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!
 
 For Reservations and Directions 

THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY PRESENTS:

THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY
PRESENTS
 
SOLD OUT!!!
 
Sunday, March 31
4:00-6:30
 
A Tribute to the Legendary Modern Jazz Quartet
“The MJQ”
with:
Charlie Shoemake- vibes
Joe Bagg- piano
Paul Kreibich- drums
 Luther Hughes- bass
 
THIS CONCERT IS SOLD OUT
 
TO BE PUT ON THE WAITING LIST
Please
Contact Becky 
       rebeccagh54@gmail.com
      OR phone or text: (714) 615-1954
 
At the home of Becky & Luther Hughes 
in Westminster, Ca
 
Complimentary wine, soft drinks & snacks
 
Suggested Donation:
Non Members  $20  
Students $10 
CalJAS Sponsors and Patrons FREE
 
THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY 
PRESENTS
 
CalJAS DISCOVERY
                                        
 
WHAT:  A Showcase opportunity for vocalists and instrumentalists to perform with professional artists 
 
WHEN: First Monday of each month;  7:00 to 9:00…beginning April 1
 
WHERE:  Les Amis Restaurant   128 W. Wilshire Ave.,  Fullerton
 
FEATURING:  
 

 
Ron Kobayashi at the piano
 
for sign-up informaton and performing details
 
THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY
PRESENTS
April 14
7:00 to 9:30 pm
 
 GRAMMY WINNER
BILL CUNLIFFE
FEATURING
ANDY JAMES
 
 
 
 
AT THE HOME OF DALE AND SUE BOATMAN
IN RANCHO CUCAMONGA
 
CalJAS SPONSORS AND PATRONS
FREE
 
$20
Non Members
 
RESERVATIONS AND DIRECTIONS
MORE EVENTS
 
 
APR  28…. CalJAS & CPC JAZZ VESPERS with DEBBI EBERT & THE RON KOBAYASHI TRIO, Claremont 
 
MAY 5……New Program CalJAS & NORTHKIRK JAZZ VESPERS: Rancho Cucamonga  (watch for details)
 
MAY 6…… CalJAS DISCOVERY with RON KOBAYASHI
 
MAY   11…..New Program CalJAS and CPC present CalJAS COMMUNITY: Claremont, 
featuring BONNIE BOWDEN “ONE WOMAN SHOW”  
7:00 PM, Claremont Presbyterian Church   
FREE    
DONATIONS GRACIOUSLY ACCEPTED  
 
JUNE  30…… CalJAS & CPC JAZZ VESPERS with DEBBI EBERT & THE RON KOBAYASHI TRIO, Claremont
 
JUNE 11…..CalJAS at the Magic Castle  (watch for details)
JULY  16…. CalJAS at the Magic Castle  (watch for details)
AUG   20…..CalJAS at the Magic Castle  (watch for details)
 
more to come
BECOME A CalJAS MEMBER TODAY!

CalJAS Presents: A TRIBUTE TO CHET BAKER

THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY
6040 Aquamarine
Alta Loma, CA  91701
A TRIBUTE TO CHET BAKER
Sunday, 
February 17
7:00

 

Chet Baker, posed, with trumpet, 1955. (Photo by Harry Hammond/V&A Images/Getty Images

with
Ron Stout-tpt
Bradley Young- piano
Luther Hughes – bass
Paul Kreibich-drums
 featuring vocals by
Becky Hughes  DaleBoatman
At the home of Dale and Sue Boatman
Rancho Cucamonga
Complimentary wine, soft drinks & snacks
Suggested Donation:
Non Members  $20  
Students $10 
CalJAS Sponsors and Patrons FREE
Non Members Welcome 
Make your reservations NOW!
For Reservations and Directions 

CalJAS THIS WEEK 1/20/19

 

THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY
6040 Aquamarine
Alta Loma, CA  91701
 
January 20, 2019  
 COMING:
CalJAS PRESENTS
FEB 17…..A TRIBUTE TO CHET BAKER: House Concert:  Rancho Cucamonga (see below)
FEB 24…..CPC JAZZ VESPERS WITH DEBBI EBERT & THE RON KOBAYASHI TRIO 
APR 28…. CPC JAZZ VESPERS WITH DEBBI EBERT & THE RON KOBAYASHI TRIO
JUNE 11…CalJAS at the Magic Castle  (watch for details)
JULY 16….CalJAS at the Magic Castle  (watch for details)
AUG 20…..CalJAS at the Magic Castle  (watch for details)
A TRIBUTE TO CHET BAKER
 
Sunday 
February 17
 7:00 pm

 

Chet Baker, posed, with trumpet, 1955. (Photo by Harry Hammond/V&A Images/Getty Images)

with
Ron Stout-tpt
Bradley Young- piano
Luther Hughes – bass
Paul Kreibich-drums
 featuring vocals by
Becky Hughes & Dale Boatman.
At the home of Dale and Sue Boatman
Rancho Cucamonga
 
Complimentary wine, soft drinks & snacks
 
Suggested Donation:
Non Members  $20  
Students $10 
CalJAS Sponsors and Patrons FREE
Non Members Welcome 
Make your reservations NOW!
 For Reservations and Directions