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97 Star Starred
Luckman Fine Arts Complex
at Cal State L.A. 5151 State University Drive Los Angeles, CA 90032
323-343-6600
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 63 members
Review from Melissa B.
31 events 3 reviews

It was hard to sit still during this fun Latin jazz concert! Dr. Bobby Rodriguez is quite the showman--a born entertainer. With great work from his brassy band, plus a delightful star turn from guest vocalist Niki Haris, it's clear why this...continued

reviewed Dec 08 2007 report as inappropriate
Review from Bryan Sexton
3 events 1 review

I am an avid Jazz lover and this guy (and his band) are top-notch. The music was amazing, and just what we were expecting. Nikki Harris sang a few songs and WOW- what an amazing voice- really she gave the most chills when she sang "What Child is...continued

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Review from Dena Burroughs
2 events 1 review

I enjoyed myself. However, the tickets bought through goldstar were not at the "will call" table. We had to talk to a manager, who had us wait for a while until we could be verified. They then gave us whatever tickets they had at hand. It would...continued

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“Rodriguez is both a first-rate jazz trumpeter and an ebullient, entertaining performer… he devoted his entire program to Latin rhythm transformations of Christmas music — from salsa-drenched versions of ‘O Tannenbaum’ and ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’ to a sweetly lyrical flugelhorn rendering of ‘The Christmas Song.’” —Los Angeles Times

Description

Grammy nominee Dr. Bobby Rodriguez returns to the Luckman Fine Arts Complex with his crowd-pleasing annual LatinJazz Christmas show, featuring Rodriguez’s 23-piece LatinJazz Orchestra.

A high-energy, family-friendly event, the LatinJazz Christmas show has been performed at the Luckman and other venues since 1997. Rodriguez is a consummate trumpeter whose warm-hearted humor and brilliant musicianship make his show a standout among Southern California’s holiday concert offerings. The nonstop musical treats will include favorite tunes with a Latin twist: “Feliz Navidad” in cha-cha-cha, “Deck the Halls” in merengue, “O Christmas Tree” in salsa, “Jingle Bells” in samba and many more.

Canned goods and unwrapped toys will also be collected at the show, so please feel free to bring any that you would like to donate. Donation is not required for admission.

Born and raised in East Los Angeles, Latin legend and Grammy-nominated artist Dr. Bobby Rodriguez is a trumpeter, dynamic leader, charismatic performer/entertainer, gifted composer/arranger, author and an award-winning educator.

<em>Company</em> Paranormal Investigation on the Queen Mary <em>An Evening of Classic Broadway</em> Lionel Richie & Mariah Carey <em>The Book of Mormon</em> <em>The Unauthorized Musical Parody of Mean Gurlz</em>