THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY
CalJAS
 
FEBRUARY 2020

C0MING FEBRUARY 16 – HOUSE CONCERT
WESTMINSTER

“LUTHER HUGHES “A TRIBUTE TO JACK SHELDON”
********SOLD OUT*******

HOUSE CONCERT
FEBRUARY 16, 2020
6:00-7:30
LUTHER HUGHES      
“A TRIBUTE TO JACK SHELDON”    

with

Kye Palmer, trumpet
Joe Bagg, piano
Dave Tull, drums/vocals
Luther Hughes, bass
 
additional vocals by 
Becky Hughes
&
 Dale Boatman
 
At the home of Becky & Luther Hughes 

in Westminster, CA

Complimentary wine, soft drinks & snacks
Blushsnack and drink donations to share are welcome

Jack Sheldon
November 30, 1931 to 
December 27, 2019

***THIS CONCERT IS SOLD OUT***

 FOR STANDBY 

Contact Becky

rebeccagh54@gmail.com

  phone or text: 

(714) 615-1954

Thank you!!

COMING MARCH 1 – HOUSE CONCERT
RANCHO CUCAMONGA

SHERRY WILLIAMS – JON MAYER – LUTHER HUGHES

March 1, 2020
7:00 to 9:30
at the home of
Dale and Sue Boatman
Rancho Cucamonga

For reservations and directions email dale175@aol.com

Suggested Donations

  • $20 non members 
  •  CalJAS Sponsors & Patrons FREE

Includes complimentary buffet, wine, soft drinks

Snack and drink donations to share are welcome

Sherry Williams

The fabulous vocalist Sherry Williams and pianist Jon Mayer team up with our good friend Luther Hughes for this exciting evening of superb musicianship.

***MAKE YOUR RESERVATION TODAY***

HAPPY BIRTHDAY CalJAS

THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY
CalJAS
HAPPY NEW YEAR
AND

HAPPY 15th BIRTHDAY CalJAS!


 

On January 5, The California Jazz Arts Society will celebrate its 15th birthday, and begin our 16th year as a California 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation.


 
We are excited to continue to present our House Concert Series,  as well as The Magic of Jazz at the Magic Castle, CalJAS Jazz Vespers, FREE community concerts, and new new collaborations.
Milestones This Season Will Include
 
 
 
CalJAS’ 100th
“in home”
HOUSE CONCERT
will take place in 2020
WATCH FOR DETAILS

John Proulx-Luther Hughes-Ron Eschete From 2019

Hubert Laws and Bonnie Bowden At The Magic Castle 2018

THE MAGIC OF JAZZ  
at THE MAGIC CASTLE
#30
Since June of 2005, CalJAS and the Academy of Magical Arts have sponsored  and presented
this summer series. 
 
2020 will include our 30th event at this prestigious venue
CalJAS and Claremont Presbyterian Church
JAZZ VESPERS SERIES
 
2020 offers a fourth year of this wonderful service

Ron Kobayashi, Debbi Ebert, Steve Dixon, Baba Elefante From 2017

Our First FREE Community Event Program From Last Year

The California Jazz Arts Society and Claremont Presbyterian Church
FREE Community Events Program
 
Our first successful community effort started last year.
We look forward to adding several more this year.
CalJAS and Northkirk Presbyterian Church 
JAZZ VESPERS SERIES
 
CalJAS and NPC  presented a new Vespers series last year,
which will continue quarterly through 2020

Ron Levy, Luther Hughes, Paul Kreibich, Sherry Williams, Bruce Babad From 2019

Ron Kobayashi

CalJAS DISCOVERY
with
Ron Kobayashi
 
February 2020 will kick off the 2nd year of
of this still developing series offering students and professionals
an opportunity and venue to showcase their talents
Watch for details!
NEW COLLABORATIONS
We are very excited to announce new collaborations are in the works for 2020.
Both Fullerton Friends of Jazz, and CSU Fullerton jazz performance director, Bill Cunliffe, have expressed a desire to
collaborate with CalJAS  during 2020
 
Stay tuned for upcoming announcements!

FOJ President Colleen Wadsworth (L), CalJAS Treasurer Sue Boatman (C)
with Cal State Fullerton Jazz Performance Director Bill Cunliffe
CalJAS PROMOTES
 
 
Good friend and CalJAS Member, Larry Fox is back on the air January 16 and 23
 
 Dave Tull will be Larry’s guest on the 16th. All will happen on KSPC 88.7 FM and kspc.org at 2 pm.
As previously, the show will be titled “All that Jazz.”
The station also streams on line at kspc.org.
ABOUT US
 
   The California Jazz Arts Society (CalJAS) is a Public Benefit Corporation organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation law for public and charitable purposes 501(c)(3). The specific purpose of this corporation is to preserve and promote jazz and other American art forms through public concerts, workshops and presentations.
 
Dale Boatman, President
Special thanks to the following:
 
Board of Directors
 Dan August
James Beagle
Dale Boatman
Sue Boatman
      Suzanne Killingsworth
 
Website Assistance
 Roger Krechmery
 
Buffet
Glenn Killingsworth
 
2020 House Concert Hosts
Dale and Sue Boatman
Luther and Becky Hughes
“Your Name Here”
 
BECOME A CalJAS MEMBER TODAY!
 
BECOME A CalJAS MEMBER TODAY!
Dale175@aol.com

CalJAS Happy Holidays Calendar

THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY
CalJAS

Dale and Sue Boatman

HAPPY HOLIDAYS CALENDAR
*********
THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY
CalJAS PRESENTS
CalJAS DISCOVERY
MONDAY
December 2
WHAT: A Showcase opportunity for vocalists and instrumentalists to perform with professional artists
WHEN: First Monday of each month 7:00 to 9:00
WHERE: Les Amis Restaurant 128 W. Wilshire Ave. Fullerton
**********
THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY
CalJAS PRESENTS
SUNDAY
December 8
6:00 TO 7;00
A JAZZY CHRISTMAS
AT NORTHKIRK PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
featuring

SHERRY WILLIAMS: vocals
RON LEVY; piano
BRUCE BABAD; alto/flute
DAVID ENOS; bass
PAUL KREIBICH; drums
Free Will Offerings Are Appreciated
Northkirk Presbyterian Church
9101 19th St.
Rancho Cucamonga 91701
**********
THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY
CalJAS PRESENTS
SUNDAY
December 8
6:00 TO 7;00
JAZZ VESPERS
Claremont Presbyterian Church
featuring
DEBBI EBERT..vocals
RICHARD ABRAHAM: piano
BABA ELEFANTE; bass
STEVE DIXON; drums
and special guest
PAUL SEAFORTH
tumpet

CLAREMONT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

111 N. Mountain Ave
Claremont 
No Admission
Free Will Offerings Are Appreciated
**********
Sunday December 15th
4:00 pm
THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY
CalJAS PRESENTS
Sorry- this event is
SOLD OUT
“A Charlie Brown Christmas”
and
Selections from Bills new Christmas CD
featuring
Bill Cunliffe: keyboard
Luther Hughes: bass
Paul Kreibich: drums
vocals by
Becky Hughes & Dale Boatman
and 
THE PRIMROSE LANE CHOIR
At the home of Becky and Luther Hughes
Westminster
Complimentary wine-soft drinks-snacks
Suggested Donation
Non members $20
CalJAS Friends and students $10
CalJAS Sponsors and Patrons FREE
for STANDBY
EMAIL REBECCAGH54@gmail.com 
phone or text (714 615-1954
Sunday December 15th
4:00 pm
 

CalJAS PRESENTS: Gina Saputo CD Release Party; NOV 17

COMING

SUNDAY, NOV 17
THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY
CalJAS Presents

GINA SAPUTO
CD Release Party
featuring
Matt Politano on piano

 
After much anticipation, Gina finally releases a new full album.  The record, DUETTO, features Gina’s long time pianist Matt Politano on 12 intimate tracks.  She sings a rare cut of Sarah Vaughan’s with I’m Scared and Frank Sinatra’s poignant ballad, I Could Have Told You, woven with familiar standards including A Foggy Day, Emily, Ain’t Misbehavin’, and many more.  Gina and Matt display a deep and playful connection with each song.  Matt Politano interacts with Gina’s warm understated approach to the voice in a camaraderie that can only be built with years of trust and friendship.
 
Duetto is not to be missed!

COMING EVENTS

 
CalJAS PRESENTS:
 
NOV 4…..CalJAS DISCOVERY with Ron Kobayashi 
NOV 17.. GINA SAPUTO CD RELEASE PARTY, Rancho Cucamonga (see above)
DEC 2…..CalJAS DISCOVERY with Ron Kobayashi 
DEC 8 ….JAZZY CHRISTMAS CONCERT with the CalJAS All-Stars, Northkirk Presbyterian, Rancho Cucamonga
DEC 8…..CPC JAZZ VESPERS, Claremont
DEC 15….A PEANUTS CHRISTMAS WITH LUTHER HUGHES…featuring BILL CUNLIFFE , Westminster
(Details to come)
 
CalJAS PROMOTES:
Good friend, Larry Fox is back on the air !
 
KSPC 88.7 FM  November 16.
As previously, the show will be titled “All that Jazz” and will start at 3:00 pm.
The station also streams on line at kspc.org.
 
Coming November 16
 Larry’s guest will be guitarist 
RON ESCHETE

CalJAS & CPC ALL SOULS VESPERS OCT 27

CLAREMONT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
and
THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY
PRESENT
 ALL SOULS VESPERS
with
DEBBI EBERT AND THE RON KOBAYASHI TRIO
Free Will Offerings Appreciated
 
OCTOBER 27
6:00 PM
CLAREMONT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
111 N. Mountain Ave

CalJAS PRESENTS: THE MAGIC CASTLE & CPC JAZZ VESPERS

Tuesday, August 20:

CalJAS at The Magic Castle

We just had a few seats open up. Email Dale175@aol.com if you wish you attend. Magic Castle admission $25; Valet $15

Featuring: Luther Hughes, Tom Luer, Bruce Babad, Paul Kreibich, Ed Czach, Debbi Ebert, Becky Hughes, Dale Boatman...and maybe more !

THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY AND THE ACADEMY OF MAGICAL ARTS PRESENT:

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CLAREMONT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH  

 THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY

PRESENT

August 25
6:00 PM
JAZZ VESPERS
                                                  
“WORKING FOR THE COMMON GOOD”
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
ALL ARE WELCOME to this FREE concert at Claremont Presbyterian Church.

Donations will be graciously accepted

 

 

CalJAS Presents: KATE REID-BRUCE FORMAN-TOGETHER AGAIN !

Saturday, July 27
7:00 PM
*SPECIAL HOUSE CONCERT* 
Dale and Sue Boatman’s
Rancho Cucamonga
 
KATE REID and BRUCE FORMAN
“Together Again”
Complimentary buffet, wine, appetizers, soft drinks
Suggested Donation
Non Members $20
Students $10
CalJAS Sponsors and Patrons FREE
MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW
COMING
CalJAS PRESENTS-AUGUST CALENDAR:
 
AUG 5…..   CalJAS DISCOVERY with Ron Kobayashi (Les Amis), Fullerton
 
AUG 18…….NORTHKIRK JAZZ VESPERS, with the CalJAS All-Stars featuring Sherry Williams Rancho Cucamonga
 
AUG 20……JAZZ AT THE MAGIC CASTLE with the CalJAS All-Stars, featuring Luther Hughes and The Cannonball-Coltrane Project,  and Special Guests
 
AUG 25….. CPC JAZZ VESPERS with Debbi Ebert & Ron Kobayashi Trio, Claremont
 
more to come
BECOME A CalJAS MEMBER TODAY!

 

ANDREA MILLER AT THE MAGIC-July 16

 
THE MAGIC OF JAZZ
At The Magic Castle
 JULY 16
with
ANDREA MILLER
Ron Kobayashi-piano
David Enos-bass
Richard Weller drums
 RESERVATIONS ARE STILL OPEN  
“THE MAGIC OF JAZZ” 
7:30
 MAGIC CASTLE ADMISSION $25   
Valet $15
DINNER NOT REQUIRED
TO ATTEND 
YOU MUST RESERVE THROUGH DALE BOATMAN 
 SEATING IS LIMITED! 
MORE MAGIC CASTLE EVENTS !

AUG   20…..The CalJAS All-Stars, The Cannonball-Coltrane Project and MORE! 
for reservations
**********

CalJAS Presents Bonnie Bowden in Claremont May 11 and more!

The California Jazz Arts Society

and

Claremont Presbyterian Performing Arts Series

PRESENT

Former Vocalist with Sergio Mendez

BONNIE BOWDEN

FREE ADMISSION

1111 NORTH MOUNTAIN AVE. CLAREMONT, CA 91711

SAVE THE DATES FOR THESE CalJAS EVENTS
THE MAGIC OF JAZZ
 
 RESERVATIONS ARE NOW OPEN FOR ALL NIGHTS OF 
“THE MAGIC OF JAZZ” 
 MAGIC CASTLE ADMISSION $25   DINNER NOT REQUIRED
TO ATTEND 
YOU MUST RESERVE THROUGH DALE BOATMAN 
 SEATING IS LIMITED! 
 

 
JUNE 11…..The Angel City Big Band featuring vocalist Bonnie Bowden (17 pieces)
JULY  16…. Vocalist Andrea Miller Quartet
AUG   20…..The CalJAS All-Stars and Special Guests  
 
COMING:
CalJAS PRESENTS
 
MAY  11…..CalJAS and CPC present CalJAS COMMUNITY: Claremont,  featuring BONNIE BOWDEN  7:00 PM, Claremont Presbyterian Church (see above)   
JUNE 11…CalJAS Presents JAZZ AT THE MAGIC CASTLE with The Angel City Big Band featuring Bonnie Bowden
 
JUNE 12….CalRTA Private Event with Debbie Ebert and Richard Abraham     
 
JUNE  30…… CPC JAZZ VESPERS WITH DEBBI EBERT & THE RON KOBAYASHI TRIO, Claremont
 
JULY 16…..JAZZ AT THE MAGIC CASTLE with Andrea Miller Quartet
 
AUG 20……JAZZ AT THE MAGIC CASTLE with the CalJAS All-Stars and Guests
 
more to come
BECOME A CalJAS MEMBER TODAY!

 

 

 

CalJAS PRESENTS: Bill Cunliffe and Andy James with Charles McNeal, Bruce Lett, Jake Reed

THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY

PRESENTS

Sunday, April 14

7:00 to 9:30

 

 

ANDY JAMES

ALL ABOUT ANDY

Music has been coursing through smoldering jazz vocalist Andy James’ being since she was a little girl. Twice blessed as a gifted singer and dancer, Andy decided her showbiz act one would be a career as a world-class Flamenco dancer, collaborating with the milieu’s most exceptional. Now, she announces, act two, a career as a stunning jazz singer with an irresistible 40s swing-style debut album, Caravan. 

“My father loved dancing, my mother love singing, and I loved my father,” says the Las Vegas and LA-based singer, laughing playfully, acknowledging her respect and affection for both her parents. “I sang as a child, but I went back and forth between singing and dance. Both my parents were always encouraging. My mother was a jazz singer, so that was close to her heart.” 

Despite stints singing in a rock band (The Late Late Show), and playing bass professionally (the Australian Tour production of The Rocky Horror Picture), it’s Andy’s gifts as a dancer that first thrust her into the public spotlight. In this realm, she had an inter-continental career, first dancing Flamenco in Australia, and, later, in Madrid, alongside the greatest Flamenco artists of the day, including Antonio Canales, Rafael Amargo, and Paco de Lucia. “Flamenco is based on feeling complex offbeat and synchronized rhythms, and I think that prepared me for singing jazz melodies,” 

With the release of her first CD, Caravan,  Andy emerged a fully formed artist and, on the strength of her talents, has been able to work with a diverse list of industry heavyweights, including mix and mastering engineer Josh Connolly (Justin Bieber, Santana, Pharell Williams); platinum mastering engineer Bernie Grundman (Carol King, Steely Dan, Michael Jackson, Prince); in-demand producer Piero Pata; noted vocal producer Zeffin Quinn Hollis ( Les Misérables, The Fantasticks, and Company); and big band jazz icon, Grammy Award-winner and Emmy-nominee Bill Cunliffe. 

 

 

 

BILL CUNLIFFE 

Jazz pianist, composer and Grammy Award-winning arranger Bill Cunliffe is known for his innovative and swinging recordings and compositions. Bill began his career as pianist and arranger with the Buddy Rich Big Band and worked with Frank Sinatra, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Benny Golson and James Moody. He has since established himself as a solo artist and bandleader, with more than a dozen albums under his name.
Bill currently plays with his trio; his big band; his Latin band, Imaginación; and his classical-jazz ensemble, Trimotif. He performs in the U.S. and around the world as a leader and sideman as well as a soloist with symphony orchestras.
Bill was awarded a Grammy for Best Instrumental Arrangement for “West Side Story Medley,” on the album “Resonance Big Band Plays Tribute to Oscar Peterson” (Resonance Records, 2009). In addition to receiving five Grammy nominations, he is a two-time Emmy nominee.
The Los Angeles Jazz Society honored Bill in 2010 with its Composer/Arranger Award. That year he was also named a Distinguished Faculty Member of the College of the Arts at Cal State Fullerton, where he is a jazz studies professor. He also teaches at the Skidmore Jazz Institute and the Vail Jazz Workshop.
 
 
 

 

Charles McNeal, alto

Bruce Lett, bass

Jake Reed, drums
Sunday
April 14
 7:00 pm
 
At the home of Dale and Sue Boatman
Rancho Cucamonga
 
Complimentary buffet, wine, appetizers, soft drinks 
 
Suggested Donation:
Non Members  $20  
Students $10 
CalJAS Sponsors and Patrons FREE
Non Members Welcome 
 
Make your reservations NOW!
 
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