"HEALING THROUGH MUSIC" STRAIGHT JAZZ WITH A SPLASH OF BLUES
Dian Wilson invited the Central Avenue Dance Ensemble to perform with her on Tuesday evening, July 20th 2010. Ron and Roz will reprise their "Since I Fell For You" Tango routine. The ensemble will perform the Jackie Wilson "Work Out" routine.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 7:00pm
Wednesday, July 21, 2010 at 1:00pm
424 N. Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA
"HEALING THROUGH MUSIC"
STRAIGHT JAZZ WITH A SPLASH OF BLUES
Healing Through Music is a Drop In Jam Session.
Jazz, has a great history of jam sessions. Traditionally, the language of jazz has been developed and passed down through generations of musicians throughout the years. Jam sessions provide a chance for new and emerging players to test their skills in front of an audience, while allowing them to listen, play and network with other professional and fantastic musicians.
MAESTRO DELBERT TAYLOR
Our Music Director - World Renowned Conductor/Composer/Pianist
The Maestro has recorded with such notables as Natalie Cole, Gil Scott-Heron, Fred Wesley, Slave, The Friends of Distinction and many other artists. He has also produced and performed for such major record labels as Capitol, Atlantic, Atlantic Cotillion, Elektra Asylum, A&M, and CBS Sony Records to name a few.
World Renowned Drummer
Kenny has recorded with artist such as Syreeta Wright, Rance Allen, High Energy, Ren Woods, Bobby"Blue"Bland, Carl Anderson, Staple Singers, The Ink Spots, Martha Reeves, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Mighty Clouds of Joy, Carl Anderson, Pockets, Paradise Express, Vicki Wynans, David T. Walker, Tavares to name a few.
BRENDA LEE EAGER
Legendary Singer/Songwriter, Musician/Composer
Brenda Lee Eager has worked with great artists such as Diana Ross, Roberta Flack, Smokey Robinson, Teena Marie, Donny Hathaway, Graham Nash, Ray Charles, Mavis Staples, Stevie Wonder, among many others. As a songwriter Brenda has written songs for Bobby Womack, Mavis Staples and the Staples Singers, Pop Staples, Cliff Richard, The Manhattans, Gladys Night, Peaches and Herb, and recently a Platinum single with the artist formally known as Prince. Shirley Brown of "Woman to Woman" fame has recorded three of Brenda's tunes. Aretha Franklin and so many others continue to request her material.
Les July is an extremely unique self-contained recording artist / producer who sings, writes and plays several instruments. He has been described in the press as "Seal meets Sting in Strawberry Fields". Les has worked with top artists in every vein of contemporary music from Slash to k.d. Lang to Dr.Dre to Herbie Hancock. With recognition in all genres of contemporary music, Les has managed to escape categorization as an artist, producer and musician.
Dián began singing at the tender age of three. A child prodigy in jazz she has recorded with jazz greats Stanley Clarke, Michael Hoppé, worked with Dizzy Gillespie and performed with the Louis Taylor Quartet. Dián has written 6 cd's and 12 singles in jazz, rock n roll, blues, and produces r&b/dance music under the alias Sky Henry. Dián is also featured in the recent edition of BRE Magazine.
The Co-writer and guitarist for Beyonce?s ?Sugar Mama? on her ?B?Day? CD, Miles has worked many of the greats. He has shared the stage with Bob Dylan, Aretha Franklin, Carolyn Franklin, Billy Preston, Ivan Neville, Joe Sample with Steve Gadd & The Soul Committee, Edgar Winter, Steve Ferrone, AWB, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, Bruce Willis & the Accelerators, Albert King, Jake Wade & the Soul Searchers, The Jones Boys and Rickie Byars Beckwith, just to name a few. Miles has performed on number recording sessions & television commercials.
ANITA DIANE HUTCHINSON
Vocalist / Songwriter
Anita is a seasoned, accomplished songstress, recording artist and songwriter with a unique sound which has allowed her to sing background for various artist such as Celine Dion, Helen Baylor, R Kelly, Greg Clarke to name a few. Anita has also performed in various groups singing background as well as lead vocals, opening for Chapter 8 (this group included Anita Baker as the featured vocalist), The Dramatics, P-Funk (Parliament/ Funkadelics), Hamilton Bohannon. Anita Baker as the featured vocalist), The Dramatics, P-Funk (Parliament/ Funkadelics), Hamilton Bohannon.
Jay Jackson is a nationally recognized artist who has appeared on "The Oprah Winfrey Show". Known locally as an Emmy winning reporter for CBS2/KCAL9 Los Angeles. Jay is an accomplished jazz vocalist as well as pianist. He has produced and recorded on 6 albums, ranging from straight ahead jazz to Gosep/Christian rap.
Jay is one of the most sought after vocalists in the region. He has shared bills with giants such as Nancy Wilson (Vino Jazz Festival), Azar Lawrence (Jazz For Lovers) and Rose Gails (The World Stage).
Drummer to the Stars
Eric has worked with such artists as: Playa, 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks, Young Buck, Tony Yayo, DJ Whoo Kid, Travis Barker, T.I., DJ Drama, Young Dro, Jay-Z, Tweet, Nelly, Murphy Lee, DMX, Ashanti, Ja Rule, DJ Reflex, DJ Dense, Yung Joc, Diddy, Pharell, Busta Rhymes, Chingy, Fabolous, Tank, Keyshia Cole, Kanye West, Bubba Sparxxx, Nelly Furtado, Rich Boy, Soulja Boy, Lil? Mo, D4L, En Vogue, Karen Clark-Sheard, The Soul Seekers, Mary Mary, Chante Moore, Kenny Latimore, Dave Hollister, Lalah Hathaway, Kelly Price, Patti LaBelle and Stevie Wonder, just to name a few.
Chris is concertmaster of the Southeast Symphony and Center Stage Opera, and has performed on such shows as American Idol, America's Got Talent, the Grammys, the American Music Awards, as well as shows on MTV, VHI, and worked as a music consultant for the television shows ER and The Big Bang Theory. He has worked with some of the top artists in the world, including Justin Timberlake, Jessica Simpson, Clay Aiken, Faith Evans, Outkast, Rickie Byers-Beckwith, Black Eyed Peas, and Dr. Dre . He also is a composer,arranger,and producer, and has written music for his group Sonication, his quartet Quartetto Fantastico, and MASS Ensemble, with whom he has toured the world.
From Gospel, R&B, to Funk and Doo-Wop Groups(most notably the Acapella sensation "Renaissance"), Jason has performed and shared the stage with artists such as: Boys II Men, Chaka Khan, Will I AM, John Legend, Kool and the Gang, Chuck Berry, Gloria Gaynor, Rudy Ray Moore, and Andre Williams. He has appeared in the film, Phone Booth(2001) (as the featured "Doo-Wop" singer), the PBS TV show, Madison Heights(funeral singer), and lent his voice to an episode of the popular animated TV show, "South Park", where he garnered critical acclaim for his comedic/satirical portrayal of South Central Crips and Blood Gang characters.
Celebrity Guest Include: The Original Bad Comedy Luenell
R&B/Soul/Hip Hop Singer Trueful
International Film Star/Celebrity Fitness Trainer Xango Henry
Red Carpet at 7:00 p.m.
Showtime at 8:00 p.m.
If you are a Jazz or a Blues Musician or Performer and you would like to come jam with us, we would be honored to add your name to our show lineup.
Don?t miss this uniqueut i opportunity to network with other musicians, play some music, and listen to Live Jazz and Blues.
For Details on how you can participate in the fun and exciting event,
please contact Brandy Sanders at firstname.lastname@example.org or
drop a message in Brandy's inbox.
For Media Inquiries and Celebrity Guests Submissions,
please contact our Publicist
BRANDY SANDERS - PRODUCER
BATTINA COOPER - ASSOCIATE PRODUCER
BETRICE COLEMAN-SWEET - PUBLICIST
PARRIS HARRIS - TALENT COORDINATOR
REVINA THOMAS - SPONSORSHIP COORDINATOR
DONALD CARRAWAY - LEAD PHOTOGRAPHER
EXIE BOOKER - GRAPHIC ARTIST
ADVANCED VIP TICKETS - $25.00 (DISCOUNT EXPIRES 07/14/10
VIP Tickets Include:
Red Carpet Arrival, Reserved Seating,
Photo and Press Opportunities
Meet and Greet Celebrity Guests
and Featured Artists
VIP TICKETS ARE $40.00 AFTER THE EXPIRATION DATE!!
VIP TICKETS ARE LIMITED! GET YOURS TODAY!!
NO VIP TICKETS SOLD AT THE DOOR (NO EXCEPTIONS)
VALET PARKING ONLY $6.00
A portion of the proceeds will benefit our Annual Back to School Party. Each year, we provide backpacks, school supplies, uniforms and shoes to the children of The Kierrah Foundation.
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION: In 2004, Brandy and Stan Sanders founded The Kierrah Foundation to assist young women who have age out of the foster care system without family or friends. For more information, please visit our website at www.kierrahfoundation.org.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!