Start the New Year Off on a Great Note
Our Jazz Wednesdays Winter 2019 opens on January 30th with the world-renowned Grammy-award winner, Modern Drummer magazine Hall of Fame Member, first-call studio artist, and foremost educator Peter Erskine. Peter is bringing his phenomenal trio that includes pianist Alan Pasqua, and Bass player Darek Oles.
The popular cabaret series returns to the distinctive event facility [seven-degrees], 891 Laguna Canyon Rd. every two weeks through March 27th. The continuing lineup is: February 13 World-renowned Saxophonist Rickey Woodard Quartet feat. vocalist Melissa Morgan; February 27 Acclaimed Guitarist Will Brahm and the World Music All-Stars; March 13 Critically Acclaimed Bassist/Vocalist Kristin Korb Trio feat. Andy Langham, piano and Duncan Moore, drums; March 27 An All-Star Tribute to Chet Baker and Peggy Lee feat. world-renowned trumpeter Bijon Watson, guest vocalist Lucy Woodward and the Laguna Beach Live! All-Stars.
Concerts will be 6:00-8:00 pm and a full bar and buffet dinner menu will be available for purchase. Tickets in advance are $25, $30 at the door. Tickets can be purchased online at lagunabeachlive.org or by phone at 800-595-4849. Information line is 715-9713.
On February 6 we welcome the Laguna Beach Music Festival with Grammy-nominated pianist Joyce Yang as Artistic Director. Blessed with “poetic and sensitive pianism”(Washington Post) and a “wondrous sense of color”(San Francisco Classical Voice), pianist Joyce Yang captivates audiences with her virtuosity, lyricism, and interpretive sensitivity. The 2019 Festival showcases Joyce Yang’s unique exploration of “Art Inspires Art,” with multiple disciplines—from live music to dance to visual art—converging on one stage.
The 2019 Laguna Beach Music Festival takes place February 6-10 at a variety of venues in Laguna Beach and features appearances by special guest artists and free engagement events for students, seniors and the community-at-large. Guest artists include the Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, cellist Efe Baltacigil, violinist Augustin Hadelich, violinist/violist Yura Lee, and pianist Conrad Tao. The Laguna Beach Music Festival is a presentation of Laguna Beach Live! and the Philharmonic Society of Orange County.
This year we are excited to welcome a special collaboration with Laguna Dance Festival who is co-presenting Friday evening concert of music and dance.
Tickets for the 2019 Laguna Beach Music Festival are now on sale and can be purchased at www.lagunabeachmusicfestival.com