Joy Burnworth-Bradley Young-John Belzaguy to perform at CalJAS House Concert May 22

Born in Anderson Indiana, Joy Burnworth began singing for anyone who would listen at the ripe old age of 3. This led to talent shows, drums & sax in the marching band, madrigals and swing choir which lead to clubs gigs with a rock band at 16. Touring with Taft Attractions she saw the world from Spain to Iceland to Japan. Joy attended Berklee College of Music.

Joy has worked with Matt Hyde (producer- Jonny Lang, No Doubt) David Foster, Ian Bernhard (Michael Fienstien). Joy has performed at the Oscars & Emmys. She has produced 3 records of her own material, co-written with Howard Anderson as well as their new EP Aqua Gardens, pictured above. Please go to www.andersonband.com for more information. Joy’s songs are played on NPR, College radio, and on countless internet shows. With her original music Joy has opened for Pat Benatar, Buffalo Springfield, Juice Newton, and BJ Thomas. She can be heard on Jazz Pianist & Fusion keyboard extraordinaire, Mitch Foreman’s new record singing 2 cuts. Her voice can be heard singing along with Eddie Money in the Ken Burns movie “Baseball”, she also sang background for Larry Bagby on his TV show theme song. Joy has also sang in the movie “The Secret”, doing some gospel vocal-ease over the orchestration of Chris Field. Currently, Joy is the first call sub for Jefferson Starship and is starting rehearsals with world famous producer Gerry Gallagher (Led Zerpplin, ACDC) for his band SOLA, a group of veteran musicians like Albert Lee, Brian Auger and Bunny Burnell for coroporate events. Joy is always gigging. She has performed at the famous Baked Potato to the Watermark in Ventura to Typhoon in Santa Monica with Les Hooper’s Big Band.

“I’m an incurable romantic, but I’ve got to tell you, it’s an easy condition to live with.” Bradley Young says with a smile.“And the only thing that makes me feel better is when I’m playing jazz standards.” And play he does – since the age of five.Starting private study then on piano, he was a Northwestern University student at age five, an Evanston Conservatory of Music student by 12, and a Berklee College of Music grad and Chet Baker accompanist by his early twenties.And all along the way, he devoured and mastered a host of musical styles. Classical, blues, soul, funk, boogie woogie, hip hop and jazz. Seen in action, Bradley’s abilities and musical vocabulary can be breathtaking, resulting in phrasings that are his alone.A real renaissance man, Bradley has earned his stripes as a soloist, combo and band leader, and motion picture soundtrack scorer.Plus he’s performed as pianist and music director for major special events, feting such luminaries as Clint Eastwood, Sigourney Weaver, Sharon Stone, Brooke Shields, Gary Shandling, and Teri Hatcher.But no matter what, it’s jazz – deeply romantic jazz that moves him most – now primarily as a soloist or as the leader of a small combo.Bradley’s goal: “When I finish a song, my aim is to leave the audience feeling either warm and romantic or like champagne that’s gone straight to their head on their very first date.”Currently based in Los Angeles and Chicago, Bradley can be seen setting the mood at many of Chi-Town’s best jazz clubs like Andy’s, Pop’s for Champagne, and The Green Mill. In L.A., his favorite romantic jazz club nightspots include the Catalina Bar and Grill and The Lighthouse Café in Hermosa Beach.

 

Bassist John Belzaguy, a Cuban American born in New York City,  has performed and/or recorded with Arturo Sandoval, Kurt Elling, Alessandro Alessandroni, the Echo Park Project, Francisco Aguabella, John Pisano, Bill Cunliff, Fred Hersch, Howard MaGee, Maria de Barros, David Askren, Shaina Noll, B.J. Ward and Cojunto Colores.

John has been a member of the Susie Hansen Latin Jazz Band for over a decade. Besides playing with Susie, he currently tours internationally with the Arturo Sandoval band.

7:00 TO 9:30
Dale & Sue Boatman’s in Rancho Cucamonga
(see coming events)

CalJAS Promotes Larry Fox and All That Jazz

 

 

CalJAS PROUDLY PROMOTES
Spotlighting non-CalJAS events of interest by and for our Members
 
CalJAS Member
 LARRY THE FOX
(“helpin’ to keep jazz alive, Saturday afternoons from three to five”).
 
ALL THAT JAZZ  (formerly Claremont Straight Ahead) is now aired on KSPC 88.7 FM &   www.kspc.org   from 3:00 til 5:00 PM  on Saturdays. The show has a broader jazz format, still primarily straight-ahead and jazz related vocals but sprinkled with other genres like Dixieland, Latin, fusion, smooth, free jazz, etc 
 
MAY 14 -3:30 PM  Larry’s guest will be guitarist Frank Potenza  
MAY  21-3:30 PM   Part 2 of Larry’s interview with Alphonse Mouzon .
(see coming events-CalJAS Promotes )

4th Annual Jazz Roundtable with Larry the Fox

APRIL 30 4th Annual Jazz Roundtable
In celebration of April being National Jazz Appreciation Month and its 60th Anniversary, KSPC Claremont 88.7 FM and www.kspc.org will air the 4th Annual Jazz Roundtable, hosted by DJ Larry the Fox, on his show “All that Jazz” at 3:00 pm on Saturday, April 30. Participants will include such jazz legends as Alphonse Mouzon, Scott Whitfield, Ginger Berglund, Dave Tull, Bobby Bradford and Tom Meek. You’ll want to be sure to catch this “Jazz Legend Summit” discussing issues in the jazz world and sharing their opinions, experiences, jazz jokes and other funny jazz-related events.  
MAY 14 -3:30 pm  Larry’s guest will be guitarist Frank Potenza  

CalJAS Doubleheader This Weekend !!!

SATURDAY
APRIL 16
The California Jazz Arts Society
PRESENTS
 
***SOLD OUT***
KRISTIN KORB & BRUCE FORMAN
EMAIL FOR STANDBY
7:00 til 9:30
CalJAS is excited to announce this special SATURDAY performance 
At the home of 
Dale & Sue Boatman
in
Rancho Cucamonga

 

APRIL 17
The California Jazz Arts Society
PRESENTS
7:00 til 9:30
 
CalJAS is excited to announce this special Sunday performance 
At the home of 
LUTHER AND BECKY HUGHES
 in
for reservations and directions

 

APRIL 16***KRISTIN KORB-BRUCE FORMAN AT CalJAS HOUSE CONCERT

Kristin Korb studied at Eastern Montana College and the University of California, San Diego.[1] She also met and studied with Ray Brown, with whom she made her recording debut, released in 1996.  Since moving to Los Angeles in 2002, she has performed and recorded with jazz artists such as Llew Mathews, Kim Richmond, Steve Barnes, Ray Brown, Jeff Hamilton, Bruce Forman, Jan Lundgren, Alex Riel, Harry Allen, Aaron Serfaty, Otmaro Ruiz, Mary Fettig, and Jacob Fischer.  Kristin tours across the world and has performed with jazz artists such as Llew Matthews, Kim Richmond, Pete Christlieb, Jeff Hamilton, Alex Riel and Jan Lundgren.

As a jazz educator, Kristin taught at Azuza Pacific and University Southern California, where she was coordinator of vocal jazz studies. As President of the International Society of Bassists, she was artistic director for the 2013 ISB Convention in Rochester, NY (Eastman School of Music).

Kristin Korb treasures the jazz tradition. Her collaborations with Ray Brown, Bruce Forman, Jeff Hamilton and more, have showcased her incredible sense of swing. On Kristin’s 2013 release What’s Your Story?, she dug deep into her long-standing relationship with classic jazz material and those musical personalities who influenced her.

Love took the American bassist and singer to Denmark in 2011. After getting married in July 2011 to a Dane, Morten Stove, Co-Founder of DPA Microphones, she moved to Copenhagen, Denmark.

Kristin has been a CalJAS favorite for many years and has performed for us many, many times, includeing a half dozen House Concerts, the Hollywood Magic Castle, the Pasadena Jazz Institute, Hip Kitty and Galli’s jazz clubs, Boatman/Summers Presents, and more. Kristin returns several times a year for short U.S. tours.  We are very pleased and proud to be able to feature her once again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“Bruce Forman is one of the great lights of our age.” – Barney Kessel

A busy touring schedule; seventeen recordings as a leader; countless sideman
recording dates–including a featured role on one of jazz great Ray Brown’s last albums;
soundtrack performances on three of Clint Eastwood’s distinguished films–the Oscar-winning
Million Dollar Baby, Oscar-nominated Flags of Our Fathers and Hereafter ; producer, arranger,
and acclaimed educator; over twenty appearances at the landmark Monterey Jazz Festival;
in residence at USC ’s Studio / Jazz Guitar Dept.—when does Bruce Forman rest? Forman is a
seasoned jazz player with top-level skills as a leader, entertainer and sideman.
He creates soulful, lyrical melodies, inventive harmonies, and solid accompaniment.
Though he can shred bebop at blistering tempos with the best of ‘em, he is no urban snob.
Cow Bop, Forman’s unique “western bebop” band, hit four separate charts with its CDs,
Swingin’ Out West, Route 66, Too Hick for the Room and Cowlifornia Swing. In May 2014,
Cow Bop was inducted into the Western Swing Hall of Fame.

Forman is also a distinguished music educator and in-kind philanthropist. His national music-mentoring
program, JazzMasters Workshop, provided over 2,500 sessions for young students.
Always free of charge, JazzMasters’ sessions occurred during after-school hours, and the program
enriched lives and helped develop numerous musicians who have gone on to promising careers.

One of the most generous musicians anywhere, Bruce has performed numerous times for CalJAS audiences.

7:00 til 9:30
 CalJAS is excited to announce this special SATURDAY performance 
At the home of 
Dale & Sue Boatman
 in
Rancho Cucamonga
For Details and Reservations go to:
 MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS TODAY!!!!

APRIL 17***LUTHER HUGHES AND FRIENDS-TRIBUTE TO NAT KING COLE

 

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 is abuzz about singer/pianist/composer John Proulx (pronounced “Prue”). 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.  It features legendary musicians Chuck Berghofer and Joe LaBarbera, and was produced by Tamir Hendelman.  The CD has garnered national and international acclaim, and his fan base is quickly growing.  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 is currently working on his second CD, a tribute to Chet Baker, featuring Chuck Berghofer, Joe LaBarbera, and trumpeter Dominick Farinacci.  It’s due to be released in July of 2009 on Maxjazz.

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.

 

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 as Luther Hughes & Friends: Remembering The Nat King Cole Trio, and H.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.

SUNDAY
APRIL 17
The California Jazz Arts Society
PRESENTS
 
7:00 til 9:30
 
CalJAS is excited to announce this special Sunday performance 
At the home of 
LUTHER AND BECKY HUGHES
 in
WESTMINSTER

For Details and Reservations, go to:

COMING EVENTS

LARRY FOX TO INTERVIEW ALPHONSE MOUZON

INTERVIEW WITH JAZZ LEGEND ALPHONSE MOUZON

KSPC 88.7 FM  www.kspc.org

DJ Larry the Fox is excited about his forthcoming interview with Jazz Legend Alphonse Mouzon. Alphonse is a World Class jazz star who has been widely acclaimed for his multi-talent including his drumming and mastering of a variety of various other instruments, as well as his composing, arranging, bandleading, & producing experience. Alphonse has performed and recorded with such A-List jazz groups as Weather Report, Miles Davis, and numerous others as a sideman & as a leader.
The interview will take place on Larry the Fox’s show “All that Jazz” this coming Saturday, March 12 at 4:00 pm. You don’t want to miss this interview!

REBECCA KILGORE-DAVE TULL HEADLINE CalJAS HOUSE CONCERT FEBRUARY, 28

As an interpreter of classic American popular songs from the 1930s and 1940s, vocalist and guitarist Rebecca Kilgore helped revive the hits of yesterday for modern-era jazz audiences. Born in Waltham, MA, in 1949, she relocated to Portland, OR, at the age of 30, beginning her music career fronting an area swing band dubbed the Wholly Cats and recording a 1982 LP titled Doggin’ Around. Following the group’s 1984 breakup, she formed her own unit, the Rebecca Kilgore Quintet, which quickly emerged as a mainstay of the Northwest jazz scene, and in 1989, she released the cassette-only I Hear Music. Most of Kilgore’s subsequent recordings were in conjunction with other performers: In 1990, she teamed with John Miller for Put on a Happy Face, and in 1993 appeared with Portland’s Tall Jazz Trio on their Plays Winter Jazz disc. However, Kilgore’s most fruitful collaborations were in conjunction with pianist Dave Frishberg; after teaming for 1993’s Looking at You, they reunited a year later for I Saw Stars, followed in 1997 by Not a Care in the World and again in 2001 with The Starlit Hour. At the same time, Kilgore also fronted a ’60s-style country band, Beck-a-Roo, and in 1994 contributed vocals to the score of the CBS animated special Tales From the Far Side, inspired by the popular Gary Larson comic strip. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi
For twenty-five years Dave Tull has been known in the Los Angeles area as a world-class jazz drummer. In recent years, however, Dave has been making a name for himself as one of the country’s finest jazz vocalists. With his new CD, “I Just Want To Get Paid”, Dave cements that reputation, and adds songwriting to his list of talents.
Dave has toured the world since 2000 as drummer and lead vocalist for Chuck Mangione. Dave’s vocal on Mangione’s “The Children of Sanchez” and his bebop scat vocal on “Dizzymiles” has been featured at hundreds of concerts including The Playboy Jazz Festival at Hollywood Bowl and The Blue Note in New York City.
Singer Cheryl Bentyne (of the Manhattan Transfer) had Dave sing on two tracks of her CD “Moonlight Serenade” (King Records, 2003) including the song “Tull Tales”, so-named because Cheryl was so knocked out by Dave’s scat soloing! Three times Dave has performed with Bentyne for a week at Tokyo’s Cotton Club where he has sung a nightly duet with Cheryl on “Blue Moon”. Dave wrote the vocalese lyric for Bentyne on “All of You” for her 2009 Cole Porter Songbook CD.
Dave’s many original songs are available on his new CD, “I Just Want To Get Paid”. http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/davetull The songs range from humorous to heartfelt. Put simply, they are future standards that are just being discovered! Many of Dave’s songs are tongue in cheek snap shots of moments familiar to the working musician. Dave wrote and arranged the hilarious “I Just Want To Get Paid” which he has performed with The Clare Fischer Big Band, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9a47qzLB_7w , Buddy Childers Big Band, The Steve Huffsteter Big Band and the Ron Jones Influence Big Band. He also composed the wry “The Airplane Song” which he has performed live with the Les Brown Band.
Chuck Mangione is only one of many bands Dave plays drums with. Dave plays on four of singer Michael Buble’s CD’s including Buble’s notable version of “Moondance”. Dave has played drums for several recent episodes of the FOX TV show “Family Guy”.  Dave is on faculty at Pasadena City College in Pasadena, CA, teaching individual drum set lessons there. Dave has also been brought in by the jazz band director and even the jazz vocal professor at PCC to work with students on various aspects of playing and singing in the jazz style.

Andy Langham

Andy Langham

 

Andy Langham studied jazz performance at the University of North Texas. His touring credits include Poncho Sanchez, Natalie Cole, Christian McBride, Ernie Watts, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, New York Voices, John Heard, and Dewey Redman. His recording and/or performance credits include John Abercrombie, Gary Bartz, Terence Blanchard, Arthur Blythe, Debby Boone, Randy Brecker, Bobby Caldwell, Pete Christlieb, Ravi Coltrane, Larry Coryell, John Fedchock, The Four Freshmen, Terry Gibbs, Gerry Gibbs, Tom Harrell, Jon Hendricks, Dave Liebman, Don Menza, Roy McCurdy, James Moody, Sam Rivers, Christian Scott, Bobby Shew, Lew Soloff, Mike Stern, Clark Terry and Steve Turre.

Tom Wakeling has put his bass to work in a 40-plus year career that’s seen him perform in major concert halls, leading jazz nightclubs, and recording studios throughout Europe and North America.Tom’s bass versatility has supported a wide range of internationally-known artists including Arturo Sandoval, Lee Konitz, Mel Torme, James Moody, Herb Ellis, Mose Allison, Charlie Rouse, Houston Person, Ernie Watts, Carl Fontana, Herb Geller, Della Reese, Red Skelton, Rich Little, Mickey Rooney, the Fifth Dimension, and many others in jazz and pop music alike. Tom’s work in ‘show biz’ includes playing in the orchestras of national touring shows such as “Cats”, “A Chorus Line”, the Joffrey Ballet, ‘Grease’, and “Damn Yankees” (with Jerry Lewis).

Wakeling served as Chair of the Music Department at Clackamas Community College in Portland, Oregon for many years. The college is known for its excellent Music and Music Technology programs.

 

The concert will be held from 7:00 til 9:30 in RANCHO CUCAMONGA.  
For RESERVATIONS AND DETAILS GO TO:  COMING EVENTS/CalJAS PRESENTS