On September 29, the CalJAS All-Stars, along with vocalist Debbi Ebert and magician Jon Armstrong will perform at Assistance League® of Pomona Valley’s “Create A Smile” Gala Fundraiser, at the historic Padua Hills Theatre in Claremont CA, to benefit children from low income families in the Pomona Valley.
The All-Stars performing include:
Joe Bagg, Piano; Glenn Cashman, Saxophone; Bruce Forman, Guitar; Dave Tull, Drums and vocals; Ken Wild, Bass; and featured vocalist, Debbi Ebert. CalJAS President Dale Boatman will join the group and act as MC.
Close-up Magician of the Year Jon Armstrong, will perform strolling magic for arriving guests.
We invite all of our members to support this worthy cause by attending the Gala on September 29, 2016 and enjoy a wonderful evening of fabulous jazz, amazing magic, delicious food and wine, opportunity baskets, games and much more… You will “Create a Smile” on the faces of over 1,400 children helped each year by Assistance League of Pomona Valley.
July 19 7:00-9:30
The California Jazz Arts Society-Orange County
HOUSE CONCERT SERIES
Capri Records Ltd. recording artist
FRANK POTENZA-guitar and vocals
selected vocals by Becky Hughes, Dale Boatman
At the Hughes residence, Westminster CA
Complimentary wine, soft drinks & snacks
1.) Non-Members $20 / Students $10
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2.) CalJAS Sponsors and Patrons $10
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Biography of Mundell Lowe
|BORN IN LAUREL, Mississippi, Mundell left home at the age of thirteen. After working in Nashville, he found his way to Bourbon Street in New Orleans and the beginning of his jazz career. While serving in World War Il, he met the influential John Hammond, who introduced him to Ray McKinley. Mundell worked with McKinley’s band for a year and a half, developing his distinctive instrumental style, and then moved on to work in New York at Café Society and stints at the Village Vanguard and The Embers, among others. Mundell worked with Billie Holiday, Lester Young, Charlie Parker, Helen Humes and Charles Mingus, to name but a few. These gigs overlapped with an early morning TV show at NBC with Cy Coleman, “A Date in Manhattan,” and later “The Kate Smith Hour” with Stan Getz, Doc Severinsen, and Kai Winding.FROM THE EARLY FIFTIES to the mid-Sixties, he was an active performer, working with George Duvivier on bass and Ed Shaughnessy on drums in Dave Garroway’s “Today Show” studio band. He also played with the extraordinary pianist Hank Jones when they both worked in the NBC and CBS orchestras of the early Fifties. After seventeen years at NBC as a guitarist and arranger, Lowe was transferred to the News and Special Events Department to work as a composer.MUNDELL MOVED TO LOS ANGELES, California, Christmas 1965—actually, he left to visit some friends, and never went back to New York! He met Jackie Cooper, then-head of Screen Gems, and began the West Coast phase of his career composing music for some of their television and film properties. Lowe augmented his TV and film work with making his own LPs as well as two successful projects with noted singers Sarah Vaughan (‘After Hours”) and Carmen McRae (‘Bittersweet”).
EVEN THOUGH HE HAD made special appearances with Peggy Lee and the White House, toured Japan with Benny Carter several times, and was a regular performer at the Monterey Jazz Festival, Mundell found he was spending more time writing than playing, which he found frustrating. He made up his mind to turn that around and, during the 1980s, he stepped out of the studio world of film and television and returned to performing, the first love of his long and rich musical career.
SEE COMING EVENTS
THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ ARTS SOCIETY PRESENTS
LEGENDARY SONGSTRESS STEPHANIE HAYNES
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Throughout four decades audiences in Southern California and Las Vegas have enjoyed the vocal stylings of the talented Stephanie Haynes. After years of listening to her CD’s with jazz giants such as Cedar Walton and Dave Mackay, CalJAS is honored to feature her for our October House Concert Series.
Appearing with Stephanie will be Rich Eames on piano, and CalJAS favorite Luther Hughes on bass.
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CalJAS favorite Kate Reid will be returning to SoCal for a short visit in November and will make a highly anticipated appearance for the California Jazz Arts Society at their House Concert Series on November 9. Kate, a CalJAS Member, has been a longtime supporter, performer, and student instructor for the organization. This will be Kate’s fifth House Concert appearance. Other CalJAS sponsored events that Kate has participated in include appearances at the Boatman/Summers series, Jazz at the Pasadena Jazz Institute, Jazz at The World Famous Hollywood Magic Castle, The Muckenthaler Jazz Festival, The Steamers CalJAS All Stars series, Jazz at the Ambassador, Galli’s Piano and Jazz Club, and the Hip Kitty Jazz Club. Kate left California in the fall of 2012 to accept the position of Associate Professor and Program Director, Jazz Vocal Performance AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI.. CalJAS is proud to welcome her back!
ONLY A FEW SEATS REMAINING!
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