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Jazz on the Lawn Santa Monica

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Jazz on the Lawn at the Santa Monica City Hall
A free summer jazz and world music series on the lawn of the Santa Monica City Hall. Sundays Aug 16, 23rd and 30th.

The City of Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division announces the 4th annual free Jazz on the Lawn series at City Hall. With room for a picnic on the front lawn of Santa Monica City Hall and fresh breezes from the beach nearby, Jazz on the Lawn is the place to be for four Sundays from 5-7pm starting August 9th. The series features free jazz and world music performances from hot talent and future stars.

August 16 Grupo Falso Baiano
This hot young ensemble performs choro, a musical form created by blending African rhythms with the structures of classical music. Dating from the 19th century, choro has evolved into many forms including the samba while retaining its daring improvisation, highly sophisticated counterpoint, and syncopated Afro-Brazilian rhythms. Listen to mandolin, 7 string guitar, reeds and percussion create the true incarnation of Brazilian soul.

August 23rd Double G
Composer, saxophonist, and impresario Geoff “Double G" Gallegos has pioneered a musical fusion of jazz, classical, and hip-hop that has delighted both fans and critics alike. Known for his leadership of local favorite the DAKAH hip-hop orchestra, he has played to capacity crowds at Disney Hall, Royce Hall, The House of Blues, the South By Southwest Music Festival, New Orleans Jazzfest and the 2005 Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl among others. Come help shape the evolution of a new sonic consciousness with Gallegos as he continues to challenge musical conventions.

August 30th John West
Fresh from selling out the Roxy, Louisiana native John West will arrive in Santa Monica fresh from triumphant performances in New York and London. This talented singer-songwriter creates soul without crooning, R&B without formula and pop without gloss. His musical influences range from Otis Redding, Cat Stevens, Jill Scott, and Jack Johnson, and fold together jazz and soul with a bluesy undercurrent. Catch this rising young star on the intimate Jazz on the Lawn stage while you can!

Jazz on the Lawn
05:00 PM to 07:00 PM Sunday Aug 16
05:00 PM to 07:00 PM Sunday Aug 23
05:00 PM to 07:00 PM Sunday Aug 30
Price: Free
Music Style: Jazz, World
Santa Monica City Hall
1685 Main Street, Santa Monica, CA
www.arts.santa-monica.org

Idan Raichel Project
Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica
The eclectic world collective (Israel, Africa, South America) performs as part of the Twilight Dance Series. Also featuring Panamanian reggae artist Elijah Emanuel. Aug 13, 2009 07:00PM

Idan Raichel Project
07:00 PM Thursday Aug 13
Price: Free
Music Style: Contemporary, Eclectic, Pop,Reggae, Rock, World
Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica.
310-458-8900



McCabe's Concert Series

McCabe's is a musical instrument store in Santa Monica, California, opened in 1958. We specialize in acoustic and folk instruments: guitars, banjos, mandolins, dulcimers (both hammered and plucked), fiddles, psaltries, bouzoukis, sitars, ouds, ethnic percussion. Weekends when they close their doors the music begins.

3101 Pico Blvd Santa Monica
310/828-4497
www.mccabes.com/

STACEY EARLE & MARK STUART
“Hardcore Troubadour" is one of her brother's most popular songs, but the moniker could easily apply to Stacey Earle, who, along with husband Mark Stuart, averages 200 gigs a year. The couple's live shows are their trademark, and this will be your last chance to see them as they criss-cross the country one last time before hangin' it up. Expect great songs, expert story telling, laugh-out-loud musings, and an evening where you most likely will be singing along right with them. Great!
FRI AUG 14 / 8:00 PM / $15

ALSO COMING TO McCABE'S
PAT CLOUD & The INSTANT BROS.
plus special guest Jack MacKenzie
SAT 8/22
8:00 PM - $15

JOHN WICKS & PAUL COLLINS
SUN 8/23
7:00 PM - $15

TOM FREUND / MATT The ELECTRICIAN / JESS KLEIN
FRI 8/28
8:00 PM - $15

JOE PERNICE plus special guest John Cunningham
SAT 8/29
8:00 PM - $16

MOIRA SMILEY & VOCO
SUN 8/30
7:00 PM - $15

Matinee Kids' Show with PETER HIMMELMAN
SUN 9/6
11:00 AM - $10 Adults / $5 Ages 2-10

CHERYL WHEELER
FRI 9/11
8:00 PM - $24.50

WILLIE NILE
SAT 9/12
8:00 PM - $20

TOM PAXTON
SUN 9/13
7:00 PM - $24.50

ROBBIE FULKS
FRI 9/18
8:00 PM - $16

PIETA BROWN
SUN 9/20
7:00 PM - $15

IRIS DeMENT
FRI 9/25
8:00 PM - $28.50


STAN RIDGWAY
SAT 9/26
8:00 PM - $17.50


DAN HICKS & The HOT LICKS

SUN 9/27
7:00 & 9:00 PM - $24.50

DOUGIE MacLEAN
SAT 10/3
8:00 PM - $30

WILLY PORTER
FRI 10/9
8:00 PM - $22.50

ELIZA GILKYSON
SAT 10/10
8:00 PM - $20

PIERRE BENSUSAN
SUN 10/11
7:00 PM - $22.50

KELLY JOE PHELPS
FRI 10/16
8:00 PM - $20

JERRY RIOPELLE
SAT 10/17
8:00 PM - $20

JOHN WESLEY HARDING
SUN 10/18
7:00 PM - $16

CATIE CURTIS
SAT 10/24
8:00 PM - $17.50

CHRIS SMITHER
SUN 10/25
7:00 & 9:00 PM - $20

LAURENCE JUBER
FRI 11/6
8:00 PM - $20

JIM KWESKIN
SAT 11/7
8:00 PM - $20

The Gatsby Jazz Festival Malibu

The Gatsby Jazz Festival, with headlining artist Bobby Caldwell.
A white linen & lawn event. The event will include fine cuisine, cigars hand-crafted by the Cuban Master Rollers as well as Casino tables & Fine Wines.

The line-up, Bobby Caldwell, Joyce Cooling, Marcus Johnson, Freddie Fox Featuring Evelyn Champagne King.

You are encouraged to fully immerse yourself in the experience by wearing Gatsby era garb, if not the event dress code of white linen attire.

Saturday, Aug 29 2:30p to 9:00p
Location: Malibu Country Club
901 Encinal Canyon Rd., Malibu,CA
General Admission $40, Premium $70, VIP $130 (VIP includes Dinner)
www.gatsbyjazzfestival.com/

Wine & Jazz Summer Concert Series
Hollywood & Highland Center

Featuring prominent jazz artists with fine wine every Tuesday evening in the Central Courtyard (2nd Level) at Hollywood & Highland Center.

FRANCISCO AGUABELLA LATIN JAZZ BAND
Aug 11 7:00PM
JOHN DAVERSA BIG BAND
August 18 7:00PM
PONCHO SANCHEZ & HIS LATIN JAZZ BAND
August 25 7:00PM
6801 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles
www.hollywoodandhighland.com/play_events.php

HAMMER MUSEUM Presents JAZZPop

Now in its fourth year, JAZZPop returns to the Hammer courtyard for three Thursdays of jazz without boundaries. Veteran artists and bold new voices present a series of free performances of original, adventurous music that combines inventive composition with improvisational prowess and propulsive groove. JAZZPOP draws on influences as far-ranging as jagged noise rock, impressionistic electric jazz, moody country blues and gutbucket soul, to re-imagine jazz as a music of our contemporary moment.

JazzPOP: Wayne Horvitz' Sweeter than the Day
AUG 13 THU 08:00pm
The Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center
Wilshire and Westwood Blvds. Westwood, CA
http://hammer.ucla.edu/programs/detail/program_id/250

ALL HAMMER PUBLIC PROGRAMS ARE FREE. Seating is on a first come, first served basis. Hammer members receive priority seating, subject to availability. Reservations not accepted, RSVPs not required.

Lighthouse Cafe
30 Pier Ave., Hermosa Beach
310-376-9833
www.thelighthousecafe.com

Since the 1940's, The Lighthouse Cafe located on Pier Plaza in Hermosa Beach, has been a haven for musicians and music lovers alike. The venue first gained popularity with the world renown jazz jam group “The Lighthouse All-Stars" called the club home. For years SoCal residents swarmed to the South Bay to take part in the west coast jazz movement and to see the talents of greats such as Buddy Guy, Miles Davis, Howard Rumsey, Chet Baker, and Shorty Rodgers swing every Sunday afternoon for Jazz Brunch, a tradition that continues today.

As the Los Angeles music scene evolved and became one of the most important in the world, so did the Lighthouse Cafe. It remains a laid back joint where the best of the pros and local up and comers from all music genres come to play. In a week you can hear the best in Jazz, Rock, Reggae, Blues, Classic and even Karaoke. This is a not to be missed experience in the South Bay.

Performances
Tuesday, August 11th
MYSTIC ROOTS (Reggae / Dub)

Wednesday, August 12th
9:00 PM: DETOUR (Reggae with Detour...Southern Californias hottest reggae band.)

Thursday, August 13th
The South Bays Best-Original and Cover Bands (No cover, Also Legendary Jazz acts from 5pm-8pm.)

5:00 PM: CHARLES OWEN QUARTET (Jazz)
9:00 PM: MARYZ EYEZ (Original Rock)
11:00 PM: CHINESE DEMOCRACY (Guns n Roses Tribute)

Friday, August 14th
4:00 PM: YELLING TIMBRE(Rock)
9:00 PM: HINDSITE (R&B/Dance)

Saturday, August 15th
11:00 AM: MARA (Acoustic)
4:00 PM: CUBENSIS (Greatful Dead Tribute)
9:00 PM: THANK U, DRIVE THRU (80S/90s Rock)

Sunday, August 16th
Jazz Brunch (Hang out with some of the worlds premier Jazz musicians.
11:00 am - 3 :00 pm
11:00 AM: KRISTIN KROB TRIO (Jazz)
Reggae Sunday's
4:00 PM: JAHMARK & THE SOULSHAKERS (Reggae)
9:00 PM:A.W.O.L. (Rock)

Tuesday, August 18th
9:00 PM: THE HOT KICKS (Orig. Rock)
11:00 PM: VITALOGY (Peal Jam Tribute Band)

Wednesday, August 19th
9:00 PM: DETOUR

Thursday, August 20th
5:00 PM: MATT SLOCUM TRIO QUARTET (Jazz)
9:00 PM: NEW SKOOL KINGS (Rock/Punk)
11:00 PM: FU DOGS (Ska)

Friday, August 21st
4:00 PM: RETRO FIT(Rock)
9:00 PM: THE CANDIES (80s Girl Rock)

Saturday, August 22nd
11:00 AM: KAI BROWN (Acoustic)
9:00 PM: MARA & THE BIG ROCKSTARS (80S/90s Rock)

Sunday, August 23rd
Jazz Brunch (Hang out with some of the worlds premier Jazz musicians.
11:00 am - 3 :00 pm)
11:00 AM: LUTHER HUGHES QUINTET (Jazz)
Reggae Sunday's
4:00 PM: DETOUR (Reggae)
9:00 PM: PARADOX (Rock)

Tuesday, August 25th
9:00 PM: STICK FIGURE (Dub/Reggae) from San Diego

Wednesday, August 26th
9:00 PM: DETOUR





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