Jazz Wednesdays Winter 2015 Archive

Below is the list of artists who were in our Jazz Wednesdays Winter 2015 series.


January 21st, 2015 - The Latin Jazz Syndicate feat. Trumpeter Bijon Watson
Latin Jazz Syndicate  

Bijon Watson - Trumpet/Flugelhorn
Carlos Ordiano - Keyboards
Rene Camacho - Bass
Ruben Ordiano - Drums/Percussion
Joey DeLeon - Percussion
Will Brahm - Guitar

Led by trumpeter Bijon Watson, the Latin Jazz Syndicate’s unique sonic flavors, along with the ensemble’s dedication to performing with unsurpassed passion and energy, combine to create an unforgettable musical experience.

The Latin Jazz Syndicate Website
Bijon Watson's Website

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February 4th, 2015 - The Jet Set Quintet feat. Trumpeter Tony Guerrero and Drummer Matt Johnson
Jet Set Quintet   With Mambos, Cha-Chas and plenty organ-drenched swing classics, the cocktail-centric anthems of the Jet Set Quintet recall the fads, fashion and optimism of Mid-Century America. Performing timeless jazz classics, the quintet showcases the musical genres from the late 1950’s to the early 1960’s, including the popular sounds of the TV and film studio orchestras.

Jet Set Quintet's website

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February 18th, 2015 - Brazilian Jazz / Téka and NewBossa Quartet

Téka on vocals & guitar
Mike Shapiro on percussion
Randy Tico on bass
Tom Zink on piano

From smooth Bossa Nova and Brazilian Jazz to contemporary pop and lively sambas,Téka and her band perform with authenticity, energy and charm..

Group website

Teka and NewBossa Quartet Music Sample

March 4th, 2015 - Trumpeter Gilbert Castellanos

The Gilbert Castellanos Quartet
Recognized as a new American master by Downbeat magazine, Castellanos has established himself as one of the nation’s most inventive improviser.

Band: Gilbert Castellanos; trumpet, flugelhorn Joshua White; piano Rob Thorsen; bass Ryan Show, Drums

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March 18th, 2015 - Vocalist Sara Gazarek feat. Josh Nelson on piano

Critically acclaimed jazz vocalist Sara Gazarek performs with her band. Amongst a community teaming with startlingly gifted young singers, Sara Gazarek stands out as a particularly extravagant artist. Sara is steeped in the jazz tradition, but is not afraid to embrace the music that moves her generation, taking her rightful place as an original artist with a sound and concept that will continue to bloom.

Sara Gazarek website

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April 1st, 2015 - Guitarist Frank Potenza Quartet feat. Saxophonist Rickey Woodard

Recording artist and educator Frank Potenza is a protege of the late, great Joe Pass and an active composer and performer with nine solo albums to his credit.

Soulful sax player Rickey Woodard was a member of the Ray Charles Band for eight years and has performed with legendary musicians from all eras. These wildly talented artists are teaming up with Luther Hughes on Bass and Kendall Kay on drums.

Frank Potenza's website

Frank Potenza Music Sample

April 15th, 2015 - Grammy award-winning pianist Bill Cunliffe Trio with special guest

Grammy Award-winning Pianist Bill Cunliffe with Jake Reed, drums, Dave Robaire, bass and special guest vocalist Denise  Donatelli. Bill is well known for winning the 1989 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Piano Award.and  2009 Grmmy Award for Best Instrumental Arrangement.

Visit Bill Cuncliffe's website music samples.

Jazz Wednesdays Winter 2015 were performed at the distinctive [seven-degrees] event facility, 891 Laguna Canyon Rd., Laguna Beach.

See what you missed. Click here for past seasons

Event Sponsors: The lodging estabishments and City of Laguna Beach and Members of Laguna Beach Live!

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