15th Annual West Coast Jazz Party: Three Days of Live Music
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The last date listed for 15th Annual West Coast Jazz Party was Sunday September 6, 2009 / 7:00pm (Evening Session with Debby Boone, Byron Stripling and More).
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Great classical jazz & lots of it, impeccable musicians & fairly good vocals but overall close to 4*. Only downside is it felt like a meat locker to those sensitive to cold & drafts, so be sure to bring along a wolf-fur-lined parka & you'll be...continued
Friday, September 4 / Noon – 3:15pm
Afternoon Pool Session
The perfect Labor Day Weekend afternoon for pure jazz fans- starting with the winners of the 2009 Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival- Pacific Standard Time directed by Christine Guter, followed by the JazzAmerica Big Band, co-founded by Buddy Collette to perpetuate America’s original art form & directed by Richard Simon. Closing the afternoon sessions will be drummer David Tull and his All-Stars (from Chuck Mangione’s band) with Corey Allen on Keyboards, Kevin Axt on bass plus special guest- New York saxophonist Grant Stewart. Dave will include tunes from his newest hit CD-I Just Want To Get Paid.
Friday, September 4 / 7:00pm – 11:10pm
A not to be missed evening of mainstream jazz for pure jazz fans! Four All-Star sets of straight ahead jazz will begin with the Broadway’s Satchmo- Byron Stripling & his Sextet, followed by New York’s hottest young Sax player Grant Stewart with the Jon Mayer Trio; jazz vibes legend Terry Gibbs and his Quartet plus special guest- clarinet virtuoso Ken Peplowski and closing the night will be a swingin’ reunion of Ernie Andrews and Houston Person along with Llew Matthews (piano), Richard Simon (bass) & Clayton Cameron (drums)! Truly a great night of music celebrating the Great American Songbook and America’s original art form- real jazz, by today’s legends and those jazz stars of the future!
Saturday, September 5 / Noon – 3:15pm
Afternoon Pool Session
A swingin’ day for pure jazz fans looking to be close to a pool over Labor Day Weekend, starting with a classic straight ahead Guitar Summit bringing together veteran Mundell Lowe with Mimi Fox (“Mimi is an unbelievable guitar player…” Jim Hall) and local favorite Ron Eschete, backed by pianist Jon Mayer, Hassan Wiggins on bass and drummer extraordinaire Clayton Cameron (formerly with Tony Bennett). Next, the Frank Capp Juggernaut Orchestra, featuring LA’s finest studio musicians, will take the stage for two one hour sets. Joining the celebrated orchestra (a favorite of Count Basie & Neil Hefti fans) will be the great Ernie Andrews! As “Right Down The Middle & Straight Ahead” jazz fans would say…..the West Coast Jazz Party Pool Sessions are “Cool By the Pool”!
Saturday, September 5 / 7:00pm – 11:10pm
A not to be missed evening of mainstream jazz for pure jazz fans! Four All-Star sets of straight ahead jazz will begin with the exciting Paul Smith Trio (pianist for Ella, Steve Allen) featuring Jim DeJulio on bass & Butch Miles on drums followed by an All-Star Jam featuring clarinet virtuoso Ken Peplowski and trumpet great Byron Stripling. Then, a rare West Coast appearance by the Marvelous Marilyn Maye (Tonight Show favorite) and closing with jazz giant- Jack Sheldon and his California Cool Quartet! Truly a great night of music celebrating the Great American Songbook and America’s original art form- real jazz, by today’s legends!
Sunday, September 6 / 7:00pm – 11:30pm
A great evening of music, celebrating Rosemary Clooney, Benny Goodman, George Shearing and Big Band Meets Broadway! The night will open with a salute to Mr. Goodman by Ken Peplowski and his All-Stars featuring Tom Ranier on piano, Hassan Wiggins on bass and Butch Miles on drums followed by Multi-Grammy Winner Debby Boone and her tribute to Rosemary Clooney, Reflections of Rosemary, with musical conductor, John Oddo. This magical musical evening will continue with Charlie Shoemake’s salute to George Shearing in The Sounds of Shearing, reuniting Mr. Shearing’s original group members Shoemake on vibes, Ron Anthony on guitar, Colin Bailey on drums together with pianist Terry Trotter and bassist Luther Hughes. Closing the evening will be Broadway’s “Satchmo”- Byron Stripling- and his exciting 16 piece All-Star Orchestra featuring LA’s most respected musicians in Big Band Meets Broadway featuring Butch Miles on drums!
All lineups are correct as of time of publication but are subject to change.