About Jazz Wednesdays
Jazz Wednesdays Summer 2018, at the distinctive [seven-degrees] event facility, 891 Laguna Canyon Rd., presents some of the hottest straight ahead jazz musicians in the region in an intimate cabaret setting.
Concerts are every two weeks, June 13-September 5, 6:00-8:00 pm. A full bar and buffet menu are available for purchase starting at 5:00 pm when doors open for dinner and social hour. Dinner will be served through to 7pm.
Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door & $175 for the full season
Seating is assigned according to date of purchase, season ticket holders and Laguna Beach Live! membership.
June 13 | Jazz and Blues Legend Barbara Morrison Quartet
The incomparable Barbara Morrison has dazzled fans of Jazz, blues, gospel and pop for over 30 years. She has featured on over 20 recordings and is known worldwide for her unique and spirited interpretations of classics and original contemporary tunes.
June 27 | The Latin Jazz Syndicate featuring Vocalist Norell Thompson and Trumpeter Bijon Watson
Formed in 2005 as a musical project, The Latin Jazz Syndicate, features an all-star group led by trumpeter Bijon Watson. The group’s infectious rhythms and boundless energy are showcased in its repertoire of contemporary arrangements and captivating original tunes.
July 11 | Traditional Jazz with Guitarist Frank Potenza Organ Group
Inducted into the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame in April, 2017, Capri 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.
July 25 | World Jazz with Vocalist Anne Walsh Quartet
Nationally renowned jazz/pop/bossa vocalist Anne Walsh has an authentic style of singing that is neither purely jazz or purely pop but rather a fusion of the two. Her latest album “Pretty World” offers Bossa Nova to Bacharach to Sergio Mendes’ Brasil 66 to Swing.
August 8 | Classic Jazz with Vocalist/Bassist Kristin Korb Trio
Kristin Korb is one of those artists who make you forget that she is playing the bass when you hear her crystalline voice. Inspired by the days when music was romantic and made you want to dance, Kristin and her trio embody that spirit and carry their audiences along for the ride.
August 22 | Iconic Jazz with The Lineage Trio
Bass player Alex Frank, guitarist, Graham Dechter and drummer Ryan Shaw, have teamed up to form their own group "Lineage", which pays tribute to The Poll Winners while also creating a new musical identity.
September 5 | Modern Jazz with Laguna Beach Live! All Stars
Led by our artistic director for Jazz, Bijon Watson, The Laguna Beach Live! All-Stars is a stellar ensemble made up of artists that have performed in our Jazz Wednesdays series over the years. All consummate bandleaders in their own right.