Archive for the ‘Spotlight’ Category

Did you know how the legendary Hollywood Rat Pack got its name?  In case you’re competing on a game show sometime in the near future, or if you’re still learning about Hollywood History after being in US for over 30 years (like me), here’s a bit of trivia for you. Apparently, the term comes from   Read More …

Dave Pell, legendary saxophone player and one of the founding fathers of West Coast jazz, mentored by Dizzy Gillespie and owner of a Lester Young saxophone, is a walking piece of Jazz history. His career as working musician started during the Big Band era.  A virtuoso player from an early age, he able to mimic   Read More …

Categories: Events, Latest News, Spotlight

“What a treat!”  said Kaylene Peoples after performing with Terrance Tony at the Crab Landing for JJ’s House of Jazz Tour 2012. Playing alongside Carl Lockett, Kevin Lockett, and Jeri J, he exuded the quiet strength that comes from decades of playing at the highest levels with some of the world’s greatest jazz legends.  He’s   Read More …

Categories: Events, Spotlight

Kevin Flournoy, producer, keyboardist, songwriter, and “re-arranger” for projects all over the world, is passionate about creating timeless music across many genres, including jazz, classical, inspirational, R&B, reggae, and alternative rock.  With his incredible ear for music and focus on “the basics” without forgetting the details, his musical accomplishments are unrestricted by any particular genre. The   Read More …

For all his 60 years in the business, Ernie Andrews’s debonair charm and rich voice still manage to move audiences to a standing ovation.  His tunes, which have been recorded alongside the jazz greats Gene Harris, Cannonball Adderly, Ray Brown, Kenny Burrell, and others reflect his warm personality and life experience. His performance at LACMA blended   Read More …

Chase Masterson first became internationally known for her five-year breakout role as “Leeta”  on  Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, one of the highest-rated syndicated shows of all time. Fans also recognize her from General Hospital, her guest-starring role on the Emmy-winning episode of ER, and leads in several critically acclaimed films. AOL recently listed Chase   Read More …

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