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”. 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, , 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.  


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Early Career

After college, Tom played with various local jazz groups. He recorded with vibraphonist Dave Pike and Rod McKuen and toured with Carmen McRae, Joey Bishop, Helen Reddy, and Donna Summer.
After leaving the road in 1978, Tom returned to Disneyland and stayed until 1985. He recorded with Milt Jackson and Ray Brown and worked with a variety of jazz artists. It was during this period, that Tom began to work in the LA studios as a keyboardist.

Albums & Studio Work

In 1981, Tom, John Heard, and Sherman Ferguson formed the trio Heard, Ranier, Ferguson. The group produced an eponymous album in 1982.
In 1975, Tom recorded his first solo album, “Ranier,” featuring Frank Rosolino and, in 1979, he recorded his second album, “Night Music.”
Tom became a full-time studio player in 1985. He has worked on television shows such as “Moonlighting,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Star Trek: Enterprise,” and “Family Guy,” and on films, including “Forest Gump,” “Ted,” and “Frozen.” He recorded and toured with Barbra Streisand for her millennium concert series and is frequently a member of the Academy Awards orchestra.
Throughout his studio career, Tom has continued to play and record jazz. In 1997, he recorded his third album, “In the Still of the Night.” Tom was part of the trio 3prime, featuring Peter Donald on drums and Abraham Laboriel on bass. 3prime produced one album, “Live at Rocco’s,” in 2001.
From 2005 to 2013, Tom was a keyboardist and an arranger for the television show, “Dancing with the Stars.” He has been a full-time member of the orchestra for “The Simpsons” since 2011.
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Our very first CalJAS performer, Ron Eschete has been with us since 2004.

 Shortly after leaving Loyola University, Ron was tapped to tour with Buddy Greco. While on tour with Greco, Escheté set his sites on the Los Angeles music scene. In 1970 Escheté relocated to California, working and recording with vibist Dave Pike. In 1975 he joined forces with pianist Gene Harris and quickly establish his reputation as a premier accompanist. Over the decades Escheté has worked with the greatest artists in jazz including: Ella Fitzgerald; Sarah Vaughn; Diana Krall; Dizzy Gillespie; Milt Jackson; Ray Brown and many more.

Escheté has appeared on the Tonight Show with Diana Krall, the Merv Griffin Show with the Mort Lindsey Orchestra, and 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, Donté’s, Carmelo’s, The Parisian Room and The Lighthouse to name only a few. He has toured extensively playing clubs from New York to San Francisco

Good friend and House Concert Host Luther Hughes has been one of the most active L.A. bassists for many years. His resume of recordings and performers is endless, including his years with Gene Harris, and perhaps more notably, Nancy Wilson. Luther’s work as a jazz and bass educator is developing some of the best young artists throughout the region.

Guest vocalist and host, Becky Hughes along with CalJAS President Dale Boatman, will be featured on selected vocals.

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Spotlighting non-CalJAS events of interest by and for our Members

Larry’s interview with Scott Whitfield and Ginger Berglund has been uploaded to the
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(“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 &   from 3:00 til 5:00 PM  on Saturdays, (rebroadcast at 2:00 AM on Sundays). 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