CalJAS Performs for Assistance League of Pomona Valley, Sept 29

On September 29, the CalJAS All-Stars, along with vocalist Debbi Ebert and magician  Jon Armstrong  will perform at Assistance League® of Pomona Valley’s “Create A Smile” Gala Fundraiser, at the historic Padua Hills Theatre in Claremont CA,  to benefit children from low income families in the Pomona Valley.

The All-Stars performing include:

Joe Bagg, Piano; Glenn Cashman, Saxophone; Bruce Forman, Guitar; Dave Tull, Drums and vocals; Ken Wild, Bass; and featured vocalist, Debbi Ebert.  CalJAS President Dale Boatman will join the group and act as MC.

Close-up Magician of the Year Jon Armstrong, will perform strolling magic for arriving guests.

Read the biographies of the All-Stars HERE and Jon Armstrong HERE.

We invite all of our members to support this worthy cause by attending the Gala on September 29, 2016 and enjoy a wonderful evening of fabulous jazz, amazing magic, delicious food and wine, opportunity baskets, games and much more…  You will “Create a Smile” on the faces of over 1,400 children helped each year by Assistance League of Pomona Valley.

CalJAS MEMBERS INTERESTED IN ATTENDING SHOULD CONTACT dale175@aol.com FOR MORE INFORMATION.

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You Are Invited to a CalJAS Performance to Benefit Children from Low Income Families

On September 29, the CalJAS All-Stars, along with vocalist Debbi Ebert and magician  Jon Armstrong  will perform at Assistance League® of Pomona Valley’s “Create A Smile” Gala Fundraiser, at the historic Padua Hills Theatre in Claremont CA,  to benefit children from low income families in the Pomona Valley.

The All-Stars performing include:

Joe Bagg, Piano; Glenn Cashman, Saxophone; Bruce Forman, Guitar; Dave Tull, Drums and vocals; Ken Wild, Bass; and featured vocalist, Debbi Ebert.  CalJAS President Dale Boatman will join the group and act as MC.

Close-up Magician of the Year Jon Armstrong, will perform strolling magic for arriving guests.

Read the biographies of the All-Stars HERE and Jon Armstrong HERE.

We invite all of our members to support this worthy cause by attending the Gala on September 29, 2016 and enjoy a wonderful evening of fabulous jazz, amazing magic, delicious food and wine, opportunity baskets, games and much more…  You will “Create a Smile” on the faces of over 1,400 children helped each year by Assistance League of Pomona Valley.

 View Your Invitation               Purchase Tickets             Visit alpv.org

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Karen Hernandez Trio This Sunday, June 26

Karen Hernandez has been playing the piano since the age of four.  She came to California in the 60’s prompted and encouraged by piano great Gene Harris after he heard her perform in Salt Lake City.
Karen plays it all – standards, Latin and Gospel jazz – at its finest! She appeared for many years at the Money Tree in Toluca Lake, and Monteleone’s in Encino.
Always in demand as an accompanist, Karen has worked for many great singers: Marilyn King, Gloria Lynne, Johnny Hartman, Barbara  McNair, Herb Jeffries, Bill Henderson, and Lorez Alexandria to name a few.
Karen is the featured pianist for the annual “Instrumental Women” concert in Hollywood, and was herself the 2008 honoree of the Instrumental Women “Instrumental Woman of the Year” award.
Karen Hernandez’s credits include original songs and performances in the movies “PRETTY WOMAN” and “FABULOUS BAKER BOYS”, as well as, many albums and CD’s.

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.
 HAROLD MASON
Harold Mason is one of the most sought after drummers in Southern California. Harold’s recording and performing career is extensive.
Artists he has performed or recorded with include Stevie Wonder, Freddie Cole, Aretha Franklin,
Buddy Collette, Rickey Woodard, Lavern Baker, and Jon Mayer, to name a few.
No stranger to CalJAS, Harold has performed for us multiple times, and we are honored to feature him once again!

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

7:00 TO 9:30
At the home of Luther and Becky Hughes in Westminster
Reserve  at 
Non Members Welcome 
Suggested Donations
$20 non members
 CalJAS Sponsors/Patrons/CalJAS Artists 
FREE
complimentary buffet, wine, soft drinks, 
 
details and directions
SEATING IS LIMITED TO 40  
 MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS TODAY!!!!

CalJAS Performs for Fundraiser

CalJAS was recently honored to perform for the Assistance League of Pomona Valley’s annual golf tournament fundraiser at Red Hills Country Club in Rancho Cucamonga. 

Performers were Bradley Young-piano, Bruce Forman-guitar, and Luther Hughes on bass. 

View photos here

Claremont Mayor becomes first “Honorary Jazzcat of the Day”

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
JULY 2, 4:00 PM  
Larry’s guest will be Claremont mayor, Sam Pedroza, the first
“Honorary Jazzcat of the Day.”
(see coming events-CalJAS Promotes )

 

 

KAREN HERNANDEZ TRIO FEATURED AT CalJAS HOUSE CONCERT, June 26

Karen Hernandez has been playing the piano since the age of four.  She came to California in the 60’s prompted and encouraged by piano great Gene Harris after he heard her perform in Salt Lake City.
Karen plays it all – standards, Latin and Gospel jazz – at its finest! She appeared for many years at the Money Tree in Toluca Lake, and Monteleone’s in Encino.
Always in demand as an accompanist, Karen has worked for many great singers: Marilyn King, Gloria Lynne, Johnny Hartman, Barbara  McNair, Herb Jeffries, Bill Henderson, and Lorez Alexandria to name a few.
Karen is the featured pianist for the annual “Instrumental Women” concert in Hollywood, and was herself the 2008 honoree of the Instrumental Women “Instrumental Woman of the Year” award.
 
Karen Hernandez’s credits include original songs and performances in the movies “PRETTY WOMAN” and “FABULOUS BAKER BOYS”, as well as, many albums and CD’s.

 

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.

 

 

 

 Harold Mason is one of the most sought after drummers in Southern California. Harold’s recording and performing career is extensive.
Artists he has performed or recorded with include Stevie Wonder, Freddie Cole, Aretha Franklin, 
Buddy Collette, Rickey Woodard, Lavern Baker, and Jon Mayer, to name a few.
No stranger to CalJAS, Harold has performed for us multiple times, and we are honored to feature him once again!

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

7:00 TO 9:30
At the home of Luther and Becky Hughes in Westminster
 
Reserve  at 
Non Members Welcome 
 
Suggested Donations
 
$20 non members
 
 CalJAS Sponsors/Patrons/CalJAS Artists 
FREE
complimentary buffet, wine, soft drinks, 
 
details and directions
SEATING IS LIMITED TO 40  
 MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS TODAY!!!!

Glenn Cashman guest on 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
JUNE 18, 3:30 PM  
Larry’s guest will be Glenn Cashman
(see coming events-CalJAS Promotes )
Glenn Cashman

Glenn Cashman

 

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)