On January 18th 2014, Magic Inc. Academy of the Arts will present its 3rd Gospel/Jazz Benefit Concert. Host Comedian Al Greene, Introducing Live some of the Hottest Gospel Singers, Chiors,Rappers,Praise Dancers, & Jazz Bands. Continue reading
The Santa Ana College Applied Music Recital Schedule for Spring 2011 is now available, below. Recitals are free to the public and are held on Tuesdays at 5:00 pm and Fridays at 12:30 pm
Friday February 11
Kirby Su, Violin
Avash Kamalian, Persian Lutenist
Jenni Olson, Flute
Melody Versoza, Soprano
Brian Kehlenbach, Piano
Margaret Tseng & Judy Huang
David Lopez, Saxophone
Alison Edwards, Piano
The Roselle Trio
Judy Huang, Pianist
Mar. 22 – 25
SAC Big Band
Audra Blackner, Mezzo-Soprano
Alfonzo Garcia will be rocking tonight, from 7:30 pm to 11:30 pm, at Santa Ana’s Bistro 400. Come check out this incredibly talented band. They offer some of the best smooth Jazz & Blues in Orange County!
Alfonzo has played shows with the likes of Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis (5th Dimension), Bryan Duncan, Ron Connolly, George Santana (Carlos? brother), and Pete Escobedo (Santana, George Duke) were also on the bill. He has played with talented musicians including Leon Patillo (Santana), Francisco Loyo (Luis Miguel), Otmaro Ruiz (Steve Winwood, Boney James), Sal Cracciolo (Poncho Sanchez), Frank Fontaine (Celia Cruz, Horace Silver), and Dave Owens (Lion King, Peter White) at various venues. Alfonso studied jazz bass at the Dick Grove School of Music as well as privately with Bruce Stone (Keiko Matsui, Brian Bromberg), Steve Billman (Alex Acuna, Chester Thompson), and Luther Hughs (Quincy Jones, David Benoit).
Sit, listen & relax at the Bistro and be transported away from your daily routine.
Be sure to try Bistro’s 400’s two NEW Happy Hours!
Monday / Friday 4pm to 7pm
$2 Beers, 50% Off Wines by the Glass, $4 Well Drinks, $5 Martini’s.
Power Hour 11pm to 12am
$5 Big Ass Mason Jar Drink, $5 Ladies Grey Goose
Bistro 400 is located at 400W. 4th St., in Downtown Santa Ana.
Click here to see all the musical acts coming up at Bistro 400 this month.
In a rare OC (free) concert appearance, Cosmologic (Jason Robinson (sax), Michael Dessen (t.bone), Scott Walton (bass), Nathan Hubbard (drums)) will play at the Episcopal Church of the Messiah on January 17, 2010 (Sunday) at 6:30pm.
Cosmologic is one of the best music groups to come out of the West Coast in the last decade. They traverse the broad terrain of creative jazz and improvised music, integrating high-energy playing, intense introspection, rich grooves, open textures, and collective alchemy.
While profoundly dedicated to improvisation, Cosmologic also performs complex pieces that are composed by an individual member and then transformed through extensive group work. With nearly a decade of experience together, Cosmologic continues to extend their repertoire of original music, in an ongoing search for new ideas. Continue reading
Jazz Pianist Larry Karush will be appearing in concert in Santa Ana on Sep. 27
You are invited to the Episcopal Church of the Messiah, in the heart of historic Santa Ana, for the first Concert by Candlelight of the 2009 – 2010 season. And it is FREE!
Jazz pianist Larry Karush is the featured performer; he is an improvising pianist/composer with roots in Jazz, 20th century western music, African-based percussion, and the music of North India. From Carnegie Hall to the Purple Onion, he has performed solo piano concerts of original music throughout the United States in addition to festival appearances in Canada, Europe, and South Africa.
This free concert in Santa Ana will be Sunday, September 27, 2009, at 7:00 pm, with a festive Champagne reception afterward in the Parish Hall. The Episcopal Church of the Messiah is located the southeast corner of Bush Street and Civic Center Drive (614 North Bush). For directions or more information, please click here, or call 714/543-9389. Continue reading