CalJAS Presents

CalJAS PRESENTS

THE CalJAS SINGERS
a community ensemble

featuring

GUEST VOCALIST
LIA BOOTH

WITH
TAMA SHUTTS
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30
7:30 PM
A $10 DONATION IS APRECIATED
Northkirk Presbyterian Church
9101 19th St,
Rancho Cucamonga
A $10 donation to CalJAS will be appreciated
SPECIAL THANKS TO RCCAAF FOR MAKING THIS PERFORMANCE POSSIBLE !

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
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You Are Invited to a CalJAS Performance to Benefit Children from Low Income Families

On September 29, the CalJAS All-Stars, along with vocalist Debbi Ebert and magician  Jon Armstrong  will perform at Assistance League® of Pomona Valley’s “Create A Smile” Gala Fundraiser, at the historic Padua Hills Theatre in Claremont CA,  to benefit children from low income families in the Pomona Valley.

The All-Stars performing include:

Joe Bagg, Piano; Glenn Cashman, Saxophone; Bruce Forman, Guitar; Dave Tull, Drums and vocals; Ken Wild, Bass; and featured vocalist, Debbi Ebert.  CalJAS President Dale Boatman will join the group and act as MC.

Close-up Magician of the Year Jon Armstrong, will perform strolling magic for arriving guests.

Read the biographies of the All-Stars HERE and Jon Armstrong HERE.

We invite all of our members to support this worthy cause by attending the Gala on September 29, 2016 and enjoy a wonderful evening of fabulous jazz, amazing magic, delicious food and wine, opportunity baskets, games and much more…  You will “Create a Smile” on the faces of over 1,400 children helped each year by Assistance League of Pomona Valley.

 View Your Invitation               Purchase Tickets             Visit alpv.org

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Luther and Becky Hughes host CalJAS House Concert with Frank Potenza

Frank Potenza

Frank Potenza

 

July 19  7:00-9:30

The California Jazz Arts Society-Orange County

HOUSE CONCERT SERIES

Presents:

 

 

 

Capri Records Ltd. recording artist

FRANK POTENZA-guitar and vocals

with

Joe Bagg-piano

Luther Hughes-bass

selected vocals by Becky Hughes, Dale Boatman

 

At the Hughes residence, Westminster CA

Complimentary wine, soft drinks & snacks

Suggested Donation:

1.) Non-Members  $20 / Students $10

rebeccagh54@gmail.com or call (714) 615-1954

2.) CalJAS Sponsors and Patrons  $10

Reserve at dale175@aol.com

Become A CalJAS Member at  www.caljas.org or dale175@aol.com

 

 

 

NOTED GUITARIST MUNDELL LOWE AT CalJAS HOUSE CONCERT

Biography of Mundell Lowe

BORN IN LAUREL, Mississippi, Mundell left home at the age of thirteen. After working in Nashville, he found his way to Bourbon Street in New Orleans and the beginning of his jazz career. While serving in World War Il, he met the influential John Hammond, who introduced him to Ray McKinley.  Mundell worked with McKinley’s band for a year and a half, developing his distinctive instrumental style, and then moved on to work in New York at Café Society and stints at the Village Vanguard and The Embers, among others.  Mundell worked with Billie Holiday, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Helen Humes and Charles Mingus, to name but a few.  These gigs overlapped with an early morning TV show at NBC with Cy Coleman, “A Date in Manhattan,” and later “The Kate Smith Hour” with Stan Getz, Doc Severinsen, and Kai Winding.FROM THE EARLY FIFTIES to the mid-Sixties, he was an active performer, working with George Duvivier on bass and Ed Shaughnessy on drums in Dave Garroway’s “Today Show” studio band.  He also played with the extraordinary pianist Hank Jones when they both worked in the NBC and CBS orchestras of the early Fifties. After seventeen years at NBC as a guitarist and arranger, Lowe was transferred to the News and Special Events Department to work as a composer.MUNDELL MOVED TO LOS ANGELES, California, Christmas 1965—actually, he left to visit some friends, and never went back to New York!  He met Jackie Cooper, then-head of Screen Gems, and began the West Coast phase of his career composing music for some of their television and film properties.  Lowe augmented his TV and film work with making his own LPs as well as two successful projects with noted singers Sarah Vaughan (‘After Hours”) and Carmen McRae (‘Bittersweet”).

EVEN THOUGH HE HAD made special appearances with Peggy Lee and the White House, toured Japan with Benny Carter several times, and was a regular performer at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Mundell found he was spending more time writing than playing, which he found frustrating. He made up his mind to turn that around and, during the 1980s, he stepped out of the studio world of film and television and returned to performing, the first love of his long and rich musical career.

MARCH 8

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