They are called D.on Darox & The Melody Joy Bakers. They're a talented 5 piece band based out of Southern California that plays original music combining roots Americana with Gypsy swing and a New Orleans vibe...Click the image to read more
They are called D.on Darox & The Melody Joy Bakers. They’re a talented 5 piece band based out of Southern California that plays original music combining roots Americana with Gypsy swing and a New Orleans vibe. The band is lead by a brilliant, modern day nomad, and celebrator of life, that should have been born in another era. He goes by the name D.on Darox.
(Pronounced Dee On – Duh-Rocks, or Da Row -“if you’re French” …the period is intentional) He has a history of performing solo, on many stages and streets, across the United States; until finally ending up in Southern California in 2009, where he met like minded players who shared his vision, passion and joined his mission.
Formed in 2003 by internationally-acclaimed guitarist Bruce Forman, the cowboy jazz and western bebop band has toured extensively throughout the world, exciting audiences with their unique brand of music...Click the image to read more
Bruce Forman – Guitar
Pinto Pammy – Vocals
David Wise – Sax & Trumpet
Tino Tafarella – Bass
Ryan McDiarmid – Drums
“It’s hot, jazzy and has a drawl!” San Francisco Chronicle
Mix swingin’ grooves, thrilling riffs, sweet and hot vocals, western sensibilities and tons of fun and you have only begun to describe Cow Bop. Formed in 2003 by internationally-acclaimed guitarist Bruce Forman, the cowboy jazz and western bebop band has toured extensively throughout the world, exciting audiences with their unique brand of music.
The bands’ collective experience crosses the spectrum of American music, from the hottest jazz and the coolest swing to the most down-home honky-tonk. Comfortable in diverse settings, from Carnegie Hall to roadside taverns, the band always hits the stage with an electrifying and entertaining assortment of music and frolic. Along with Bruce Forman on guitar, the band features PintoPammy on vocals, whose talent and experiences range from big band swing, old-time country and musical theater, and mutli-instrumentalist David Wise, whose sax and trumpet playing takes you from the streets of New Orleans to the hottest and coolest jazz. Put that on top of a rhythm section of Tino Tafarella, bass, and Ryan McDiarmid, drums, that are as swingin’ and rockin’ as rodeo bronc, but as sure-footed as a prized pack mule and you get Cow Bop.
In 2004, Cow Bop won the Route 66 Challenge, traveling the length of the storied road having departed with a mere $100 and no scheduled gigs. Their debut CD, Swingin’ Out West , released in 2004, charted in four separate genres. Since then,Route 66 , Too Hick for the Room and their newest CD: Cowlifornia Swing have delighted critics around the world. The recordings feature songs and musicians from across the wide spectrum of the American musical palette.
Along with numerous appearances at esteemed nightclubs and concert venues throughout the world, Cow Bop has also been featured at the Montreal & Monterey Jazz Festivals, the Sisters Folk Festival, as well as the Elko, Heber City , Monterey and Santa Clarita Cowboy Gatherings. For an extra treat, check out Bruce’s guitar work featured in Clint Eastwood’s Academy-Award winning film, Million Dollar Baby
Adam Clark Quartet has been working steadily since 1998. They play a healthy dose of John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter and Miles Davis compositions...Click the image to read more
Sal Crocker – Saxophone
Masami Kuroki – Guitar
Santino Tafarella – Bass
Adam Clark – Drums
Adam Clark Quartet has been working steadily since 1998. They play a healthy dose of John Coltrane, Wayne Shorter and Miles Davis compositions.
Over the past few years, TIZER—a 2011 nominee for “Jazz Group of the Year”--has taken their multi-faceted world fusion vibe around the globe, galvanizing thousands at events...Click the image to read more
“Songs From The Swinghouse” Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ftrKTk63Hs
Over the past few years, TIZER—a 2011 nominee for “Jazz Group of the Year”–has taken their multi-faceted world fusion vibe around the globe, galvanizing thousands at events including the Java Jazz Festival in Jakarta, the Joy of Jazz Festival in Johannesburg, the Dubai Jazz Festival, Barbados Jazz Festival, the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival and the Festival International Providencia Jazz in Santiago, Chile. In addition to their usual whirlwind of U.S. dates, their 2012 schedule in support of Downbeat includes the Jarasum International Jazz Festival in South Korea and four shows in Russia. While Lao was a “Best New Jazz Artist” nominee in 2002 and Diversify spent many weeks on the Billboard Contemporary Jazz chart, TIZER has a multigenre, multi-national appeal that expands beyond just jazz enthusiasts. Their diverse resume includes performance slots alongside Zappa Plays Zappa, Jethro Tull, Isaac Hayes, Al Jarreau, Spyro Gyra, George Benson, Soulive, Babyface, Bruce Hornsby and Robin Thicke.
Saxophonist, multi-Instrumentalist, educator, producer & composer Danny Janklow is quickly gaining international recognition for his soulful and innovative musical voice...Click the image to read more
Saxophonist, multi-Instrumentalist, educator, producer & composer Danny Janklow is quickly gaining international recognition for his soulful and innovative musical voice. His heart-felt, passionate, and highly energetic music has reached and inspired thousands of listeners from Japan to Holland to Mexico. His live performances, often described as “emotionally charged” and “vibrant celebrations,” leave his listeners always wanting more…
Danny has enjoyed the pleasure of sharing the stage and recording with the likes of Stevie Wonder, Kendrick Lamar, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, George Benson, Aloe Blacc, Jose James, Wynton & Branford Marsalis, Benny Golson, Eric Reed, John Beasley, Ben Williams, Jason Moran, Wallace Roney, Savion Glover, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Bill Holman Big Band, Gordon Goodwin, and Jimmy Heath
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
Karen Parkhouse – Vocals
Wayne Philipp – Guitar/ Banjo
Diamono Andreo – Drums/Washboard
David Leoncavallo – Bass
Jim Wade – Tuba
Andrew Chermak – Cornet
Andrew Conchelos – Trombone
Mario J. Maggio – Clarinet
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. They feature original compositions as well as traditional covers.
The band formed in the spring of 2012 by guitarist, Wayne Philipp, and singer, Karen Parkhouse, who wanted to perform the Pre-WWII Jazz and Blues they both loved. Featuring a line up of 6-8 musicians, they began performing shows in January, 2013 and have been playing steadily around Ventura and Los Angeles since then.
Jazz is the United States of America’s classical music, and its greatest musical contribution to the world. It could have only been born in the USA where the music of Africa, the Caribbean and Europe came together in New Orleans, Louisiana in the early part of the 20th century.
After jazz was first recorded in 1917 and then broadcast on radio starting in the 1920s, it spread through the Great Migration from New Orleans, to Chicago, New York, Kansas City, Los Angeles and other parts of the USA as well as the rest of the world. Its improvisational elements were born from the call and response and polyrhythms of Africa, and incorporated blues, folk, ragtime, marching band music, swing, bebop, hard bop, cool, fusion and music from Latin America.
Along the path of its development it has incorporated elements of popular music, rock and roll, funk, rhythm and blues and new age. Jazz is always new and evolving and many cities throughout the world host annual jazz fest. Because jazz is like wine, in that it comes in many different varietals, the pairing of jazz and wine in the California Jazz & Wine Fest is the perfect blend of fine music with the fruits of the earth.