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

CalJAS PRESENTS: THE MUSIC OF ARTIE SHAW AND JAZZ VESPERS SUNDAY, MARCH 26

***SOLD OUT***
email Rebeccagh54@gmail.com for standby
SUNDAY, MARCH 26
WESTMINSTER
2:00 pm
 
THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY
PRESENTS
THE MUSIC OF ARTIE SHAW
Featuring 
Tom Ranier – clarinet & piano
   Ron Eschete – guitar
 Luther Hughes – bass
with   
featured vocals by
Becky Hughes & Dale Boatman.
About Artie Shaw :  
A Clarinetist,composer,bandleader and actor.   Also an author, Shaw wrote both fiction and non-fiction. 

Artie Shaw’s “innovations, musical depth, and swinging style placed him firmly in the pantheon of 20th century big band and jazz musicians,” according to Claudia Luther in the Los Angeles Times.  

Widely regarded as “one of jazz’s finest clarinetists,” Shaw led one of the United States’ most popular big bands in the late 1930s through the early 1940s. Though he had numerous hit records, he was perhaps best known for his 1938 recording of 
Cole Porter‘s Begin the Beguine
 
Some of Artie’s hits :
Indian Love Call
Comes Love
  What Is This Thing Called Love
        Oh, Lady Be Good
 Frenesi
   Deep Purple
  Temptation
  Star Dust
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About Tom Ranier 
Tom plays piano , clarinet and sax. He has recorded widely under his own name and as a sideman for Warner Bros.Concord Records and several other labels.He has been prominent in the film, television, and music recording industry since the 1970s. He has played keyboards, woodwinds and writing music for a long list of assignments, including GrammyAcademy AwardEmmy, Dancing with the Stars and Golden GlobeSoundtracks for artists such as Barbra StreisandShirley BasseyMichael FeinsteinChristina AguileraJoe PassPlácido DomingoBarry ManilowNatalie Cole, and many others.
About Ron Escheté (pronounced ESH-tay) 
is the consummate master of the seven-string guitar. Whether he is playing bebop, ballads or blues he is a musically sophisticated guitarist who plays with grace and dignity. “Escheté is one of the finest jazz guitarists in L.A. – no small achievement in a region dense with superb players,” says Jim Ferguson of JazzTimes. His deft and nimble fingers paint a spectrum of sound so rich that his voicings are often compared with those of a pianist. 20th Century Guitarlikens his sound to that of the great Bill Evans.
 
Escheté has appeared on the Tonight Show with Diana Krall, the Merv Griffin Show with the Mort Lindsey Orchestra, 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, DontÈ’s, Carmeloís, The Parisian Room and The Lighthouse to name only a few. He has toured extensively and has played major venues from New York to San Francisco.
About Luther Hughes
 Luther has played bass with some of the biggest names in jazz in a career spanning over 30 years. He has performed or recorded with jazz and pop artists such as Gene Harris, Mundell Lowe, Joe Henderson, Carmen MacRae, Willie Bobo, Horace Silver, Harold Land, Don Ellis, Joe Pass, Louis Bellson, Hampton Hawes , Patti Page, Tony Martin, Frankie Avalon, Fabian, Nancy Sinatra, Pearl Bailey, King Sisters, Lennon Sisters, The Fifth Dimension, The Coasters, Tennessee Ernie Ford, Connie Smith, Ray Price, Homer and Jethro.
Luther’s Musical Theater and Television credits include:
“Georgia Brown and Friends”, “The Four Poster” starring Carol Lawrence, and Ross Martin, “Flower Drum Song”, The Rich Little Show, conductor/musical director for “Good Times”, and Jack Jones, Don Rickles, Yakov Smirnoff, Pat Morita. “The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson”, “The Pat Sajak Show”, “The Midnight Special”, numerous Dick Clark productions, and can also be seen in several episodes of “Star Trek Deep Space Nine”.  
2:00-4:30
At the home of Becky & Luther Hughes 
in Westminster, Ca
 
Complimentary wine, soft drinks, beer & snacks
 
Suggested Donation:
Non CalJAS Members  $20 / Students $10 
(tax Deductible too! )
CalJAS Members FREE
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ALSO 
March 26
6:00 TO 7:00 PM
CLAREMONT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 
and the 
CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY 
JAZZ VESPERS SERIES
 
MUSIC BY
THE RON KOBAYASHI TRIO
 
featuring vocalist
DEBBI EBERT
 
1111 N. Mountain Ave.
Claremont, 91711
 
Attendance is free of charge
Donations will be graciously accepted
 
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COMING 
Friday, April 28
Rancho Cucamonga
7:00 pm
 
THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY
PRESENTS
ANDREA MILLER & FRIENDS
 
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with
Mark Massey-piano      Luther Hughes-bass
 
At the home of Dale and Sue Boatman
Rancho Cucamonga
 
RESERVATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED
 
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 If you would like to host a 2017 CalJAS concert in your home, email
HOUSE CONCERT SERIES


CalJAS Presents: Lia Booth, Bradley Young, Benjamin May HOUSE CONCERT February 19

THIS SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19
7:00 pm
RANCHO CUCAMONGA
 
THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY
PRESENTS
 
THE LIA BOOTH TRIO
 
Lia Booth
Lia Booth, vocals
Bradley Young, piano
Benjamin May, bass
7:00-9:30
at the home of
Dale and Sue Boatman
 
Reservations Now Being Accepted
 

ABOUT LIA BOOTH: Lia spent four years singing in advanced vocal jazz ensemble Singcopation under the direction of Bruce Rogers and one year singing with Cal State Long Beach advanced vocal jazz ensemble Pacific Standard Time under the direction of accomplished vocalist and session singer, Christine Guter. She specializes in the Great American Songbook, sings in French, Spanish, Portuguese, as well as English, and takes a dry, expressive approach to her interpretation of the tunes she sings. She regularly performs at venues across Southern California, and currently holds two residencies where she performs once a month: The Brass Lamp in Long Beach with her own trio The Spare Buttons and Port Restaurant and Bar in Newport Beach as a duo with pianist Bradley Young. A twice named CalJAS Student Scholarship recipient, we are proud to feature Lia at this concert.

ABOUT BRADLEY YOUNG:  Currently based in Los Angeles, Bradley can be seen setting the mood at many of his favorite romantic jazz nightspots, including The Pilsner Room, The Aldabella Winery, The Port, Cook’s Chapel, and the world famous Lighthouse Café in Hermosa Beach. He also created a stir at the Newport Beach Jazz Party with his “Tribute to Gene Harris” (one of Bradley’s favorite pianists), featuring guitar legends Ron Eschete and Frank Potenza, along with sax great Scott Hamilton, Luther Hughes on bass, and Paul Kreibich on drums.  Bradley’s talent also shines brilliantly on Enja Records’ recently pressed “Chet In Chicago”, a previously unreleased studio session featuring jazz trumpet legend Chet Baker, with Bradley on piano. Recorded in 1986, the CD also features Larry Gray on bass and the late Rusty Jones on drums. This superb recording is available on Amazon and E-Bay. This will be Bradley’s second CalJAS House Concert performance. 
ABOUT BENJAMIN MAY :  The son of classically trained parents, Benjamin is one of the most in demand players in LA . His credits include gigs with Rosemary Clooney, Anita O’Day and the great Joe Pass to name just a few. CalJAS is proud to once again present this fine musician.
 
 
 
Non Members Welcome 
Suggested Donations
$20 non members
 
 CalJAS Sponsors/Patrons/CalJAS Artists 
 
FREE
complimentary buffet, wine, soft drinks, 
 
for reservations and directions
SEATING IS LIMITED TO 40  
 MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS TODAY!!!!

CLAREMONT PRESBYTERIAN AND CalJAS PRESENT JAZZ VESPERS

JANUARY 29, 6:00 PM
 
CLAREMONT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 
and the 
CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY 
JAZZ VESPERS SERIES
 “DO NOT BE AFRAID”
MUSIC BY
THE RON KOBAYASHI TRIO
featuring vocalist
DEBBI EBERT
 
1111 N. Mountain Ave.
Claremont, 91711
 
Attendance is free of charge
Donations will be graciously accepted

The CalJAS House Concert Series Presents: Tom Ranier, Brian Atkinson, Luther Hughes

COMING
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12
2:00 pm
 
THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY
PRESENTS
 
THE MUSIC OF ARTIE SHAW
Featuring
Tom Ranier – clarinet & piano
     Brian Atkinson – Vibes & trumpet
 Luther Hughes – bass
with   
featured vocals by
Becky Hughes & Dale Boatman.
 
About Artie Shaw :
A Clarinetist,composer,bandleader and actor.   Also an author, Shaw wrote both fiction and non-fiction.

Artie Shaw’s “innovations, musical depth, and swinging style placed him firmly in the pantheon of 20th century big band and jazz musicians,” according to Claudia Luther in the Los Angeles Times.

Widely regarded as “one of jazz’s finest clarinetists,” Shaw led one of the United States’ most popular big bands in the late 1930s through the early 1940s. Though he had numerous hit records, he was perhaps best known for his 1938 recording of
Cole Porter‘s Begin the Beguine
 
Some of Artie’s hits :
Indian Love Call
Comes Love
  What Is This Thing Called Love
        Oh, Lady Be Good
 Frenesi
   Deep Purple
  Temptation
  Star Dust
About Tom Ranier 
Tom plays piano , clarinet and sax. He has recorded widely under his own name and as a sideman for Warner Bros.Concord Records and several other labels.He has been prominent in the film, television, and music recording industry since the 1970s. He has played keyboards, woodwinds and writing music for a long list of assignments, including GrammyAcademy AwardEmmy, Dancing with the Stars and Golden GlobeSoundtracks for artists such as Barbra StreisandShirley BasseyMichael FeinsteinChristina AguileraJoe PassPlácido DomingoBarry ManilowNatalie Cole, and many others.
About Brian Atkinson: 
Trumpeter/vibraphonist /composer/arranger  Brian Atkinson, who has been in the Disneyland Band for 30 years, has appeared with Lou Rawls, Jackie and Roy, Art Van Damme, Denise Williams (who toured with Earth Wind and Fire), Natalie Cole, and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy.

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.

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

2:00-4:30
At the home of Becky & Luther Hughes 
in Westminster, Ca
 
Complimentary wine, soft drinks, beer & snacks
 
Suggested Donation:
Non CalJAS Members  $20 / Students $10
(tax Deductible too! )
RESERVATIONS
OR phone/text: (714) 615-1954

CalJAS Holiday House Concert, December 11

THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY
PRESENTS
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A Charlie Brown Christmas 
and Other Holiday Favorites
with
The Luther Hughes Trio 
 
featuring
Luther Hughes, Ron Levy and Glenn Cashman
 
with vocals by
Becky Hughes and Dale Boatman  
And Special Guests 
 
SUNDAY December 11
2:00-4:30
At the home of Becky & Luther Hughes 
in Westminster, Ca