A favorite artist of many, Grammy Award winner, Tom Scott and his quintet headline this year's California Jazz & Wine Fest...Click the image to read more
A favorite artist of many, multiple Grammy Award winner, Tom Scott and his quintet headline this year’s California Jazz & Wine Fest. Featuring artists Tom Scott Quintet: Tom Scott – Sax, Gilbert Castellanos – Trumpet, Kevin Winard – Drums, Dave
Tom Scott – Sax
13 Grammy Nominations ( 3 of which he won) Tom has appeared on records by such diverse artists as George Harrison, the Beach Boys, the Grateful Dead, Paul McCartney, Steppenwolf, Rod Stewart (“Da Ya Think I’m Sexy?”), Whitney Houston, Barbra Streisand, Joni Mitchell, Blondie (“Rapture”), Eddie Money, Steely Dan, Pink Floyd, Quincy Jones, Carole King, Helen Reddy, Olivia Newton-John and Frank Sinatra. He is probably best known for creating the theme songs to Starsky & Hutch. T.v. series and movie.
Carl Saunders – Trumpet
Jazz listeners living in the Los Angeles area and musicians worldwide have
long known that Carl Saunders is one of the great trumpet players around
today. Now with the release of five remarkable recordings (Out Of The
Blue, Eclecticism, Bebop Big Band, Can You Dig Being Dug and The Lost Bill
Holman Charts), Carl’s musical talents can be heard and enjoyed by a much
Carl began playing trumpet in the seventh grade and found that he had a
natural ability, mostly learning to play by ear and never having any
lessons. He played in school bands, and after he graduating high school,
his mother helped get him a job with Stan Kenton’s Orchestra when he was
18 years old. Saunders auditioned for Kenton’s band and was given a
choice: wait for the first opening in the trumpet section or join the band
the following week as a member of the mellophonium section. He chose the
latter and spent much of 1961-62 on the road with Stan Kenton.
After spending part of 1962-63 traveling with Bobby Sherwood’s group
(playing drums), Carl settled back in Las Vegas where during the next 20
years he played with a countless number of show bands, including lead
trumpet with Ella Fitzgerald, Tony Bennet, and Frank Sinatra. Saunders
also traveled as a lead player with Paul Anka and Robert Goulet and with
such bandleaders as Si Zentner, Harry James, Maynard Ferguson, Benny
Goodman and Charlie Barnet. In 1978 he also played drums one night in Las
Vegas with Harry James and his band when Sonny Payne missed his plane and
couldn’t get to the gig
Kevin Winard – Drums
Kevin’s drumming and percussion talents have led him to perform with artists such as The Woody Herman Orchestra, Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra Jr., Rosemary Clooney, John Rowles, Delaney Bramlett, Roger Williams, Carol Burnett, Hal Linden, Ray Anthony, Les Brown, Billy Barty, Patty Andrews of The Andrew Sisters, Mavis Rivers, Captain Jack McDuff, Jim Nabors, Teka, Marylyn Horne, Marilyn Maye, Christine Ebersole, Gloria Loring, Debby Boone and many more.
Dave Hughes – Bass
David received his first important break when Wayne Henderson of the legendary Jazz Crusaders asked him to join the band. Other credits include Chaka Khan, Melissa Etheridge, Burt Bacharach and Connie Stevens and Ray Manzarek of the Doors. He has played on countless sessions for TV shows such as Baywatch and for films such as Old School, in which he also appeared.
Josh Nelson – Piano
At 36 years old, he has already performed with some of the most respected names in jazz, including Natalie Cole, Benny Golson, Sheila Jordan, Jeff Hamilton, John Clayton, Richard Galliano, Seamus Blake, Matt Wilson, Chris Potter, Dayna Stephens, Sara Gazarek, Lewis Nash, Greg Hutchinson, and George Mraz. Josh studied with pianist Cecilia Coleman at Long Beach State.
SBCC Jazz Big Band will open the main stage of the California Jazz & Wine Fest with their big brass sound...Click the image to read more
Led by music director and reknowned artist, Tony Ybarra, the SBCC Jazz Big Band will open the main stage of the California Jazz & Wine Fest with their big brass sound.
Bob James writes, "If you think you've heard it all, check out Lori Andrews who...double-handedly redefines the possibilities...Click the image to read more
Bob James writes, “If you think you’ve heard it all, check out Lori Andrews who…double-handedly redefines the possibilities of the harp and turns it into a funky jazz instrument.” With the release of her awards winning eighth CD “After Hours,” which is now rising rapidly on the jazz charts, Lori Andrews continues to push the boundaries of what the harp can do, bridging the gap between traditionalism and contemporary jazz. In addition to many TV, motion picture and live performances for many dignitaries and stars, Andrews has also performed at many large jazz festivals, including the Playboy Jazz Festival.
Talented guitarist Paul McCallum is back with his equally talented and star-studded band of friends...Click the image to read more
Talented guitarist Paul McCallum is back with his equally talented and star-studded band of friends. Trombonist Ira Nepus, guitarist Jim Fox, Tina Raymond on drums, Domenic Genova on bass and Tom Buckner on sax.
The Barrelhouse Wailers serve up their own take on Prohibition Era hot jazz and blues music of the 1920’s and 1930’s. They perform on only acoustic instruments to retain... Click the image to read more
Returning to the 5th Annual California Jazz & Wine Fest! The Barrelhouse Wailers serve up their own take on Prohibition Era hot jazz and blues music of the 1920’s and 1930’s. They perform on only acoustic instruments to retain the authentic sound of that period. The Wailers bring their passion and energy to the style, making it as fresh today as it was when it was the newest, hottest dance music 90 years ago! They have been influenced by a cocktail of artists, past and present, like Bessie Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, Asylum Street Spankers, Gershwin, Sydney Bichet, Billie Holiday as well as Traditional New Orleans Jazz, Classic Blues, Country Blues and Jug Band sounds.
The California Jazz and Wine Festival held yesterday at the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village proved to be…
To say that the Four Seasons Hotel in Westlake Village was jumping recently is an understatement. In fact it…
Sure, the weather’s been a bit unpredictable lately! But whether it’s pouring with rain or baking hot, you can…
The California Jazz & Wine Fest is becoming an exclusive JAZZ venue and gourmet WINE tasting event!
Throw in some live music…and a good cause…and we’re half-way to heaven
Great time yesterday, thank you