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By Brian McGackin | July 15, 2009
It may have been hot outside Saturday night, but inside Glendale’s Luna Playhouse it was an evening as cool as the smooth jazz Phyllis Chang and her band was playing. Chang, a singer-songwriter native to Los Angeles, kept her audience from worrying too much about the heat as she serenaded them with a mix of jazz and pop classics, as well as a few of her own original tunes. “My music is very personal,” Chang said. “I try to write things that are beautiful and from my heart.
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February 9, 2007
Light on the Corner Church in Montrose invites Foothill residents to enjoy some great live jazz at 6 p.m. on Feb. 11. The free concert features smooth jazz by four of L.A.'s hottest musicians, including Darren Ross on drums, Lynn Woolever on bass, Michael Hughes on piano and Mark Carter on guitar. Carter has worked with some of the most respected names on the jazz scene like Al Jarreau, Eric Marienthal, Michael Paulo and Keith Felch. Jon Karn, the church's pastor, envisions an annual concert series and feels sure that the Foothills is full of jazz lovers.
NEWS
June 18, 2003
The count now stands at 21 bands scheduled to play for the third annual Glendale Jazz Festival on June 28 organized by the Kiwanis Club of Glendale. The "World of Jazz" will be from noon to 11 p.m. at Glendale Community College. Every style of jazz will be presented -- from smooth and straight-ahead sounds to Latin, from intimate blues to Chicago jazz, and from Dixieland to 1940s and 1950s swing. Louis Cruz Beltran is bringing his sizzling Latin jazz sounds to this year's festival.
NEWS
February 1, 2008
Concert tonight features locals The Crescenta Valley Arts Council is holding an evening of Baroque chamber music featuring Crescenta Valley?s finest musicians from the L.A Philharmonic and L.A. Chamber Orchestra. The event takes place tonight, Friday, at 7:30 p.m. at the La Crescenta Presbyterian Church at 2902 Montrose Ave. Admission is free and an artist reception will follow. ? Sierra Club presents program Feb. 12 The Crescenta Valley Sierra Club presents Bruce Hale?
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March 1, 2008
LA CRESCENTA WOMAN’S CLUB has BIRTHDAY The La Crescenta Woman’s Club celebrated its 97th birthday in February and welcomed several past presidents as guests including Patricia Wichert , 1997-01; Dea McCrory, 2001-04; Deanna Alfeld , 1994-95; Freda Yager , 1990-1992; and Kathy Parenteau , 2004-05. The club has a long and interesting history, which mirrors that of the Crescenta-Cañada Valley. An excerpt from a newspaper article (publisher unknown)
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By Rachel Kane | October 9, 2006
The line for the Absolut martini bar was crowded with people as the 19th annual Evening of Wine and Roses began. An estimated 600 doctors, medical staff, donors and charitable individuals packed into the Eulalia Street section of the Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center campus. This year's Soiree Under the Stars was a throw-back to the outdoor celebrations of three years ago. Once again the fundraiser for technology and patient programs at the hospital was an open-air, black-tie event.
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By Anthony Kim | October 28, 2006
The smooth jazz sounds of instrumental guitarist David Boswell are a reflection of his mellow personality. "I try to let my emotions tell a story," the La Crescenta resident said. "To me, it's personal. It's more about expression." Boswell can tell a story about each of the songs on his latest CD, "Bridge of Art." From "Beautiful Day," which he dedicated to his mother, to "Looking Forward," an upbeat tune that he wrote during some personal turmoil. "'Let's Go' — the tune itself is like 'let's get up and do something,'" he said.
NEWS
October 20, 2001
Paul Andersen, Weekend GLENDALE -- It sits on a mound in a swirl of freeway ramps, a low-slung, woodsy fauna-inflected bastion of seafood, at the true junction of the Ventura (134) and Glendale (2) freeways. It might not seem at first glance to be a hot night spot, but for much of the past year the Rusty Pelican has been steadily gaining a reputation as a great place to hear live jazz on weekend nights, thanks to the superlative sounds of 2AZZ1 and the Body and Soul Band and the Eric Byak Band.
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By By Fred Ortega | October 24, 2005
A concert Sunday celebrates the opening of singer Macy Gray's new music academy. A Hoover High student will be in the inaugural class.The entertainment at the grand opening of Macy Gray's new music academy in North Hollywood featured a smooth jazz rendition of Joseph Kosma's "Autumn Leaves" that drew enthusiastic applause from the more than 100 people in attendance. But what really made the performance stand out were the ages of the musicians -- all of whom were between 10 and 16. Tyler Lott, a 15-year-old Hoover High School student, was among the performers.
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By Joyce Rudolph, joyce.rudolph@latimes.com | May 20, 2011
At last, Glendale has a pops orchestra with a tenured music director/conductor who can pull top names to headline concerts. And he sings beautifully too! Matt Catingub and the Glendale Pops Orchestra had their debut concert “The Premiere” on May 13 at the Alex Theatre. It was a chance to introduce the audience to the maestro and his musicians as well as showcase some of the guest talent on tap for the first season, which will be a mix of free concerts at the Americana at Brand and paid shows at the Alex.
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By Brian McGackin | July 15, 2009
It may have been hot outside Saturday night, but inside Glendale’s Luna Playhouse it was an evening as cool as the smooth jazz Phyllis Chang and her band was playing. Chang, a singer-songwriter native to Los Angeles, kept her audience from worrying too much about the heat as she serenaded them with a mix of jazz and pop classics, as well as a few of her own original tunes. “My music is very personal,” Chang said. “I try to write things that are beautiful and from my heart.
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February 9, 2007
Light on the Corner Church in Montrose invites Foothill residents to enjoy some great live jazz at 6 p.m. on Feb. 11. The free concert features smooth jazz by four of L.A.'s hottest musicians, including Darren Ross on drums, Lynn Woolever on bass, Michael Hughes on piano and Mark Carter on guitar. Carter has worked with some of the most respected names on the jazz scene like Al Jarreau, Eric Marienthal, Michael Paulo and Keith Felch. Jon Karn, the church's pastor, envisions an annual concert series and feels sure that the Foothills is full of jazz lovers.
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