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
HERE for Reservations and details

Debbi Ebert Quartet to perform Jazz Vespers

COMING
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