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2/19/20
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2/19/20
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BEAR CITY: Comedy + Pizza!
Que Sera
1923 E 7th St.
Long Beach, CA 90813
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BEAR CITY: Comedy & Pizza! Wednesday, February 19th Doors at 7:00. Show at 7:30pm. Que Sera (1923 E 7th St, Long Beach, CA) 21+ $10 Admission Free Pizza Cash/Card Accepted at Door Cash Only Bar No Drink Minimum Rideshare Recommended Bear City brings the top comedians from LA to Long Beach EVERY. DAMN. WEDNESDAY at Que Sera (Best Nightclub 2019, OC Weekly). Featuring rising talent from Netflix, Comedy Central & HBO + surprise guests! Did we mention there’s free pizza? So stop scrolling thru memes and come LOL IRL. • LAist named Bear City an “Awesome Event in Southern California” • Picked by Press-Telegram as one of the top “Things to Do” in Long Beach • “Comedians…on their way to stardom” -Grunion Gazette • “If you’re looking for the best of the best in comedy then head over to Bear City” -OC Weekly February 19th Lineup: Felicia Folkes (Comedy Central) Fizaa Dosani (Netflix, ABC) Ray Easter (Funny or Die) Nat Baimel (Prime Video) Anderi Bailey (Apollo Theater) Aaron Mliner (Southland Comedy Fest) Lindsay Boling (NY Comedy Fest) Matt Bachus (Stand Up NY) Reserve your spot at: bearcity.eventbrite.com Facebook Event: facebook.com/events/520081615271512 Follow us! instagram.com/bearcitycomedy facebook.com/bearcitycomedy twitter.com/bearcitycomedy
2/19/20
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2/19/20
12:00am
SUNSET JAZZ SUPPER CLUB EDITION
Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa
900 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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Sunset Jazz Supper Club Edition presents HARRY ALLEN and TEKA AND HER NEW BOSSA QUARTET for an exciting evening of Bossa Nova and straight-ahead jazz. Tickets & Info: 949.759.5003 or www.sunsetjazzatnewport.com. Sure to sell out!
2/21/20
12:00am

2/21/20
12:00am
PIANIST BILL CUNLIFFE About this Event OJAI JAZZ CONCERTS PRESENTS GRAMMY AWARD WINNER: PIANIST BILL CUNLIFFE !
Ojai Art Center
113 S. Montgomery St.
Ojai, CA 93023
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FRIDAY February 21st at 7:30pm at the Ojai Art Center. Imagine receiving an invitation to a gala featuring Bill Evans, Oscar Petersen, and Chick Corea? A piano performance by Bill Cunliffe is all that and more. It draws on Cunliffe's decades of experience as a formidable jazz pianist and his considerable skill as a storyteller and teacher, producing a show that is greater than the sum of its dazzling parts. Bill has received 4 Grammy Nominations that resulted in his 2010 Grammy Award. He has toured or recorded with Frank Sinatra, Freddy Hubbard, James Moody, Joe Henderson, Mary Lou Williams, and many others. Doors 7pm |Show 7:30pm $20 online | $25 at door | $10 students (w/ valid I.D.) OJAI ART CENTER 113 S. Montgomery St. Ojai, CA. Free parking across the street at Cafe Emporium(gates open @ 6pm) QUESTIONS? Call Rich @ 805-746-0936 As always, we are hugely appreciative of our corporate sponsors: LYNDON THOMAS INSURANCE, OJAI BUSINESS CENTER, AGAVE MARIA'S, AND HI-TECH HELP. In case you are unable to make the show, but would like to help keep jazz alive in Ojai, please consider becoming a patron of our jazz concert series on our Patreon site: https://www.patreon.com/livejazz
2/21/20
12:00am

2/21/20
12:00am
Natalie Jacob Classic Jazz Quintet
Miles Memorial Playhouse
1130 Lincoln Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90403
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"...Natalie Jacob is an exceptionally talented vocalist whose voice is a finely tuned and seasoned instrument that showcases her crystal clear delivery of lyrics..." - Scotty Barnhart, Director of the Count Basie Orchestra. Natalie and her ensemble of outstanding musicians bring you classics from the Great American Songbook performed in a fresh new way. You'll enjoy swinging tunes, sensual bossa rhythms, sassy blues and a romantic ballad or two that are sure warm your heart, feed your soul and leave you wanting more!
2/23/20
12:00am

2/23/20
12:00am
THE GATHERING: ROOTS & BRANCHES OF L.A. JAZZ @ The Pan African Film Festival [Final Show - Sun. Eve.]
Cinemark Baldwin Hills
3650 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90008
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The Gathering: Roots & Branches of Los Angeles Jazz chronicles a multi-generational music project started in 2005 by Jesse Sharps, one of the bandleaders of Horace Tapscott's Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra. The film features a stellar cast of players, including some of the hottest emerging talents from the area. It focuses on the Leimert Park district and progressive (J)azz scene of Los Angeles, covering the history of the music & the long tradition of community elders guiding the young, up & coming players on the scene. It features some extraordinary performances by local legends Azar Lawrence, Dwight Trible, Kamau Daáood, Michael Session, Ndugu Chancler & Phil Ranelin along w/ rising stars Brandon Coleman, Kamasi Washington, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson & Randal Fisher. trailer - https://thegatheringjazzfilm.com/trailer ♪ During this 1st week of the PAFF festival, Jesse will be leading a group of musicians in a concert at The World Stage in Leimert Park on Fri., Feb. 14th, 9pm. (see individual listings; 2/13 - Debut screening w/ Director Tom Paige & Executive Producer/Bandleader Jesse Sharps in Q&A. Additionally, special Su. matinee movie only screening, 2/16 @ 11:35AM)
2/26/20
12:00am

2/26/20
12:00am
BEAR CITY: Comedy + Pizza!
Que Sera
1923 E 7th St.
Long Beach, CA 90813
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BEAR CITY: Comedy & Pizza! Wednesday, February 26th Doors at 7:00. Show at 7:30pm. Que Sera (1923 E 7th St, Long Beach, CA) 21+ $10 Admission Free Pizza Cash/Card Accepted at Door Cash Only Bar No Drink Minimum Rideshare Recommended Bear City brings the top comedians from LA to Long Beach EVERY. DAMN. WEDNESDAY at Que Sera (Best Nightclub 2019, OC Weekly). Featuring rising talent from Netflix, Comedy Central & HBO + surprise guests! Did we mention there’s free pizza? So stop scrolling thru memes and come LOL IRL. • LAist named Bear City an “Awesome Event in Southern California” • Picked by Press-Telegram as one of the top “Things to Do” in Long Beach • “Comedians…on their way to stardom” -Grunion Gazette • “If you’re looking for the best of the best in comedy then head over to Bear City” -OC Weekly February 26th Lineup: Dave Ross (Comedy Central, Corden) John Hastings (Comedy Central, BBC) Pallavi Gunalan (Funny or Die) Usama Siddiquee (Comedy Cellar, JFL) Jessica Sele (SF Sketchfest) Hormoz Rashidi (Comedy Store) Ehsan Ahmad (Desi Comedy Fest) Reserve your spot at: bearcity.eventbrite.com Facebook Event: facebook.com/events/520081615271512 Follow us! instagram.com/bearcitycomedy facebook.com/bearcitycomedy twitter.com/bearcitycomedy
2/29/20
12:00am

2/29/20
12:00am
Kaylene Peoples "Romantic Bossa Nova"
Alvas Showroom
1417 W. 8th St
San Pedro, CA 90732
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Romantic Bossa Nova is an emotional , heartfelt , stirring , and memorable show featuring some of the best of Bossa Nova, and the beautiful voice and flute of Kaylene Peoples. With Bunny Brunel on bass, Mahesh Balasooiya at the piano, Bryan Cabrera on drums, Monette Marino on percussion, and guitarist Joe Calderon. Tickets are available through the Alvas Showroom website calendar (click on the event for the ticket link) Snacks , food, and non alcoholic beverages are welcome to bring into the venue.
2/29/20
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2/29/20
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Leap Day Swing Dance
Janny's Showroom at People's Place
365 W 6th St
San Pedro, CA 90731
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Leap Day Swing Dance Live Music with Jacquie Landon, Harbor Jazz Ensemble, Almita Delone Entry Fee: $10/person When: 02/29/2020 at 7:30 PM (Free Dance Lesson at 7PM) Where: Janny's Showroom at People's Place 365 W 6th St, San Pedro, CA 90731 Contact: Jan Kain 310 547-2348
3/1/20
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3/1/20
12:00am
Stacey Kent
Catalina Bar & Grill
6725 W. Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90028
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Stacey Kent is a jazz singer in the mold of the greats, with a legion of fans worldwide, a host of honors and awards including a Grammy nomination, album sales in excess of 2 million, Gold, Double-Gold and Platinum-selling albums that have reached a series of No. 1 chart positions during the span of her career. Her most recent release, “I Know I Dream: The Orchestral Sessions”, (Okeh/SONY) has had more than 20Million streams, received glowing reviews, including a coveted five stars in Downbeat, won ‘Album of the Year” in the vocal category at the 2017 Jazz Japan Awards, and was described by All About Jazz as “intoxicating understatement at its finest...one more jewel in a discography with many, it's one that deserves singling out for its luster.”
3/1/20
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3/1/20
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David Garfield ; Outside The Box - The Tribute Show
Alvas Showroom
1417 W. 8th St
San Pedro, CA 90732
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Known as a multi talented keyboardist and musical director for George Benson, David will once again be bringing an "All Star" line up to play tribute to his favorite artists and fallen friends. His shows are always filled with musical surprises deep grooves, and guest "Stars" , and this show will be no exception. With a career that includes working/ recording with Cher, to Spinal Tap, The Rippingtons, Larry Carlton , to Smokey Robinson, you know that this is going to be a seriously fun show ! Tickets are available through the Alvas Showroom website calendar (just click on the event for the ticket link) Snacks , food, and non-alcoholic beverages are welcome to bring into the venue.
3/8/20
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3/8/20
12:00am
Glendale Youth Orchestra presents Russian Romantics
Alex Theatre
216 North Brand Boulevard
Glendale, CA 91203
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The Glendale Youth Orchestra (GYO) is excited for the second concert of the 31st season as one of Los Angeles Counties leading youth orchestra. The GYO is happy to introduce our new Music Director and Conductor, Henry Shin in his debut season. “RUSSIAN ROMANTICS" Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade Tickets are $15.00 and may be purchased from the Alex Theatre Box Office. Students, children and seniors may purchase tickets for $12 each. Groups of 15 or more get 15% off. The Alex Theatre is located at 216 North Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91203. For more information, please call 818-243-ALEX, or visit www.alextheatre.org. The GYO is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture.
3/8/20
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3/8/20
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LA Int’l Flamenco Festival presents Flamenco Eñe: José Del Tomate
The Grand Annex
434 W Sixth Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
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The Los Angeles International Flamenco Festival is proud to bring unique programming and world-class flamenco music to Los Angeles, presenting some of the world's most acclaimed and influential flamenco artists. - Flamenco Eñe: José Del Tomate, "Plaza Vieja" - March 8 at 8 p.m.: Young guitar player José del Tomate was born in Almería in the heart of a family of artists. His father, Tomatito, and his great-grandfather Miguel Fernández Cortés ‘El Tomate’, have been his main inspiration, although he also recognizes strong influences from Sabicas, Paco de Lucía and particularly, his uncle ‘El Niño Miguel’. Although Tomate is just 19 years old, he has already performed in renowned flamenco festivals and he has backed his father on long International tours. This spring he will present his first album Plaza Vieja for the first time in Los Angeles.
3/12/20
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3/22/20
12:00am
San Diego Latino Film Festival
AMC Fashion Valley 18
7037 Friars Road
San Diego, CA 92108
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27th Anniversary San Diego Latino Film Festival March 12-22, 2020 Celebrating its 27th year, Media Arts Center San Diego’s prestigious and internationally recognized festival celebrates the best films by Latinos and/or about the Latino experience. Held over 11 days, there will be screenings of more than 170+ movies as well as a fashion show, 5th Sabor Latino - Food, Beer & Wine Fest, art exhibits, 80+ celeb appearances, 13th Annual Sonido Latino concerts, 27th Annual Awards Ceremony Gala, film talks and parties. Funds benefit Media Arts Center San Diego’s youth education and outreach programs. Location: AMC Fashion Valley 18 (7037 Friars Rd.) and Media Arts Center's very own Digital Gym CINEMA North Park (2921 El Cajon Blvd).
3/20/20
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3/20/20
12:00am
Persian Flamenco Jazz Group with Farzad Arjmand
Faz Restaurant
600 Hartz Ave
Danville, CA 94526
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Farzad Arjmand and his band will be performing classic original music with Rumi and Hafez lyrics in flamenco style music . $20 advance $25 at door (Eventbrite.com or Persiantix.com) Gopal Slavonic on Flamenco Guitar Rob Michael on Electric/Acoustic Guitar Andy Woodhouse on Bass Robert Blankenship on Drums
3/25/20
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3/25/20
12:00am
LA Int’l Flamenco Festival presents Rocio Marquez
The Grand Annex
434 W Sixth Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
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The Los Angeles International Flamenco Festival is proud to bring unique programming and world-class flamenco music to Los Angeles, presenting some of the world's most acclaimed and influential flamenco artists. - Rocío Márquez featuring Miguel Ángel Cortés "Songs of Light" - March 25 at 8 p.m. Singer-songwriter Rocío Márquez is a rising star and one of the best voices in today’s flamenco scene. Her restless curiosity and captivating style combine retro cool, modern elegance and an impressive passionate vocal delivery, twining tradition with avant-garde to reclaim the concept of free song as it was advocated by the dearly departed Enrique Morente. Lauded by the press as "the voice of a new generation of cante jondo singers", Rocío Márquez (Huelva, 1985) has been carving out a solid artistic career for over a decade, ever since she won the Lámpara Minera Award at the Cante de las Minas Festival in 2008. Today, she is a leading light of the flamenco scene. Her restless personality and enormous curiosity can be seen throughout her discography, which is marked by both a deep love of the flamenco tradition and an overriding need to expand its limits, exploring and experimenting with melodies, instrumentation, arrangements and lyrics. Starting with the fresh-sounding live recording “Aquí y Ahora” (2009), her albums are the chronicle of a soaring talent. “Claridad” (2012), “El Niño” (2014), "Firmamento" (2017) and “Visto en El Jueves” (2019) – as well as her collaboration with Fahmi Alqhai, “Diálogos de Viejos y Nuevos Sones” (2018) – reveal an artist who is constantly searching for herself through music. Songs of light focuses on the most luminous and inspirational part of Flamenco in an open journey through the different Flamenco styles. Márquez will be accompanied by her longtime collaborator Miguel Ángel Cortés, one of the most respected and acclaimed guitarists in recent decades. Their music belongs equally to the past and the future, and that makes it a must see and listen in the present day: always deep, always challenging and accessible. Born in Granada, Spain, Miguel Ángel Cortés is a gypsy guitarist who is comfortable playing traditional flamenco, as well as more modern nuevo flamenco. Cortés, like many flamenco guitarists, learned to play guitar from his gypsy relatives; he was born into a musical family that includes such flamenco artists as his father, Miguelón Cortés, and his brother Paco Cortés. The Granada native was only eight when his relatives starting teaching him flamenco guitar and by the time he was a teenager, Cortés was playing professionally. Cortés, who has accompanied such flamenco vocalists as Estrella Morente and José de la Tomasa, was 22 when he won the Paco de Lucía Guitar Award in 1994. The late '90s found Cortés touring with flamenco vocalist Carmen Linares and in 2000, his Patriarca album was released on Alula in the U.S.
4/17/20
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4/17/20
12:00am
Magos Herrera & Brooklyn Rider
Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall
615 Town Center Drive
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
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Latin jazz songstress Magos Herrera joins forces with the string quartet, Brooklyn Rider, lending her smoky vocals to an unforgettable musical journey reinterpreting classics from Mexico, Cuba, Peru, Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Spain, celebrating such luminaries as Octavio Paz, Federico García Lorca and Rubén Darío.
4/18/20
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4/18/20
12:00am
Earth Day 5k Fun Run
Whittier Narrows Recreational Area
751 South Santa Anita Ave
South El Monte, CA 91733
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This is Life Steps Foundation first major event in Southern California. The event is family and wheelchair friendly. All proceeds from the event will benefit the work we do with children who may be diagnosed with learning delays or developmental disabilities, as well as adults with developmental disabilities and seniors and help purchase much needed supplies. For more information, please contact us at development@lifestepsfoundation.org or call us at (562) 699-4991.
6/10/20
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6/11/20
12:00am
DigiMarCon West 2020 - Digital Marketing Conference & Exhibition
Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel
1700 Ocean Avenue
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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DigiMarCon West 2020 is your chance to ... - Hear from some of the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry. - Gain insight into emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, and best practices to move your business to the next level. - Network with thought leaders, collaborate with your peers and build your network in a beautiful atmosphere. DigiMarCon West 2020 Digital Marketing Conference & Exhibition will be held from June 10th to 11th, 2020 at the luxurious Loews Santa Monica Beach Hotel in Los Angeles, California. Whatever your goal is; reinforcing customer loyalty, improving lead generation, increasing sales, or driving stronger consumer engagement, the DigiMarCon West 2020 line up has been specifically designed to help you develop your audience. Immerse yourself in topics like digital strategy, programmatic advertising, web experience management, usability / design, mobile marketing & retargeting, customer engagement, user acquisition, social media marketing, targeting & optimization, video marketing, data science & big data, web analytics & A/B testing, email marketing, content marketing, conversion rate optimization, search engine optimization, paid search marketing, geo-targeting, predictive analysis & attribution, growth hacking, conversion rate optimization, growth marketing tools, marketing & sales automation, sustainable growth strategies, product marketing & UX / UI and much, much more! At DigiMarCon West 2020, you will receive all the elements you need to achieve digital marketing success! Conventional thought will be challenged, new ways of thinking will emerge, and you will leave with your head and notebooks full of action items and ideas to lead your agency / team / account to even greater success. Be a part of DigiMarCon West 2020 and discover how to thrive and succeed as a marketer in a rapidly evolving digital world. Secure your seat now and take advantage of our discounted super early bird registration rates. For more details visit https://digimarconwest.com.