music classes at the Cerritos College Music Camp. Mark played in the Pico Rivera Stage Band, which won First Place at the Hollywood Bowl Battle of the Bands. Mark was graduated from California State University, Long Beach (with Bachelors and Masters degrees in Music), where he was recipient of the Carmen Dragon Fellowship for composition and he was dubbed “A Young Giant” by the National Association Of Jazz Educators.

Mark has performed throughout the U.S., Europe, the former Soviet Union (in the 1980s), Russia (2001), the Far East and India. He has worked with Larry Carlton, David Benoit, Paul Horn, Poncho Sanchez, Hubert Laws, Louie Bellson, Phil Upchurch, L. Subramaniam, the Side Street Strutters, and the late Freddie Hubbard, Maynard Ferguson, Yehudi Menuhin, Stéphane Grappelli, and Tony Williams.

at major jazz venues throughout Southern California, both as a sideman, and as leader of The Mark Massey Trio, with Anders Swanson (bass) and Aldo Bentivegna (drums)

Mark was featured in The Four Pianos In Concert series along with pianists Paul Smith, and the late Pete Jolly and Steve Allen.  As well as his periodic concerts internationally, Mark performs regularly at major jazz venues throughout Southern California, both as a sideman, and as leader of The Mark Massey Trio, with Anders Swanson (bass) and Aldo Bentivegna (drums).

 for more about Mark visit  www.markmassey.com

 

 

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 Worksh

for more about Luther visit www.lutherhughes.com

 

Friday,
April 28
Rancho Cucamonga
7:00 pm
 
THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY
PRESENTS
ANDREA MILLER 
LUTHER HUGHES-MARK MASSEY
 
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At the home of Dale and Sue Boatman
Rancho Cucamonga
 
Suggested Donations
$20 non members
 
 CalJAS Sponsors/Patrons/CalJAS Artists 
 
FREE
complimentary buffet, wine, soft drinks, 
 

APRIL 23 CalJAS House Concert: The Music of Brazil with Mark Isbell

MARK ISBELL
Mark is a native of Southern California, and grew up in Huntington Beach. He was raised in a musical family; his father  was a professional saxophonist, and his mother played the vibes and was always singing around the house. Music was constantly in the air, and Mark was reared on the sounds of everyone from Stan Getz to The Beatles. 
Mark’s first instrument was the clarinet, starting on the alto sax later at about age 12. 
After high school, Mark remained in Orange County and attended Golden West and Orange Coast colleges.  While at Golden West, Mark studied with renowned saxophonist Tom Kubis.
Mark enrolled at the famed Berklee College of Music where he was fortunate to meet and study with saxophone legend Phil Woods, an experience that continues to provide inspiration even today. Mark returned to California and started his first professional gigs. 
In 2001, Mark teamed up with guitarist and co-producer Peter Sprague to release his first recoding as a leader “Jazz Influence” on SBE records, along with pianist Mike Wofford, bassist Bob Magnusson, and drummer John Guerin. Brasilian jazz is Mark’s great passion. His 2nd CD “Samba Copacabana” was recorded in Rio de Janeiro with a host of Rio’s top players, and released in 2009 to critical acclaim. 
ANA BARREIRO
Ana  is a jazz drummer based in Los Angeles who carries her Brazilian roots to various musical situations.
“Barreiro was a constant source of joy the entire evening with a very clear and precise ride cymbal sound” – Robert Bush, jazz critic NBC San Diego.
Originally from Poços de Caldas, a town in the Southeast of Brazil, she was awarded a Latin America Scholarship from Berklee College of Music and made the move to Boston in 2009. She then relocated to Los Angeles in 2013 to pursue a Masters Degree in Jazz Studies at the University of Southern California where she studied with Peter Erskine and worked as his Teacher Assistant.
As an active drummer in the Los Angeles Jazz scene she has had the opportunity to perform with Larry Koonse, Catina DeLuna, Bob Sheppard, Darek Oles, Edwin Livingston, Scott Healy, Kirsten Edkins, Isaac Smith, Bruce Forman, Amy K Bormet and is currently the drummer for Grammy Nominated pianist Otmaro Ruiz.
Ana is on the Faculty at the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, and at the Stanford Jazz Workshop.
KLEBER JORGE
Born in 1960, Kleber came from a family rich in musical traditions. His father was a singer and bassist and his grandfather played the Cavaquinho and the Bandolin. Surrounded by the music and song of his family and their lively cultural activity of the neighborhood where he was raised, Kleber’s innate musical talents were soon recognized and nurtured. He was given his first guitar at the age of eight and by the time he was a teenager, he was entertaining professionally.
After recording and performing in Rio Kleber came to LA in 1988 to learn, develop, and improve his skills as a guitarist. Studying guitar with Ted Greene and arranging and composing with Moair Santos he began playing with his own group throughout California and has delighted audiences at concerts and festivals. 
 
Kleber has toured thoughout the US, Asia, and Europe and performed with such noted jazz performers as Sergio Mendes and John Patitucci  

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.

2:00 to 4:30 at the home of Luther and Becky Hughes in Westminster
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