DESCRIPTION We look forward to playing at the Conference Room Restaurant, the westside's newest live music venue, in a beautiful large outdoor dining area in Playa Vista! Come have dinner and listen to Brazilian music, where we'll be playing classics such as Wave, No More Blues, Girl from Ipanema, and many others, along with songs from the Great American Songbook.
NOTE: $10 cover per person plus dinner required.
RESERVATIONS: Please call the restaurant after 5PM (Wednesday-Saturday) at (310) 862-6436 to make your reservations.
PARKING: Free parking with validation. Enter the underground parking structure from "Campus Center Drive." Once you take your parking ticket and the gate opens, do not go straight ahead, make an immediate LEFT up the ramp to the 1st floor parking level. Make a RIGTH at the end then a quick LEFT and park anywhere as far to the end as possible. Don’t worry about the reserved parking signs as everyone is working from home these days. Walk toward the handicapped parking spaces, exit the parking lot and make a LEFT. Look for the tables with the black umbrellas and follow the music to the restaurant. **Parking is validated by the restaurant.**
ATTIRE: Smart casual. Bring a light wrap as it can get a little chilly when the sun goes down. The restaurant also has blankets available.
We are thrilled to feature Natalie Jacob as vocalist. Natalie has a passion for Bossa Nova, and was the lead singer of jazz and Latin music bands Bluenova, from 2007 to 2010, and subsequently Along for the Ride, which released the album, "Jobim and Vinicius Across Languages" in 2015. Her latest project is a debut solo album, "Sooner or Later," produced by Scotty Barnhart (Director of the Count Basie Orchestra) and featuring world class musicians including pianist Tamir Hendelman, bassist Carlitos Del Puerto, drummer Clayton Cameron, guitarist Anthony Wilson and percussionist Kevin Winard.
On keyboard, David Robinson, who has been studying with jazz master Tamir Hendelman, is particularly fond of Brazilian jazz, and the great American songbook. David co-founded the band Corcovado with Nicole Thomas in 2015.
On upright bass, Theodore "Teddy Bang" Okasinski. Teddy plays around town in different genres ranging from Jazz to Latin to Reggae and R&B with his trio, the Teddy Bang Trio. Teddy studied both music and education while in college at the University of Michigan.
On drums, Andy Applegate, a Los Angeles based jazz drummer, and a lifelong student of music. Originally from New Jersey, he graduated from the jazz studies program at Temple University in Philadelphia. Andy now dedicates most of his time to playing jazz and Latin jazz.
Natalie Jacob, Vocalist
David Robinson, Keyboards
Teddy Bang, Bass
Andy Applegate, Drums
Special Guests TBA
Corcovado is a band started by Nicole Thomas and David Robinson, who have been collaborating musically since 2015. Their extensive repertoire includes original tunes, jazz standards, bossa novas, swing tunes, and pop tunes which they perform either as a duo or with a full band. The name, Corcovado comes from the Brazilian mountains overlooking Rio de Janeiro, which Antonio Carlos Jobim captured in the song “Corcovado.” It symbolizes their love of Brazilian music and great music in general.